Archive for July, 2002

Tuesday, July 30th, 2002

I just had a brain wave. Currently I filter my email by checking to see if you are in my address book. This however has problems when people are CC’d on emails because when they reply the cc’d people are not in my address book so get dumped in my junk folder. Now the brain wave is that junk mail will never have your fullname as part of the email, in my case “Ian Macdonald”. However it is quite likely that personal mail will have the full name because they took your email from their address book. So I when I get some time I am going to update my filters so that it will allow email with “Ian Macdonald” in to To: or the CC: field. Tada!

Monday, July 29th, 2002

In think my home desktop machine is at Cruft Force 5, I get lots of service can not be sarted, that are due to USB helper services that don’t like the fact that I unplugged their usb device from the system and feel the need to protest at that fact on every boot.
The New Adventures of Verity Stob for more details

Monday, July 29th, 2002

Dran frigging computers. Why do I spend my life in front of them? Then come home and spend more time in front of one.

Saturday, July 27th, 2002

Ahhh fuck, someone sent out spam using my yahoo account name as the from address. Arse

Sunday, July 21st, 2002

tick tick tick tick, rumble, tick, rumble, whir, tick, tick.

I have one roll of film left to scan. I might be able to get it finished tonight

Thursday, July 18th, 2002

All I can say is ‘Thank You John Gilmore’ for this. Finally someone isseeing some sense on this matter. There are too many feel good things being done that don’t make any sense and wouldn’t stop anyone who really wanted to harm other people.
John Gilmore is suing the federal government and airlines for preventing him from travelling without ID and for enforcing a secret law. After September 11th I discovered how few rights I have living the US as a guest. Every time I fly on a domestic flight I must carry my passport with visa in it. I belive I am not afforded the same rights that Americans have under the constitution and amendments.

Wednesday, July 17th, 2002

This scares the shit out of me. I already wouldn’t trust a comcast engineer in my house. They have a policy of reporting the fact that you have multiple computers connected to you cable modem. When they get back to the office and report it you get placed on their expensive plan. Glad I don’t have comcast 🙂

Tuesday, July 16th, 2002

The photos from my florida trip and west virginia trip are up on I also started changing the look of the site to use CSS. I did most of the work for CSS ages ago but I never got round to putting it into the code for the pages. I have about half the pages update to the new style and the rest will have to wait for a little while until I am finished. I am going to pick up 5 rolls of film tonight so I should have more photos online soon.

Tuesday, July 16th, 2002

This is where I used to Live

Wednesday, July 10th, 2002

New Firearms Restrictions Implemented for Nonimmigrants

The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) announced temporary regulations, effective as of February 19, 2002, prohibiting possession of firearms and ammunition by foreign nationals present in the U.S. on nonimmigrant (temporary) status. There are limited exceptions to this prohibition.