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Spam filtering
Date: February 26th, 2007 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Interweb, Stupid

It seemed I wasn’t getting a lot of real mail, but really a lot of spam. When I only saw a few logcheck server log emails coming in, not even as much as there should have been, it began to dawn on me… I checked my SpamAssassin filtering folter and tada… 1800 spam and non-spam mails waiting for me. Hmm, how did that happen? Did SpamAssassin go nuts?

Nah, not at all… While at FOSDEM I hastily entered a filtering rule in my Evolution… Specific header X-Spam-Status contains Yes. Looked fine… checked some emails in the junk folder… X-Spam-Status: No …… BAYES. Ack! Changed contains into starts with, re-filter, all is well. Ooops.

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The loot
Date: February 23rd, 2007 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Books

Yesterday we went to the Boekenfestijn in the Brabanthal here in Leuven. Got there around 10:15, and while it opened at 10 the parking was just about full and the thing was crawling with people. Still got a nice bunch of books, all for the price of about 1.5 new good O’Reilly books 😉 Did get a Python O’Reilly book get snatched away right in front of my nose though 🙁

Boekenfestijn 2007 loot

A lot of O’Reilly books, a few cat books, a Google book, and a book by our good friend Richard Hammond, called "What not to drive". A rocket car isn’t in there (yet!), heh, but Jeremy Clarkson’s Ford GT surely is 😀

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Important
Date: February 23rd, 2007 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Home

Hehe, since over a week Diana and I are engaged to be married, and I haven’t even blogged about it. Damn, high time I’d say! 🙂

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Subalbums in ZenPhoto
Date: February 23rd, 2007 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Interweb, Software, Websites

I’d think sub-albums are basic part of any gallery/album software, yet Zenphoto which is supposed to be all-new and web2.0’ish still doesn’t support it after more than a year… how hard can it be? 🙁 Dissapointing…

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Fosdem
Date: February 23rd, 2007 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Geek, Linux, Software

If you’re there tomorrow, and you want to see me, gimme a yell 🙂

Hopefully this time the wireless network won’t be a notwork. 😀

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Singing meatballs
Date: February 23rd, 2007 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Fun, TV

The (in the meanwhile not that) new Proximus ad just rocks. 😀

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k = 222
Date: February 23rd, 2007 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Fun

It must be, as K3 is clearly = 666 🙂

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Bollywood
Date: February 15th, 2007 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Fun

Yesterday Diana and I went to see the show "Bollywood " at the Elisabethzaal in Antwerp, an Indian story about the life of a man and his granddaughter making their way through the Indian movie world. It was fun, though expensive (the seat location wasnt that great even though there were even 2 categories lower than the one we had), and the general feeling was the last Indian show we saw, Bharati , was actually much better, with better dancers. 🙂

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Poweradmin with slashes
Date: February 12th, 2007 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Computing, Development, Networking, Software

At work, Mobistar delegated our reverse DNS to a zone with a slash in it. I didn’t even know this was legal in DNS but apparently it is, and BIND and PowerDNS serve it perfectly. I installed PowerAdmin to manage my PowerDNS records with a GUI (MySQL INSERT/UPDATE was becoming a bit tedious), but could not create a domain nor any entries below it (after creating the domain through MySQL), because it wouldn’t accept the / as a valid character. I cooked up a small patch (don’t know if it’s complete, I just know it works for me) which you can find here .

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Verizon’s interconnection requirements
Date: February 1st, 2007 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Fun, IRC

[31|14:37:49] <@redLED> 2.2 Each Internet Network must operate a fully functional 24×7 Network Operations Center.
[31|14:39:04] <@redLED> nibbler_: would be fun to apply for peering, sending them in response to section 2.2 a floor plan of your noc, 24 meters long, 7 meters wide, built to ‘Verizon standards’

😀 

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