So, I have registered a few more domain names than I really need. The domain names are usually a result of this:
- I get a good (or bad) idea for a web site project
- I think of good (and bad) domain names for the project
- I register a domain name for the web site
- But, because I already have work, family and a whole bunch of existing projects to attend to, I never get very far with implementing the web site
Then, a year later, the domain name needs to be renewed. One possible action:
A slight hope of continuing the project and some squirreling tendencies makes me renew the domain registration.
Another possible action:
Let the domain name registration expire.
But it does not feel good at all:
No! Not one of my domain names! They are part of the family! If I let them expire they will be bought by someone running a parked domain monetization scheme!
I actually counted to three domains of mine that will expire during the months to come. And then there are a couple of domain names I want to register if they become available… Letting Go Is Never Easy!
Btw, have you tried my Google Apps™ Test service? It checks if a domain name is connected to Google Apps, the Google Apps mail service, Google Sites or Blogger.
Maybe some of you have heard me ranting about this already?
- I’m not productive enough in C++ and I feel too limited by Java
- A large chunk of Java frameworks seem to serve no other purpose than to workaround limitations in Java
- I believe (and hope!) that Java will cease to be the default language in the non-Microsoft world, and that other JVM-based languages such as Scala, Groovy and JRuby will become more important
- How can I convince a client to allow Scala, Groovy or JRuby in a project?
- I should really get some C# experience!
- It seems like I almost always resolve to PHP when I need to get something done quickly… which reminds me of an upcoming blog post about a recent fight with SoapServer and SimpleXML to implement WSSE UsernameToken authentication.
My TaskFreak hacking goes on. In Sweden we often use ISO 8601 format for dates (year-month-day), but TaskFreak does not offer this out of the box.
Most date formatting comes from the DATE FORMATS section in include/config.php but even after changing these date formats I still don’t get all dates displayed as I would like.
For example, the text box for the date when editing an item is using the TZN_DATE_FRM constant defined in include/classes/tzn_generic.php. There’s a pretty naïve comment in the source code, saying that there is a “US format” for dates and a “rest of the world” format. Fortunately (for the US), the rest of the world is not united in opposition.
To get the date format I wanted I changed the constant definition like this:
To be more exact, some Facebook mail servers are listed in the Composite Blocking List (CBL), including but probably not limited to these:
- outmail002.ash1.tfbnw.net – 188.8.131.52
- outmail004.ash1.tfbnw.net – 184.108.40.206
- outmail007.ash1.tfbnw.net – 220.127.116.11
- outmail009.ash1.tfbnw.net – 18.104.22.168
- outmail110.ash1.tfbnw.net – 22.214.171.124
CBL is not very informative, but writes:
ATTENTION: If you are running IPSwitch Imail, or similar shared hosting software, please contact the CBL by email. If you are running Ensim, please read this for a workaround. Otherwise, this IP is infected with/emitting spamware/spamtrojan traffic and needs to be fixed.
This will prevent me and others using sbl-xbl.spamhaus.org from receiving some Facebook e-mails. Good thing they are not so important! 🙂
Update This was corrected around midnight (UTC) between Saturday and Sunday.