I had to ditch opendns.com once again as my dns name server. It previously had to do with speed but I was willing to overlook it for some statistical information on dns queries and what domains was requested. Good way to snoop on what people in your private network is doing but since it is just me... the appeal is just not there. I was initially excited with blocking categories but it turned out to be a huge joke. Yes people voting on domains so you can block their category is useful but it's about as useful as their phishing protection. More times than I can remember; firefox blocked more domains on their voting list than opendns did. There's also the major problem of no one voting for domains which quite frankly there should be more than one person after a domain has been added for over a week which is often not the case. Then there are those that vote based on religious and political beliefs. Ruins the whole system and I blame the staff for not just deleting the users after finding a pattern but I guess it's becoming a lot like wikipedia.
Anyway the final straw came from the very annoying flash lag. It will frequently freeze my firefox and periodic nonloading of requests was a bit too much but I held in there for 2 weeks. I suppose I might go back to do some statistics when I open my wireless network more but I could not have my visitors annoyed by the slowness issue. That would reflect badly upon me.
So basically my name servers are back to 18.104.22.168-22.214.171.124. They always performed better than the default verizon dsl name servers which had started handing out name suggestions on bad domains. I still use dns-o-matic which is a opendns.com service. That now is one very useful service and I recommend that to everyone who wants to manage dyanmic ips with host names.