OpenDNS, faster & safer browsing

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It isn’t very often that I discover something new and exciting that I have to share with everyone I know. OpenDNS is something that I’ve read about and heard about through different geeky media channels and I feel compelled to tell you about.

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Domain Name System servers, or DNS servers, match domain names to ip addresses when you search the web. For instance, when you type “google.com” into your address bar, the request is sent to a DNS server which then sends back an ip address (63.146.123.31), and your computer connects to that ip address to download the content from the Google homepage. This simplifies web browsing as the user isn’t required to memorize ip addresses in order to browse the web. Read the rest of this entry »

You Searched For, What?

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In between studying today, I checked out my blog statistics for something to do. There is a section called “Search Engine Terms”, which tells you what search strings lead people to your blog. Having a small audience, that section is generally empty.

However, today is another story. Apparently somebody typed in “suppository up my butt at school” in their search engine of choice and found my blog. This leads me to wonder about what they were actually looking for, and also whether or not they found it. Perhaps I’ll never find out.

I Love My Job

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I started a new job this summer working as a Pharmacy Intern. So for it has been awesome. I really like all the people that I work with, and they have been very helpful in getting me trained. The pharmacists have also been great resources to me, and seem to happily answer my many questions. I’m starting to recognize what drugs do based on their name, and some of the ‘memorized’ top 200 drugs are finally being remembered.

My internship mentor, one of the pharmacists, gives me random assignments to have done by the next time I come to work. These are basically things I need to look up and understand, such as how calcium channel blockers work, what they are used for, the different drugs available, and side effects. I started to use my wiki page to record my findings, but may build something better suited to the task. I can’t wait to get back to work tomorrow.

Also, I bought a SlingBox Tuner and attached it to the network to stream tv to my computers while I’m either here, or anywhere else in the world. It’s pretty sweet and works great. Also, I upgraded the router that runs our home network to a newer model that supports DHCP reservations. I finally don’t have to determine which device is at which ip address. Plus, it just keeps everything more organized and makes it easy assign public ports to individual devices. That’s all I can think of for now.

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