Monthly Archives: October 2003

Antics

I’ve been getting to know Ant quite a lot more, especially since Jeremy joined Luminas and started implementing the things we’ve never had time to do before now, like re-using Cocoon‘s xpatch task to add site-specific custom configurations to a … Continue reading

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Diary of a switcher #5

Remember how Mail was driving me nuts? I finally figured out what was going on. Two things that make IMAP an unhappy bunny: clock drift (yes, our server was about 30 minutes behind) and a missing list of subscribed folders. … Continue reading

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Mail woes

I’m trying to sort out a mailserver so that it will accept authenticated connections – so that we can send email from wherever we happen to be, without having to rely on local infrastructure. Documentation for authenticated SMTP seems to … Continue reading

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Buggy documentation

PostgreSQL on Mac OS X, about half-way down, has a section “PostgreSQL and Perl”. In it, they say: sudo /sw/bin/fink install dbd-pg-pg. That should be sudo /sw/bin/fink install dbd-pg-pm. Four hours later, I now know that. Update: Actually, that web … Continue reading

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Diary of a switcher #4

I needed to get Perl’s DBI database abstraction layer installed on the iBook in order to run various import scripts. PostgreSQL on Mac OS X helpfully told me to use fink, the OS X equivalent of the wonderful Debian package … Continue reading

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Maelstrom

This article on Wired reminds me of “Descent into the Maelstrom” by Edgar Alan Poe … one of my favourite short stories. Worth reading both, if you have some spare time. While we’re talking classics, Tim Bray has some recommended … Continue reading

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Diary of a switcher #3

Mail is driving me nuts. Insane. Crazy. Bonkers. I have it set up to talk to my IMAP server (UW-imap), and I have a ton of Rules set up to move the 500+ messages I receive a day into the … Continue reading

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More blogs

One application that stands above the rest from my ongoing switch to OS X has to be NetNewsWire. This fantastic piece of software is how every application should be: intuitive, fast, and it fits a niche perfectly. I’ve been using … Continue reading

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MT-fu

Phew. The second post I made to this blog using Kung-Log succeeded in frying my MovableType installation. For some reason, the post was uploaded without a correctly-formatted date, and then all attempts to delete the post from the blog failed. … Continue reading

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Testing Kung-Log

If I’m going to use Mac OS, I may as well use a Mac OS blogging tool. Recommendations appear to point to Kung-Log, so I’m giving it a whirl.

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