The VP of the United States spoke at BYU’s Commencement today. I have no clear opinions about the man himself (he seems nice enough), but the extra hassle it caused was pretty obnoxious.
Security at the Marriott Center was ridiculous — almost as bad as the airport. I’m told they closed the freeway for him. And we sat waiting for hours to allow the guards the time they needed to screen everyone.
The University did provide a variety of entertainment and snacks. Vocal Point is fun. I totally don’t get dance though.
I should mention why I was there: Rebecca completed her Master of Music degree! I would say that she “walked” today but they canceled the processional for Mr Cheney’s safety. Of which, have I mentioned my theory? I think the incident where Dick shot his friend the senator is a cover-up for an assassination attempt. This would explain his current paranoia. The man even has his house blurred out in Google Maps.
I finally managed to get Hugin to do what I expected it to. I know these aren’t particularly impressive. They’re really a first attempt using some images I took back at Wymount.
Hugin is pretty cool but someone should simplify the whole process into a simple program that just does the right thing on the first try.
Hilarious voicemail I got a while back. I’m glad this kid is staying in school. Really I am.
If your running your own server behind an ISP you’re probably lucky enough that your ISP doesn’t require authentication to relay mail through them from inside their network. If you’re so lucky, and they have MX records that make sense all you need is
relayhost = isp.com, but if they’re smart they’ll require authentication to help prevent worms and what-nots from relaying through them. It’s not too much harder:
relayhost = [mail.isp.com]
smtp_sasl_auth_enable = yes
smtp_sasl_password_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/sasl_passwd
Depending on how they have things configured on their end you may also have to use
smtp_sasl_security_options = noanonymous, which overrides the default of
noplaintext, noanonymous. In this case you’ll probably also want to use
smtp_tls_security_level = may, which will cause it to use TLS if it’s available.
/etc/postfix/sasl_passwd file needs to have a line like this in it:
You’ll also need to create the actual hash db by running
postmap /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd. The first part,
[mail.isp.com] should be the same as your
relayhost line, so if you’re using MX lookups you’ll want to drop the
 here too.
I made this video about how to use and RJ45 crimper for English 316 back in 2003. Recently I found it among my backups. Enjoy!
Also posted on Google Video.