Month: January 2008

Mail to Comcast is rejected

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Yikes, mail to Comcast was just “rejected”:http://www.comcast.net/help/faq/index.jsp?faq=SecurityMail_Policy18628&cookieattempt=1 because it looks like I’ve been sending spam. It is the IP address that is blocked, so it could either be my servers or from the shared server that I used. You have to send a removal request to “www.comcastsupport.com/rbl”:http://comcastsupport.com/rbl. In the mean time, its time to tighten…

Hard Disk Backup and the Terabyte drives arrive…

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With the new Mac Os X 10.5’s backup plus ever more photos I’ve been scanning, I seem to keep needing more hard drives. So what is the latest from “Storage Review”:http://storagereview.com in terms of getting more. Well, the big news is that all of the big vendors, Hitachi, Seagate, Western Digital and Samsung now have…

Terrapass carbon offsets

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Hey this is actually a great idea. There are bumper stickers all over town saying, I’m carbon neutral. Basically you buy packages for things like wind farms to have a zero footprint for all your driving, flying and your home. A great idea from “Terrapass.com”:http://terrapass.com. It is way more efficient in truth to offset a…

Rechargeable Batteries

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!>http://www.steves-digicams.com/images7/aa_nimh_batteries.jpg! We’ve had rechargeable batteries for a long time. I mainly use them to run my bicycle flashers, but with the advent of LED flashers, I don’t use them much. The big use we have is for various kids toys and also walkie talkies where AAs and AAAs are in high demand. After five years…

Winter Car Emergency Kit

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Almost no one I know travels with these things, but I’ve used my jumper cables and also flashlight. The main thing to do as “About.com”:http://cars.about.com/od/adviceforowners/a/ag_winterkit.htm and “Minneapolis.About.com”: http://minneapolis.about.com/cs/transportation/qt/wintercarkit.htm says is to get: # Emergency hazard triangle. Personally I don’t like flares as things are flammable obviously and they have a shelf life. Easy to get…

Racing Wheel and Joysticks

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Well the market for steering wheels and joysticks for the PC has pretty much collapsed. Most folks are using consoles for games like this. I tried to resurrect an old Microsoft Wheel and Joystick, but they use the old analog input with the DB-15 plug. It costs $25 to get a DB-15 Game Port to…