Archive for March, 2009
Ok I will be the first to admit that when it comes to web development I am definitely old school. I have tried a multitude of code generation tools and every time I do I swear I will never do that again. Web code is equal parts science and art form. The problem is that most of those tools that create the code for you produce such bloated pages that they become nearly unusable. These tools rarely support all of the web standards you would like and in many cases they produce code that will not pass code validity tests. But while I like to write the code myself so that I know exactly what each line does, I don’t necessarily like using a plain text editor to manage the task.
It is an inevitable fact that if you have an email account you are going to have SPAM. I have used the same email address for over a decade and as you might can imagine, I am now being inundated with unwanted email messages. I have tried nearly every tool imaginable to try and minimize the number of SPAM messages I have to deal with. This has included white lists, black lists, and several tools and appliances that will stop these messages from being delivered. The problem has been that while some of these solutions have eliminated the SPAM messages they have also deleted some of my messages that weren’t SPAM. Even worse some of these have begun to filter out specific users and domains no longer delivering mail from some domains. These domains are not some small or questionable domains but rather some of the bigger and more respected companies on the Internet such as apple.com, mattel.com, or dbacks.com. Obviously this was unacceptable and I needed to make some changes so that I could continue to rely on email as a communications method.