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jdavidboyd (3251)

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Born - 1958
USAF - 1976-1980
BSEE - 1984
Married - 1987
Moved to Florida - 1994
Programming since 1986

Journal of jdavidboyd (3251)

Thursday May 01, 2003
03:31 PM


Been trying for a while now to get xEmacs to upload a journal entry, with no luck at all.
Yelled for help, pudge said "Maybe it is an authentication problem"
Way, down deep in the back of my mind, "Hmm, didn't I change my use.perl password a little while ago? Did I update my script?"
I'm not telling anyone, I'd feel stupid

Tuesday February 25, 2003
11:26 AM

Life is too short

Life is indeed too short to waste it on inconsequentialities.

My dogs woke me up this morning, about 4 a.m., barking at a loud diesel noise coming from the street.

When I went to see what they were barking at, there was an ambulance across the street. It was followed, shortly thereafter, by a police car.

Unfortunately, my neighbor's wife had passed away, shortly before 4, while going to get a glass of water (her son assumes). Her son and his wife were visiting, and found Ellen on the floor, where the coroner said she had probably been for an hour or more, dead of a cerebral stroke.

This makes me really regret the small fight I had with my wife the night before last, as you never really can tell what might happen. I think I will try to be nicer to everyone from now on.
Thursday January 30, 2003
03:58 PM

TkPod, graphical browser for perldocs

I just installed TkPod, and it is a great utility.
Now, I can see all the perldoc stuctured nicely, with
full text search of whatever I am looking for.

And, it looks as if the source code for it should be a great
way to learn to use Tk and Perl.
Wednesday January 29, 2003
12:28 PM

Perl script to emulate sendmail

I was certain that several weeks ago I had
(downloaded, read, received in email, etc) a shell script
that emulated sendmail with a perl script, using a module from CPAN.

I've scanned the web using every search string, and no luck.

Wonder if I'll ever find it.

It actually let you send text to it,
formatted as if it were being piped to sendmail,
then sent it out via a configured SMTP perl script.