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by: Bernard Teo

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Fri 03 Feb 2006

A Happy Chinese New Year?

Category : Commentary/HappyCNY.txt

It's been a most productive week. I got quite a lot of work done over the long Chinese New Year weekend, once I had the brilliant idea I could hand off all the boring rituals over to my wife and nudged her out of the house.

Setuid root beats family reunion dinners? How far more do I have to go before I stop being a Chinese in anything other than name?

And yet I'm the one who's been discovering a whole new wave of books about China. Here's one I found and enjoyed - Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. My wife's puzzled why she can't find the Chinese original in the library. Now I know why. The author, Dai Sijie, was born in China, survived the Cultural Revolution, "then moved to France, where he learned to read, speak and write French. The book was originally written in French and then translated into English by another individual", says one of the reviewers.

Anyway, with those red shoes setting the mood, and though I'm now one week late, having just extricated my head from all that coding, a happy Chinese new year to all my friends.

Posted at 4:30PM UTC | permalink

DNS Enabler 2.0.4 Universal

Category : Technology/DNSEnabler204.txt

I've released DNS Enabler 2.0.4, which is a Universal Binary. It includes a couple of features that have been requested - a field for specifying forwarders and support for TXT records (see below) :

Seems like there is a new spam-fighting movement involving the use of SPF records (SPF = Sender Policy Framework), which are used in conjunction with TXT records kept at the DNS Server.

I don't quite understand this at the moment, but at least I've learnt there is something new. Also, if you're running a publicly accessible DNS Server, you can go to DNS Report and check how well your DNS Server stacks up against the standards.

Posted at 3:21PM UTC | permalink

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