Recent blog entries for shevek

Greetings! it's been a while. although i've been spending my time productively, i've not been using it to work on primarily open source projects.

lately, though, i have been getting heavily involved in anti-spamming and postmastering (is there such a word as "postmastering"? if not, i've just made it...heh!). this means i've been involved in the race between those finding holes in email delivery and detection of those intrusions. so, i may just spend some time creating my own DNSbl and seeing where that takes me.


Hello, again. I'm now trying to see which project(s) to take on. I have a bit of time on my hands, and I clearly need to brush up on some of my skills. Guess i'll wander on over to the SourceForge and similar resources to see what needs doing.

Ideally, i'd like to brush up on my Perl, Java, JSPs, Beans, servlets, and various compilers/tools. Oh, yeah, i surely need to brush up on my SQL; i'm really rusty these days.

I do have some friends who are interested in putting up a particular kind of site (sorry, this is a family show--i can't mention the name). that seems like a perfect opportunity to blend all this (or as much as i want).

so, i sense a Linux box with Apache, Beans, mySQL, and a few other odds and ends thrown in for fun. should be a great workout.

i'll keep you posted as i work out some of the details on the project.

wow...haven't been here in quite some time. it's been a maelstrom of activity in my life. i've blown through two jobs in less than 6 months, built up 2 servers at home, housed a G4 that came and went, received a big 19"x8' all black rack for free, and in general been amazingly busy.

i'm back with a meaningful webpage and time on my hand, so i'll link forward and back.

see my goings on by visiting NamShub, my homepage.

geeky week.

rebuilding qmail (again) to take into account the wonderful "issues" left there by DJB. qmail is great as a delivery-to-remote agent, but it absolutely sux rox as an inbound email handler. sendmail still seems to win that one hands down.

twiddling with an internal apache, fun, fun. at least, apache "does the right thing" from a programmer's perspective.

working on getting my DSL line and servers all set up so that i can start posting some of my "open source"/freeware to the world (without getting my server ripped to pieces by the script kiddies [bless their little fingers :-) ] ).

then i have to work with the silly provider to get my reverse DNS settled out...more fun.

i'd rather be writing code and designing systems.


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