October 2004 archive

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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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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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 http://lists.freeswan.org. Your Web Page enables the following vendors to advertise and conduct sales of counterfeit and infringing Rolex watches bearing the …

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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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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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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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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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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 … http://imho.midrange.com.

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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Change port that the iSeries FTP server listens on

This post has been moved to the midrange.com IMHO blog.

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