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Fail whale solution for Twitter #failwhale @twitter

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Many years ago while working for a large ISP we had occasional outages due to bugging software or being over capacity. Mail was the biggest problem, with many people – even on the dial-up network – POP-ing[1] their mail every 5 minutes. We had rolled our own mailserver and we were constantly fixing our infrastructure to give our customers the highest quality. Yet we still had the occasional outage which caused our helpdesk to be flooded with calls from people whose mail client gave a pop-up message with an error message. Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 2, 2010 at 5:51 pm

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CrackBerry POP3 & IMAP4 (Part 2)

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So I came to the logical conclusion, there is something wrong with my CrackBerry. I installed and this didn’t seem to work either.

I think I might need to get my CB fixed. The little rollerball is broken, so I can get that fixed. In the mean time I can’t post to Facebook or WP from my phone, so that means less updates. Sorry…

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 19, 2008 at 6:18 pm

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CrackBerry POP3 & IMAP4 (Part 1)

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I had a enterprise CrackBerry account, sadly I don’t have a BlackBerry Enterprise Server to go with it at the moment. So I wanted to set up POP3, IMAP or Gmail to be retrieved. I tried out a couple of tools which should enable this on my Enterprise CB.

I tried Tiggit. What can I say? It didn’t work. What do you use?

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 18, 2008 at 5:55 pm

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Email Should Change

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In another article New York Times examines Email, Lost in E-Mail, Tech Firms Face Self-Made Beast. A number of large companies have looked at the problem and what they’re proposing scares me:

A Google software engineer last week introduced E-Mail Addict, an experimental feature for the company’s e-mail service that lets people cut themselves off from their in-boxes for 15 minutes.

This scares me because this engineer thinks the solution to too much email is still to read it, just at a later time. There is so much mail send to some people that this just doesn’t work as a long term solution any more.

What is needed?

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 10, 2008 at 9:34 am

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