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Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

AOL users drive me nuts!

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Why do people signup for mailing lists and then report them as spam? 
Its insane.  You know whats worse? People who get *RECEIPT* e-mails
confirming credit card transactions that they have made  and marking
those as spam.

We’ve had some limited reports via spam cop, but almost 99.99% of the
time, these crimes against intelligence are commited by AOL users.  Or
at least AOL is the only organization that has ever bother blacklisting
me because of it.  ?   The e-mails are *always* 1 time shots sent out
to confirm signups
or receipts for payment / deposits.  It is beyond ridiculous. 

I’m not sure whats worse though, the monkeys who report us or the ISPs
who bother listening to them and relaying the message on to us.  ISPs
so scared these days of being on a blacklist that they will almost
caiter to any ass clown who says “site X spammed me, pull them
offline!”.  This sheer stupidity.  They’ll actually ask you to stop. 
Stop what? Allowing AOL users to access services

?

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Airline Tickets Via RSS!

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

DaveM pointed out FareCast on his blog last night.  Awesome idea, aireline ticket pricing via RSS.  Keep an eye on your favorite routes and find yourself a cheaper fare.  Too bad they don’t do international yet.  I’d love to use something like this for the Buenos Aires / Los Angeles route, or Los Angeles / Israel.

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Average Net Connection In Sweeden Exceeds 30Mbps!!

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Wow, Why can’t we get these speeds in the US or Latin America?

Turns
out the average Swedish high-speed Internet connection has upstreams
of… brace yourselves… 10Mbps. Average downstream? 30 to ONE HUNDRED
Mbps! And they pay their ISP’s the equivalent of US$30 or so per month.

JeremyT (Sling Media)’s Blog – Launched in Sweden!

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MySQL Bug

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

A month or two back used mysqldump incorrectly and found it caused a segfault.
Looks like the next version of MySQL is patched to fix it. The bug was not anything critical. I just point it out to illustrate how awesome it is work with open-source software vendors. You can watch the entire testing / patching process on a mailing list and know how close they are to resolving your problem. This is just another one of the many reasons I love open-source software.