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Announcement Listory

The story of how a bad random number generator can result in 3 hour announcement list delays. Some of you may use our Announcement List feature to send e-mailing to a happy group of subscribers (happy because they all...

Google Talk’s Secret Mistresses

Just about anybody reading this blog has probably heard about Google Talk (beta) already. Nonetheless, let me recap for you. Google Talk is Google’s new foray into Instant Messaging and Voice over IP, using Jabber for the...

It’s a fraud, fraud, fraud, fraud world.

You don’t need me to tell you there’s a lot of skeeziness on the Internet. Stolen credit cards, spyware, Nigerian 419 scams, identity theft… if it’s possible, some Vietnamese or Romanian is trying it to...

Let’s Save Our Environment Lyrics!

We have now mostly deciphered the lyrics to the video for which we are now having a remix contest (courtesy of my uncle’s transcription service): Chorus Let’s save our environment that we may be free Free to enj-hoy...

Why Web Hosting Is Important

“Hey, enough with the ‘Why web hosting is [insert word here]’ posts already!” This is the last one, I promise. After this, I’ll try and think of something else to talk about, for real. Why Is Web...

Why web hosting is hard.

I am so jealous of Ebay. Ebay is so easy. Web hosting is hard! At DreamHost, we average about 750 incoming support messages a day. We also run DreamBook, a free online guestbook service with about 20 times the users as DreamHost...