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Victory Is Mine!

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Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

I finally solved a small but annoying little problem I was encountering with my domain email. You see, my ISP (evil, evil) does not let me open connections to SMTP servers outside of a certain predefined range, which my domain is beyond. So I have been sending out emails from my domain through one of the accepted servers which while providing a correct reply-to address showed the funky mismatched address in the from field on emails I sent.

I have recently solved this little difficulty through a feature I hadn’t noticed in gmail before where you can use an alias address rather than just changing the reply-to address. I must have just overlooked it this whole time! If you are paranoid enough to trace the path of my email, it may show my mail originating from the gmail server, although you’ll know its not someone posing as me because I digitally sign every message from my domain email. So no worries, you tech-saavy crazy kids!

Excuse me while I go stand on a chair to crow in victory.


I Got Spammed. Hard.
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Seriously, this is ridiculous. It was cute at first getting the occasional spammer. I even took some delight in moderating their comments as spam and banishing them to the WordPress netherworld, but it is starting to get a little time consuming.
Swimming In SQL
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Well, I have finally started writing the DDL to build the database that the diplomacy server will run on. For a while there I was getting pretty down on myself for putting it off for so long, but as I began creating the tables I realized that all that time I spent just thinking about it has been priceless in the development process.
New Look
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Hmm… I am liking this new look. It is still just a WordPress template, but I’ve made a few little modifications to it and written a few extra functions for WordPress to use in order to facilitate the process.