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3PM KRAUSE: Spent nearly the whole day so far dealing with email issues.
Windstream is our ISP who provides our T1 trunk lines to the Internet
through Verizon. Mailgun sends our emails. If I told you how many moving
parts, how many protocols, how many logs and hand shakes and black lists
and white lists and just how much stupidity is piled onto the ability for
a company to reliably send out email you would want to bang your head into
the wall as much as I do. We have a delivery rate over 90% which is
actually very damned good but I wanted to fix a few of the problems to try
to get better.Yahoo and hotmail for instance sometimes need a MX record
for the sender, why sometimes and not all the time God only knows. I asked
for the records to be added to mg.medievia.com and of course Windstream
messed the DNS change up for all of medievia.com, well actually they got
the new part right but messed up the variety of other settings that were
correct beforehand. Ugh! This is how some of my days go as opposed to
actually programming something new. Wednesdays are usually less productive
anyways as I need to code the new special, get it tested and installed,
make a news, change the WWW site, send last weeks winning medals, etc.
Installing a new version this week was especially difficult as I am one
half of the way done merging in my new home programming from my
development server. Go ahead and ask me how to install a game when so much
code is only one half merged. Ok don't ask. You do not want to know how
technically challenging some days can be. I could have been a Part Ranger!
Maybe a dog trainer? Teacher? What I do is provide Medievia. Tomorrow will
be a better day. Soleil and my son are home all week as school is out for
spring break. Home is where my office is. Do you get as much work done
when your family is at your work? Tomorrow they get to go to the beach. I
get to merge code, test code, and code code. If things go well, that is
more fun for me than the beach. I love to code. Right now I cannot tell
you how much my brain hurts from reading so many manual pages for so many
different SMTP(email) protocols. I should now work on figuring out why our
WWW rankings pages are not updating, but luckily I am my own boss so I am
tapping out for the day early, after writing this new log from beyond that
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