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Archive for September 12th, 2016

10 Reason to date Programmer – I’m Programmer

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/12

Happy programmers’ day.

10 Reason to date Programmer – I’m Programmer

I think the original was from but last time I checked that domain wasn’t responding, nor was the page archived.


via: 10 Reasons to Date a Programmer

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Flush deferred messages in sendmail queue :: Stephan Paukner :: syslog

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/12

Be careful with setting the timeout of sendmail to zero when trying to flush the mail queue:

sendmail -OTimeout.hoststatus=0m -q -v

Reason: a lot of target systems do rate-limiting if you retry too much in too short time, for instance gmail does that:

421-4.7.0 [###.###.###.### 15] Our system has detected an unusual rate of
421-4.7.0 unsolicited mail originating from your IP address. To protect our
421-4.7.0 users from spam, mail sent from your IP address has been temporarily
421-4.7.0 rate limited. Please visit
421-4.7.0 to review our Bulk Email
421 4.7.0 Senders Guidelines. w1si28749381wju.16 - gsmtp


via Flush deferred messages in sendmail queue :: Stephan Paukner :: syslog.

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Happy “Day of the Programmer”

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/12

Happy debugging, suckers

Happy debugging, suckers

Or maybe not…

(yes, this year it’s not on the 13th of September, but the 12th, guess why…)


via: Day of the Programmer – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

PS: The oldest reference I could find for define true (rand() > 10) was this one from 20121014:

// Happy debugging, suckers
# define true (rand() > 10)

Source: – snippet #6

It reminds me of a 1990s prank I once put in central consts unit of a Turbo Pascal project somewhere way beyond the right margin in a search directory outside of version control:

                                                                                     const True = False; False = not True;

A lot more pranks are at Happy debugging, suckers : ProgrammerHumor – reddit

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