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Dancing the Tango!

Christy and I arranged a date tonight. We've been pretty good about making sure we have a date every single week for the last few years; it's a tradition I really enjoy. Lately we've been looking for more interesting things to do than the traditional dinner or movie thing. Last week Christy suggested we go dancing, so I said let's do it this week. We did it, and it's a lot of fun...

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Foreign Languages Exist to Make Me Laugh

From the keepen-dem-mittengrabben-offen dep't:

Polly Harris is a woman of many talents. Search and rescue worker, computer game programmer, intensely physical martial artist, and (reserve) police officer. To top it all off, she has a great sense of humor and has become the ad hoc discoverer-of-hilarious-quotes-on-weblogs for a small mailing list I participate in. Read the original article at the National Review (careful, due to one exceptionally-long sentence, the whole page ends up really, really wide), or Mean Mr. Mustard's excerpt, reprinted here almost in its entirety.

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Back by popular demand: GNU/Linux vs. High-End UNIX

In the "Yet Another Repost" category, here's one of my old articles examining the differences between GNU/Linux and High-End UNIX out of insights gathered from a Slashdot discussion. Yeah, I know a lot of people slam Slashdot for the technical ignorance manifested there, but if you're familiar with the territory, it's not that treacherous.

Read more for the repost from March 3, 2003.

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Back by Popular Demand: The Art of Tying Shoes

To skip ahead to what I've figured out is the best knot on the planet, go to the bottom of this blog entry.

On the bus, we had a discussion of how to properly tie a shoe. I've had problems with my shoes coming untied my whole life, and just assumed it would always be that way. Since I was about six I've double-knotted them to keep them from coming untied unexpectedly, and that's worked great for the last twenty-three years.

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images & photos now working

Well, after a good deal of toil and head-banging, I finally got the php "gallery" package up and running. There are a few issues, read more for details.
Important note: There are issues with a few file names in the Klamath Falls folder. Apparently I had some duplicate filenames, which trashed the other files that were already there. So comments may be lost, and icons may be wrong in there right now.

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Shoe-tying and other old articles...

From my referrer logs, apparently my old articles on shoe-tying and other inanities were actually a bit of a hit on Google. Anyway, I was able to recover the archives from the crashed hard drive on the old site, and will be posting what I can. I only had a dozen articles or so, but I have had a LOT of people hitting the shoe-tying page! Go figure.

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Postfix, Sender Address Verification, and Spammers

EDIT: This blog entry is quite old, in the world of Postfix. It's easy to find RPMs for 2.0 experimental releases now, and the word "experimental" (as of August 2003) is starting to sound a little funny for what is becoming the mainstream release people are using day-to-day. If something doesn't work for you, I suggest you hit the Postfix home page and see if you can figure out what's up from the mailing list archives.

Yesterday evening (Saturday night. There are a whole lot more fun things to do on a Saturday night than this!) I upgraded the Postfix install on my firewall at work. The primary purpose of my upgrade was to enable "Sender Address Verification". This stuff is pretty cool. Although the sample-smtpd.cf has wonderful examples of how to use this, I found other information on the 'net totally lacking.

Now, some important information before you get excited about Sender Address Verification:

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Trying drupal CVS

I'm going to be checking out Drupal CVS over the next few days. I'm really anti-excited about the whole "being online to blog" thing. Yeah, I know, I can vi a file or something and paste it, but I'd really prefer to be able to use mozblog or something so that I don't have to be online, and that I can really tweak the heck out of links in my post before putting it up there. Wish me luck.

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Indiana Jones

So much for my plans of hacking; I've spent all day so far working on my in-law's computer. Not only did they have the usual Gator, Comet Cursor, and other spyware/adware programs installed, they also were infected by three different virusses. I F-PROT'd their computer, but I still...

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Heading to Idaho, musings on priorities

So I'm heading to Idaho to hang out with my in-laws in a few hours. Now I have a power inverter and can hack while Christy drives, though :)
(Note: Dangit, just noticed time on this system is an hour ahead of mine, in Central time. Gotta fix that, my weblogs are showing up an hour off!)

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