Wednesday, March 26, 2008



A database of open relay email servers, provided until late 2006 as a voluntary service to help email administrators block spam, has suddenly re-activated but is returning every address queried as being on its blacklist.

Administrators of email systems should have stopped querying the database ( in December 2006 when it shut down, but some failed to do so. That was no problem until today, queries were simply rejected, but now the address of any email server presented is being returned as an open relay. This results in the querying system rejecting all incoming mails from that server.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Create online mini-cities
Your city grows based on the amount of clickthrus
Google Blogoscoped mini city
Google Trends as a meme tracker
Shell Fu
Bash one liners
The death and life
of the American Newspaper

Every South Park episode - uncensored, free and legit
SugarCRM 5.1 upcoming features
Was the Death Star attack an inside job?
mysql --i-am-a-dummy

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Making an iso image of a cd (Ubuntu)

To make an iso image of a cd in Ubuntu Gutsy, put the cd in the drive. Open up a terminal
and cd to the directory where you want the iso image to be copied to on your hard drive.

Then type:
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=cd.iso # for cdrom

This will create an iso image called "cd.iso" in your current directory.

For a DVD just type:
dd if=/dev/dvd of=dvd.iso

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Lorenzo Lamas

Lorenzo Lamas is currently at no.1 in google trends.


Best Hate Mail Ever - with Victorian era hate at the end
Django vs ASP.NET MVC
Game Programming with D
Chryp - php blogging engine
WikiLeaks on insider trading at JP Morgan
How to pull off a Rickroll in real life
Deliberate foreclosure
Crash of 1929 timeline
5 hours of cable news = 1 minute of science coverage
Kottke is ten years old
Google Docs clippy easter egg
Retro sabotage - parodies of retro video games
March updates on Google Earth/Maps

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Titanic in 5 Seconds