A new era of computing bullshit has begun

4 minute read Published: 2021-07-01

GitHub (but really... Microsoft) recently released Copilot, a thing that looks cool in some demos but is actually utterly useless.

You don't need certificate pinning

1 minute read Published: 2021-06-29

Just don't do it. You don't need it. It's a terrible idea. You'll regret it later. Talk yourself and everyone you know out of it right now.

Multihomed DNS with octodns

12 minute read Published: 2021-06-18

DNS failure has an outsized impact on service availability. Azure's DNS recently failed, which took out a bunch of Azure services (including the status site... of course), customer sites, etc.

A libreswan configuration that works with Google Cloud VPN (Classic)

1 minute read Published: 2019-11-30

It turns out getting libreswan to play nicely with Google Cloud VPN (Classic) is much harder than it needs to be. There are various Medium and mailing list posts about this, but none of the solutions actually survive a rekey. So here's what works.