'World Internet outage' yesterday?

So, yesterday something very odd happened that went pretty much without report. It appears that there was a 'world outage' which impacted pretty much half of the worlds internet users. With people only being able to visit a few sites, yet wouldn't get any response from other sites they tried…

Dig command line tool

Yesterday I was in a meeting discussing DNS and showed a colleague the "dig" - domain information groper - command. It's a fantastic little tool for querying DNS name servers. For standard use all you need to do is open a terminal and type $dig example.com This will respond…