2013-07-25 10:27:43

Spam spam spam

Up until the start of March 2013 I used to skim through my spam folder two or three times a week and check for false positives, then I'd delete everything. In late February and early March the amount of spam arriving every day and making it into the spam folder became ridiculous, it was impossible to process it so I've taken to ignoring it, but jotting down the number of items in the folder every day.

So here it is, the number of items in my spam folder, every day new ones arrive, every day gmail deletes anything that's been in there for more than 30 days.


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2011-07-21 16:21:38

nanoblogger and git

Too many ugly styles, too many have-arsed attempts to put things here. I tend to use this as a quick'n'dirty way of testing snippets of HTML, posting bug captures, or other.

The static HTML was doing my head in, so yesterday I ripped it out and replaced it with nanoblogger, a package I'd tentatively looked at previously but rejected because I would prefer the archives to be in ~WWW/<YYYY>/<MM>/<DD> rather than ~WWW/archives/<YYYY>/<MM>/<DD>.

Another item on my TODO list was to take a look at git(1), since it seems that there is no one true revision control system and I'll have to get my head around them all, or at least a few of them. So following the instructions in http://www.charlescurley.com/blog/archives/2009/09/29/nanoblogger_and_git I've created a git repository on my home PC, imported what was necessary, then cloned it to my work Mac. If all goes well then this post will be added on the Mac, then pushed back up the hill.


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2011-07-19 14:00:00

MySQL on OpenSolaris / OpenIndiana


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2011-06-16 18:00:00

GPS / GPX visualisation


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2011-03-24 12:00:00

Cisco AnyConnect on OSX


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2010-11-26 18:00:00

Ah, Remedy, what fun

Woohoo, looky looky, seems that my service request has had something done to it. Here's an email telling me that something has been done:


From	Service Desk Online 
to	######@########
date	26 November 2010 14:10
subject	IT Request REQ0000000##### has been updated

https://servicedeskonline.######/arsys/servlet/ViewFormServlet?form=NTE%3aNotifier&server=########&eid=NTS000000049308

Dear  ######,

Request reference number REQ0000000##### with summary Read notes
has been updated.

To check on its progress, or provide additional information,
please click the link at the top of this email or alternatively
contact the Service Desk. Please quote your request number when
making enquiries.

That's nice, I guess, I'll take a look at it. Go to the link which takes me to an authentication page, which has the password stored by the browser, which seems to have some special javascript to force the wrong password to be remembered by auto-filling the field with characters to the end. Blank out the password, enter the correct one, oh, of course the request doesn't come up in the current window it has to create a popup... and in the /Details/ the popup shows:

Yep, precisely nothing. Just to check I'll click on the only link in it, the /Activity Log/.

Nope, no activity.

So we know that something was done. Shame we don't know what it was, or even what job it was done to, as I could have a dozen of them open and I can't remember their twelve digit ID numbers!

Ten minutes later an equivalent email came in telling me that:


Dear #####,

Request reference number REQ0000000##### with summary Read notes
has been completed.

To review this request please click the link at the top of this email.

If you have any further queries regarding this request please
contact the Service Desk. Please quote your request number when
making enquiries.


So something was done and then it was completed. Wow, how very very helpful.


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