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Banking with qmail

26 Jan 2006

Its the first day of my spring vacation and I figured I better get some things done. Today, I was planning on going down to CitiBank and seeing about my options with the bank accounts here in China. I have been looking for a single bank which offers the following:

  • RMB Savings (Deposit RMB)
  • Credit Card
  • Able to remove USD (using current market exchange rate, no raping on the fees)
  • Accessable work wide

This sounds reasonable, but most banks in china do not offer and RMB to foreign currency exchange. This makes it difficult for me when I need to travel. I did some research online and found I could apply for an RMB Savings online. After applying I waited for a response and got none. I have decided to just go in tomorrow, in person.

Later in the day I set up qmail on my machine. I need to set it up so I can get familiar with it while tracking down a bug at work. Final results:

  • I have a new email address:
  • Mail is delivered straight to my laptop
  • My mail is gathered by fetchmail then delivered locally using qmail
  • All mail is first dropped into my ~/Mailbox mbox queue (This is handy for reading mail remotely using the mail command)
  • I can use mail to quickly send mail from my new mail account
  • Evolution can pick up all the mail from the mbox queue

The overall setup was easy, just had to create a .fetchmailrc .mailrc and compile and configure qmail. One tip: RTFM
What a busy day


11 Jan 2006

Me Looking Stupid

Just testing some features. Please have fun checking out my new phot gallery.

Pushing On

10 Jan 2006

Well, how stupid this wordpress blogger software is.  I was changing some options and the whole thing doesn't work. I would think that they would put some validation before I change options.  Anyway, I got it to work again by changing my apache root and manually editing the options though mysql. I think I will try another blogger software.

Getting Started

08 Jan 2006


I am just writting this in the morning at 1:20AM.  I got back from a good sushi dinner with my friend yaping and decided to try out this blogging software.  Seems to work great so far.

Lets chat more later.