Kristian Glass - Do I Smell Burning?

Mostly technical things

Lying DNS

$ ping git
PING git ( 56 data bytes
$ host domain name pointer

I am so very grateful to my ISP for deliberately sending me incorrect data (I forgot to set up my DNS search domains on my new laptop) just so they can show a crappy web-search-assist page to people using browsers that don’t auto-Google things typed into the address bar that don’t “look like” addresses (thanks Chrome).

So very very grateful.

UPDATE: It was pointed out to me that one can turn this off via a link in the top right of the webpage but, currently, following that link eventually leads to you to a Tomcat 5.5.27 404 page. Great.

(Yes I know I can / should just use alternate DNS servers / fix my search domain / use DNSSEC etc.; my point that my ISP should not issue malicious lies still stands)