Archive for October, 2002

Thursday, October 31st, 2002

Have you noticed the sales ranking on Amazon? First thing is, ranked against what? other printers, other electronics, other things in the whole of Then I start sorting things by Best selling. I am trying to find the number one selling item. I click on Digital cameras I then click on the first item SiPix style Camera Ok rank 260. Then I click on the next item Cannon A40Rank 43. So why is SiPix camera higher up on the list than the cannon. acording to the sales rank the cannon should be the best selling item. Hmmmmmm……………

My real server is back online

Friday, October 25th, 2002

Well I know the quality is crap, but I put the tv card back in my P200, I have the latest version of Real Server and an old version of real Producer. I am now streaming the output from my Tivo through my P200 to my 1.4 Ghz. Since I have the tivoweb installed on my tivo I can now start and stop programs via a web browser. So in theory I can sit at work and watch a real video feed from via my cable connection of my tivo.
Maybe I should upgrade my P200 by putting in a new Motherboard and processor

Thursday, October 24th, 2002

Glen Tilt Scotland

Thursday, October 24th, 2002

Pictures from the train between Glasgow and Edinburgh (also posted in the Photographs group.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2002

Nikkor af 17-35 F2.8


I should say $1,899.95 worth of droool

Tuesday, October 15th, 2002

I think this is assuming to read. I am playing with Spamassin on a few email accounts. The output below is from an email I just got. I use the default score of 5 to mark it as spam this one got 32.3

SPAM: ——————– Start SpamAssassin results ———————-
SPAM: This mail is probably spam. The original message has been altered
SPAM: so you can recognise or block similar unwanted mail in future.
SPAM: See for more details.
SPAM: Content analysis details: (32.30 hits, 5 required)
SPAM: ADVERT_CODE2 (1.7 points) Subject: contains advertising tag
SPAM: NO_REAL_NAME (1.3 points) From: does not include a real name
SPAM: ADVERT_CODE (0.6 points) Subject: starts with advertising tag
SPAM: FRIEND_AT_PUBLIC (0.4 points) sent to or similar
SPAM: FREE_MONEY (-0.1 points) BODY: Free money!
SPAM: COPY_ACCURATELY (2.7 points) BODY: Common pyramid scheme phrase (1)
SPAM: JODY (2.2 points) BODY: Contains “My wife, Jody” testimonial
SPAM: BULK_EMAIL (1.7 points) BODY: Talks about bulk email
SPAM: AS_SEEN_ON (1.4 points) BODY: As seen on national TV!
SPAM: INITIAL_INVEST (1.1 points) BODY: Requires Initial Investment
SPAM: NO_COST (1.0 points) BODY: No such thing as a free lunch (3)
SPAM: MLM (1.0 points) BODY: Multi Level Marketing mentioned
SPAM: REMOVE_SUBJ (0.8 points) BODY: List removal information
SPAM: FINANCIAL (0.8 points) BODY: Financial Freedom
SPAM: ONLY_COST (0.2 points) BODY: Only $$$
SPAM: RISK_FREE (0.0 points) BODY: Risk free. Suuurreeee….
SPAM: GAPPY_TEXT (0.0 points) BODY: Contains ‘G.a.p.p.y-T.e.x.t’
SPAM: SPAM_PHRASE_21_34 (1.9 points) BODY: Spam phrases score is 21 to 34 (high)
SPAM: [score: 23]
SPAM: QUOTED_EMAIL_TEXT (-0.8 points) BODY: Contains what looks like a quoted email text
SPAM: RAZOR2_CHECK (3.9 points) Listed in Razor2, see
SPAM: SUBJ_ALL_CAPS (0.5 points) Subject is all capitals
SPAM: RCVD_IN_DSBL (3.2 points) RBL: Received via a relay in
SPAM: [RBL check: found]
SPAM: RCVD_IN_OSIRUSOFT_COM (0.4 points) RBL: Received via a relay in
SPAM: [RBL check: found]
SPAM: X_OSIRU_OPEN_RELAY (2.7 points) RBL: DNSBL: sender is Confirmed Open Relay
SPAM: MANY_EXCLAMATIONS (0.4 points) Subject has many exclamations
SPAM: CASHCASHCASH (1.8 points) Contains at least 3 dollar signs in a row
SPAM: PLING_PLING (1.5 points) Subject has lots of exclamation marks
SPAM: ——————– End of SpamAssassin results ———————

Tuesday, October 15th, 2002

I hear on the water taxi this morning, there has been another shooting, I listen. I then hear it was in Falls Church, I then hear that it was at the Home Depot. My mind is running through all the Home Depots in Falls Church. I come up with only one. The one i have shopped in, the one next to where Best Buy used to be in Seven Corners. I don’t live near there any more but I have visited that Home Depot, the Best Buy, and the Barnes and Noble next to Home Depot many times and I know people who do still live there or close by.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2002

Maybe I should be doing something else but …… Funny

Friday, October 4th, 2002

I have the updated code for projectphotos done, there are a couple things I don’t like but it is functional. I think I made database changes, I just hope I wrote the update scripts otherwise I am not going to be a happy person tomorrow morning when I try and upload the code and can’t update the database backend.

Friday, October 4th, 2002

I want this and this

The first doesn’t come out until the 8th and the other is a touch on the expensive side. I would love it even more it had a zoom ring on the lens at the front. That would make it prefect for me.