A few things today...
Why I love my job, reason #n+1
I currently have a standing meeting at 6:00 am daily for a case I'm working. It's a fairly big deal; e.g., the meeting organizer's employee number is < 100—he's been with us since the Beginning of Time. Anyway, this morning, I banged the alarm too hard and overslept, joining the concall at about 6:15. Someone makes a "sleeping off being cracked out on Slurpees" joke (I made sure everyone knew it was Free Slurpee day yesterday) and I get an IM from my manager:
you doing OK?
not a lot of sleep
It's nice to work somewhere where the customer is #1, but where there's a #0 that equals me.
A better package-tracking widget
I'm waiting for a package from Toyota Parts Store (I guess I haven't mentioned except by Twitter that I bought a truck—an '05 Tacoma). Merlin's featured links for today included one to "Ten useful Apple Dashboard widgets" which mentions Package Tracker, but even better, has an editorial note about Delivery Status, which is way cooler:
It can even directly track shipments from Amazon, Apple, Adobe (?), etc.
Spam is only good sliced thin and pan-fried
Matt and I went to Phoenix over the weekend to hang out with Wil and Thera, and when I got back, I had 2,000+ emails in my inbox. By the time I cleaned it out yesterday, I had over 3,000. So I finally hit
desa's SpamAssassin installation with an immense hammer yesterday, and it appears to be working again, and better than ever. It's even reading local rules, which is something I could never get it to do before. This morning, I only had 11 items in my inbox... and 7 of them were legit.
Next, I rework my
reject-spammers.pltool that builds netfilter rules to outright block theoretical spammers by source IP (well, it blocks whole /24s) into a tool that builds SA rules, so I can score emails from those sources up heavily without actually preventing their delivery. False positives are one thing, but denying service based on them is a step I'd really rather not take.
Just in case it had been forgotten, I thought I'd reiterate that it is "the finest organic suspension ever devised." Time to move on to my second cup.