Monthly Archives November 2005

the founding fathers fought for your right to not have to go over bumps

Americans Against Traffic Calming really writes its own jokes. (I found that while looking for general traffic-calming stuff after reading about this living room in the road in England.)

true motivation

“Validating your copy of Windows not only keeps your business in good hands, it can put your hands around a great cup of coffee by using your $5 Tim Hortons Gift Certificate.” Canadians like their Timmy Ho’s, but that’s just bizarre.

my first idea begins with “rtf”.

From freenode #amavis: <symtab> hello, i get this error <symtab> The value of variable $myhostname is “yggdrasil”, but should have been a fully qualified domain name; perhaps uname(3) did not provide such. You must explicitly assign a FQDN of this host to variable $myhostname in amavisd.conf, or fix what uname(3) provides as a host’s network […]


(blame Yumpopstars.)

Yak shaving

This has been one of those weeks. Mostly the problem has been yak shaving — where to get one thing done you find yourself in a pile of other related but annoying tasks. For instance, yesterday someone needed to move an old SparcStation 5 that acts as a terminal server onto a new subnet. Yak […]

Nifty keypad attack

What do you do if you want to steal someone’s door code, bank card PIN, safe combination, etc., when you can’t watch them enter it, and checking fingerprints afterwards is too inconvenient? Just take a thermal image after they’ve left.

could you guys talk to those other guys and then

Here, have some more volume control hate, this time from Dell. I have a Dell Latitude D600. It has three “multimedia keys” for volume down, up, and mute. It came with a Dell multimedia USB keyboard, with eight multimedia keys: volume down, up, and mute, plus five more for browser control, I guess — back, […]


Hungry? (Be sure to note the “similar items” section. Also, if you weren’t around on the innarweb when this was current, be sure to also see dogs in elk.)