Archive for June, 2008

Satellite Broadband: Demo it here!

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Nearly 4,000 of our current customers cannot obtain terrestrial DSL service today. Unfortunately, the prospects for many of these locations are not good for wired access due to very, very long wire distances. For these rural homes, we introduced satellite Internet access at the beginning of this year. Today ...

Our contribution to the community: CPAN PowerDNS modules released.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

We have released several PowerDNS modules to CPAN: http://search.cpan.org/~augie/ PowerDNS::Backend::MySQL Provides an interface to manipulate PowerDNS data in the MySQL Backend. PowerDNS::Control::Client Provides an interface to control the PowerDNS daemon. PowerDNS::Control::Server Provides an interface to control the PowerDNS daemon.

Perl , $SIG{CHLD} = ‘IGNORE’ , system() and you.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

At first blush you probably would not expect the following to print "-1"; as you probably expect "system" to execute and return the return code from "echo". $SIG{CHLD} = 'IGNORE'; print system('echo'); This stumped me too, so I did some research. From the Perl PIC Documentation: On most Unix platforms, the CHLD (sometimes also known ...

Procmail Tips: How to forward your email.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Not that you would ever want to forward your email away from Sonic.net, but maybe you like the idea of archiving and searching your E-Mail at a secondary E-Mail location; to that end the post below details how you should be forwarding your E-Mail in any UNIX environment. You know that ...

The Governor and the Internet

Friday, June 20th, 2008

As reported by CNet today, California's governor and Attorney General are asking California Internet service providers to help stop the illegal dissemination of child pornography. The Governor and the Attorney General's letter was sent to the California ISP Association (CISPA), the largest of a dwindling number of trade groups for Internet ...

My best idea ever – can you help me find an implementation?

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

We probably agree that Email is THE killer application on the Internet. It's simple and humble, but it's critical to everything businesses and individuals do today. And, we know that everyone suffers from information and task management overload. My idea: When I send email, I want to set an ...

Yelpers rate Sonic.net five out of five

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

We got a nice letter in the mail from Yelp today (and a window decal), telling us we've got 16 Yelp reviews and a five out of five star rating! Everyone on our team here works really hard to deliver unique and amazing service to our customers, so it's ...

Sonic.net and AT&T at AT&T Park

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Our counterparts at AT&T invited us out for a battle of the bay game - Giants vs. the A's this last Saturday. Free beer and hot dogs, so we certainly can't complain! (Thanks too Dave for the veggie burger. -Dane) As it was the day before father's day, some staff brought ...

Firefox release 3

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

I've been using Firefox for a long time, and have found it to be the most capable, extensible and secure browser of all of the options available. Do yourself a favor and switch or upgrade today, it's free, no strings attached. Their newest version includes some great features such as ...

What are we doing?

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Recently the Press Democrat published an article on Twitter, the popular micro-blogging web site, which mentions businesses leveraging the communication technology to stay in touch with their customers. For the last six months Sonic.net has been using the Twitter account "@sonicnet" to interact with customers; notifying them of changes to our ...