Month: February 2007

  • SPAM Problem Solved!

    OK, not really. That was only a slight exaggeration 😉 Seriously, the specific spam problem that I complained about in my “technology is random” posting is what I’ve now solved. As I mentioned in that post, I had a combination of procmail rules and SpamBayes filtering, etc. I completely turned off the old […]

  • Debugging Firefox and WordPress 2.1 UI issues with Firebug – SUCCESS

    I’m typing this to provoke the following error: uncaught exception: Permission denied to call method So far, not provoked, which means that I think I figured out what was killing me ever since I upgraded to WordPress 2.1. Before I declare victory, let me try to insert a link, which is what […]

  • Why does most technology feel “random” so often?

    I’ve been involved professionally with technology since 1980. So, you’d think that I understand it (and how it works) reasonably well by now. On some levels, sure, but on others, I feel as helpless as the proverbial mother-in-law or grandparent in the “clueless users” examples people always give… Conceptually, I understand how “small […]

  • I’m truly a glutton for punishment…

    OK, so here I am again, updating my progress on the old Dell Latitude L400 saga… Before I begin, let me assure the millions of readers of this blog that I have no illusion that I will ever be able to use this laptop in anything other than as a “guest surfing” node […]