they.com is now running on new hardware! There was a happy congruence of tax refund check and Dell having a sale of 45% off servers, so the 8+ year old system (a sun netra t1 with a 900MHz ultrasparc IIi, 1G RAM and an external 30G drive) has been replaced (by a poweredge 2750, with… Continue reading Long time coming…
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They are converting to wordpress
Since slashcode was, er, stagnating. The packages on debian (even debian-unstable) were ancient, and trying to upgrade caused a major problem with posting. WordPress puts out nice valid HTML, uses CSS extensively, has many fantastic plugins, and is much faster and less memory-intense. So far, they like it! Downside? If you had an account before,… Continue reading They are converting to wordpress
Sometimes, the right thing is done…
For years, they have been looking for XML weather data, to no avail. Now, weatherroom.com is offering XML feeds of local weather data and forecasts. Perhaps it is being fed by screen scraping, but this is excellent! Three cheers for weatherroom.com!
So much spam news, so little time
a new dnsbl, sbbl.they.com, is available for public use. Recommended usage is only as a high score within spamassassin (or similar). Shame on MAPS for screwing and harassing one of their ex-employees. They no longer use MAPS, but instead encourage everyone to investigate using SPEWS, Osirusoft, and to use (and if at all possible, support)… Continue reading So much spam news, so little time