I'm blocked by AOL
I discovered that mail from veillard.com is being blocked by AOL:
> ----- Transcript of session follows ----- > ... while talking to mailin-04.mx.aol.com.: > <<< 554- (RTR:RD) http://postmaster.info.aol.com/errors/rtrrd.htm > <<< 554- AOL does not accept e-mail transactions from dynamic or residential > <<< 554- IP addresses. > <<< 554 Connecting IP: 188.8.131.52 > ... while talking to mailin-03.mx.aol.com.: > >>> QUIT
Sure I come from an ISP provided address range (free.fr) but the domain is legit, I even have a working reverse DNS. So they block the mail, which is bad, then to prove how careless they are, the URL they give as the explanation of their policy generates a 404 Not Found !
Blogging and corporate
I feel a bit uneasy about the two being mixed more and more, okay AOL being a Red Hat customer for example, should I not report my disagreement ? I think I should. But I also feel uneasy seeing Schartz Sun's blog, and how much it turned into a pure propaganda, basically a personalized way to generate media noise. In the advogato tradition, the way we blogged before the word was coined was for an individual to express some of his opinions to *share* them with a community, which quite often turns into a exchange of opinions if the topic is hot/interesting/hit someone else nerve. I like discussions, debates but I hate advertizing, and I'm afraid we may loose that media too (after News/Mail) as a way to make progresses collectively.
Is on its way to become a W3C Recommendation, assuming W3C membership don't vote against it, yay ! I also like the fact that the W3C XML Core working group mailing-list is now publicly archived. Let's say historically there have been a set of the people involved who wanted it public but that it really got institutionalized within W3C only recently.
So I will be around Boston from Oct 9 to the 13 for the Gnome Summit and also to pay a visit to the colleagues of the desktop group. I'm looking forward entering the bizarre new Strada building, maybe see some ex-W3C colleagues too :-).
The inotify interface seems to gain grounds (thanks rml !) in the kernel circles. To help people play with it while keeping a sane environment, gamin will now compile inotify support by default and use it if the server founds it at startup. So even if we don't ship inotify based kernels now, people can try them out easilly (people are more used to install a new kernel than rebuild a piece of the infrastructure, especially if the kernel comes prepackaged.)
I think I'm done with rhgb revamp, and will not focuse on the network manager, to this effect I wanted to be able to test various network scenario. This resulted in a big shuffling I moved the wireless on the other side of the appartment, the veillard.com also migrated in a cabinet far away from my desk, I then realized how noisy my work environment was, and after moving the test boxes to another room, changing the CPU fan of my athlon 2600, this is all nice and quiet, I moved the desk too to have a view other Grenoble and the mountains from my desk ... way better, now I need to work on the software :-)