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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, the email will...

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 least wal-mart doesn't...

Email Read Receipts

Generally I find them useless / unreliable. More info here: http://blog.emailaddressmanager.com/outlook/email_read_receipts.html

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 point #5...

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, let's take a look at the error...

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 Beach/Fort Worden ... this...

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 camera...

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 management...

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