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.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Been busy with other stuff, so this is what you get for today.

I spent some time today fixing the mailing list software so it no longer breaks MIME based emails. The software is old, but it has two features I like: the software is straightforward and it's easy to maintain.

I'm not sure why I took as long as I did to fix it—perhaps it's due to my own relunctance towards MIME (“Email is not for file transfers! That's what FTP is for!”) or some form of passive-aggressive attack on my part to show just how bloated HTML email can be (“FTP people! FTP!”). Although once I figured out which headers I needed to preserve (not as many as I feared) it was pretty easy to patch the software.

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