Tim Groeneveld

Random musings from the world of an Open Source geek

“dot ing” or “.ing” … it’s still the best TLD!

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Call it what you want, but I stiill think that .ing (or dotING as I have named it) is one of the best top level domains that is around at the moment.

All you need to take advantage of dotING is to be a user of OpenNIC. OpenNIC is a community effort to create an alternative root, which compliments that of the traditional ICANN root server. This means that OpenNIC is able to provide alternative top level domains. There are many reasons I don’t like ICANN, and ultimately don’t trust it, and RegisterFly is just the start of the reasons.

Switching to OpenNIC is easy to do, it’s as simple as changing your DNS settings, which you can read all about on the OpenNIC website.

A friend of mine, Tim Post, when I he gave me the idea about starting the .ing top level domain, created a list of all possible “premium” dotING domain names.

So, now is the time to switch to OpenNIC. Not only because there are many cool top level domains (like .ing, .geek or .oss) but also to push forward for a community controlled internet. Sure, we have open source operating systems and compilers, and we even have open source dns servers. Now at last, we have “open source” root servers.

Anouncing MyBanco!

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Ever wanted to run your own bank? Well, my new [experimental] web application allows you to do exactly that. While some may say that I just have way too much time on my hands, others might just say that I should get top marks for my IPT [Information Processing Technology] assignment.

We had to build a database system, which implemented relational databases, and I thought, well, I could make my very own banking software, and fulfil one of my many dreams: to run my own bank.

The software, written in PHP was a testing ground for many new things that I have wanted to go and try, but never really had a project to try them out on.

I must say that MyBanco would have to be the first application that I have written with the mindset of handling around 700 transactions every second.

MyBanco uses a backend for it’s database which I have dubbed ‘MyInfo’. MyInfo is a JSON-RPC like protocol, which is easy to use, and can send multiple packets (I just thought then it might have been better to call these chunks… hmmmm) all at once, and get a response from all those packets. Think of it as a easy to read and faster to pharse version of XML-RPC.

I will chat at MyBanco a little more later, when the time is right, but for the moment this post will do 🙂

(hope you like the new blog!)

Happy SysAdmin Day!

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Today is the day where we celebrate all that our SysAdmins have to offer. That is, their patience and their weekends! So to all System Administrators out there,

Happy SysAdmin Day!