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November 21, 2005

Stupid Email Servers and Standards Ignored

Ok, I'm pissed.

Every time I need to deal with sending newsletters I end up dealing with a bunch of broken mail servers. These never return an error that is usable. I love my exim mail servers at least they know how to stick to a standard, I guess this is what also makes it a little harder for new admins to start handling email. I guess, if you don't know what you are doing please just stop and go away and leave our net in a working state...!!!!....

Ok, here is a group of messages that all say the user is over quota;

552 recipient storage full, try again later (in reply to RCPT TO command)
mta1.us4.out.int[] said: 552 recipient storage full,
host smtp.zip.com []: 552 RCPT TO: Mailbox disk quota exceeded

smtp;552 5.2.2 This message is larger than the current system limit or the recipient's mailbox is full. Create a shorter message body or remove attachments and try sending it again.
host mx1.mail.km.ru []: 500 Mailbox full

"User mailbox exceeds allowed size: user@dom.com"
This message was not delivered because it would put the account over quota.
Sorry, user is over quota. vpopmail (#4.2.2)
The user(s) account is temporarily over quota.
could not be delivered to user at 16:44 EST on 21-Nov-05 because the recipient mailbox is full.
domain is over quota

Error 01373: User's Disk Quota Exceeded. Sorry, your intended recipient has too much mail stored in his mailbox. Your message totalled 14 Kbytes. However a small (< 1Kb) message will be delivered should you wish to inform your recipient you tried to email.

Error transferring to mx3.BMOGC.NET; Maximum hop count exceeded. Message probably in a routing loop. Maximum hop count exceeded. Message probably in a routing loop.
554 this message has already been here

November 11, 2005

Google Video Stuff

Some thing found on Google Video http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6172556998285728198&q=japanese http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6685078570737229515&q=japanese http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4166510599634431068&q=yosemite

November 8, 2005

Fun with Google Maps II

Jeff, Miki and I Playing with google maps (again) Fuji San Pyramids Shimpei's House My Old High school Darrin and Thomas's Best Find yet Sightseeing with Google Satellite Maps

November 1, 2005

Fun with Google Maps - TT

Talking to my buddy Jeff and we were playing with the google map system. While it has some sort falls, it really is fun. Seems the Sat data is a little old but we were able to find a few of the Thousand Trail parks Rancho Oso - Get Map Solidad - Get Map More to come as we find them

Excel Tip Day of Week

Every body asks us for help on complicated Excel problems. Here is a great tool for labeling the date information.

In Cell A1 put
=TEXT(WEEKDAY(B1), "ddd")
In cell B1 put a date (ie 11-01-2005)

This will display the day of week for you as the following.

d: Numeric value (1,2,3 ... 7)
dd: Numeric with leading zero (01,02,03 ... 07)
ddd: Three letter Day (Sun, Mon, Tue .... Sat)
dddd: Full Day Name (Sunday, Monday ..... Saturday)

Full body PET CT

PET CT is great!

Got up early to have PET/CT scan. They told us it will take about 2 hours to scan my full body. Well. I just did spent 2 hours at MRI Lab not long ago. I think I can handle this. No drink / food from the night before. No exercise nor reading. Just be calm and get ready for the scan. It's way too early in the morning for me. No problem being frozen Tuna mode.

Office was nice and clean. People are nice and friendly. Receptionist brought me a cup of contrast. Cold. Needed to drink it quickly. Sweet and bitter flavor. Not bad. Better than some other chemicals. Filled out the paper work as usual. Keath tried to explain the reason why we are here and also arrange MRI fim pick-up. While waiting, read information about PET scan. It seems PET /CT scan is great system to find any hidden cancerous activities in body. I hope they find nothing serious, yet I hope they find something to determine what's in my brain.

After blood test, they gave me radio active material by shot. The cylinder was in lead-base casing. Interesting. Then, they took me to a small waiting room. No light. Just one comfortable chair and TV. I need to wait here about 1 hour and half until radio active material settle in. Got chance to watch morning Japanese TV shows while waiting in the dark little room. Another cup of contrast drink was brought to me here. This time, I need to drink it over 10 mins. Yuk. OK. This is not fun drink.

Finally my turn to go in the Scan room. Radiologist covered me with blanket nicely. Face up, keep both arms above my head position for 40 mins. Yes. 2 hours including the waiting time. Actual scan time is about half an hour. Anyway, get CT first. Next 28mins was detail slice shots of me. Each section takes 4 mins.

It was easier and less noise than MRI. And cheaper than MRI. It scan the whole body, not like MRI does only small section of body. I don't know why Insurance companies don't cover PET scan if doctors order PET before other tests like X-ray, MRI, CT, etc. Hope it changes in the near future and give better opportunity for people.