Why a TLD .ME?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 4:19 PM
About .ME

Shortly after Montenegro gained independence in June of 2006, the ISO 3165 Maintenance Agency assigned the emerging nation the country code ME. Proud of the country’s newfound sovereignty, the new government of Montenegro took important additional measures to formalize the country’s fledging independence. One such step was to submit an application to IANA for delegation of .ME as the country’s Top Level Domain (TLD). The delegation was finally approved and took place in September 2007.

Understanding that “ME” has multiple meanings and has mass appeal as a word, the government of Montenegro embarked on generalizing the .ME name space so that anyone and everyone could enjoy obtaining a .ME for themselves. As a result, in November of 2007, a formal public RFP was issued to find a Registration Agent who could provide a world-class registry platform, run operations for an international registry, and deliver marketing expertise to make .ME a worldwide success. The contract was eventually awarded to doMEn, d.o.o., a Montenegrin joint venture (doing business as .ME Registry), whose partners include Afilias Limited, GoDaddy.com, Inc., and ME-net d.o.o.

Facebook is releasing a new feature

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 1:53 PM
I also can't figure out how to use it. Maybe this is just letting me know it's coming?

OWA doesn't like .me addresses

at 11:11 AM
Diagnostic information for administrators:

Generating server: exchgstore.body.local

#554 5.4.4 SMTPSEND.DNS.NonExistentDomain; nonexistent domain ##

Original message headers:

Received: from exchgstore.body.local ([]) by
exchgstore.body.local ([]) with mapi; Tue, 7 Apr 2009 11:10:06
To: "jane@jane.me"
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 11:09:46 -0600
Thread-Index: AQHJt6OyiABKgTTNw0ScD/bP8J7e+Q==
Accept-Language: en-US
Content-Language: en-US
acceptlanguage: en-US
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
MIME-Version: 1.0

Rejected by sbcglobal.net for having a .me address

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 11:05 PM
This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:


Technical details of permanent failure:
Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 553 553 5.1.8 ... Domain of sender address jane@jane.me does not exist (state 13).

Little Google App Bug

Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 1:58 AM

It says on the right hand side that the max users I can have for this domain is 3, but on the left hand side it tells me I've reached the 2 user limit for this domain.


I only paid for 2 users, so the left hand is right.

Also, it's too bad we can't have premium and non-premium users in the same domain.

What the heck iHandy Level?

at 1:28 AM
I was playing around with my iPhone during the conference at boisecodecamp.org and this is what I found with the iHandy Level app.

The question is, what is the difference between the first picture and the second? Moreover, why?

Installling Ubuntu

Friday, March 6, 2009 at 11:08 PM
I had just cleaned off my Windows Vista computer of everything I wanted and inserted an Ubuntu install disk ready to shutdown and reboot to repartition, reformat, and choose packages I wanted to find out that the Linux world had become so friendly and easy I almost cried..

(check out the middle option)

Blogger on the iPhone

Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 2:33 PM
Blogger.com has a cool layout that it doesn't require much updating to have it show up nicely on the iPhone.

As they take a snapshot of the website as the button on the homepage.

To take a screenshot on the iPhone, press the Home button and the Lock button at the same time.

Import your blog RSS feed to Facebook

Monday, March 2, 2009 at 4:36 PM
1) After you login, click on the "Home" link on the top navigation bar.

2) Click on the Notes link

3) Click on the "Import a blog >>" under the titel "Notes Settings."

4) Type in the name of your blog, check the checkbox and click the "Start Importing" button

5) Scroll to the bottom of the page

6) Click the button at the bottom of the page called "Confirm Import"

I keep multiple blogs, so I was disheartened to learn Facebook doesn't allow you to import more then one blog to your profile.

Practical Problems with .ME Domains

at 3:52 PM
The website for this blog is blog.jane.me. Both the blog -the subdomain- and jane -the domain- I chose. You can also choose from a number of Top Level Domain (TLD) to host your domain. Just having a .com is the way of the past. Here comes the new .me.

The problem with adopting a new Top Level Domain (TLD) as a permanent email address is that not everyone is aware of the new TLD. My guess it will take some complaints to change the web code to allow it as a valid email address.

This one is from Amazon:

It must be a default error message. The same message also appeared when I typed "valid@email.asdasdfasdfasdf."

Practical Problems with Plus Addressing

at 3:31 PM
Plus addressing allows you to make aliases with your email account. Gmail.com happens to support plus addressing. If I wanted to sign up for a Gander Mountain newsletter, I might tell them my email address is zubterfuge+gander@gmail.com and the email will still come to me (at zubterfuge@gmail.com). Everything after the plus is ignored and comes to my mailbox, but I can filter emails based on the address I gave Gander Mountain. I can also see who is selling my information too.

Read more on plus addressing here.

The problems with plus address in the practical work are numerous.

They are great for sorting incoming mail and seeing who is selling your information (based on who it was sent to).

Those taking myself off a mailing list seems to pose problems when websites start filtering for the plus-sign.

It looks like the form filtered out the plus so it submitted the address "zubterfugegander@gmail.com for removal.

Now how am I supposed to get off of people's email lists?

Migrating from Gmail to Google Apps

Friday, February 20, 2009 at 2:06 PM
I decided to buy a domain mylastname.me. Yes, .me is a top level domain (TLD). Check out info on the TLD at www.nic.me.

I didn't sign up for the Premier Edition of Google Apps because $50/per user/per year is a lot of money.

Even though I've had trouble with many places not even knowing .ME is a top level domain, my email address routinely gets rejected from many places, I decided it's a cool thing to have since my last name is popular enough to have every other top level domain taken with it. Now I get to use the email jane@lastnamedomain.me. I also get to have web addresses that look like http://jane.lastnamedomain.me. Cool beans!

So I've had a Hotmail account since 1998 and a Gmail account since 2004 that are my main email addresses, both with the same non-professional user name. I got pissed at Hotmail since sometime in 2000ish I had some emails saved my a folder and they deleted them from a new policy put in place. Google hasn't done anything to piss me off in the last 5 years, but it is time to make a change and Google seems to have made that easier.

I started off by going to my source email address in Google and logging in. I clicked "Settings" at the top of the page, clicked the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP," and in the box "POP Download:" checked the radio box that said "Enable POP for all mail (even mail that's already been downloaded)." In the Google Apps email account, Click on "Settings" on the upper right hand corner, then select the "Accounts" tab. In the box called "Get mail from other accounts:" click the link "Add a mail account you own" and follow directions.

This seemed like a dream come true. I have 12,000 messages in my Gmail account I would love to have access to in new new email account. Though I found out that over 12 hours, only 1,600 messages have been imported.

I decided to cancel that option, I mean, it would be DAYS before I get my email!

Here are the preconditions of following this blog to migrate email. You've already bought a domain, signed up with Google apps, set up MX records to point to google apps, and set up user accounts and started the free trial for Google App's Premier Edition.

Post conditions: Email from one gmail account is completely migrated to your new google apps account for a specific user.

I signed up for the 30 day free trial of Google App's Premier Edition. This is even more heavenly (so far).

In the Gmail account you want to trasnfer email from, you want to allow IMAP. To do this, login in to your gmail account, go to the "Settings" link at the top of the screen, then select the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab. In the "IMAP Access:" box, select the radio button for "Enable IMAP" and click the button "Save Changes."

In the Control Panel, or the link to "Manage Domain" from your destination email, Select the "Advanced Tools" tab and in the "Email migration" box click the link "Set up mail (IMAP) migration."

Click the radio box near "Add new server connection." Set host to "imap.gmail.com", click the radio button for SSL, Select Server Software to "Other" and name your connection. Also set a number for "Allow up to connection(s) to this server at any given time." Click Continue.

Next we set up the user account. Enter the user for the domain that already has email set up in the "username" box. Source example should have your email address at Google mail in its entiretly "myusername@gmail.com." Enter your password for the Google mail account twice in the password boxes. Click the "Add" button.

Then click the "Test Connection" button.

If everything is correct, you will be taken to a page to start the migration. Click the button "Start Migration."

I suggest letting it sit for a day before checking on it.

You can check on it by going to the Migration History from the "Advanced Tools" tab in the Control Panel.

Click on the Migration ID.

Also, your spam and trash will be migrated as well. You can click on the Label above any of the spam emails to go to the spam label. From there you can deleted all spam messages.

Some emails won't be migrated, but you will get an email about it.
This email was from my sister you actually sent me some c++ code. I'm appauled that Gmail thinks its a virus! The code isn't compiled!

Vista two's complement error

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 10:58 PM
It looks like Windows Vista has a two's complement error. I was tried to back up an excessive amount of data and this is what the file transfer window looked like:

Sufficed to say that the transfer never completed and I re-selected all the files to copy over and it came up with the right number (some 200 GB of data). Bizarre?

Web archives

at 3:52 PM
One of my fun adventures today lead me to look up to see if there was a wedding web page on archive from http://web.archive.org. Tim and I had a domain at www.maryandtim.net, that we no longer have) that we put up our wedding info. Not every page is shown, but maybe I'll have to find a place to upload the code for the wedding website for the fun of it.

At least the homepage was intact:

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Here are the dates and links to various versions that were crawled http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://maryandtim.net.b


at 2:39 PM
I guess I've decided that this blog will be dedicated to my intellectual pursuits. Anything girly, computer related, nutrition as I lose weight, or that I find interesting.

So welcome and I hope I am able to pass on some good information. To start off with, here was a screen shot of some training I took many years ago and found it endlessly funny.

(Click to enlarge)