Category: Tech

Just returned from Microsoft Tech Days 2008 in Ottawa

And I got a buttload of free stuff from Tech Days 2008. Including, but not limited to – a Microsoft sticker, a cool toque, a spoon that also functions as a pen, a technet 6 month subscription, tech ed dvd sets, vs pro 2008, expression web, and a bunch of demo software. All in all it was a great day, but, I didn’t like the fact that it started at like 7:30 am, way too early for geeky people.

Here’s a picture of the free stuff

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Cool, looks like I’m in the PS3 Home Beta. Along with thousands of others no doubt.

Dear PlayStation®Network member,

Congratulations, you have been selected to help beta test PlayStation®Home!

We appreciate your help in making the PlayStation®Home experience the best it can be! Please log in to Home this evening from 6 pm – 8 pm PST for a big celebration of Version 1.0 and a load test of our new features.

How to download
After you have signed in with your PlayStation®Network Account:
– Go to the PlayStation®Store on the PLAYSTATION(R)3 system XMB™ (XrossMediaBar)
– Select “Redeem Codes”
– Enter the code (below)
– Click “Continue”
– The download will be available on the next screen


Please note: The unique code is case sensitive and must be entered exactly as displayed.

Thank you for your continued support of the PlayStation®Network, and we look forward to seeing you in PlayStation®Home.

Yours truly,

The PlayStation®Network
Sony Computer Entertainment America

Getting Sendmail to work with Rogers and Smarthost settings

I didn’t do this myself so I can’t vouch for it, but there was a recent discussion on one of the mailing lists I’m on about getting Sendmail to work with Rogers Smarthost settings.

Apparently this howto:

Will get you going, but there is one critical change you must make as determined by the Hugo on the mailing list.

Don’t forget to use in authinf and not!

Also, if you want to use an external authinfo file, add this to your file.

FEATURE(`authinfo’, `hash -o /etc/mail/authinfo.db’)dnl

Again, I didn’t try this myself, but I know some of you use Rogers and this may come in handy.

Another Reference on SMTP and Rogers Smarthost with Sendmail is here.