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the cloud is down

I was going to post this as a comment on Jay Fry's ( @jayfry3 ) article on cloudcommons, but I cannot post a comment. So

The cloud is falling, says Gartner - tablets and mobility should top IT's list instead

citibank lied to customers about hack

For lunch today - citibank

citibank + social media = #FAIL

twitter says that citibank has lied to the press and their customers regarding their security breach. This is an example of how a company should NOT use social media. Because the SoDOMM (acronym credit to @tomforemski) (pronounced - "sodom" as in Sodom and Gomorrah) may come back and bite them in the arse, if someone bothers to look and follow up on the social distribution of mass media.

clever.phishes - blended threats - malware - complex evolution

So if you take Manuel Humberto Santander Pelaez's (@manuelsantander) SANS diary entry from this morning ( about phishing and modifying the status bar using javascript.

As reported by qq xeyeteam here - spoof_StatusBar - (a GOOD in your browser demo)

The waning of a star - Drupal on the decline

Drupal is on a fairly significant downward trend. Has social media killed the CMS star? Even with the release of Drupal 7 in Jan 2011 not a blip....

But no effect on wordpress? What happened to Drupal?

ipv6 UP -

This was going to be an update to my A Problem with IP v6 blog post ... but..
Updated Mon Apr 11 18:45:31 UTC 2011

And it is still a problem.

I got my first IPv6 /64 assigned to me today (thanks

2a01:7b8:2000:ed::/64 is now IPv6 :)


A Problem with IP v6

The topic is usually covered in terms of network and service providers and they themselves are not that far down the IP v6 road yet or maybe they are further than we know, but studies by Google would suggest otherwise. Either way, looking at the IP v6 issue from just the network perspective is looking at the main core area, networking. However, if you chew the IP v6 problem a little more, another flavour emerges and it starts to get a little bitter.

The yin and yang of ipv6

IPv4 that is. But I wonder if there are any patterns in IPv6, may just be harder to find.

Netmask              Netmask (binary)                 CIDR     Notes    
_____________________________________________________________________________  11111111.11111111.11111111.11111111  /32  Host (single addr)  11111111.11111111.11111111.11111110  /31  Unuseable  11111111.11111111.11111111.11111100  /30    2  useable  11111111.11111111.11111111.11111000  /29    6  useable

The #NOHTTP Experiment

The BBC Digital Revolution production is quite interesting I must say. A person I listen to, Tom Foremski initially was a little sceptical about the idea of an open source programme. I must admit a short while after I encountered Aleks Krotoski (aleksk) on tweetdeck’s recommended and I have to say, she is looking at and thinking about some interesting stuff.

Mapping the Internet

BBC's Digital Revolution Team are making a series on the Web (a.k.a Internet) and they were asking about mapping the Internet. I had to say something, here is why I think it is a good idea.

From the comment on Digital Revolution blog

Lagrange Points or Mars?

Why technology is better suited to explore space than we are.

Man's own technology is not up to life supporting function in microgravity, neither is terrestrial life suited to life in microgravity, we loose bone denisty and our immunity is 50% as effective if we can use New Scienctist and logic as a source (

I recently watched Star trek (Review here. Brilliant, sheer brilliance. If you have not seen it watch it.)

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