Archive for the 'Boring Site Trivia' Category

Playing in the world of WordPress.

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

I wanted to eventually do some content for this site but I’ve been far too lazy to continue with my purist ways. Instead of skillfully crafting yet another site in Vi, I figured I’d give WordPress a try and see what all the fuss is about.

So far so good. The installation was very smooth. I was able to write my own mod_rewrite rules and keep the WordPress files in their own directory, while still having it appear at the root URL of this site. This allows me to also have non-WordPress managed content.

My previous and aging attempt at a site was suffering from stale content due to me not having the time to jump through the hoops of updating it. The previous site was powered by my own slapped together code which is very heavily showing its age. In spite of its MySQL based content storage, it is actual a royal pain to post to (requires manual editing of MySQL tables). I’ve contemplated rewriting it, but who’s got the time?

Incoherency.Net E-mail now with SPF

Thursday, August 26th, 2004

Email as a legit communications platform has become useless due to spam producing scum. After finally getting fed up with the massive pile of spam I receive at Incoherency.Net (200+ messages per day) I have implemented SPF with the strictest configuration. After recently getting a Gmail account I have forwarded my mail to Google’s servers to take advantage of their spam filtering, however I disliked the idea of not being able to fully utilize my own personal domain for receiving email directly. Instead, I’ve now taken the strict SPF route, obviously the implementation used here is not yet feasible on the networks I maintain professionally, but for my own network, for my use, until your ISP or mail provider publishes SPF records I’d rather lose your mail then receive the pile of crap I receive each day.

Down with Telus!

Tuesday, August 17th, 2004

After some technical hurdles all at this site is back up and running. First off Telus thought it would be cute to start blocking incoming port 80 and a colorful assortment of other ports. At first I rebelled and setup all sorts of workarounds, but in short time I thought it would be even cuter to flip Telus the bird they deserve and switch to Shaw Cable. Shaw is not blocking any ports and with their new extreme package has speeds far exceeding Telus.

Slightly before the whole “down with Telus” fiasco I upgraded the server to PHP5 which broke the web mail interface. After some additional upgrades web mail is now functioning. Time to catch a movie!

Google loves me, Google really loves me!

Wednesday, April 21st, 2004

Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god! Jessie just pointed out that Google now knows I exist! The tears of joy be flowing! I’m the number one match on the internet for the keyword “Incoherency!” Oh the sweetness. In other news, revamped the layout of this (still useless) site… Its now prettier then ever!

Goodbye Sendmail, Hello Qmail

Tuesday, January 14th, 2003

Ah, what a boring life I lead. It seems the most exciting thing I have to write about is the mail server upgrade on Sigh. Ditched Sendmail in favor of a Qmail/vopmail/MySQL solution. Seems to be working quite nicely…