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New syndication url…

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For the three people that have my blog in their rss readers, here’s the new url for full posts: http://jthurber.com/blog/wp-rss2.php

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September 29th, 2004 at 6:17 pm

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Upgrade to WordPress to combat comment spammers!

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They finally broke me! Waking up to 20 odd comment spams every morning for the last couple days made the decision to upgrade to WordPress a no-brainer. Thanks for the super-easy upgrade guys! I’ll apply some (limited) style soon, and will fix the links on the sidebar, but it’s workable for now.

Update: I see that Scott recently upgraded for the same reason. Of course he wasn’t still runnning b2 :)

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September 29th, 2004 at 5:57 pm

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How to use multiple email addresses for a single account using Mail.app

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So, I’ve got a couple of email addresses under a single username/password combination, let’s call them a@a.com and b@a.com (in actuality it’s more like a@a.com, b@a.com, a@c.com and b@c.com but two should suffice). I was trying to figure out how to allow Mail.app (the email application that ships with OSX) to send as any of these email addresses (you might call these “aliases” or “outbound email addresses”). I tried to configure a new account that wasn’t configured with an inbound server, but that didn’t work, so I asked Google:

And Google spoke (in the voice of this page) saying: You simply comma-delimit multiple email addresses when configuring an account and they all become available in the “account” dropdown when composing email. A very clean solution (if not terribly intuitive or discoverable). It’s exactly the sort of thing a novice email user would never need to know and an advanced user would know to (eventually) google for!

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September 29th, 2004 at 11:54 am

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Back in Vegas…

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As the title indicates, I’m back in Las Vegas.

I was a lucky recipient of “the full-treatment” from Security at San Jose International. It was alright until they tried to stack my bag on top of my laptop at which point I became a more active participant in the process (saying “Excuse me, please don’t stack anything on my laptop” or similar). Other than that it was an uneventful trip (thanks in no small part to the double-espresso I picked up from Peet’s and slammed on the way to the airport).

Why am I in beautiful Las Vegas, you are perhaps not asking yourself at this point? Well, the Lemur and Stacia are getting married this evening, and I wouldn’t miss it.

The really good news so far (aside from my lovely white Dodge Neon rental car with the random “bing” noise): I’m at “The Coffee Bean” again (of previous post fame) and they still have free wi-fi. So… I’m drinking fairly good coffee, eating a sugar-laden scone and sitting in a comfy chair surfing the web… people who know me know this describes my ideal state of being!

Note: The Coffee Bean is actually on Maryland, not Paradise (as I previously posted). here’s a map.

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September 4th, 2004 at 10:31 am

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