April 15th, 2011
Well what an interesting reply from Orcon to my enquiry regarding IPv6:
Unfortunately we do not have any plans for IPv6 as of yet, so we have no date for the connection of this. The compatible technology has probably been released as a “prepare for the future” ploy based on the fact that some countries have started trialling and implementing it. As far as I know no New Zealand ISP has current plans to use IPv6 at the moment as we simply dont need it yet. We are going to make the move in time when New Zealand is better prepared for this service and when that happens we will be notifying people- this is probably though the website.
So watch the website and listen out for news that NZ will be trialling IPv6, hopefully later this year though once again, there are no current plans to do this.
Seriously concerned at an ISP so out of touch. This was said today, on the day that APNIC announced they were in stage 3 of their IPv4 depletion.
January 29th, 2009
An interesting day so far at NZNOG 2009, NZDF network, 4 byte ASNs, National Library. Also “attended” a “speed” course in DNSEC over lunch, which basically summed up the previous days DNSSEC tutorial I missed (due to attended IPv6).
Will resolve (*ba* *dum*) to implement DNSSEC on all my domains, even though .co.nz, etc aren’t yet signing.
January 9th, 2009
Well, I’ve just registered for NZNog 2009, which is conveniently located in Auckland this year. Yay for me. Unfortunately they have 4 great looking tutorials, and I can only pick one. I’ve decided on the IPv6 one, purely because it’ll hopefully have the most practical usage. I was seriously considering DNSSEC instead, but we don’t do *that* much DNS stuff.
January 5th, 2009
I’ve been infected, but now I’m contagious
Its a disease that thinks, talks, and walk, but now it's contagious
Its a bit late, but if you haven’t brought Contagious, the new Sci-Fi-Horror-Thriller novel from Scott Sigler (AKA the SDO), you should do so immediately. It promises to be even better than Infected, Scotts prequel to this book. I have the poster on the right hanging on my wall at the moment. Though I admit I like it because of my Fire Police duties.
I’m a loyal Scott Sigler fan and have listened to every podcast since Earthcore, and I own every dead-tree version, except Earthcore (damnit!). Oh, and the Contagious novel is not yet in my hands, but will be soon.
January 5th, 2009
I have spent the recent weeks playing with Catalyst, a Perl website development framework. Initially I’ve resented using any form of framework other than something like CGI:: or PHP, and prefered to build my own framework as I’ve needed it.
This current project required me to use a framework in order to meet the deadlines, and that I’ve done. I’m impressed with Catalyst for providing all the needed supporting infrastrucutre, without requiring you to use it in a certain way. Peversely, my biggest complaint about Catalyst is they don’t tell you how to use it the “right” way.
The tutorial exists, and I’ve gone over it in detail, and of course every module, being Perl, has perldoc sitting right there with it, but I still found myself a bit lost with certain aspects. Should I put the extensive database logic right there in Controller? Or should I put it in its own module. How do I access the DBIx model from code in its own module. Is it the “right” thing to pass $c to external code?
Obviously with Perl the answer to the above questions is do what-ever the hell you like, it’s Perl, it’ll sort it out. But there are reasons for development methodologies to exist, and maybe thats my problem. I’ve spent so much time out in the cold, doing my own development my own way, I don’t know how its commonly done.
So now the coder is coming in from the cold.
August 22nd, 2008
My dual book order from Amazon has arrived (see previous blog entry). Philippa Ballantine’s Digital Magic and Tee Morris’s The Case of the Pitcher’s Pendant (a Billibub Baddings novel). I ordered them on 08/08/2008.
I am looking forward to reading them, and will start with Billibub first, as I haven’t finished listening to Philippa’s first novel, Chasing the Bard.