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linkedin.com violating CAN-SPAM Act ?

Filed under: Personal — Tags: , , , — abbe @ 2209
Dear Ashish,

On XXXX n, XXXXX XXXX sent you an invitation to become part of XXXXX XXXXX's professional network at LinkedIn.

Your invitation will expire soon! Follow this link to accept XXXXXXX XXXXX's invitation.


Signing up is free and takes less than a minute.


> To: Ashish Shukla [XXXXXXX@XXXXXXX.XXX]
> Subject: Invitation to connect on LinkedIn
> Ashish,
> I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.

The only way to get access to XXXXXXXX XXXXXXX's professional network is through the following link:


You can remove yourself from XXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXX's network at any time.


The pending expiration of your invitation is an automatic process triggered by system maintenance. This is the only email message you will receive from LinkedIn about the expiration of this invitation from XXXXXXX XXXXXX.

© 2007, LinkedIn Corporation

Above is the message which I received from LinkedIn.com couple of times. And in this message, there is no way, I can opt-out. So I think this is the violation of CAN-SPAM act which is discussed on ilugd list last month. Anyways, IANAL…:-D


killall metacity; sawfish

Filed under: Personal — abbe @ 0141

So, I shifted to a Sawfish, a WM extensible in a dialect of Lisp. Following is my .sawfishrc:

(bind-keys global-keymap "W-x" 'call-command-with-output-to-screen)
(bind-keys global-keymap "W-F2" 'run-shell-command)
(bind-keys global-keymap "W-C-m" 'maximize-window)
(bind-keys global-keymap "W-C-w" 'unmaximize-window)
(bind-keys global-keymap "W-C-i" 'iconify-window)
(bind-keys global-keymap "W-F3" 'popup-window-menu)


No more bashing

Filed under: Personal — abbe @ 1413

This post is not about me stopping bashing against any closed source companies. But, I’m switching to zsh from bash. There is no problem with bash. And bash still rocks.



Filed under: Fun, Personal — abbe @ 2325
nobotz: I'm just a former geek
wahjava: आदमी और घोड़ा कभी बूढ़ा नहीं होता, बंदर कभी गुलाटी खाना नहीं छोड़ता, वैसे ही, nobotz कभी former geek नहीं होता


Humppa Negala

Filed under: Personal — abbe @ 1329

Though, I’ve not used OpenBSD ever, but its release songs are cool. These days, its Humppa Negala, the OpenBSD 4.0 song, I’m listening to. This song seems to be derived from the Hava Nagila (a Hebrew folk song, the title meaning “Let us rejoice.”). The English trans(litera|la)tion of lyrics are available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hava_Nagila. Do check out them. Humppa Negala :)


Modified Xorg configuration last night

Filed under: Personal — abbe @ 1748
[wahjava@chatteau X11]$ diff -u xorg.conf.old xorg.conf
--- xorg.conf.old       2001-07-12 21:30:00.000000000 +0530
+++ xorg.conf   2007-08-22 21:30:00.000000000 +0530
@@ -15,11 +15,12 @@

 Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
-       ModelName    "LG StudioWorks 452V"
-       HorizSync    31.5 - 54.0
-       VertRefresh  50.0 - 120.0
-       ModeLine     "1024x768@60" 0.0 1024 0 0 0 768 0 0 0
+       ModelName    "ViewSonic VX1932wm"
+       HorizSync    30.0 - 82.0
+       VertRefresh  60.0 - 85.0
+       ModeLine     "1440x900@75" 136.75 1440 1536 1688 1936 900 903 909 942 -hsync +vsync
        Option       "dpms"
+       DisplaySize  408.94 254.0

 Section "Device"
@@ -35,7 +36,7 @@
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
-               Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
+               Modes    "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"



Filed under: Personal — abbe @ 0043

Just found http://www.kavitakosh.org – हिन्दी काव्य का एक विशाल संकलन


Connection to mercedes.homelinux.org closed.

Filed under: Personal — abbe @ 0229
Connection to mercedes.homelinux.org closed.


My PGP Key – II

Filed under: Personal — abbe @ 0032

My previous PGP key (ID: 0xA03F4261) is no more. :-(. It expired yesterday, and before I extend its lifetime, I accidentally did rm -rf .gnupg. So, from today I’m using a new PGP key (with no expiry date). Following are the details:

PGP Key ID: 0x1F2F8410762E5E74
PGP Key Fingerprint: 1E00 4679 77E4 F8EE 2E4B 56F2 1F2F 8410 762E 5E74
Public Key: http://keyserv.nic-se.se:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x1F2F8410762E5E74


gbye Gaim

Filed under: Personal — abbe @ 0148

Well, I recently stopped using Gaim, as I realized that I’m not using any other IM technologies except Jabber (well I’m also using IRC but not on Gaim), so why carry a Swiss Army Knife. So, for Jabber, I’m using Gajim (Gaim with a j in the middle). It is available as an RPM from Fedora Extras. It supports Gmail notification, and couple of other extensions to XMPP protocol like Multi-user chat etc., XML console and many more (which I’ve not encountered yet) in addition to core XMPP protocol.

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