Sunday, June 15, 2003

Create a new ssl certificate for imapd (imapd.pem) on debian

It has been a year of using imaps and the certificate expired.

On the imap server, do this:

# cd /etc/ssl/certs/
# openssl req -new -x509 -nodes -out imapd.pem -keyout imapd.pem -days 365b>
Generating a 1024 bit RSA private key
writing new private key to 'imapd.pem'
You are about to be asked to enter information that will be incorporated
into your certificate request.
What you are about to enter is what is called a Distinguished Name or a DN.
There are quite a few fields but you can leave some blank
For some fields there will be a default value,
If you enter '.', the field will be left blank.
Country Name (2 letter code) [AU]:US
State or Province Name (full name) [Some-State]:New Hampshire
Locality Name (eg, city) []:Merrimack
Organization Name (eg, company) [Internet Widgits Pty Ltd]:Wildcat Learning

Organizational Unit Name (eg, section) []:Home Server
Common Name (eg, YOUR name) []:Marc Nozell
Email Address []

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Belief-o-matic says I'm...

Beliefnet has an amusing href="">quiz
that suggests which belief system is right for you.

I expected to be closes to href="">nonthiest
or href="">Secular
Humanist, not href="">Unitarian
Unitarian. Maybe changing the 'What priority do you place this
item' would change things.

Here is how I stack up:

  1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)

  2. Secular Humanism (98%)

  3. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (83%)

  4. Liberal Quakers (82%)

  5. Nontheist (82%)

  6. Theravada Buddhism (68%)

  7. Neo-Pagan (56%)

  8. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (48%)

  9. Bahai Faith (44%)

  10. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (44%)

  11. New Age (40%)

  12. Taoism (40%)

  13. Reform Judaism (38%)

  14. New Thought (36%)

  15. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (32%)

  16. Mahayana Buddhism (30%)

  17. Jehovah's Witness (29%)

  18. Scientology (27%)

  19. Orthodox Quaker (23%)

  20. Sikhism (23%)

  21. Eastern Orthodox (7%)

  22. Hinduism (7%)

  23. Islam (7%)

  24. Jainism (7%)

  25. Orthodox Judaism (7%)

  26. Roman Catholic (7%)

  27. Seventh Day Adventist (7%)

There are some interesting href="">forums<
/a> and news sect
ions to check out.

Catching up on blogging...

Between Wendy at tennis camp, getting ready for a customer demo at
work and attending to the kids by myself, blogging is taking a back
seat. Here are some interesting links:

Monday, June 9, 2003

Lost bookmarks

Damn! My linux laptop's /home partition filled up and galeon
couldn't save my bookmarks -- so a truncated version (all header, no
marks) is all there is. All those random blogs I've bookmarked for
later reading... Damn, damn, damn.

Maybe now is the time to use a dedicated bookmark editor like href="">gnobog to store and
categorize the bookmarks.

Thursday, June 5, 2003 script to see who links to you

You life isn't complete until you write and post an httpd log perl script.p>

Here is my offering:

The output shows how people are coming to my site. This week's log shows:

  • Someone trying to advertise something about Thailand has two html files on
    their Windows
    G: drive (g:/oversea/country/Thailand/Thailand advertise inc.htm)

  • Searching looking for linux/debian/genealogy/random things such as:

    • genealogy linux KDE

    • xdmcp listen debian

    • photo scanner hp 1000 twain

    • genealogy blog

    • random images (

    • male eye candy

    • email addresses of CHIROPRACTIC DOCTORS in usa

    • sites geographically near themselves (

    • Merrimack Middle School picture

    • picture of Mastricola Middle School

And most of those searches are coming from google's country-specific
search engines: at, href="">ca, href="">ch, href="">nz, href="">uk, href="">au, href="">mx, href="">tr, href="">tw, href="">nl, href="">it, href="">fr, href="">lv.

  • What I assume are slime trying to advertise to me by way of my referer link





    • No they don't get linked to from here...