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Nanoblogger package is mine

Thanks to Andreas Metzler who kidnly offered sponsoring for me, updated nanoblogger package (which fixes all bugs reported in debian BTS) will be in archives on next dinstall run (tommorow).

As this is RC version, there might still be some problems, but it should be better than previous version in archives.

My Nanoblogger are getting merged

Good news everyone: most of my nanoblogger changes were accepted upstream, so next nanoblogger version will come with friendly links, RSS indexes and other tiny things I mentioned before.

PS: This post also serves for testing whether everything works as expected :-).

Back from vacation

On Saturday night I arrived back from vacation to Austria. I just felt it's time to get to know neighbouring country :-). We visited Vienna and Salzburg and it was quite relaxing time there. I will try to write details later, but for now I'd like to thank to all people who helped Wikitravel with its content as it is marvelous source of information, I will do my best to improve articles about places I know.

Sonata - yet another MPD client

I quickly got used to MPD for playing music. The client-server approach perfectly fits my needs and I can control it using any interface I want. Command line is always appreciated, but nice GUI is also helful.

So far I used Pygmy, which is far from being perfect, but was best of those I tested. Now I found its fork called Sonata which looks much better. Unfortunately it is not yet in Debian, any volunteers? :-)

Fighting spam in phone database

As I already complained, spammers seem to like my phone database. It has not been a major problem so far, but I started to get about ten invalid records per day.

This forced be to find automatic solution to get rid of this. Inspired by recent article on root.cz, I wrote simmilar solution as is used on php.vrana.cz. It should not harm regullar users who have javascript enabled, others will have to fill in one extra field.

Wammu 0.16

Wammu 0.16 has been just released. New features:

  • Include platform in crash log.
  • Fix SMS composer on Windows.
  • Fix adding part to SMS after removing all.
  • Fix editor on Windows.
  • Now requires wxWidgets 2.6.

Blacklists consireder harmful

After my mailserver started to reject mails from servers where I want to accept mails, I decided to finally try to disable DNS blacklisting. Earlier I whitelisted some domains, but the list has grown too much.

I still use DNS blacklists as helping criterias for SpamAssasin, but being on blacklist is now not enough to reject legitimate mail. Let's see if spam amount in my mailbox will increase, but I doubt it will, other checks are also quite restrictive.