Pi’s Blog

My blog about Thunderbird and GSoC 2008

Happy Pi Day – New Website and openCRX extension

New Website

I have decided to make a new website where I can combine my blog, old websites (pirules.com and pirules.net), some content from my mozdev projects.  This may come as a shock after reading my previous domain names, but my new domain is pirules.org.

It will probably contain the content from my old websites, including computer tutorials and tweaks, the programs I wrote in high school, extension info, etc.; my new blog; support forums for my extensions; and a wiki.

It is hosted by HostGator since I’m always on the move (home, internship, college) and my ISPs would probably not like me if I hosted everthing.  To my surprise, I was able to setup my account and get a jailshell today (Pi day/Saturday) and they were very quick.  Ironically, I used to setup and support cPanel users.

My old host, 1&1 was good for the price, but I wanted access to more and larger databases, PHP 5, SSH, etc.

New links

I would appreciate it if everyone would change all links to point to the my new website soon.  I have not nearly finished bringing everything up to date yet.

I have imported all of my blog posts to my new blog, and will probably write new posts in both locations until this one stops getting so many hits.  I have not decided what to do with my old websites since they are both getting a steady flow of hits.  pirules.com is hosted for free and remains to be the site with the most hits if you exclude my blog.


A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I was asked to write an extension that would import contacts from and export contacts to openCRX.  It is an open source (BSD-style license) Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution with a lot of Groupware features

It shares a lot of code with gContactSync with a few less Address Book modifications, although I have not merged some recent v0.2 changes in yet.  It is fully compatible with gContactSync, but does not require it.


Pi Day

Today is ‘Pi Day’ in the US (March 14th is represented as 3/14 in our stange date format).  I noticed mozdev.org has “3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510…” in their header, which is correct if you don’t want to round the last 0 to a 1 (the next digit is 5).  I decided not to memorize 64 more digits (to bring me from 250 to 314) at the moment but there is always next year.

Edit: Almost forgot to mention that the House of Representatives ‘supports’ the designation of March 14th as Pi Day.


March 14, 2009 Posted by | GSOC | , , , , , | 3 Comments