# Adrian Tritschler's stuffMy website, an agglomerative mess, probably half-eaten by a gru

## Spam Spam Spam

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013

The email system at work is hosted by Google, with all the usual spam filtering and folders. Up until the start of March 2013 I used to skim through the spam folder two or three times a week and check for false positives, of which they’d be one or two a month, rescue them and then I’d delete everything else. In late February and early March 2013 the amount of spam arriving every day and making it into the spam folder became ridiculous, it was impossible to process it so I’ve taken to ignoring it, but jotting down the number of items in the folder every day.

## IMAP returns

Monday, May 8, 2006

For some reason the line to include imap in /etc/services had been removed. I guess ubuntu wants me to only use IMAPS. Added:

imap	143/tcp


To /etc/services and restarted cyrus21 and all is well again.

## Mailing list fun

Friday, Apr 7, 2006

Something seems to have gone someway awry with the configuration of a supposed announce-only mailing list from Novell! Cutting out the names and headers, the following three messages came through in response to a routine announcement: devnet-announce@forge.novell.com wrote: > I am out of office until the 10th of April. Your mails will not be > read or forwarded. Best regards: Rxxx Sxxxxxxxxxxxxx >> no problem. if you want, you can stay out of office till 11th or >> 12th.

# …The Owner

There’s not much more I can add to who I am.

# …The Site

I experiment. I play. I write and I take pictures. Some of the site is organised around topics, other parts are organized by date, then there’s always the cross-references between them.

Long ago it started as a learning experiment with a few static HTML pages, then I added a bit of server-side includes and some very ugly PHP. A hand-built journal/blog on top of that PHP, then a few experiments in moving to various static publishing systems. I’ve never wanted a database-based blogging engine, so over the years I’ve tried php, nanoblogger, emacs-muse, silkpage and docbook before settling on emacs org-mode for writing and jekyll for publishing. But the itch remained… I never really liked jekyll and the ruby underneath always seemed so much black magic. So now the latest incarnation is org-mode and hugo.