That’s not a moon, that’s the IPv6 address range!

IPv6 is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the subnet to the IPv4 broadcast address, but that’s just peanuts to IPv6.not quite DA

Whether or not you think IPv6 is a good thing the sheer size of the addressable range is very very easy to underestimate, so Aaron Toponce’s method of translating it into a (rather large) image is a rather nice one. I love his final little comment:

(If I wanted to fit the entire IPv6 space on my physical monitor right now, each pixel would need to represent 192,903,836,122,980,988,357,922,113,056,557 IP addresses. Cool.)


Melbourne Earthquake (Updated with magnitude and location)

Note: If you’re looking for the 18th March quake you want this blog post instead..

Wow – that was wild, I thought at first one of the big gums trees was coming down here at the base of Mount Dandenong but that doesn’t get felt by a friend up the mountain and especially not a friend in Glen Iris!

There was a fairly rapid rise to a large shake (about 2-5 seconds) and then it died down again over the space of about another 5-10 seconds.

Update: The USGS is reporting that it was a magnitude 4.7 located around Loch near Korumburra over in Gippsland.

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GeoScience Australia now have their website back up with their information about the quake, they estimate it as magnitude 4.6, and I’ve grabbed a copy of the seismograph as it’ll disappear in 90 days.