Sunday, April 13, 2014

The AHBL (Abusive Hosts Blocking List) is going away

Although this is sad to see, one of the most trusted DNSBL providers I know are going away.

Since yesterday, they have stopped serving DNSBL requests from all of their public hostnames (,, Instead, you'll get no data. The name server records for the DNSBL zones have already been removed.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Improvements made to Techman's World IRC (Apr. 07 2014)

While being kind of absent from posting on Techman's World, I've been hard at work improving the chat network, adding some new features, fixing bugs, and fulfilling requests.

Here's a list of improvements. I'll explain a bit about each one after the list (if necessary):
  1. Support for more languages via the Techman's World IRC Services
  2. Mail functionality is now enabled and required for certain actions
  3. HelpOp information for basic FLAG templates are now available
  4. You can now set services to send you an email every time you get a new memo, etc

If you run OpenSSL on your servers, you need to read this

Even though I'm just another carrier of this information, I still think it is important to make a post about it.

If you run OpenSSL on your servers and use it for high-profile applications (or basically, what your server is actually meant to do), then you need to read about CVE-2014-0160, aka the Heartbleed bug.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Respawn's method of combating cheaters in Titanfall is quite amusing

I was watching some of my favorite YouTuber's the other day when one of them discussed how Respawn (the makers of Titanfall) are going to deal with cheaters/hackers in their game Titanfall.

Instead of how Call of Duty and other Activision games handle cheaters, instead of banning the users, Respawn says that they'll just simply move hackers to a "cheat" server, where only hackers are playing on! That's right -- hackers will just get stuck on a server with, you guessed it, more hackers!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The one thing that keeps Titanfall from being the best it can be

If you have been paying attention to the gaming scene, you'd know that Titanfall was released March 8, 2014 for the Xbox One and PC. The 360 version was set to come out 2 weeks later, but will be delayed a full month after a new report I read today.

If you haven't been paying attention to this game, then you'd also be wondering why Titanfall has not been mentioned on the PS3 or the PS4. The reason why is pretty clear cut: Microsoft has (once again) secured another exclusivity deal. What this means to all PlayStation console owners (like me) is that we shouldn't expect to see Titanfall for PS3 or PS4 any time soon.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Spring cleaning here on Techman's World

It's been a long time in the waiting, but with Spring coming along in a few weeks (I live in the US), I decided to tidy a few things up here on Techman's World. Here's a few things I have done:

Friday, March 14, 2014

Fun Friday: A classic chemical reaction

Thinking about what to write today, I decided to jump back into Chemistry. While I am not going to write a whole story on a chemical element and my adventures with them, I do want to give everyone an interesting video to look at.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Upgrading from Anope 1.8 to Anope 2.0

Those who have been spending some time on the IRC network over the past few weeks have noticed that a lot more recently I was thinking about upgrading services on the network to services 2.o just a little ahead of schedule. The reason why the move was a little ahead of schedule was because Anope 2.0 actually isn't released yet. It it is still in its release candidate stages.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

So long, System76

It is a rather sad thing to announce, but it looks like System76 has stopped communicating with Techman's World. The reason why? I have no idea.

Behind the scene I've been trying really hard to make sure that I keep press relationships up here at Techman's World, but it looks like the System76 one has fell through. They have stopped replying to emails, they ignore tweets from twitter, and they ignore messages from Google+.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Have you tried OneDrive yet? If not, help a guy out while trying it out!

Also announced earlier today was the limited time refer-a-friend program that Microsoft launched that rewards you 500mb of extra storage space for every friend you refer, for up to 5GB of extra storage.

So, if you do or don't have a Microsoft account, I do encourage you to try out OneDrive. Doing so at the very least does help me out!

How to help

Helping me out is easy! Just follow these steps:

  1. Click this link
  2. ???
  3. Profit!