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Mail to Web

No, not that Mail2Web, here's a little site that will give you a mail hostname, and then any mail sent to that hostname will be posted to the URL you provide.

This is usually done by editing the mailserver alias file to route an address to a script, however on shared hosting this isn't always possible (probably closer to this is hardly ever possible). Generally in your shared hosting administration, you don't see that kind of option. And they don't usually let you edit the mail alias files yourself.

But just give your script URL to mailhook, and you get a hostname to send messages to. Any e-mail sent to that hostname (or any domain that has that host as a MX record) gets sent to your script with a simple HTTP POST (the same method used by web forms).

Very nice concept. Too bad it doesn't seem to be working now.

If you're writing something like a listserver, something tells me you better just process the mail yourself. But if you just want to be able to e-mail your blog, or add e-mail functionality to a site on shared hosting, this could be very useful.

Tim Lytle [03/31/07 07:21:19] | 1 Comment | Point

Just To Keep You Happy

I know I haven't been giving the witty, intellectual, political commentary that was certainly more commonplace few years back. Anyone miss it?

Either way, here's a link to get you through the last day of the week, Rosie O'Donnell tells us all how it is on 'The View' (which for the record is not quite the same 'view' since she joined them).

If I can find a transcript I may just do a commentary on the whole thing.

And I think in the future I'll refer to Rosie using a phrase from my dad:

Me: You hear Rosie is on The Veiw now?

Dad: The obnoxious cow.

Tim Lytle [03/30/07 10:13:31] | 1 Comment | Point

Just a Political Hack

The next 18 months should be fun. I got a feeling things are just getting started.

Since Politicians seem to be all for getting that Internet vote, if anyone's interested, I'm an experienced web developer. Just say'in, if you need anyone...

I hear there's an opening at the McCain campaign.

Tim Lytle [03/30/07 07:56:17] | 8 Comments | Point

CNN's Story

Sometimes, itís a man who kills himself in order to kill others ó and his story is as important as any other story we can ever tell.

Well, it's nice to know what CNN thinks about terrorists.

Something tells me we won't be seeing this on Fox. I doubt they're we're gonna see "Oliver North's new season of War Stories - The Stories of Terrorists that Sacrifice it All".

Yeah, those cold-hearted conservatives, ignoring the plight of the terrorist. Good think we have CNN to balance things out.

Tim Lytle [03/29/07 13:47:31] | 0 Comments | Point

Chick Flick

Go check out Gabe's (now with more frequent updates) blog. Or is it his 'space'? Maybe his 'space blog'? Not sure. Either way, go read the saga of his life. Complete with 'to be continued' endings.

Here's a few excerpts from the story, just to give you an idea.

I remember a few years ago, someone handed me a book...

...all the while my mind was racing...

I remember thinking, "Oh, no. What happened now? Something must be wrong."

"She's pretty good looking," I remember thinking before racing off to a meeting.

But, her dad had different plans.

To be brutally honest with you, my curiosity was killing me.

I'm sure you can imagine what I was thinking....."I'm in trouble." What was he going to say?

So go read the first and second issues.

Tim Lytle [03/27/07 17:34:43] | 1 Comment | Point

Gmail Update

This. Is. Cool.
(Gmail mounted as a linux file system.)

Google Calendar Integration

Tim Lytle [03/24/07 14:03:01] | 0 Comments | Point

How Secure Are You?

Guess we shouldn't be getting our information from commercials, look's like Symantec may be a better judge of what OS is most secure.

Oh, and in case you don't follow the link, RedHat came in second, OSX came in third, I'll let you guess who was first (no, it wasn't Amiga).

Tim Lytle [03/23/07 09:14:36] | 1 Comment | Point

Make It Yourself

Tim Lytle [03/22/07 16:10:19] | 0 Comments | Point

In The Future

Gotta move the blog from the current host (shh, don't tell them, they don't know yet) to my twisted configuration of servers hosted at parts unknown.

So that brings me to future of the blog. It's time for a change I think. I'm toying with the idea of something that combines a tumblelog and a traditional blog.

We'll see how that works.

Right now I just got an e-mail server to get up and running (oh, yeah, don't tell 'em about that one either).

Tim Lytle [03/19/07 19:53:58] | 0 Comments | Point

Testing Com

Yeah, testing another IM from blog thing - we'll see if this is any better than meebo (which would popup a 'allow this user' box every time someone visited the blog.

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Tim Lytle [03/19/07 11:24:47] | 0 Comments | Point