[ba] ADMIN: some list updates from Dan - please read

urq urq at pacbell.net
Thu Jan 31 03:29:43 EST 2002

... another update from Dan ...FYI!  Steve

> Just a quick update on a few things:
> - the problem where the audifans server was blacklisted due to allowing
> some spam relay was fixed.  Brett put in some long hours switching us
> from sendmail to postfix, but it turned out the problem was in the
> antivirus software (long story).  Thanks for his efforts anyway, the
> list should be much faster now.
> - the antivirus "bug" has been repaired and a current antivirus program,
> spam free, is now installed on the server.  You should still use normal
> caution with any mail you receive, because no antivirus program can
> catch everything.
> - Round 1 of the 10th anniversary shirts is over, and there are several
> leftovers, so I should start filling some round 2 orders which have been
> prepaid this weekend (this is NOT an invitation to send money now!)
> When round 2 is open, I will make it clear.
> I want to emphasize that the shirts project is a sideline for me and in
> almost no way a money maker.  The small profit will help offset the
> costs of running the site, but will not even come close to making a dent
> in 10 years of electricity and other operational costs.  I did it so I
> could look back and say I did something neat that benefitted people.
> By and large everyone has been very good about orders, delays, mixups
> etc but a couple of people have had a bug up their ass since almost the
> start, and it's enough to make me want to cancel round 2.  I won't, but
> please keep in mind that I have a million things to do (family, work,
> repairing my own cars) that have to take precedence over the shirts.  I
> sent shirts overseas to people who haven't even paid yet, since I didn't
> know the shipping costs at the time.  So if you sent money and didn't
> get a shirt yet because you didn't follow directions, please don't sit
> there and accuse me of this that and the other thing (nationalism even
> got on the list somehow!)
> End of rant.  The shirts are awesome and I want everyone to have one -
> As you may know, the shirt was designed by Thompson Smith with list
> input.  I have set aside a small stipend to reward Thompson for his
> designs, but want to publically thank him for his cheerful efforts to
> design, review, and help in selecting a place to print these.
> Looks like nasty weather is coming tonight.  Gotta go driving :)
> | Dan |

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