Monthly Archive: October 2004

Oct 31 2004

Comment spam

Sigh I’ve been getting hit with a lot of comment spam recently … pain in the a–. I found a nifty plugin, however, that let’s me dump comment spam based on certian criteria. Pretty nice. So far it has worked well … although I had some confusion when I was testing it … because I …

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Oct 30 2004

Escape Hybrid

Ginny and I test drove the new Ford Escape Hybrid SUV today. It runs on both gas and electric power. It’s quite a nice ride … very roomy, comfortable , nice pickup, smooth ride, good feel. Kind of disconcerting, however, when the gas engine shuts itself off a few minutes after you turn it on. …

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Oct 27 2004

Mailing list runs afoul of Rolex

As a mailing list operator, I found this item quite interesting … Rolex wants spam removed from list archives. It has come to Rolex’s attention that your company is the Bulletin Board operator for Your Web Page enables the following vendors to advertise and conduct sales of counterfeit and infringing Rolex watches bearing the …

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Oct 24 2004

Autumn Colors

I finally got some autumn color pictures. This weekend was extraordiarily busy … clothes shopping, cousin’s bar-mitzvah, try to get wireless networking installed at my brother’s house, more clothes shopping, bar-mizvah party, fix some plumbing (no flood), a show at the Marriott, and dinner afterwards. Before the show, Ginny went to volunteer at a Kerry …

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Oct 19 2004


I really like the autumn … I like the colors, the tempature, the smell, etc. The one thing I don’t like about autumn is the fact that it doesn’t get light until much later in the day. I don’t much like the fact that it gets dark a lot earlier either … but it doesn’t …

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Oct 17 2004

Ginny is getting a new camera

Found a great deal on a Canon Digital Rebel … about $700 after rebate. It’s even a reputable vendor. Since Ginny’s been chomping at the bit for a new camera, I figured it was too good a deal to pass up. It should be here sometime this week. I had thought about hiding it and …

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Oct 17 2004

Hot water is good

This is in the ‘things to remember’ category … turn the hot water back on after doing plumbing work. I had to replace the saddle valve, that feeds the humidifier, on the hot water heater yesterday. When I opened it up in the morning, it started leeking bad. Luckily when I closed it it stopped …

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Oct 15 2004

iSeries Blog

I’ve created a new blog … I’m hoping it will provide a place for iSeries folks to share their thoughts in a more ‘journalistic’ sense. Not much activity yet … but I have high hopes. Check it out when you get a chance …

Oct 14 2004

JustBlogIt with a simple right-click.

This is pretty handy … JustBlogIt with a simple right-click. JustBlogIt is a Mozilla / Firefox extension to allow easy right-click posting to a weblog. From any website your new blog post is only a right-click away. For those of you not enlightened, it also works with Blogger, Drupal, LiveJournal, Movable Type, Radio Userland, TextPattern, …

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Oct 14 2004

Change port that the iSeries FTP server listens on

This post has been moved to the IMHO blog.

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