Archive for the ‘Internet’ Category

World IPv6 Launch Day

It’s here! World IPv6 Launch begins June 6 2012 00:00:00 UTC. The future of the Internet (and the beginning of the death of NAT). I’ve started enabling IPv6 on my websites including this one, which is already seeing a few IPv6 hits. I expect to see that climb over time. I’ve noticed Facebook turned on […]

How Yahoo Killed Flickr

Gizmodo has a great essay on how Yahoo killed Flickr. I think this excerpt is a pretty good summary: It was a stunning failure in vision, and more or less the same thing happened at Flickr. All Yahoo cared about was the database its users had built and tagged. It didn’t care about the community […]

QR Codes Suck

WTF QR Codes might be my new favorite blog, at least for the past 2 days it has been. Anyone who thought QR codes had a chance in hell of catching on meet the following two criteria: Doesn’t understand the very basics on how humans prefer to interact with technology. Is too much of a […]

US Authorities Seize Foreign Domain

Via easyDNS, The Domains reports on a foreign gambling domain being seized in the US: The indictment focuses on the movement of funds from accounts outside the U.S., in Switzerland, England, Malta, and Canada, and the hiring of media resellers and advertisers to promote Internet gambling. To make that clear: A federal warrant was issued […]

The First Web Server

Some folks on reddit have been on a quest to find the first web server. As in the one announced by Tim Berners-Lee himself in 1991. ** History: ** 2 Oct 90 Written TBL. Include filenames for VM from RTB. Several hundred lines of code that changed the world. Simply amazing if you really think […]

SPDY For iOS

It has come to my attention that work is being done (3rd party) to bring SPDY to iOS. Awesome! However, I can’t help but think that Apple is already working to bring SPDY to iOS perhaps as soon as iOS 6. I say this simply because it would bring a speed improvement without involving more […]

Facebook’s IPO Filing

There’s not really much to say about Facebook’s IPO filing other than we all knew the day would eventually come. People love to look at the number of users as the measure of the company, but the truth is users come and go, all empires eventually fall. They have since the dawn of man. It’s […]

Notifications For Better Engagement

One thing I’ve learned repeatedly over the years is that good notification systems create great engagement and encourage habitual users. The biggest problem with any product/service is getting people to come back. “Drive by” users aren’t terribly difficult. Google will bring you those with a little work. However your business comes from users coming back […]

90% Of Web Traffic Is Video

There’s a lot of talk about the prediction from YouTube’s Robert Kyncl that video will be 90% of internet traffic. This sounds shocking until you realize it’s not, and doesn’t really mean much in context of the internet. This number presumably is at least partially based on a prediction by Cisco who makes routers that […]

Improving DNS CDN Performance With edns-client-subnet

Several months ago I wrote about how third party DNS services often slow you down since a DNS query is only one part of the equation and many websites use DNS to help their CDN figure out what servers are closest (and fastest). A few proposals to fix this have floated around, one is finally […]