Somehow I missed it when Janet posted her visited states post. I think I have this right, though I don't remember all of these states, so maybe it doesn't count if I just know that I drove through them but can't remember anything about them. (my visited country map wouldn't be that exciting, so I won't bother putting that up -- Mexico, Canada and the US) (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on March 23, 2006, 2:43 pm | Read 1812 times | Comments (4)
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I am nerdier than 85% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!
Posted by Jon Daley on March 7, 2006, 9:04 am | Read 2187 times | Comments (14)
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just bizarre
Posted by Jon Daley on March 2, 2006, 9:03 am | Read 2205 times | Comments (3)
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Guess how hard it is to get phone numbers off of the federal do not call list? You just have to ask, and they will give it to you for no charge (up to five area codes). No verification of the registration information is required, so feel free to sign up as many times as you like with random information each time. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on March 1, 2006, 12:08 pm | Read 13814 times | Comments (5)
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Well, I followed the directions on one of those "speed up firefox" pages, and found a setting that broke stuff, at least minimally, and it was hard to diagnose. The symptom was a red line through the padlock icon when viewing an ssl page that I wrote in PHP. If I reloaded the page, it would go back to normal.

I am also getting the 403 error from Google, that it says I have a virus. I think the problem is that I was searching too fast - I guess I need to slow down my reading. It appears to block you for some amount of time, and then let you back in. Or perhaps certain queries trigger it. It appears to happen more often with Firefox than with other browsers. I use a couple of proxy servers, and I think google doesn't like those either. But, I have used them for years, and today is the first time google complained, so I am not sure what is going on. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on December 13, 2005, 11:11 am | Read 2052 times | Comments (2)
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The name of the software that runs this blog used to be called pLog, but Amazon.com registered this name in the US. Even though the project is hardly a US run project, I think most developers are in Europe, and a bunch in China and Taiwan, we decided to change the name, rather than argue with them.
As one friend said, "Since amazon is bigger than you, doesn't that cancel out any trademark issues?" That was in response to me wondering why our use of pLog 2 years before Amazon started using it wouldn't count as prior art or something. Though later we discovered that Amazon trademarked the term in 2003, but just hasn't gotten around to using it yet. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on November 9, 2005, 6:48 am | Read 1640 times | Comments (1)
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Mark Minasi, a guy who writes a Windows newsletter about various IT tricks and other things related to using a Windows system.
This month, the majority of his newsletter was about spam, and I think he missed a couple points, so I wrote to him, and it ended up pretty long, so I figured I might as well post it here as well. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on November 2, 2005, 8:39 am | Read 1660 times | Comments (0)
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Since it appears that Speakeasy is not going to be able to figure out how to reconnect our internet, at least for a while, I got internet working simultaneously on our desktop and our laptop this morning. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on October 21, 2005, 8:30 am | Read 2180 times | Comments (5)
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I happened to check my logs this evening and discovered that a spammer had tried to send one of my clients a few emails over the weekend. Only 100,000 or so. He was being blocked via an RBL, but that still takes up resources, so I manually blocked his IP address, as well as ran a ping -f -s 65507 on him for a while, and reported him to his ISP. The mail stopped about 5 minutes later, so I don't know what made the difference, it doesn't seem like his ISP could have reacted that fast, particularly on a Saturday evening.
Posted by Jon Daley on August 27, 2005, 6:34 pm | Read 1536 times | Comments (2)
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It is a new month, and therefore, a new point on my email graph. A couple interesting things this month: one, you can tell I went on vacation, and probably also that I knew Heather was gone the week before, so I wasn't emailing her as much either. Two, spam has now hit the 30% mark (note: the "received mail" does not include spam). Three, the size of email is getting bigger. Even though I received less email this month than the last couple months, the mailbox hit 100 megs for the month.
Posted by Jon Daley on August 3, 2005, 10:24 am | Read 3845 times | Comments (4)
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It seems that lots of people have trouble typing in keywords into search engines that result in the hits that they want. Every once in a while I have to go to the second page of results, but generally things are available on the first page. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on June 22, 2005, 2:57 pm | Read 1804 times | Comments (0)
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I was reminded of the Incredibles today by a slashdot article, and I went looking for the "Everyone's special, Dash." "That's just another way of saying nobody is." quote, and came across this guy's review of the movie. Interesting.
Posted by Jon Daley on June 9, 2005, 8:11 am | Read 1900 times | Comments (1)
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I had heard of memes before, hadn't paid much attention until Adrian Drury mentioned it a couple weeks ago on snurgle, and today I noticed a post on Oscar's blog inviting me to participate. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on June 2, 2005, 7:26 am | Read 3175 times | Comments (4)
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A co-worker purchased this game which is kind of fun, and I found the Darth Vader version on Yishan's blog.
Posted by Jon Daley on May 25, 2005, 12:11 pm | Read 1761 times | Comments (1)
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When finding the original link for this post, I came across this article about a mother who blogs, and thought some who read our blog would be interested in this article too.
Posted by Jon Daley on February 7, 2005, 8:20 am | Read 2144 times | Comments (3)
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