gushi: (Default)

Okay, I'm looking at a sexy piece of hardware on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Promise-UltraTrak-RM800-1-6TB-ATA-SCSI-Raid-Subsystem_W0QQitemZ320060307877QQihZ011QQcategoryZ21163QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

It's a reserve auction. The seller specifically states in his auction that the reserve is $800. It's already gone for less and been relisted. WHY?

If you want $800 or more for it, JUST MAKE THAT THE MINIMUM FUCKING BID. What, do you want to PAY MONEY to gauge the number of people that aren't willing to pay what you want for the thing?

Stupid people!

gushi: (Default)

Okay, I'm looking at a sexy piece of hardware on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Promise-UltraTrak-RM800-1-6TB-ATA-SCSI-Raid-Subsystem_W0QQitemZ320060307877QQihZ011QQcategoryZ21163QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

It's a reserve auction. The seller specifically states in his auction that the reserve is $800. It's already gone for less and been relisted. WHY?

If you want $800 or more for it, JUST MAKE THAT THE MINIMUM FUCKING BID. What, do you want to PAY MONEY to gauge the number of people that aren't willing to pay what you want for the thing?

Stupid people!

gushi: (Default)

So everyone knows I like SpamAssassin. Anyone with a hosting account on prime also knows that the prefs are stored in a SQL database on another server quark.

About two days after I switched over to this system, I wrote a simple tool, UpdatePrefs, that basically takes your user_prefs file from spamassassin and dumps them up to the database server. (It can also "fetch" your rules, for legacy compatibility -- I wanted a way out if I had to abandon the SQL thing).

Naturally, when I write a util like this, I post to the SpamAssassin mailing list. No response whatsoever.

I FINALLY heard from SOMEONE about this a couple days ago:

[11:53:59] * trjh [User] is now online =)

[11:53:59] trjh: hello. if you wouldn't mind, i'd like to ask you about the updateprefs.pl script you mentioned in May '05 on the spamassassin-users mailing list?

[11:53:59] -larpGM- [Away for 9:47m] Must have stepped out...

[11:56:31] larpGM: Heya

[11:56:37] larpGM: about time I heard from someone on that.

[11:57:09] trjh: i'm just converting my own personal setup to use sql (hoping it'll speed up the dog-slow performance on my 7-yr-old freebsd box)

[11:57:36] trjh: it's taken me half an hour to find any reference to anything like that. i'm shocked your script isn't in the spamassassin distribution and mentioned in the README.

[11:58:15] trjh: anyway, i ask because it isn't where you said it was then :) (www.gushi.org/updateprefs.pl)

[12:11:22] larpGM: Gimme a sec, lemme see if I can find it.

[12:13:23] trjh: np, thank you.

[12:14:11] larpGM: as a warning, it's still slightly unpolished.

[12:15:36] larpGM: http://www.gushi.org/updateprefs.pl

[12:15:52] larpGM: it was actually symlinked to the binary, which I moved from updateprefs.pl to updateprefs

[12:16:07] trjh: not a worry, thank you!

[12:17:24] larpGM: it's short and relatively sweet

[12:17:48] larpGM: also, I found when I moved to SQL, I just had to accept the reality that my bayes corpus had to be rebuilt.

[12:18:15] larpGM: but then, mine were huge

[12:18:15] trjh: sa-learn --restore didn't do the trick?

[12:20:21] larpGM: nope

[12:20:28] larpGM: I cut my losses, this was a while ago too

[12:21:24] trjh: would you mind if i put a reference to your message & script here? http://wiki.apache.org/spamassassin/BetterDocumentation/SqlReadme ("Dan Mahoney wrote a perl script to convert user_prefs from file to database format. He mentions it here and it can be found here.")

[12:23:12] larpGM: Sure.

[12:23:14] larpGM: feel free

[12:23:38] larpGM: I'm generally very embittered with the SA mailing lists. I post intelligent things, and get no response.

[12:23:43] larpGM: I post errors, get no response.

[12:25:49] larpGM: keeping in mind you're the first person who's asked about this should-be-commonsense utility in as longas it's been since I wrote this.

[12:48:08] trjh: maybe nobody upgrades. maybe they all write it from scratch :)

[12:48:42] larpGM: possibly

[12:48:47] larpGM: note when I posted it.

[12:49:02] trjh: i did alright.

[13:03:57] trjh: duly updated. you might add a comment or two at the top of your script, something like i've just added on my local copy:

[13:04:00] trjh: # written by Dan Mahoney

[13:04:03] trjh: # http://www.gushi.org/updateprefs.pl

[13:04:21] trjh: anyway, you're now closer to the SA canon than you were before :)

Ah well, better late than never I suppose.

gushi: (Default)

So everyone knows I like SpamAssassin. Anyone with a hosting account on prime also knows that the prefs are stored in a SQL database on another server quark.

About two days after I switched over to this system, I wrote a simple tool, UpdatePrefs, that basically takes your user_prefs file from spamassassin and dumps them up to the database server. (It can also "fetch" your rules, for legacy compatibility -- I wanted a way out if I had to abandon the SQL thing).

Naturally, when I write a util like this, I post to the SpamAssassin mailing list. No response whatsoever.

I FINALLY heard from SOMEONE about this a couple days ago:

[11:53:59] * trjh [User] is now online =)

[11:53:59] trjh: hello. if you wouldn't mind, i'd like to ask you about the updateprefs.pl script you mentioned in May '05 on the spamassassin-users mailing list?

[11:53:59] -larpGM- [Away for 9:47m] Must have stepped out...

[11:56:31] larpGM: Heya

[11:56:37] larpGM: about time I heard from someone on that.

[11:57:09] trjh: i'm just converting my own personal setup to use sql (hoping it'll speed up the dog-slow performance on my 7-yr-old freebsd box)

[11:57:36] trjh: it's taken me half an hour to find any reference to anything like that. i'm shocked your script isn't in the spamassassin distribution and mentioned in the README.

[11:58:15] trjh: anyway, i ask because it isn't where you said it was then :) (www.gushi.org/updateprefs.pl)

[12:11:22] larpGM: Gimme a sec, lemme see if I can find it.

[12:13:23] trjh: np, thank you.

[12:14:11] larpGM: as a warning, it's still slightly unpolished.

[12:15:36] larpGM: http://www.gushi.org/updateprefs.pl

[12:15:52] larpGM: it was actually symlinked to the binary, which I moved from updateprefs.pl to updateprefs

[12:16:07] trjh: not a worry, thank you!

[12:17:24] larpGM: it's short and relatively sweet

[12:17:48] larpGM: also, I found when I moved to SQL, I just had to accept the reality that my bayes corpus had to be rebuilt.

[12:18:15] larpGM: but then, mine were huge

[12:18:15] trjh: sa-learn --restore didn't do the trick?

[12:20:21] larpGM: nope

[12:20:28] larpGM: I cut my losses, this was a while ago too

[12:21:24] trjh: would you mind if i put a reference to your message & script here? http://wiki.apache.org/spamassassin/BetterDocumentation/SqlReadme ("Dan Mahoney wrote a perl script to convert user_prefs from file to database format. He mentions it here and it can be found here.")

[12:23:12] larpGM: Sure.

[12:23:14] larpGM: feel free

[12:23:38] larpGM: I'm generally very embittered with the SA mailing lists. I post intelligent things, and get no response.

[12:23:43] larpGM: I post errors, get no response.

[12:25:49] larpGM: keeping in mind you're the first person who's asked about this should-be-commonsense utility in as longas it's been since I wrote this.

[12:48:08] trjh: maybe nobody upgrades. maybe they all write it from scratch :)

[12:48:42] larpGM: possibly

[12:48:47] larpGM: note when I posted it.

[12:49:02] trjh: i did alright.

[13:03:57] trjh: duly updated. you might add a comment or two at the top of your script, something like i've just added on my local copy:

[13:04:00] trjh: # written by Dan Mahoney

[13:04:03] trjh: # http://www.gushi.org/updateprefs.pl

[13:04:21] trjh: anyway, you're now closer to the SA canon than you were before :)

Ah well, better late than never I suppose.

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