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Haraka-secwrap was updated a bit over this holiday weekend. It should work with Haraka version 2.8.11 and be a little less buggy. The REST feature now actually works where before it was only partially implemented. There’s even a handy-dandy (really poor) example for using a REST backend to store messages in the maildir format.

The first annual #Hack2o weekend was a success! What an amazingly creative and diverse mix of talent and energy! (Sorry to the 5-6 people who are missing from the group photo!) The event culminated with presentations by 4 teams with #innovative technology solutions for email encryption, the “Yellow Bike” program, aquatic invasive species reporting and […]

Ever wish you could shim into and do some testing on a “live” site? Hoxy is for you! It now even supports HTTPS sites thanks to a couple awesome coders Greg Reimer (founder), Francois Ward, and yours truly. A special thanks to Seth Holladay for helping move the issue forward with his bounty!

Sure, you could use something like forever but what if you want things as self contained as possible? It’s very ugly and breaks stdio, but it works! var cluster = require(‘cluster’); var _ = require(‘underscore’); var spawn = require(‘child_process’).spawn; if(cluster.isMaster) { //var cluster_args = var runningragnarok = false; var msghandler = function(msg) { if(msg === […]

As with all things, I was in need of a solution. The problem was that multiple object prototypes were needing to be mixed together into one. No npm package I found seemed to do the trick for me in the way I wanted and needed things to work. So of course I reinvented the wheel […]

Something I’ve been toying with is a tip and trick, but mostly horrible hacking away and over-thinking things blog series highlighting the stupid things I do. These things will likely come from stuff for my work or simply curiosity. Without further ado, here’s #1. A couple a weeks ago, I needed to migrate a web server and test […]

Last year during a men’s retreat weekend my church put on, we men were challenged to come up with a “Family Charter”,  a document of rules and regulations concerning interpersonal interactions. You could look at it as something akin to The Constitution for Minnesota, the U.S.A or any organization. Though I’m not too keen on having […]

It’s getting official, we’re moving to the country. It’s something that the mrs and I have been thinking of doing, mostly in a “sometime-in-the-future” way, several years from now and the earliest. Then earlier this year we found ourselves a piece of land for sale about 20-30 minutes away from our current home that we […]

Over the last couple months, my little flower and overflow have started waking up when I get up for work. Following me downstairs and starting to play or demanding to watch Kipper before mom comes down and turns it off. However this week has been slightly different. The little flower has started saying “Daddy no […]

Building my own awesome “NAS” box for precious family photos will take a pretty penny to complete and even then I wouldn’t have backups in case of disaster (I’m a disk over tape/dvd guy). So to get me started I’m using Amazon’s EC2 service. For the moment, I’m using one Micro instance with 3x50GB extra […]