"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
Wasted Early Sunday Morning

Spent the majority of the day yesterday hanging out with Kyle and Pete at Factory. Went to lunch at the supergood Mexican place on ~9th and Washington, then chilled at the space until 2000 or so.

Got SMTP-TLS working on the Factory mailserver, did a little more work on gate, the new firewall, and spent a couple hours reading bash.org.

With regards to SMTP-TLS, a couple years ago I waded through getting Postfix TLS and sasldb for a machine at work. This run through, I just used The Perfect Setup HOWTO and was done with it.

The only thing that really bugs me was having to use a couple backports for libsasl2, which possibly I didn't need (since I'm using the pwcheck daemon, authenticating against /etc/shadow), but I didn't think about it too much.

There are also a few useful notes here.

Around 2000, Ian showed up with his friend Mike and Samid. Ian had his LinuxWorld swag, including a copy of Sun's Java Desktop System, which we've all been very interested in seeing.

Shortly after that, Pete and I took off, as it was getting late and it was already hovering around 0 degrees out.

Ah, Pennsylvania winters. How I love you like truck.

February 1, 2004 10:13 AM