The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Friday, January 30, 2004

Non testing of old features

Switching SMTP servers will always cause problems. When we first switched to Postfix, I had problems with the email interface for mod_blog. It turned out that postfix set the default permissions of child processes to be restrictive and the patch was to relax the default permissions.

Of course, I forgot about that with the software I wrote for Spring.

But it didn't really matter since she rarely, if ever, used the email interface.

Until today.

It took me quite a while to track down the problem and add a one line fix.


A Toy Party

Spring is now a distributor for Discovery Toys, and tonight was her first party, where toys are displayed and sold. The toys themselves are educational in nature, and I found myself having quite a bit of fun with the Markbleworks Raceway Construction Set.

The party itself was small, Spring's sponsor, Kelly, Gus and Angel but quite successful given the small turnout.

Obligatory Picture

[It's the most wonderful time of the year!]

Obligatory Links

Obligatory Miscellaneous

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