Archive for December, 2007

Why Mass-Emails are bad

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Mass emails for events occurring during a holiday period are generally bad.

Chances are that the person you’re emailing is out of the office, so will not read the email till they are back in.

Secondly, and more importantly, chances are that they will have an out of office auto-responder that Microsoft so kindly added as a feature in Outlook/Exchange.

For all of you that have sent out Seasons Greetings via email, I hope you enjoyed the torrent of “I’m sorry but I am out of the office” emails.

May this be a lesson to you all that sending mass emails is bad!

Glass :(

Monday, December 31st, 2007

So, this morning I got out of bed and trod on some broken glass :(

The offending item, once removed from my foot, is photographed below:



When removed from my foot, blood practically poured out of the hole, leaving a mini-puddle on the floor.

It took quick wits, otherwise known as putting hand over hole, to stop the bleeding.

Note the red patches on the top edge of the glass. This is real blood from my foot!

Why do women’s problems begin with men?

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Whilst browsing the internet, as you do, I came across this:

To (more correctly) rephrase:

Have you ever noticed how many problem girls have begin with the word men? It’s like they’re trying to blame us for it. Here are some problems that girls have:

  • mental anxiety
  • mental breakdown
  • menstrual cramp
  • menopause

I’m not really sure if he was serious or not!

Please comply with RFC 1912

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Specifically, the following paragraph:

Make sure your PTR and A records match.  For every IP address, there should be a matching PTR record in the domain.  If a host is multi-homed, (more than one IP address) make sure that all IP addresses have a corresponding PTR record (not just the first one). Failure to have matching PTR and A records can cause loss of Internet services similar to not being registered in the DNS at all.  Also, PTR records must point back to a valid A record, not a alias defined by a CNAME.  It is highly recommended that you use some software which automates this checking, or generate your DNS data from a database which automatically creates consistent data.

This really is not hard to do and would be a good idea. Some mail servers do not like mail that comes from servers that do not comply with the above paragraph. Please Comply.
It is also not a very long RFC so please give RFC 1912 a read!

Boob Power!

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Boob Power

Can Lilah’s boobs save Ethan from Everquest?

I Love Facebook!

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

For showing me pictures of my brother like:

(This picture has been removed by request.)

Anyone have a clue what is going on here? Answers in comments please!


Sunday, December 16th, 2007

To continue my Google abuse fun, I attmepted to get as the top hit for the word “Er00“.

This is slightly more complicated than my attempt to make “reindex please” as there were already entries in Google for Er00.

Nonetheless, a short while later and is the top hit on Google for Er00!



21:01 < SIR-Millar> !google er00
21:01 < kzen> Er00

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