It took me a couple hours to track down just how mailman works and how it does stuff, but I eventually came up with this patch that does what I want.

— Cgi/admin.py        2004-05-20 16:27:42.000000000 -0400
+++ Cgi/admin.py.REMOVEALL      2004-07-30 14:47:45.630378224 -0400
@@ -1374,6 +1374,8 @@
         removals += cgidata[‘unsubscribees_upload’].value
     if removals:
         names = filter(None, [n.strip() for n in removals.splitlines()])
+       if removals==’REMOVE ALL’:
+           names=mlist.members.keys();
         send_unsub_notifications = int(
         userack = int(

It was a good programming day!

two lines!  It was 20+ lines, and way more time spent in mailman 2.0.x 😉

mmm… coffee is especially delicious right now.

This is funny:


Try M1 and N2.
I like “cock pond” I’ll be sure to visit there next time I’m in the area.

I went to Gin Blossoms concert last night.  It was hilarious.  The music wasn’t so bad, except that every song sounded pretty much the same.

Seven Mary Three openned, and that wasn’t so bad, except that every song sounded pretty much the same.  The guy did have a decent voice, I kept thinking about how it might sound with some 00ntz in the background instead of lame rawk guitars.

Gun Blossoms were fun because I kept telling Janice that she knew at least 5 songs they did, and that they were all over the radio 8 years ago, and they are still all over adult contemporary.  (yes, I am proud of this runon sentance)  So Janice kept count and she ended up knowing 7 songs, which is more than I knew I think.

The crawd was hilarious.  Either people just go to those shows because they are $5, or people don’t look their taste in music nearly as much as I thought.  It was the Gin Blossoms for peter’s sake.  Yet, the fashionable people were wearing all kinds of things I wouldn’t expect at a Gin Blossoms concert.  It was quite funny.

Over all the show was kinda boring.  It beat sitting at home on a Thursday night, and it was live music.  It beat going to a bar… kinda.

Best point in article:

Because you can’t tell a great hacker except by working with him, hackers themselves can’t tell how good they are. This is true to a degree in most fields. I’ve found that people who are great at something are not so much convinced of their own greatness as mystified at why everyone else seems so incompetent. The people I’ve met who do great work rarely think that they’re doing great work. They generally feel that they’re stupid and lazy, that their brain only works properly one day out of ten, and that it’s only a matter of time until they’re found out.





totally awesome.  I want to waste a couple hours and play:


I enjoyed this and have started practicing it.  I put it here, because now I notice that I wish others did too!