November 14, 2013 archive

Congratulations To Keene Ice! First Round Of Keene City Council Approval Tonight

Keene Ice at Keene City CouncilCongratulations to Keene Ice! In a completely packed Keene City Council Chambers tonight (including out into the hallway), the Keene City Council finance and operations committee voted unanimously to approve the two agreements between the City of Keene and Keene Ice. The agreements now go to the full Keene City Council next Thursday for approval… but tonight was the big step to get this approval from the finance committee!

Congrats!  We as a city are now that much closer to having a year-round ice rink right here in Keene.

And… in looking at the drawings… there seems to be this “open storage space” behind the bleachers that looks like it could be enough room to hold some curling sheets!  A regulation curling sheet is about 150 feet long and 15-ish feet wide.  I don’t know the scale of the drawings… but it looks like that storage space is maybe 40-ish feet wide by 200 feet long, so probably only enough room for 2 sheets.  I know we said in our FAQ that we’re really looking for 3-4 sheets to be able to bring in the large bonspiels and a large number of members… BUT… that could be interesting!   I think we need to follow up with Keene Ice and see what possibilities might exist there… 

.SEXY? .TATTOO? Now Live in DNS? Welcome to the World of NewgTLDs (Featured Blog)

As I wrote last week, ICANN is proceeding along with "delegating" the "new generic top-level domains (newgTLDs)" and while last week's .GURU may have provoked some chuckles, this week's block of 11 newly "delegated" newgTLDs brings us... More...

.SEXY? .TATTOO? Now Live In DNS? Welcome To The World Of The NewGTLDs (Featured Blog)


Keene Ice At Keene City Council Tonight

If you get a chance to go to the Keene City Council meeting tonight, Thursday, November 14, 2013, the proposal for a year-round skating rink from Keene Ice will be under discussion.  While we’ve written in our frequently-asked questions why we are seeking a dedicated ice facility, we’re very much in favor of seeing Keene Ice’s proposal go through. The Monadnock region needs more access to winter sports facilities – and it would be outstanding to have a year-round skating rink here in Keene!  I (Dan York) am planning to be there and I hope others will join in the meeting as well.

Should The Root DNSSEC Key Be Rolled? ICANN’s SSAC Issues Some Guidance

ICANN SSAC 63Should the root key of DNSSEC be rolled over?  And if so, when and under what conditions?  We’ve mentioned this discussion before and even sent in our own comments to ICANN.  After reviewing all those comments and consulting with many people, the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) has now issued their guidance in a document, “SAC063 – SSAC Advisory on DNSSEC Key Rollover in the Root Zone“.  The document is well worth a read and explains SSAC’s thinking on a variety of issues.  For a quick summary, SSAC issued five recommendations that I would paraphrase as:

1:  ICANN and partners should immediately undertake a worldwide communications effort to publicize the root zone KSK rollover motivation and process as widely as possible.

2: ICANN staff should coordinate a testing program to analyze the behavior of validating resolvers to identify problems that could be caused the the root KSK rollover.

3: ICANN staff and the community should identify clear and objective metrics for acceptable levels of “breakage” resulting from a key rollover.

4: ICANN staff should coordinate the development of rollback procedures to be executed in case things go wrong.

5: ICANN staff should coordinate the collection of information during this KSK rollover so that lessons can be learned for future rollovers.

This SSAC report is issued in time for next week’s ICANN 48 meeting in Buenos Aires where this topic will again be in the conversation within DNSSEC circles.  ICANN has contractual requirements to roll the key within five years of the signing of the root in July 2010 and so efforts are underway to make sure this can be done in a sensible manner.

Welcome To The Monadnock Curling Club!

Greetings!  Are you interested in the sport of curling?  Have you played it before?  Or seen it on TV and thought it looked interesting?

Would you like to be able to play the sport of curling within the Monadnock region?

If so, please join with us and help us bring a dedicated curling facility to the Monadnock region of southwestern New Hampshire and the surrounding regions in Vermont and Massachusetts.