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.

WELCOME TO HOME BETA
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

XXX-XXXXXX-XXXXXX

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:

http://www.newthink.net/2007/05/18/smarthost-authentication-with-sendmail/

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 smtp-rog.mail.yahoo.com in authinf and not smtp.broadband.rogers.com!

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