I think I'll need an RMA for this, too.



  •  Like anyone who got the Guitar Hero World Tour super tour, I got a set of drums that, due to a manufacturing glitch, need to be tuned.  Not a problem, there's a free MIDI-USB cable that the manufacture will send.  You just need to request an RMA.

    And I did without a problem. Yay.  And they've sent me an email saying its been shipped.  Yay!  And they included a tracking number and a link to a tracking url.  Yay!!  Now I can visit the tracking URL to check the status of the... wait, huh?

     

    $image$

     

    Firefox doesn't seem to like http://$tracking_url$/



  •  $str_Comment$

     

    Subnote: TRWTF is the fact that anyone still uses Hotmail.

     

    Sub-subnote: FIRST!



  •  pssh, hotmail accounts are great... you know, the one you signed up in the 90s when a free email account was still a novelty?  I still use mine all the time... mind you, its only use is to sign up for websites/forums that I don't care about and just need to click a link to "register".  However in this case, since I would expect a return email eventually, I would use a gmail account (2nd spam account, for things like this where I expect some kind of return email, but don't want it impinging in my normal email account.)



  • @doh said:

    pssh, hotmail accounts are great... you know, the one you signed up in the 90s when a free email account was still a novelty? 
     

    I forgot the password to mine, so now I just pay the $30 a year and use my own domain name.



  • @doh said:

     pssh, hotmail accounts are great... you know, the one you signed up in the 90s when a free email account was still a novelty?
     

    Yup.  Signed up for it in high school, at that! On a Windows 3.11 machine, if I recall.

    @doh said:

    I still use mine all the time... mind you, its only use is to sign up for websites/forums that I don't care about and just need to click a link to "register"

     Again, yup!  It's my forum/mailing list account.  When I sign up for anything, I use this account.  I've turned it to Whitelist so everything gets deleviered to Spam.   When the "here's your registration emai" comes through, I whitelist the domain (if I care about thread subscriptions), and I'm good to go.  The forum is free to spam that account as much as they want, because I'll never see any of it.

    I get surprisingly few spams on that account, oddly enough, given the hundreds of forums I've used the address on.  10 a day, maybe-- who knows how many would be delivered to Inbox if I turned off the whitelist.  On Gmail I get 5-10 a day, but again never in the inbox (well, maybe one a year).

    The "free" Yahoo account I have, which is actually my Rogers (ISP) account that got turned into a Yahoo account when they "merged", gets about 80 a day.  And I barely use that account for anything anymore. I don't think I've ever signed up for a forum with it.  Okay, before the merge I got about 10 a day.  Then, magically after Yahoo got ahold of it, it got spammed to shit.  My father gets 250+ on his, to the point where he just cycles email accounts every quarter or so.

    That merge is a WTF on its own.  You used to get 5 Rogers email address, and 5 free webspaces with your Rogers account.  Then they merged, and suddenly, value of values, you got 5 Yahoo email addresses, and 5 Geocities webpages with your PAID account-- shit that I didn't want when it was free.  Thanks, Rogers.  

     

     



  • @communist_goatboy said:

    Sub-subnote: FIRST!
    Save that crap for the front page, chief.



  • @bstorer said:

    @communist_goatboy said:

    Sub-subnote: FIRST!
    Save that crap for the front page, chief.

    The cancer is spreading... 



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    The cancer is spreading... 

     

    Speaking of random: Did your avatar undergo a sex change?



  • @topspin said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    The cancer is spreading... 

     

    Speaking of random: Did your avatar undergo a sex change?

    This was already answered.



  • @doh said:

    ... mind you, its only use is to sign up for websites/forums that I don't care about and just need to click a link to "register".  However in this case, since I would expect a return email eventually, I would use a gmail account (2nd spam account, for things like this where I expect some kind of return email, but don't want it impinging in my normal email account.)

    O, ya? I just enter the e-mail address of my own computer and start the SMTP server when I expect to receive the e-mail message, it is a sound when it receives a e-mail message, and then I can stop the SMTP server after I ensure that I received the message OK, this way nobody can send me e-mail message, so I am not going to receive a spam e-mail message! (I used to use mailinator but some web-sites don't accept mailinator) I wrote that SMTP server software in PHP.



  • @zzo38 said:

    O, ya? I just enter the e-mail address of my own computer and start the SMTP server when I expect to receive the e-mail message, it is a sound when it receives a e-mail message, and then I can stop the SMTP server after I ensure that I received the message OK, this way nobody can send me e-mail message, so I am not going to receive a spam e-mail message! (I used to use mailinator but some web-sites don't accept mailinator) I wrote that SMTP server software in PHP.
    You gotta admit, dude's consistent...



  • @zzo38 said:

    I wrote that SMTP server software in PHP.
     

    why not in forth ? 



  • @Nelle said:

    @zzo38 said:

    I wrote that SMTP server software in PHP.
     

    why not in forth ? 

    Oddly, PHP isn't a bad choice of language for UNIX-type daemons.  It shares a lot in common with perl and python (which are also used to write SMTP and HTTP daemons) and since all three are memory-managed and dynamic it is fairly easy to write daemons that are safe from the buffer-overflow issues of C and the tediousness of Java.  Sure, they chew a bit more CPU than a well-written C daemon, but if done properly they can scale quite well.  CPU time is cheaper than developer time and rapid development obviously has advantages in terms of marketability.  None of this is meant to imply zzo isn't crazy or that writing his own SMTP daemon made any sense (he could have done fine with a Postfix install and some mail-processing scripts).



  • @Nelle said:

    @zzo38 said:

    I wrote that SMTP server software in PHP.
     

    why not in forth ? 

    Unfortunately, I don't have any Forth that will do listening from internet. I have written program in Forth but it doesn't do that. Even my own Forth system I made, it isn't perfect, but I improve over time to make it more better. But PHP is good enough for this program. Different program language is good for different things, but Forth is good for anything as long as it has the correct system capability (such as listening from internet, etc).

    Other SMTP server software has wrong features for what I am trying to do, so I write my own instead, with the exact features I need. It doesn't take very long to write this software. I can give you the codes if you want it. I can license by GNU GPL v3 or later version (I guess I could also license by GNU Affero GPL v3 or later version, if someone wanted to, I just have to display that information on the 220 line when connecting, and add two extra commands, one for license and one to reveal its source-code, excluding configuration file).



  • @zzo38 said:

    Unfortunately, I don't have any Forth that will do listening from internet. I have written program in Forth but it doesn't do that. Even my own Forth system I made, it isn't perfect, but I improve over time to make it more better. But PHP is good enough for this program. Different program language is good for different things, but Forth is good for anything as long as it has the correct system capability (such as listening from internet, etc).

    Other SMTP server software has wrong features for what I am trying to do, so I write my own instead, with the exact features I need. It doesn't take very long to write this software. I can give you the codes if you want it. I can license by GNU GPL v3 or later version (I guess I could also license by GNU Affero GPL v3 or later version, if someone wanted to, I just have to display that information on the 220 line when connecting, and add two extra commands, one for license and one to reveal its source-code, excluding configuration file).

    If you can read from stdin and write to stdout, you can use Daniel Bernstein's tcpserver daemon to manage the networking aspect of your server.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    If you can read from stdin and write to stdout, you can use Daniel Bernstein's tcpserver daemon to manage the networking aspect of your server.

    Thanks for telling me about Daniel Bernstein's tcpserver daemon. However, I don't want to run this SMTP server as a daemon or service. I want to run it as a normal program, and there is a reason for that, it is because of the purpose for which I am running it, it isn't design to receive e-mail messages all the time, I run it only when I am expecting a message. If you send a e-mail message to me right now the message will bounce, and that is on purpose. But, if I do want to write some server as daemon/service mode, I might use those tcpserver daemon.



  • @zzo38 said:

    Unfortunately, I don't have any Forth that will do listening from internet.

    What about GForth. It can call C functions:

    lina : a LInux NAtive Forth can call linux systemcalls directly:

    what interpreter are u using ?



  • @Nelle said:

    what interpreter are u using ?

    ForthBASIC, I bet.


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