Monday, March 31, 2008


StupidFilter looks pretty interesting.  This is an open source project to filter rampant stupidity.  When they release the core engine source code, I will write a plugin for LifeType.

Monday, March 24, 2008

links for 2008-03-25

Daily sending quota exceeded

My wife has been having a problem sending email.  We currently use Google Apps for our domain, and when she sends email, she gets the following message:

5.4.5 Daily sending quota exceeded

This message is supposed appear if an account has sent more than 500 messages, or more than 100 when using a mail client.  The problem is that she has only sent 2 messages within last 24 hours.

 I have filed a trouble ticket, and have posted a message on thir Google Group.  In the mean time, I have set up one of our Godaddy email accounts, to allow her to send outgoing mail.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

OpenDNS and Verizon Wireless MMS

As soon as I got my Samsung SCH-i760, I configured the phone to use the DNS servers from OpenDNS.  Everything seemed to be working fine, and web browsing seemed faster.  A while later, I tried sending an MMS message, and it just didn't work, but an error messages was shown.

I finally, got around to tracking this down today.  It looks like Verizon uses a MMS server that has a host name that only resolves from inside the Verizon Wireless network.  So OpenDNS is not able to resolve this hostname.

Once I switched back to the default servers I was able to send picture messages again.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Opera Mobile

The built-in web browser in Windows Mobile is pretty bad.  It doesn't support tabs, and it the rendering of html is not that good.  A while ago I tried Opera Mobile, and I really liked it.  Right about the time that I was going to register it, Skyfire was announced, and this browser looks very interesting.

But, I haven't been accepted to the public beta yet.  Since I have still been frustrated with the built in browser, I registered Opera Mobile. 

Now, maybe I will look into Opera for Linux.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Speed Racer

This looks like it will be a fun movie.
New Speed Racer Trailer
Uploaded by spykestar


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SqueezeCenter 7.0

As I mentioned earlier, I installed the new version of SqueezeCenter for our Squeezebox.  This has solved the problem that I was having.  I like the fact that it is not necessary that you don't have to manually go to SqueezeNetwork to listen to Pandora or MP3Tunes.

The new SqueezeCenter software has a setting where you can enter your SqueezeNetwork credentials.  I think that either SqueezeCenter downloads the configuration from SqueezeNetwork or it proxies the requests through SqueezeNetwork

Backing up Gmail

This post has a good description of how to backup your mail from Gmail.  I know that you can do the same thing with any POP3 client, but these steps make it easy to set this up with a cron job.

I configured getmail to download the mail messages to Mbox files, as I didn't want to eat up inodes for each message with the Maildir format. 

Friday, March 7, 2008

Problem with SqueezeBox / SqeezeNetwork

We have been having a problem with our SqueezeBox.  We normally leave it connected to SqueezeNetwork so we can listen to our Pandora station.  For the past couple of weeks whenever we attempt to play a station, we would get prompted to install a new firmware upgrade. 

Even though the install went successfully, the SqueezeBox keeps prompting to update the software again.  

I just noticed that Logitech released verion 7.0 of SqueezeCenter (which had been called SlimServer)  This version integrates the content that is available on SqueezeNetwork into the local server, so you don't have to switch servers.

Hopefully this will solve the firmware upgrade prompting. 

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Linux Amazon MP3 downloader

Steve posted the link to Amazon MP3 Downloader for Linux.  This is wonderful, as previously whenever I purchased music from Amazon, I would have to boot into Windows or use one of our Macs.

Now only if Logitech makes the Harmony remote software available for Linux, I wouldn't need a Mac or Windows PC.