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I don't actually support everyone in every bathroom

this is from a distant facebook friend whose heart is in the right place and was making a better point on a different topic, but it got me to thinking.

let's say you're a teenager encountering puberty hormones and like all other such teenagers at that point in time you found everything quite confusing. and at some point you realize -- possibly with guilt or shock or revulsion or panic -- either that your sexual preferences are not heterosexual, or that you self-identify as opposite from your birth sex.

my open letter to amazon.com, concerning audible.com

here is my open letter to amazon.com, concerning audible.com, sent in response to a survey i received after finishing a chat session with a customer service representative:

your chat-rep was excellent. professional, courteous, helpful, informed. i could not ask for a better online customer experience.

My Remarks to the California Commonwealth Club on May 10, 2006

I was invited to address the Business and Leadership Forum of the California Commonwealth Club on May 10, 2006. I spoke of serfs and lords and explored the changing nature of property and property rights in the digital era.

Introduction

Good evening and thank you for inviting me to speak to you tonight. I'm a technology geek, and it's rare that I'm allowed to address a mainstream audience. Tonight I'll share some observations on the impact of digital technology on society, with a special focus on individual liberties like property rights.

The Internet

spammer northbridge.com

today i received spam from a private equity firm. details below for the search engines.

From: Steve Isom [mailto:smi@northbridge.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2014 5:40 AM
To: several-addresses@my-dayjob
Subject: North Bridge Introduction

Paul,

Paul Vixie's Testimony before Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, "Taking Down Botnets", 2014-07-15


Testimony of

Paul Vixie, Chairman & CEO
Farsight Security, Inc.


before the

Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism
United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary


Hearing on

Taking Down Botnets: Public and Private Efforts to Disrupt and Dismantle Cybercriminal Networks


July 15, 2014

Modula-3 (article reprinted from USENIX ;login: November/December 1992)

(reprinted from USENIX ;login: November/December 1992)

Have you seen Modula-3?

Consider:

        MODULE Main;    (* hello1.m3 *)
        IMPORT Stdio, Wr;
        BEGIN
            Wr.PutText(Stdio.stdout, "Hello, world.\n");
        END Main.

Nonfiction about "Pro-Russian Militants" in Ukraine

Attention, world, especially Vladimir Putin.

Noone believes that the so-called "pro-Russian militants" in Sevastapol or Slovyanksk weren't Russian soldiers.

Nor does anyone believe that the election results in Crimea were representative.

The double-speak is making me think again of "pravda". Bad times.

How I Use Farsight NOD RPZ (Newly Observed Domains) in my DNS FIrewall

Over at my day job we've created a Newly Observed Domains service which tracks domain first sightings and packages them up in various ways that can be used to determine network reputation. As in most advanced DNS-related technologies, my home and guests and family are guinea pigs early adopters scratch monkeys for the new tech. Here, I'll share some recipes.

Source Address Validation Everywhere

source address validation is one of the windmills i've tilted at the most. the problem is so bad that most people who hear about it simply can't believe that the internet could work at all if what i'm saying is true. bad news folks: what i'm saying is true. in addition to many speaking engagements where i have let large audiences in on what ought not be a secret, i've done some writing on the topic, and some technology development. references are below. i also spoke to a reporter on this topic recently, and summarized the story of source address validation as follows:

"DNS Experiment Concludes", another classic from the year 2001

I long believed that I'd destroyed all copies of this, but a friend had it in hard copy and scanned it in. I think 13 years is long enough. Think of this as the unpublished conclusion from my Ph.D thesis.

Note, Paul Mockapetris wrote none of this, I had his name on it as part of the joke. Paul M convinced me not to submit this as an April 1 RFC that year, in fact.


ABSTRACT

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