The Riddle is a new video from the UN Human Rights Office and is a simple expression of a fact some people do not want to accept. LGBT people exist and face horrible violence in some countries, but the UN stands behind LGBT and is working to stop it.
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A huge snowstorm at the end of March?! Crazy Indiana weather!
And you thought cats were mean!
PS: I’m trying to post at least something minor more often. I’m using a WordPress feature called “PressThis” which allows me to post anything I see on random sites.
That cat is ripped! h/t: kenneth in the (212)
John Saint-Denis, a designer, released the video above for Valentine’s Day this year. It’s a beautiful video with a great ending. Enjoy!
I watched a video recently that was really touching and shows the purity of love be it same-sex or otherwise. It can transcend many barriers and is beautiful. The video below should have captions auto-enabled as the video isn’t in English but be sure to watch the whole thing. Enjoy the touching and heart-warming video!
In setting up a new domain today I wanted to find a well-written article that explained DNS propagation in terms that anyone can understand. I came across the article below from DevShed’s Rich Smith that is a great summary of the process and why caching of records are important.
You’ve registered your domain name, and paid for hosting with a hosting provider, and uploaded your website to the web server. If this is all done, why can’t you see the results of your hard work right away? What is this DNS propagation people keep telling you about?
In order to understand DNS propagation, you must first understand a little about how DNS works. When you set up your website with your hosting provider, they create a Master DNS record in their Domain Name Servers. Your domain registrar (the company you paid for the honor of owning your domain name) points to your web host’s DNS server as being the master authority of your domain.
When any outside source wants to know how to find your website, they first go to the registration database to find out who the DNS authority is for your website. Then they visit your hosting provider’s DNS servers to find out what the IP Address is for your domain name, and from there your audience can now view your website.
The problem with this whole scheme is that in order to speed up the rate at which their customers can view the internet, each Internet Server Provider caches their DNS records. This means that they make their own copy of the master records, and read from them locally instead of looking them up on the Internet each time someone wants view a website. This actually speeds up web surfing quite a bit, by (1) speeding up the return time it takes for a web browser to request a domain lookup and get an answer, and (2) actually reducing the amount of traffic on the web therefore giving it the ability to work faster.
The downside to this caching scenario and what makes it take so long for your website to be visible to everyone, is that each company or ISP that caches DNS records only updates them every few days. This is not any kind of standard, and they can set this time anywhere from a few hours to several days. The slow updating of the servers cache is called propagation, since your websites DNS information is now being propagated across all DNS servers on the web. When this is finally complete, everyone can now visit your new website. Being that the cache time is different for all servers, as mentioned above, it can take anywhere from 36 to 72 hours for DNS changes to be totally in effect.
Source: DevShed’s Rich Smith
A great little video about why marriage equality just makes sense.
Maurice Sendak, most famous for his children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are” has passed away yesterday. Enjoy some great Steven Colbert videos of him below.
Maurice Sendak Part 1
Maurice Sendak Part 2
Belgium decided to prove why driving and texting is bad by making a fake modification to the driving test for some new drivers. Take a look at the results in the video above.