Monthly Archives: October 2003

Back on the Mac

I’m back on the Mac because Mozilla refused to behave (screwed up fonts making pages unreadable, and Firebird refuses to open my bookmarks). It’s a learning curve. Today I learnt how to set JAVA_HOME so that Java applications run properly. … Continue reading

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Free as in Freedom

“I still reckon it’s disappointing how many free software hackers now run a non-free OS” — Edd Dumbill. This is something I’ve been thinking about more and more over the last few weeks whilst waiting for the Powerbook to arrive. … Continue reading

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New toys …

Ok, I promise I won’t rant about the wonders of Mac OS X. This morning we took delivery of two HP iPAQ h5450s which we’re using to develop an application for the BBC. First impressions are …. mixed. The hardware … Continue reading

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Diary of a Switcher #2

Somewhat at a loss for where to really get started, I’ve turned to O’Reilly for a plethora of useful resources. Here’s some links I found handy: I’ve switched from Windows, so now what? … useful to know that CTRL-click gives … Continue reading

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Diary of a switcher #1

Following on from ordering a powerbook and my debian machine going wrong, I’ve had an ibook on my desk. I’m not using it exclusively (some tasks I don’t have time to transfer, like the complicated virtual host and dns setup … Continue reading

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Enough already

I’ve had enough of Debian. I want it GONE, NOW. Apple, where’s my damn powerbook? I have been running Debian GNU/Linux for several years now. The rationale behind using it is that keeping it up-to-date is really easy (apt-get update;apt-get … Continue reading

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Soon…

… but not soon enough. I’m going to be a switcher, just as soon as Apple get round to shipping my new laptop. It was ordered a couple of weeks ago, but it’s going to take 4-6 weeks to be … Continue reading

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Cool URLs don’t change

Something I’ve been known to rant on about: good url design. A great list of resources from Andreas.

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Stopping spammers

I’ve been fighting a running battle with comment spammers in this blog and the luminas blog. I’ve just installed mt-blacklist to try and put a stop to it, and it seems to work. I’d recommend all other movabletype comment-spam victims … Continue reading

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GetTogether summary

We’re now back from Belgium, and just about recovered from the three days of hectic talks, beer, food, socialising, and business. David’s presentation went down a storm, as you can see from the feedback on the luminas news blog.

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