Cool Building in Guelph

Friday, October 26, 2007 

Cool building in guelph

Posted at 00:21:16 GMT-0700

Category: photoPlacesTravel

Strange weekend

Monday, October 22, 2007 

We had some people over for dinner and each had their own strange brush
with law enforcement.

At the last minute we invited one of Carolyn’s friends to join us. He was
going to be an hour late or so, but planned to join us as soon as he got
his car back.

He arrived first.

One couple was coming over but we got a call from them shortly before we
expected them: they were robbed while they were out earlier in the day and
needed to figure out what was missing. In the end our friend Liisa came
over as soon as she could but her husband didn’t feel comfortable leaving
the house. Turns out it was some young kids in the neighborhood that have
been breaking into various houses in their neighborhood. They might end up
being very unhappy over their choice of targets thanks to her husband’s
connections to the OPD through his time in Iraq.

Another friend rang the door just about when he was supposed to, but
moments before his bag was stolen out of his car. He saw the house the
kids ran into and wanted to run over to get it. Knowing the gun ownership
rate in Oakland, I called the police first and they arrived in minutes and
went over with him. It turned into a huge production with various
residents covering for each other, lying, getting cuffed, police dogs…
in the end they couldn’t do anything but the OPD were really helpful and
sympathetic and professional. I was very impressed.

The last friend, the one who ended up first, he had to leave early because
he had to bail his friend out of jail in the morning.

Posted at 18:00:30 GMT-0700

Category: Odd


Monday, October 22, 2007 

A theme?


(The Red Carpet Club in Denver)

Posted at 17:00:15 GMT-0700

Category: FunnyLatrinaliaOddphotoPlanesTravel

fixing GeoIP for awstats

Monday, October 22, 2007 helped, but the real key was hardcoding the database location in line 63: if (! $datafile) { $datafile=”GeoIP.dat”; } to if (! $datafile) { $datafile=”/path/to/GeoIP.dat”; } .

Posted at 10:45:14 GMT-0700

Category: FreeBSDTechnology

Eliminating Spam with Procmail and SpamAssassin

Thursday, October 18, 2007 

For years I’ve fought spam with all sorts of techniques, some limited server side tricks in setting my postfix rules to very strict adherence and using RBLs, but ultimately settling on whitelist filtering on my Trusty Eudora client, POPping all that spam over whatever airport international dialup I happened to be on and cursing it even as it disappeared into the UBC folder for bulk deletion.

And I dreamed of the day when I would switch to IMAP and set up all those cool anti-spam server-side techniques I’d been reading about, primarily SpamAssassin. The problem with spam filtering is that it often catches your friends.

So I found this great procmail filter that whitelisted on the server side and sent confirmation requests to unlisted addresses. So I installed Procmail on my server, then SpamAssassin, and rewrote the filter below to do just what I wanted:

My .procmailrc

Read more…

Posted at 20:49:37 GMT-0700

Category: FreeBSDTechnology

Night in YYZ

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 

The view from our hotel is very nice. They put us on the 20th floor with a balcony overlooking downtown Toronto.

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Posted at 17:35:07 GMT-0700

Category: HotelsTravelvideo

Mizu YYZ

Monday, October 15, 2007 


We had a lovely dinner at Mizu on King St. in Toronto. Very good, very fresh Sushi and a very nice owner who kindly shared with us his two favorite sushi restaurants in Toronto:

  • Kazi Sushi in Queen’s Way
  • Hiro Sushi on King St. East
Posted at 20:25:15 GMT-0700

Category: NeutralphotoRestaurantsReviewsTravel

Courier IMAP 4.2.0 breaks SSL-Authd on 993

Sunday, October 14, 2007 

Updating to Courier IMAP 4.2.0_1 broke authentication with SSL on 993 for roundcube (and perhaps others) but not for Thunderbird. The following worked for me:





in /usr/local/etc/courier-imap/imapd-ssl

(from this fine site)

Posted at 13:12:47 GMT-0700

Category: FreeBSDTechnology

Old Weang Ping

Saturday, October 13, 2007 

Dinner at Old Weang Ping, maybe the best Thai restaurant in the bay area. 510-430-8771

Posted at 19:15:15 GMT-0700

Category: GeopostphotoPositiveRestaurantsReviewsTravel

My guelph

Thursday, October 11, 2007 

Sleep walking Guelph.


This is pretty much the main thoroughfare. It seems all the retail is in a few malls. I’m sure I’ll learn more over the next few days. The waitresses at Moxies are cute.

Posted at 05:35:15 GMT-0700

Category: photoPlacesTravel