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October 2012 SpamSieve Stats

I last posted about this back in 2009, I think. Here are the updated numbers…

Filtered Mail
337,649 Good Messages
470,361 Spam Messages (58%)
157 Spam Messages Per Day

SpamSieve Accuracy
1,396 False Positives
3,705 False Negatives (73%)
99.4% Correct

11,991 Good Messages
14,656 Spam Messages (55%)
1,145,282 Total Words

34 Blocklist Rules
21 Whitelist Rules

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8/24/04 8:00pm

Selling My 2006 Mac Pro

I'm selling my 23" Cinema Display and my Mac Pro (Facebook link).

Mac Pro + 23" Cinema Display for Sale

Mac Pro (2006):
• 2 x 3 GHz Dual Core Xeon Processors
• 10.7.5 installed (latest available OS it can run)
• 13 GB RAM
• Dual SuperDrives
• 4 500 GB Drives Included (and installed)
• Apple Keyboard/mouse included

23" Cinema Display
• Recently calibrated
• 1920 x 1200 Resolution
• Includes separate Firewire iSight Camera

Pictures available upon request. For friends, I'll include an Analyzr license (this would make a great machine for in your golf instruction studio).

Make an offer please, including shipping or local pickup/delivery. I have the original boxes for the computer and the display.

BusyCal 2.0? No, Back to Calendar.

BusyCal 2.0 is out. It's a $29.99 UPGRADE.


A year or two or three ago, I used (and enjoyed) BusySync and BusyCal. It synchronized my calendar with my wife's, and worked quite nicely where iCal came up short.

But with iCloud, Calendar in Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) works well enough. About the only thing that it doesn't do that I used BusyCal to do is let me determine how long to snooze something when it came up.

Goodbye BusyCal. FWIW, my own personal threshold for this one was about $9.99. $29.99 (times two - my wife and I have separate licenses, of course) just ain't gonna cut it, let alone the $49.99 it will cost after December.

TST Named One of Five Best Golf Blogs

A Sporting Life has named The Sand Trap one of the five best golf blogs on the Intertubes.

We agree! Thanks to A Sporting Life for the recognition. We appreciate it!

Gary Carter Invented “F-Bomb”

Gary Carter is said to have invented the phrase "F-Bomb."

The funny thing is I remember the game he's talking about. I was (and still am) a Pirates fan.

Discs with a Dude’s Ashes In ‘Em

I'd heard this story, and knew it to be true, but I didn't know until today that there was a video about it:

You can buy your own disc with a dude's ashes (the "father" of disc golf) right here. $200 gets you a driver and a putter.

Jeff Bezos Advice

He said people who were right a lot of the time were people who often changed their minds. He doesn’t think consistency of thought is a particularly positive trait. It’s perfectly healthy — encouraged, even — to have an idea tomorrow that contradicted your idea today.

Good advice from the Beez. Inability to change your mind is just stubbornness, and it should not be confused with "drive" or "determination."

Skyfall Theme Song

I'm looking forward to Skyfall. November 9. I've made a reminder in my calendar. 🙂

Steelers Defense Vastly Overrated

I've been saying this for years. Here are some stats to back that up.


TED Talk: Dan Pink and The Puzzle of Motivation (Drive)

Modern Magic (of Photography)

From CNN.

New GoPro 3

The GoPro3 was announced recently.

I might like to get one. They're tiny and shoot great video. The Black Edition looks sweet and includes the WiFi remote.

And get this: the specs say it can shoot 240 FPS video in 848 x 480? That's a much higher resolution than the 448 x 336 resolution we get out of our Casio cameras.


Pinterest Explained

Found somewhere on the Internet:

Pinterest is porn for women. They (male scientists) finally figured out how to get women to use the Internet for something other than shopping, and it is Pinterest. It's shopping without buying. Pretty brilliant.

Disc Golf Promo Video

Disc Golf from joe canali on Vimeo.

2012 GHdgO with David Feldberg, Cale Leiviska, Cameron Colglazier, Will Schusterick, Jeremy Koling, and Paige Pierce.

The problem with disc golf is that there are stereotypes that, like most stereotypes, are grounded in reality.

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us