lae's notebook

Postler and it's "INBOX is locked" message

I'm sure some of you have had Postler stop being able to receive messages from your email account one day or another, but have had no idea why.

Running postler in a command line, I would see the following when attempting to "receive mail":

    • (postler-service:2376): DEBUG: postler-service.vala:67: Line/ input: Connection is now encrypted ** (postler-service:2376): DEBUG: postler-service.vala:67: Line/ input: Logging in... ** (postler-service:2376): DEBUG: postler-service.vala:67: Line/ input: Opening slave local... ** (postler-service:2376): DEBUG: postler-service.vala:67: Line/ error: Error: channel :remote:INBOX-:local:INBOX is locked ** (postler-service:2376): DEBUG: postler-service.vala:303: Done: 0 new messages

I couldn't figure it out at first, and the first time it happened I thought it was a transitory issue since it seemed to have been fixed when I reinstalled Postler and move the old configuration directory out of the way. Then, it happened again and I had stopped using Postler to check mail.

Just yesterday, however, when I had a process to kill, I saw a postler-mbsync process while I wasn't running Postler. I killed it (killall postler-mbsync) and then started up Postler today, and lo and behold, the inbox is no longer locked and I am able to receive mail~

Finally set up Jekyll!

Tah-dah! This site is now officially powered by Jekyll.

I did put this off for a few days, but all the content I had generated up to now was being created so that I all I really needed to do was get some layouts created for these posts and pages. It's really flexible, I can tell!

I will be writing some articles on Jekyll seeing as it's not very simple to delve in if you're not already familiar with it (it took me the entire day to push this out) both for my reference and for others who might have trouble. There doesn't really seem to be a lot of documentation with setting up a Jekyll site on the internet yet, so hopefully this will come in handy.

Update: Just pushed an initial commit for this site's source at Github.

Knights of Reason / Tremulous server

Per request by a old fellow KoR member, I've set up a tremulous 1.2 server at You should be able to connect normally with Trem's client or Segfault. The server's name is since it seems my friend, with some support from Aaron (the main KoRx developer) wants me to have it be their official 1.2 server.

I'm going to look into possibly modifying a QVM, too. I can't go all full-fledged with porting KoRx to 1.2 (despite the huge want for it...) since I don't know C, and Aaron is both too busy with school and too lazy to port it himself, heh.

Starting a new project!

So, I started a new project called Project Himari (and it's being hosted on github) that I'd like to become a complete maintenance suite for my server and perhaps servers owned by other people. There's not much in it for now, and I'm sure development will be slow since I'm not that well-versed in Ruby yet, but hopefully I can get a lot done within the next few months~

It will basically be something like cPanel/WHM, but coded in Ruby and meant for Lighttpd (and I'm looking into incorporating nginx as an option, too), regular websites (with standard support for PHP, of course) and Rails applications.

All that's been done so far is some planning and layout, along with a script to create an account (but it doesn't create one yet actually, mostly everything up to that point has been completed - the prompts and options, etc.). Learning and going for the time being.

I think I'm going to read another Ruby book now, specifically Zed A. Shaw's Learn Ruby The Hard Way, and work on the project afterwards. It has been a few years since I touched why's poignant guide to ruby (I happen to have a copy I printed out, too, it seems - I might go over it, too).


Hi, my name is Musee. I'm currently a systems administrator who's actually looking to go into ruby development.

So, this place will be my corner of the internet to store what I create and find out, along with my thoughts. I hope it's helpful for someone out there.

Tomorrow's the blackout day. I wonder if people will remember this and what they would think. Down with SOPA!

This site isn't much now, but stay tuned!