Archive | June, 2010
June 30, 2010

Montenegro Rocks!

Budva, Montenegro

Image via Wikipedia

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to spend a couple of days in Montenegro.

So how was it?

The simplest and clearest answer is Montenegro rocks!

Over the last couple of years I've been travelling quite a bit - more than previously. I've been to several European countries, the US, Australia and Korea. Each country that I've visited had its own charm, but there is something truly special about Montenegro.

The countryside is breathtakingly beautiful. The weather, in June, was simply gorgeous.
The people were all incredibly nice and very helpful and pleasant to deal with.

I'd be hard pushed to think of anything negative to say about the place.

Admittedly my visit to Montenegro was as a guest of the .me registry, who were incredible hosts. From the moment I arrived at the airport in neighbouring Croatia they made sure that my every need was catered for.

I was staying in Budva, which is on the coast and has spectacular views. Although my stay was very brief (I had to cut it short to go to Brussels for the ICANN meeting) I did get to see some of the country and it was gorgeous.

So now I'm trying to work out how I can get back there again - this time for at least a week!

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June 28, 2010

Yet Another Address Change – Meet Michele.me!

me-thumb.jpgYes I'll admit it. I am more than a little passionate about domain names.
So when I had the opportunity to acquire the domain michele.me I leaped at it.
(If you look at whois you'll see it's still in transit)
So now I've updated this site to use michele.me instead of mneylon.me or mneylon.com, though the other domains all point here as well.

Why michele.me?
Because .me is a cool domain extension and Michele is my first name!

Want a .me domain name? Check out our latest offers here (hint - they're really good value!)

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June 27, 2010

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June 15, 2010

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June 15, 2010

BizSugar Email Failure

One of my pet hates is technical ineptitude.

If you are going to run an online service then you need to get some of the technical basics right.

I'm not talking about rewiring the internet, writing new protocols or doing anything new. I'm talking about setting things up in a sane and technically correct manner.

Unfortunately a LOT of web services get basic things wrong.

BizSugar is a prime example.

They describe themselves as:

... a social bookmarking and networking site for small business and medium-sized business owners and managers. It allows you to submit, share and vote for the best business information links on the Internet.

But they obviously haven't got a clue when it comes to basic configuration of things like email and DNS.

I've been trying to signup for their service since yesterday and I can't.

Why not?

Very simple.

Their mail is configured incorrectly. When any email from them tries to get to me it fails, as they are sending from a non-existent hostname:

Jun 14 11:10:07 av-priv sendmail[12252]: o5EAA1Wf012252: ruleset=check_mail, arg1=<bizsugar@networktaskcom06.theplanet.host>, relay=72.3d.364a.static.theplanet.com [74.54.61.114], reject=553 5.1.8 <bizsugar@networktaskcom06.theplanet.host>... Domain of sender address bizsugar@networktaskcom06.theplanet.host does not exist

Jun 14 11:10:07 av-priv sendmail[12252]: o5EAA1Wf012252: from=<bizsugar@networktaskcom06.theplanet.host>, size=2265, class=0, nrcpts=0, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA-v6, relay=72.3d.364a.static.theplanet.com [74.54.61.114]

Jun 14 11:10:10 av-priv sendmail[12260]: o5EAA4ZD012260: ruleset=check_mail, arg1=<bizsugar@networktaskcom06.theplanet.host>, relay=72.3d.364a.static.theplanet.com [74.54.61.114], reject=553 5.1.8 <bizsugar@networktaskcom06.theplanet.host>... Domain of sender address bizsugar@networktaskcom06.theplanet.host does not exist

Jun 14 11:10:10 av-priv sendmail[12260]: o5EAA4ZD012260: from=<bizsugar@networktaskcom06.theplanet.host>, size=1956, class=0, nrcpts=0, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA-v6, relay=72.3d.364a.static.theplanet.com [74.54.61.114]

Jun 15 11:03:07 av-priv sendmail[4862]: o5FA32N8004862: ruleset=check_mail, arg1=<bizsugar@networktaskcom06.theplanet.host>, relay=72.3d.364a.static.theplanet.com [74.54.61.114], reject=553 5.1.8 <bizsugar@networktaskcom06.theplanet.host>... Domain of sender address bizsugar@networktaskcom06.theplanet.host does not exist

Jun 15 11:03:07 av-priv sendmail[4862]: o5FA32N8004862: from=<bizsugar@networktaskcom06.theplanet.host>, size=1756, class=0, nrcpts=0, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA-v6, relay=72.3d.364a.static.theplanet.com [74.54.61.114]

You would think that people would actually check email and DNS settings on a purely web based service, but unfortunately they don't.

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June 15, 2010

Off to Montenegro!

View of Budva

Image via Wikipedia

I'm heading off to Montenegro for a couple of days as a guest of the super nice people from the .me registry.

I've never been to Montenegro, but the photos I've seen are very picturesque. So as long as the weather is pleasant I suspect I'll have a good time!

I'll be staying in Budva, which looks amazing.

Hopefully I'll get a chance to tweet / facebook or blog about it while I'm there, but if not I'll definitely be taking as many photos as I can!

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June 12, 2010

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June 12, 2010

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June 9, 2010

Airplane Passengers Are Sheep

People in planes and airports are like sheep.

They also do things that make absolutely no sense to me whatsoever.

Typical scenario goes like this ..

Plane lands in airport and taxis to wherever it's going to stop. It stops. The doors do not open immediately, as they have to wait for the groundcrew to their thing. Even if they're using their own steps there's usually a delay of a couple of minutes between the plane stopping and the door opening.

This is not novel.

This is normal.

So what happens with the passengers?

This is the bit I don't get.

Bearing in mind that the doors are CLOSED.

They all stand up and start getting themselves tangled up trying to get off the plane (which still has closed doors).

Why is that?

Or what about when they're in departures?

Even if the gate is CLOSED, they'll all stand in a line waiting to get on the plane - even though:

  • the gate isn't open
  • the plane isn't going to go anywhere until they've got on board

Are they all sheep or is it just me?

Personally I prefer waiting in my seat in the plane until the people who are "in a hurry" have got out of the way. I'll see them when they get stuck in customs anyway ...

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June 8, 2010

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