Friday, November 9, 2012

Free DNS services

I'm in need of a DNS hosting service, if possible free of charge. In the past, I had used and they worked out fine for my needs. However, when I tried to configure a zone with them a few days ago, it just didn't work. I waited 2-3 days to give them enough time to update their records, but still no luck. Their nameservers are definitely up, but it seems like they just don't update their records:

$ host -t NS
Using domain server:
Aliases: has no NS record

Maybe they stopped accepting new customers, I don't know.

So I looked around and found a few alternatives:

Update: I tried and CloudFlare and both worked like a charm for what I needed to do (define a few A-name, CNAME and MX records).

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Empty America - Seattle

This is part of the Empty America series by The Thrash Lab, which also include videos of Washington D.C., San Francisco and New York City.
They have the making-ofs on their YouTube channel as well.

Additional content for Portal 2 (unofficial, but good)

From the website:
"Designed for Danger is a Portal 2 Campaign that offers eight new levels and 1 to 2 hours of play time. In the campaign, you assume the role of Chell during an early part of Portal 2. This time however, things turn out differently. The actions of a rogue force will set you on a new path through Aperture Laboratories."

12 Angry Tests is another good map-pack worth checking out.