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Monthly Archive for January, 2006

Dave Barry Turns 40

Dave Barry — author of Dave Barry Turns 40 — is one of the best sorts of humor writers, one whose content is timeless and based on the human condition.

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Fools & Horses is Going Places

Fools & Horses has been selected to play at the MCI Center on February 4th, opening for Bon Jovi. Whether or not you like Bon Jovi, this is an amazing opportunity for a handful of Towson-bred guys.

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Twenty-Something Coupon Clipper

I clip coupons. I pickup the local grocer’s circular most every week. I look for bargains, then couple them with coupons. Sounds like something your parents would do, right? Very uncool?

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NRPE commands must be less than 32 characters, else NRPE will fail with the “NRPE: Command ‘X’ not defined” message. This is another reason why NRPE checks can fail inexplicably. Note: As of January 19, 2004 the author “removed length restrictions for command names and command lines” in the 2.1 release. However, many legacy systems […]

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American Idol Preempts House

The geniuses at Fox have removed House from the air for the multi-week debut of this year’s installment of American Idol. What the hell were they thinking?

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It’s eerie when you have one of those “I’m getting too old for this shit” moments. You tell yourself that you aren’t getting old. Your associates smirk when you say it, and you know that you aren’t THAT old. Are you?

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After attempting to send a brief message to a few MSN subscribers, it appears that Microsoft is having some memory issues on a few of their mail exchangers.

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Salesmen That Poach

I detest salesmen who poach at other vendors conferences. These people are precisely the reason that I don’t put my direct line on my business card.

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S/MIME message don’t interact well with RT. If you send an S/MIME email to the system, you will likely receive the nondescript “no value sent for required parameter ‘message’” error. The mail administrator will see EX_TEMPFAIL errors (if using Sendmail). One solution is to remove MIME data from incoming messages destined for RT. The following […]

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Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Lunacy

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl sounds like a snack, not a football series. Someone in marketing ought to be asked about this situation, if not fired for his or her idiocy.

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Thumbnail Maps from ClustrMaps

I stumbled upon Creative Hedgehog and noticed a spiffy free geocoding service called ClustrMaps. The service provides an embedded thumbnail-sized map of the world, showing a web site’s visitors.

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