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Thursday, April 04 2002

Oh look, I'm in USA Today

singing into a hair dryer. It's nice to know that The Firm, without which this moment would never have happened, wasn't all for not. I'm not usually one for Christmas cards but this might be too good to pass up...

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Karl and I spent some time talking about email again, last night.

Specifically, we were talking about how to deal with filtering and blacklisting spammers. The most recent version of Mailsmith allows you to flag a message and report it to SpamCop. This is a good start, but what would be even better would be pluggable widgets for the various email clients that let you connect to your mail server or ISP -- for the sake of argument, let's say it uses XML-RPC or SOAP -- and a) add a given address to your personal blacklist and b) add a given address or subject to your personal procmail filter. Sadly, I am in no position to write client-side widgets. see also : Whitelist-based spam filtering

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Jon Udell : The Protean Power of Textual Transformation

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Oyama Hiroyuki : Net::MySQL .pm

"is a Pure Perl client interface for the MySQL database. This module implements network protool between server and client of MySQL, thus you don't need external MySQL client library like libmysqlclient for this module to work. It means this module enables you to connect to MySQL server from some operation systems which MySQL is not ported. How nifty!" see also : DBD::mysqlPP.pm.

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Robin Williams : "George almost died from a pretzel

almost took the cab. Gilligan's down! Gilligan's down! Even his own dogs don't give a shit. They were licking him for salt."

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Aaron Schwartz : The Semantic Web for Web Developers

Rule number one : If you expect a web designer to care about anything you have to say, don't make them scroll horizontally. I little bit of formatting, or markup, never hurt anyone...

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The random pseudodictionary.com word of the day is : genericise

To write or design something in a way that is generic or to change something to become generic--especially software.
ex. We should try to genericise this bit of the software.

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The dictified dictionary.com word of the day is : taciturn

Taciturn \Tac"i*turn\, a. [L. taciturnus: cf. F. taciturne. See {Tacit}.] Habitually silent; not given to converse; not apt to talk or speak. -- {Tac"i*turn*ly}, adv. Syn: Silent; reserved. Usage: {Taciturn}, {Silent}. Silent has reference to the act; taciturn, to the habit. A man may be silent from circumstances; he is taciturn from disposition. The loquacious man is at times silent; one who is taciturn may now and then make an effort at conversation. web1913
taciturn adj : habitually reserved and uncommunicative [ant: {voluble}] wn

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