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Spam Hammer

Spam Hammer is a method of defending e-mail users against spam by “temporarily rejecting” any email from a sender it does not recognize. If the mail is legitimate, the originating server will, after a delay, try again and if sufficient time has elapsed,...

Why I don’t like godaddy

A Port Townsend business woman said to me,  “no self-respecting business woman would use godaddy.”  She was referring to I don’t like godaddy I wouldn’t even begin to compare our services to godaddy. godaddy is a soul cousin to wal-mart, but at...

Email Read Receipts

Generally I find them useless / unreliable. More info here: Why forcing a receipt on your emails doesn’t really...

Working for Free

Sometimes people ask me to work for free or volunteer and I have thought about the subject and sometimes accepted to do some volunteer work for non-profits, but in recent reading in a trade article I found someone who did a tidy summary of this subject – his...

A look at blocked emails

It’s a war out there – a war against SPAM.  It’s not our war, but we are affected.  Companies with good intentions out there sometimes cause collateral damage … You’re email bounced? How do you know?  Did you receive a reply?  OK,...

Rainbows in Port Townsend July 22, 2012

I was at home working and then the sun came out and so I thought – “rainbow” and ran outside and saw the rainbow with a yuck background … where should I go? … North Beach! …so I grabbed my camera, hopped into the truck and hit North...

OS X Lion downsides: end of PowerPC Apps, more RAM hungry

Although I love the new features of Lion, the multi-touch gestures, some of the security and file saving features, it has come at a cost.  The worst for me is the end of PowerPC App compatibility and the RAM hunger.  My iMac20 computer running with 4GB of RAM (&...

Increase Maximum upload file size in WordPress

OBJECTIVE: INCREASE THE MAX FILESIZE PARAMETER FOR UPLOADS INTO WORDPRESS to 40 Megabytes  via  ../wp-admin/media-new.php Many other avenues were attempted, but what worked was simply to modify the php.ini file line: post_max_size = 40M The post_max_size was the line...

iPhone photos PNG vs. JPG

I noticed that some of my photos that I downloaded from my iPhone are PNG and some are JPG.  What’s the deal? How to standardize? All those that I set to send directly to facebook are PNG.  They are also 720 x 540 (or 540 x 720) whereas the photos kept on the...

These are a few of my favorite things

Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens … plus related software and hardware.  This is a Mac/Apple bias list, but some, like 1 Password, may have versions for both platforms: I consider the following items must have / must use: 1Password – password...

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