A week of tweets: 2009-10-25

Sunday, October 25, 2009 
  • Back in LA. Getting used to this… #
  • RT @sullrich pfSense will now keep track of last 256 invalid ssh logins and ban anyone with > 5 attempts. pfSense lock out #
  • Next time I’m behind someone ordering cofffee with “a little room at the top,” I’m going to order some “with a little room at the bottom.” #

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Table Edit in Mediawiki

Sunday, October 18, 2009 

I just installed Ecoli Hub’s TableEdit into MediaWiki.

It went moderately smoothly, except the update_schema.php script failed to prefix the tables, which meant that MediaWiki couldn’t find them.  It took me a little poking around to figure out what was happening, but I got an error that brtext_TableEdit_box couldn’t be found.  Now an unfortunate prefix choice in that it looked to me a bit like br text…  as opposed to brtExt, but once I figured that out I was on the way to a little editing with phpMyAdmin and everything worked.

TableEdit is a step in the right direction for interactive table editing, what I’d consider the biggest weakness of wiki’s at this point.  It seems most of the information I’d put in a wiki would be more efficiently formatted as tables, and as a result I have lots of non-interactive spreadsheets; something that gets confusing on frequently updated, collaboratively edited text.    WebDAV might be a solution for that, and maybe OpenOffice will get “open via sFTP” as an option soon, but until then EcoliHub’s solution is a step forward, though what I still really want is a viably speedy version of Dan Bricklin’s  wikicalc.

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Category: FreeBSDTechnology

A week of tweets: 2009-10-18

Sunday, October 18, 2009 
  • Self-righteous parent wants to rearrange first for her convenience. Don’t they know about IHIRT: infant hypoxia induced retardation trauma? #
  • Why doesn’t the ipod have a reset button? What insufferable hubris infected apple devs to think that their software Would Not Crash. Idiots. #
  • near 37.780743, -122.408539 http://tinyurl.com/yhterwg wtf is going on in downtwn sf? #
  • near 37.782115, -122.405411 ok, one possible presidential route, everything is hosed. thx. Really. http://twitpic.com/lo16y #

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Cleaning Out Duplicate IMAP messages

Saturday, October 17, 2009 

Find some great IMAP scripts here.

There are a number of ways to end up with a lot of duplicate messages in an IMAP folder, and while IMAP tends to handle very large stores gracefully, it is possible to hose things.  On my 32 bit server and with Mulberry as a client things get weird after about 15,000 messages in a single folder.

Google does some odd things and at one point a periodic check of my gMail account resulted in about 70,000 messages in a single folder, which definitely caused some chaos.

I thought that was pretty impressive, but my girlfriend just managed to get 144,000 messages in a single folder.  Woo Hoo!!!  High Score.

Anyway, things like the dedup plugins for Thunderbird can just make things worse at that point as they seem to fail gracelessly on very large message counts.

I found that Rick Sander’s perl scripts are the best way out of this difficult situation.  delIMAPdups.pl solves the problem without running out of memory or munging files.  I haven’t had any lost data and just tested by clearing about 1400 dups out of a directory of 15,000 messages (my 2009 store to date).
/.delIMAPdups.pl -S example.com:993/user/pass -m INBOX.2009 -p
-m is the mailbox to expunge
-p is purge
-S means use SSL

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possum eat’n cat fud

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 

Oh Hai, This my cat fud bag. Get ur own.


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A week of tweets: 2009-10-11

Sunday, October 11, 2009 
  • Man arrested for twittering. Not in iran. #
  • In boston for a few hours… Sunny. #
  • It is fall in new england, what with the colors and all. #

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Rental Saturn Aura

Thursday, October 8, 2009 

My last rental Saturn?

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Fairly generic but competent.
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A week of tweets: 2009-10-04

Sunday, October 4, 2009 
  • Is obama coming to ORD to poromote the olympic bid? In concourse C? http://twitpic.com/jjbdj #
  • Acceleration slidewalk is open at yyz!!! http://twitpic.com/jjwlu #
  • Waiting at Hz YYZ. Forgot to hit submit last night at 3:00am. + Hz mobile site good. Submit 3 steps to counter, reservation in db at counter #
  • Heading to PHL tonight. #

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