Monthly Archives: October 2005
Gimme a brake: Brake options for ‘cross A good primer on brakes for cyclocross. I always wondered why cross bikes still have those old school cantilever brakes. The UCI should just allow disc brakes since they would be the best solution for the muddy conditions on some cross races.
In addition to Spamassassin, I’ve been running the sbl-xbl.spamhaus.org and relays.ordb.org rbls by themselves. If there were any hits on those two rbls, the mail was automatically classified as spam. Unfortunately, I think there were some false positives in the rbl hits. Now I’m assigning points to rbl hits in Spamassassin, so if a mail … Continue reading
Forums Rankings – website ranking by posts I like looking at the server backend information on this site. The top server, Gaia Online, has 80+ web servers, 11 database servers (4 dedicated to forums), 3 session database servers, 1 memory cache server. Reefcentral.com has 3 web servers, 1 database server. I clicked on this from … Continue reading
I changed the permissions in the Spamassassin Bayesian database so that the database can now be accessed. I also registered Razor. I did a test with the command spamassassin -D < testemail.txt and I verified that these tests were being run. I have the spam threshold at 5.0 since I think all the tests should … Continue reading
Fantasy Bedtime Hour Two girls in bed reading Stephen Donaldson’s Lord Foul’s Bane. I could never get through that turgid mass of a book, so it’s funny to see these two actually read it, and others re-enact scenes from the book in this low-budget public access cable show from San Francisco. It’s interesting to see … Continue reading
macosxhints – Run a caching-only name server Using the article above, I set up a caching only name server so that the mailserver, the rbl checks, and spamassassin network checks could use a local dns server. Instead of using the version of BIND that shipped with OS X 10.3, I downloaded the latest version of … Continue reading
Gianduja The history of the Gianduja confection is not well documented and in fact contains some contradictions. Some sources claim that the idea of mixing chocolate and hazelnuts came during Napoleon’s reign (early 1800s) when the Mediterranean was blockaded and left Turin’s chocolate industry short of cacao beans. Hazelnuts were plentiful in the Piedmont region … Continue reading
On Sunday evening, when I was coming home from San Franciso on BART, the inside part of my right arm started getting very itchy. I noticed it was all red, and I was concerned it was the effects of brushing against some poison oak on my Saturday morning ride which involved a downhill section through … Continue reading
Hopefully, this upgrade helps remove more spam since spam levels have been creeping up again. There’s a new plug-in architecture for some of the tests such as Vipul’s Razor and a whole bunch of other improvements. I just installed it this morning, and I’ve already noticed a big decrease in the amount of spam that’s … Continue reading
Slashdot | Blackout Shows Net’s Fragility Since Cogent and Level 3 are having some issues as described above, I’ve switched our websites over to our backup Sonic.net DSL connection until Cogent and Level 3 can work things out.