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Tuesday, 09 May 2006 11:43
Our company has just gone through a merger with a US company (we're Canadian). So far, it's looking like the majority of the combined company's IT work is being done out of my office. The other day, I just received a document from the US office with some notes regarding an upgrade to their website. I'm getting rather used to someone handing me some scribbled notes on a piece of paper and expecting me to interpret those notes and produce a working piece of software. I wasn't quite expecing these notes, however. The gentleman had literally taken the time to take his hand-scribbled note and scan it in, then convert it to a PDF, then email it to me. It's completely unintelligible.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 May 2006 11:43
Moving Time at the Office PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Friday, 18 November 2005 20:46
Our office is doing some major re-arranging, with walls being torn down, and new ones going up. We had a moving company in today to assist us with moving some desks. When I came back from lunch, I found the door conveniently propped open by the movers. Then I took a closer look at what they'd used to prop the door open with...
Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2005 20:46
Astaro and SpamAssassin PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Sunday, 18 July 2004 16:55
We have an Astaro Security Linux firewall (actually two of them, running in High Availability mode) at work. ASL includes SpamAssassin, which is effective in filtering out some spam email from our corporate network. Unfortunately, there doesn;t seem to be a way to 'train' the bayesian filter. Most SpamAssassin implementations that I've seen allow you to set up a spam trap email address where you forward all of your spam messages, and SpamAssassin uses these to train the bayesian filter to recognize spam.
Last Updated on Sunday, 18 July 2004 16:55
Nerf Gun PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 November 2003 16:47
Today, we rolled out a new insurance sales module for our in-house POS/CRM system. The company decided to hold a little party for the IT department to celebrate the rollout. The coolest part was we got a Nerf gun! Needless to say, productivity in the department plummeted for the remainder of the day.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2003 16:47
Linux on the Laptop PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Sunday, 14 September 2003 07:51

I finally did it. I've been threatening to do it for a few years, but I think that Open Source software has matured to a point where I can actually run Linux on my work laptop for most of the time. I'm taking baby steps, though. I took the 20Gb partition and partitioned off 3Gb for Linux. As I slowly get rid of the junk over on the Windows partition, I'll change the sizes of the partitions. The installation was relatively painless, but it did give me one heart stopper.

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 September 2003 07:51
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