Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Introducing the anti-spam snake-oil club: Screensaver tackles spam websites
BBC NEWS | Technology | Screensaver tackles spam websites
Saturday, November 20, 2004
Speedy Glass is the best!
The service was excellent, and the repair was completed two hours early.
Auto Glass Repair and Replacement from Speedy Glass
I'm not sure exactly how much it cost since ICBC was paying everything but the $300 deductible, but if you want quality work done, and want it handled professionally, I'd recommend these guys.
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Yahoo deploys DomainKeys, hopes for the best
Yahoo deploys DomainKeys, hopes for the best
Saturday, November 13, 2004
I find it harder to do now that I drive regularly. Something about a comfortable seat and the drone of the road, as well as the high speeds and safety of others makes me want to get at least 4 hours of sleep before throwing myself into a hurtling death missle. 30 hours awake only feels bad when I drive, and since I plan to continue to drive, I plan to sleep.
It'd be interesting to try to find a long weekend and some suitably geeky or bored friends to try to push past my personal best. And no, I'm not telling unless you do.
E-Mail Authentication Will Not End Spam
From there, spammer 'sources' (which are now legitimately associated with their spam) can be blocked or ignored with minimal fuss. Basically, SPF and all of it's ilk are designed solely to allow the re-introduction of domain blocking. Really this is the only type of blocking some of the *ahem* weaker email clients out there can perform.
Anyways, the article is here. Nothing new if you're following the issue. The article does introduce some non-spam related security issues which should serve put a good fright into anyone reading. That seems a bit sensationalistic to me. Ah well.
E-Mail Authentication Will Not End Spam, Panelists Say - BizReport
Friday, November 12, 2004
It's going to be a long day
I took my car in to ICBC this morning for an insurance estimate on my sunroof and CD Changer. It looks like I'm only on the hook for my $300 deductible, and they are covering the changer even though I don't have any receipts for it (surprising!). I'm pretty happy with that, though of course, not having to spend another $300 on my car this month would be better. Ah well!
Other than that, another of the jobs I applied for last month wants to hire me. So I might be working up on a ski-hill this winter. Excellent!
I still have to take my car to a glass place for measurement and such, then I need to knock out for 3 hours of sleep before I head into work early to get my hair cut. Then it's another shift at work moving boxes. Woo.
Sunday, November 07, 2004
Welcome to Spam University!!
Lots of new things in my life. Nothing earth shattering, but it has been a fairly interesting month. I have a new job, my old work wants to re-hire me, I replaced the clutch in my car, had my car broken into, went to some fun parties, and am considering immigrating to Australia. I may also have been given a few acre's of undeveloped property in the Kootenays.
My new job is "swamping" at a warehouse at night. Basically, when stuff comes off a truck, it is on pallets. My job is to read the paperwork for those pallets and make sure the product isn't stacked too high to be stored in the warehouse. If it is, I move the product onto new pallets. I also get to separate products that have been combined onto a single pallet so they can be put away seperately. It's not very challenging, mentally, but is surprisingly fun and I am getting in shape faster than I would have guessed.
As for my car, I'd been having clutch problems but hadn't put together enough money to deal with them. So the clutch did finally give out on the side of the highway. That wasn't too surprising, though it was inconvenient. I signed up with BCAA and got my car towed to a pullout at the nearest exit so I could spend a few days deciding what to do with it. This is where someone apparently broke my sunroof and stole my CD changer. The clutch replacement cost $1400, which didn't make me happy, and I still have to deal with getting a new sunroof.
For parties, I went to a great halloween party last Saturday. My roommate and her best friend went as a pregnant trailer-trash couple. I went as a carpenter (with a tool-belt full of candy). There were many pretty ladies there, though the one I was interested in hasn't returned my phone-call. Oh well!
As for Australia, I have been planning on going there to live with (or at least near) my Dad for a while. I'm not sure of the exact timeline for this, but I will be applying to the University of Ballarat (where my Dad does research and lectures) as a foreign student. If that doesn't work out, I will figure something else out.
Anyways, not much else to report right now. I am planning on changing the format of this blog a little bit. I had previously been limiting my posts to technical-ish and anti-spam stuff. But I'd like to share more stuff about myself. So, watch out!