October 5, 2011

Website News: sdjf.esmartdesign.com

Posted in Online Tips, Tricks and Tools at 10:30 pm by sdjf

My companion site, sdjf.esmartdesign.com is temporarily down until I upgrade, but it will be back up soon.

If you have noticed links to my feed at tyrannozaurus being dead, my apologies, I was not sure where to move my feed when tyrannozaurus went offline, it looks like the packages and scripts will be getting moved to my esmartdesign site.

It has been a free site, and hotlinking and putting ipks there was not allowed, but I think I will be able to put ipks there once I upgrade, so stay tuned – it may take a while to get the feed links updated, but the basic webpages should be back up as Linux and Zaurus resources soon.

sdjf

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September 3, 2010

Tyrannozaurus Feeds Have Moved

Posted in Hunting for Software, Online Tips, Tricks and Tools at 6:10 am by sdjf

Are you having trouble finding feeds or sites hosted by tyrannozaurus.com? Well, Tyrannozaurus became overrun by spambots and so Antikx decided to disable the forum early in 2010. And the URLS to all the feeds he was hosting at tz changed from http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/feed/contribs/xxxx/ to http://xxxx.tyrannozaurus.com/.
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June 12, 2008

The Myth About BCC Email

Posted in Online Tips, Tricks and Tools, Webmail Issues at 7:47 pm by sdjf

Once upon a time, people could respect others privacy when sending email to a number of recipients, by putting the addresses in a “BCC” field, which meant “blind courtesy copy,” or “blind carbon copy.” That was supposed to mean that the server or email client would remove the addresses of the “BCC” recipients before sending the email on to everyone in the “TO:”, “CC:”, and “BCC:” fields.

However, despite common belief, when we send email to someone as a “BCC” email, their address may be sent to all recipients, and is not necessarily privatized.
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June 3, 2007

More gmail woes

Posted in Online Tips, Tricks and Tools, Webmail Issues, Zaurus Trials and Tribulations at 6:44 pm by sdjf

I’ve been getting “Connection closed by remote server” messages at gmail the past day or two. It’s happened to me in the past, trying to log in using pop mail, and I’ve been able to log in later without changing any settings in my email client.

But it also happened today in Opera, and I decided to google the message. Hey, guys, if you get this message, I don’t think it’s your browser, your email client, or your cellphone. It’s gotta be either gmail itself, or a problem with the interface between your ISP and google, IMNSHO. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25, 2007

Chat Room Slang and Abbreviations

Posted in Online Tips, Tricks and Tools at 7:03 am by sdjf

If you are new to the world of text messaging, Internet Relay Chat, chat rooms in general, mailing lists, or online forums, you may find yourself getting lost when people use abbreviations for common phrases that you have never heard of.

The quickest way to find out what many of these abbreviations stand for is probably to just look for them with your favorite search engine. All you have to do is enter the abbreviation! Try it for yourself by entering just one word in the search box, either “IMNSHO”, “AFAIK”, “LOL”, “ROFL”, or “RTFM”, for example. Read the rest of this entry »

March 28, 2007

Sending denied

Posted in Online Tips, Tricks and Tools, Webmail Issues, Zaurus Trials and Tribulations at 5:51 am by sdjf

It look like at least 10 people found my blog yesterday, and at least 3 people so far today, when they entered “5.7.0 mail sending denied” or various versions of that, into a search.

So, if that’s how you got here, know that you are not alone. When it happened to me about 11 days ago (see this post), it was a gmail thing, and cleared up of it’s own accord in several hours.

It does look like it created some problems for me with bouncing mail. Read the rest of this entry »

March 15, 2007

Struggling with email at yahoo and gmail

Posted in Online Tips, Tricks and Tools, Webmail Issues, Zaurus Trials and Tribulations at 2:45 pm by sdjf

Even if you have your email client(s) or browser bookmarks for webmail all set up and working perfectly, the big guys seem to love messing up our complacency by upgrading.

Yesterday’s aggravation was my inability to get gmail to send email from my primary address via SMTP mail. The error message I got from tkcMail was:

Error while waiting for confirmation we can send the message data.
Server said: 550 5.7.0 Mail Sending denied
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