Thursday, September 30, 2004
They are pretty expensive: 40, 60, and 80GB models are around $800 USD, $1000 USD, and $1300 USD respectively. Maybe this makes sense for a computer case that has only one drive bay.
Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Since mysql in Fedora Core 1 comes with version 3.23.58 of mysql wirth InnoDB support configured, all that was needed was to enable it in the configuration file. Using the instructions I found on this page, I added the following lines to the [mysqld] section of my my.cnf file:
# You can write your other MySQL server options here
# Data files must be able to hold your data and indexes.
# Make sure that you have enough free disk space.
innodb_data_file_path = ibdata1:10M:autoextend
# Set buffer pool size to 50-80% of your computer's memory
set-variable = innodb_buffer_pool_size=70M
set-variable = innodb_additional_mem_pool_size=10M
# Set the log file size to about 25% of the buffer pool size
set-variable = innodb_log_file_size=20M
set-variable = innodb_log_buffer_size=8M
- Stop Amavisd - "/etc/init.d/amavisd stop"
- Flush the bayes database - "sa-learn --sync"
- Backup the database - "sa-learn --backup > backup.txt"
- For each of the tables, run the sql commands:
ALTER TABLE <table name> TYPE=InnoDB;
ANALYZE TABLE <table name>;
- Start Amavisd - "/etc/init.d/amavisd start"
Monday, September 27, 2004
Friday, September 24, 2004
Here are the reviews of Etheric Networks on BroadbandReports.com
Thursday, September 23, 2004
PVRblog has a review of this player. The DVD player has a price of $119 on gateway.com.
One downside of this DVD player for me is that there isn't Mac OS X or Linux server software for it.
Wednesday, September 22, 2004
- Built-in support for URI Blacklists like SURBL - This allows SpamAssassin to mark messages as spam, if they have urls that are in a lot of reported spam messages. Previously this was a plugin for the older SpamAssassin, which had to be installed separately. Here is my post where I described it.
- Built-in support for Sender Policy Framework - This helps SpamAssassin determine when messages may have a forged sender. Here is my post were I talked about SPF.
- Support to have the Bayesian databases put into a mysql database. - This one really interst me for two reasons:
- To allow backup mail hosts to have the same bayesian database for spam checking. Most people who have a backup mail server only have the up to date bayesian database on their primary mail server.
- To have the potential to have a some centralized bayesian database server. Imagine if everyone running SpamAssassin send their bayesian tokens to this centralized server. Then everyone could benefit from this large corpus of spam and ham data
The Spread Firefox team is giving away over 2,000 Gmail invites. Here are the rules:
- The site must have a Firefox button, logo or banner linking to the Firefox project either through sfx or directly.
- The person must not already have Gmail.
- The site must be publicly viewable with some content.
- The site must not consist mostly of advertising.
- The site must not contain any adult content.
Sunday, September 19, 2004
It gets the hostname from the page's URL and mixes it together with
your personal master password using a little cryptographic magic we
It will always get the same result if given that hostname and master
password, but will never get that result if either changes. (Well, once
in a few billion times it might.)
Friday, September 17, 2004
I was looking into getting a component XM Radio, and I only found one. Polk is coming out with their XRt12 tuner, wich is an A/V component that plays XM radio. This is advertised as a high end device.
I am not sure that this is worth the $329.95 price. I am not sure about how good the quality will be, especially since the source audio is inherently low quality (MPEG). This would just the same a playing an MP3 on a high end audio system.
Thursday, September 16, 2004
Paul Westbrook, since you've been using A9.com recently, virtually everything at Amazon.com is automatically
an additional π/2% (1.57%) off for you. Collecting this discount is zero effort on your part. It will be
applied automatically at checkout (it will happen whether you use the shopping cart or our 1-Click
ShoppingÂ®). You don't need to do anything to get this discount except keep using A9.com as your regular
The latest version of the Firebird browser autodiscovers the RSS feeds of sites that you visit and puts an RSS badge in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. Clicking on the badge let's you add the feed to your bookmarks folder. Then, clicking on the bookmark folder gives a list of the most recent posts on that site. At this point, I'd say "good start." Here's why:
Around 2pm, I checked the line and the problem had not been resolved. So, I called SBC to check on the status of it. The automated system still stated that the problem would be fixed by 6pm, but I wanted to see if I could get the time that the technicion would be here, so I could make sure that I was here, so I pressed 0 to talk to an person. The person that I talked to said that a cable had been cut and the problem would be fixed by Saturday at 8pm.
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
I am sure that Amazon will be using the search history as a way to suggest products from their store.
The Firefox team has come out with their Preview Release of Firefox 1.0. I have been using it for a couple of days, and it looks like a great browser. Here are some of the features that I like that weren't in the previous version:
- You can subscribe to RSS feeds in your bookmarks
- Status message is displayed when a pop-up is blocked
- Displays the domain associated with a ssl certificate, for secure sites
- Displays the address bar with a different color when viewing a secure site
You can download firefox here.
Tuesday, September 14, 2004
I had been using Shrook, but it seems like it doesn't work that well if it is not able to connect to shrook.com. The one feature that I would love to see in NewsFire is the ability to mark articles.
Saturday, September 11, 2004
- Playing MPEG-1,2,4 video files
- Playing MP3, un-DRMâd AAC, WMA files
- JPEG, GIF, and PNG photos
- Scales video and pictures to the TVs native resoultion
- DVI, composite-video, component-video, S-Video and VGA video outputs
- analog and coaxial SPDIF audio outputs with Dolby 5.1 pass through
- Play Audio CDs and MP# files
- Play DVD and DivX video files
- Download music and videos to it's hard drive
- Display digital photos
- Watch, record and pause TV
- Update the program guide data (available in France)
- Burn CDs and DVDs
- Contains web browser and email client
- Runs all Windows software, including games
Friday, September 10, 2004
- HDCP compliant DVI output
- Faroudja FLI2301 DCDI deinterlacer
- 3:2 pull down detection
- HDCD playback
- 480p, 720p and 1080i up scaling
Thursday, September 9, 2004
Saturday, September 4, 2004
Thursday, September 2, 2004
Wednesday, September 1, 2004
making calls on my Vonage phone line, so I decided to switch the phone
cable to the jack that has our second phone line (the one with the
DSL). I then went to work. I got a call from my wife
stating that our Vonage phone line was not working. When I looked
into it, I noticed that our dsl was down.
I was able to fix the problem, just by switching the phone cable back
to the Vonage phone line (I could have also just added a DSL
filter). But this made me want to find a way to at least be
notified when our dsl is down.