Monthly Archives May 2004

eyebrow thief

This amuses me way, way more than it should: Return of the eyebrow thief!

Mail::Audit

I’m what you might call a heavy procmail user. My procmailrc spans about 700 lines in six files, plus three or four additional programs to reformat and handle messages along the way. I’m currently in the process of moving to Dreamhost, though, and there’s one mail problem there that I had to work around: they […]

Great, thanks for clearing that up.

I guess you didn’t want my mail, then.

From a local ISP; I’m sure this seemed like a great idea at the time. 220 mx2.avalonworks.net ESMTP Postfix helo hostname-of-internal-mailserver.mati.ca 250 mx2.avalonworks.net mail from:<rich@mati.ca> 250 Ok rcpt to:<test@igs.net> 554 <hostname-of-internal-mailserver.mati.ca>: Helo command rejected: Host not found Er, sorry, what failed? I guess it forgot to tell me way back then. I thought for a […]

pcAnywhere usecrime

Pictured is a section of the toolbar in pcAnywhere, the Windows remote-control application. The buttons, left to right, are: Send ctrl-alt-delete Reboot remote system Disconnect pcAnywhere Hm! One of these things is not like the others… Since you have to click the left one to login to Windows when you first connect to the remote […]

Web screenshots!

A long time ago I came across Sippey’s blogsnaps, and noted it as something which would be good to automate. Earlier today Brad posted a quick way to take a screenshot of a webpage, and it was pretty straightforward to expand it in The result is webshot, which requires ImageMagick and Xvnc. If someone has […]

Trackback schadenfreude

A new version of the Movable Type weblog software was released today, with what appears to be a pretty drastic licensing change which hasn’t gone over well with a lot of midsize users. Basically, MT is now commercial software for any sites running more than three weblogs, or with more than one author, which seems […]

Canadian web hosting?

I need web hosting. A bunch of people have recommended Dreamhost, and I’m this close –>||<– to signing up for their $US 20/mo package there. Before I do, though, I want to make sure I’m not missing out on a reliable Canadian alternative. For $US 20 per month, Dreamhost offers: 40 GB/mo transfer (close to […]