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rants and raves

deja vu?

Ok, so it just hit me. I am going in circles, at least when it comes to my own homepage. I don’t know if I would be bold enough to call it a weblog, but back in 1996 I was actually writing frequently on my own homepage, and just as now, it was about everyone elses webpages *g*

Take a look (in norwegian)

I wonder if it means that I don’t really have anything to say?

(Although groups.google.com showing that I have posted more than 8000 postings on the Usenet might point in the opposite direction, fortunatly most of it is in norwegian *g*)

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anti-spam rants and raves

To be global or to be spammed?

Not All Asian E-Mail Is Spam

..is the title of an Wired article, addressing something that Sysadmins around the world has know for a long time – asian ISPs don’t care about spam, and don’t do anything about it. Which in turn has made spammers start using asian ISPs to peddle their garbage.

Not suprisingly, that has led many ISPs to start blocking ALL e-mails coming from asian ip-addresses.

I have to admit that I have been tempted to do the same. Especially with one of my e-mail addresses that I have been using for many years on Usenet, which now regulary recieves huge amount of (to me) unreadable spam. I am sure I have deleted some valid e-mails from that account too – and none of the anti-spam solutions I am using to filter the e-mail account of spam has worked so far, so even though it would mean blocking out ordinary asian users, I am starting to contemplate blocking all e-mails comming from asian ISPs, untill they start to take spam seriously.

The most interesting comment regarding spam has to come from a Hong Kong computer store owner: “It’s a sign of respect that someone sends you an electric business card. It means he wants you as a customer”

I only wish I had his fax number, I would have loved to send him my electronic business card – for hours on end.

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weblogs

Blogging: Tune Out and Switch On

Blogging: Tune Out and Switch On

Blogging: Tune Out and Switch On is an article by Adam Curry, you might remember him as a VJ at the Countdown (in Europe) or on MTV, or maybe even on radio. But the guy has also been one of the people contributing with content to the web, with fun stuff like Cybersleaze (which was one of my sources for real good gossip for many hours of radio DJing during the 90s).

He is burning for communication and weblogs, in his blog today he has some good points dealing with what media and TV does to us. Well worth a read.

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rants and raves

Remember my gallery

Beautiful

Just wanted to show you all this picture, to keep you reminded about my gallery. Expect some new pictures in there VERY soon!

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fun

Enron voicemail

WitCity: The Enron Voice Mail System, 2002 is an interesting listen for sure.

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weblogs

my first weblog

Testing Moveable type now, after having tested Radio, a client/server system that was pretty amazing, but is only available for Win32 and Mac, and requires a server to run on your machine (don’t worry, it’s not hard to setup – not harder than installing something like a screensaver or anything else, that only requires you to click ok a couple of times *g*)

It is interesting to take a look at all the work that has been put into these different weblog systems, people seem to have a lot they want to say :-) (Hey, I am guilty as charged).

Radio, by UserLand is available for Win32 and Mac OS 9 and X – and it is pretty impressive and not so expensive (40 dollar). They also have bigger systems that cost a WHOLE lot more. It is really easy to set up, and the first page was up 5 minutes after I had the software installed. It all took about 10 minutes I think. Its easy to import news, and to export your homepage to others if you want. (With XML).

Moveable type is a little different, it all happens on the server you use to publish the site, its done in Perl – requires serveral classes to be available to run – and also requires some knowledge of setting up Perl scripts. AND, it lacks the RSS news feed import. (That sucks). BUT, it is totally free. :-)