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So OS X Tiger is scheduled to be released tomorrow, I can’t wait to upgrade to it. Dashboard looks damn cool, CoreImage and CoreVideo look like fun to code with. Dashboard and the new search thinggie in Tiger looks pretty close to what QuickSilver (QS) does, so I’m not real sure if I’d still need QS. I’m also interested in how Safari works with RSS.

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Sound in Safari

Doesn’t seem like there is an easy way to turn off sound in Safari. I don’t think I’ve ever embedded an mp3 or midi in any of the pages I created, except maybe to test out that HTML tag when I first read about it in high school. But girls seem to like that, well, 2 of my models got blogs or pages that have music. It’s cool and all, but I think when people do that, they should use an applet instead of using the HTML embed tag, this way people can mute or pause the song, like the flash player Fred Wilson started using about a week ago.

Posting from SharpMT

Downloaded SharpMT, a free blog authoring tool. Works pretty well, not quite as good as Ecto in OS X, but good enough for casual offline blogging when I’m stuck with a Windows laptop… 🙂

Spam got outta hand

My rsync backup to a friend’s server has been using a lot of time and resource these couple of days… I looked into what exactly is happening, and after 5 minutes of poking around my rdiff-backup root, I figured it out.

It was my goddamn spam folder. Some dude has been sending spams with random AT aynassociates DOT com as the return path or from address, I had setup my mails so that random username at my consulting company’s domain goes directly to my spam folder. This resulted in about 100 spam per minute!! Now I’m giving those mails an exit code:

ayn@NGBERT:~>cat .qmail-aynassociates-default
|exit 100

Much better! Also updated my backup script to exclude my .spam maildir. Now backup is back to normal, I regained 5% storage space on my server…

Spam sucks!