Archive for the 'General' Category

Yahoo deliverability - this time it’s personal

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

I’ve written about Yahoo deliverability earlier, but now it’s personal.

The mailserver I use is being deferred via a 421 code by Yahoo, and judging by the fact I’m on shared hosting and the mailserver IP has been spotted on some minor blocklists, I’ve got a virtual neighbor with a problem.


In this case, Yahoo is definitely not deferring my mail because of content (I’ve tested this) but they’re taking action because of the originating IP address.

iPhone wifi madness

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Well, not madness, but something definitely weird.

I was wondering if anyone has seen any iPhones getting onto networks they should not be on. I am aware of a situation where an iPhone jumped on a wifi network with WEP and MAC Address filtering enabled.

The thing is, the iPhone only had the WEP key, but the iPhone MAC address hadn’t been authorized and iPhone still was granted an IP address via DHCP.

When I tried my iPhone on the network with the WEP key and but no MAC address authorization, I could not get on.

Another wrinkle is that the successful iPhone had been synched to a Mac laptop that was previously allowed on that network. Could that be it?

Some iPhone camera pics

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

In case you were wondering about the iPhone picture quality, here are two pictures I took on Friday night in Old City Philadelphia. Of course, there is no flash or zoom on the iPhone.

Korean War memorial statute Philadelphia
Korean War Memorial Statue

Philadelphia building in lights
Building bathed in light

I am blogging this from the iPhone

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Oh boy this is so different than I thought it would be. The cool factor for me is the mini multi-communicator aspect.

Good Friday iPhone post #1

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Ok, so it is Friday, the Friday, where we can finally get our hands on the iPhone…. or some of us can, at least…

The most amusing commentary (with terrible religious overtones) I’ve heard so far was someone calling it “Good” Friday since the Jesus phone is coming.

As for me, I will be at the local Cingular/AT&T store at 6pm since I need my number ported from some other wireless carrier which shall not be named. That wireless carrier has quite lamely announced they will be open all day today. The phone that this carrier is trying to tout as an iPhone competitor? The LGV9400. Oooh, checkmate.

Also, getting iPhone should actually save me money since I should be able to get cleverhack email on it, while to do that on my current carrier, I would have to pay $15.00/mo or so for that email synching feature.

[tags]iPhone, Apple, AT&T, anticipation, I need my number ported, I am gonna be restless all day [/tags]

The Machine is Us/ing Us

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

It is very rare that I’d link to a YouTube video, but this is one of those rare times. A beautifully produced history and explanation of the Internet and the implications for the future, all done by an anthropology professor at Kansas State University.

[tags] The Machine is Us/ing Us, the Internet, the history of the Internet, these five minutes are so worth it [/tags]

Apple Store Chile

Friday, May 11th, 2007

Well, kinda. There aren’t official Apple stores in Chile, but there are Apple resellers.

Thanks, Bert!

Update: More information about MacOnline in Chile at ifoAppleStore.

[tags]Apple, Mac, Apple Store, Chile, Apple Reseller, MacOnline [/tags]

A no frills kitchen

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

I sincerely appreciated this article in the NY Times detailing how to outfit a kitchen for about $300. The secret? Go to a restaurant supply store, where kitchen implements are much cheaper than the high end “culinary stores”.

You see, in a past life, I used to sell the high end expensive stuff on the Web.

[tags] Kitchen tools, Kitchen gadgets, Kitchen equipment, Kitchen implements, the real deal [/tags]

The Macintosh Guild

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

Has anyone heard of the Macintosh Guild?

[tags]The Macintosh Guild[/tags]

That iPhone ad rocks!

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Nothing like Apple jazzing up the faithful with an iPhone ad on the side of the 5th Avenue store… And, oh, I think that people sitting in the plaza right next to the store is really cool!

Speaking of cubes, does anyone know when the Apple Store (cubed) will be opening in Boston?

[tags]Apple, iPhone, I can’t freaking hardly wait! [/tags]

iPhone marketing idea

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

So I heard the rumor about Cingular offering a cheap service plan for iPhone users and while the rumor seems extremely farfetched, it got me thinking.

If I were part of the Cingular/AT&T marketing team, and I was hoping to lure folks from the other carriers, I would offer some sort of rebate or refund of the cancellation fee for those switching from Verizon/Sprint/T-Mobile. I would think this idea would at least make some sense as the people who are least likely to switch are the ones tied to a contract.

[tags]iPhone, Cingular/AT&T, silly marketing idea[/tags]

open i search

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Yet another search engine called OpenISearch, which bills itself as “The Ultimate Search Engine”. It’s not released yet, and the link sends you to a landing page. However, the search engine is already sending out a bot on the World Wide Web.

Http Code: 200 Date: Jan 23 18:31:56 Http Version: HTTP/1.1 Size in Bytes: 39974
Referer: -
Agent: OpenISearch/1.x (

[tags] openisearch, search engine, bots, spiders, crawlers [/tags]