Monthly Archives: October 2004

Whither charts?

For a long time, the Top 40 Singles Chart on Radio 1 has been the metric of what’s hot and what’s not in the world of music. Sure, there are other pretenders to the crown, but they aren’t generally considered … Continue reading

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dichotomy

Strange. An evening spent with old friends (old in both the worldly-wise and the time) sense. Chased up with a night with the youth. Also valued people, but a very different perspective. Talk isn’t of responsibility and pregnancy and future … Continue reading

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John Peel

“I don’t plan to retire before I die. I don’t like the idea of retirement. I don’t want to play golf. I just want to keep doing what I’m doing.” — John Peel One thing I didn’t get a chance … Continue reading

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It gets better

Having real fun with the whole error message thing. Check this out: saslpasswd -c -u `postconf -h myhostname` foo Password: Again (for verification): saslpasswd: generic failure Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha arghhhhhhhhhh

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Almost there

Oh god, what a nightmare. Courier’s IMAP server was working, but that failed this afternoon. So as well as switching to Postfix MTA, I’ve also switched to Dovecot. What have I learned? Life sure is quiet without email Serious things … Continue reading

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Still no mail

The Debian stable version of our authentication database does not work on our hybrid mix of some stable, some testing, and some unstable debian packages (which is practically the mandatory way of running a Debian server these days, since the … Continue reading

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There’s a lot of it about

It’s reassuring in a “we’re all victims together” kind of way to see stega having RAID troubles. I’ve just had 24 hours of “fun” with our (usually rock-solid) server. Yesterday was, at least in theory, mail server upgrade day. For … Continue reading

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Semantic, social, fun!

I’ve been playing around with Flickr for a while now, and marveling at the sheer flexibility of it – particularly with the RSS feeds and arbitrary tags. I’ve also been a viewer of del.icio.us for some time, and recently set … Continue reading

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Mobile phone networks miss the point

How many phones do you carry around? Do you make business calls on your personal mobile phone, or vice-versa? How do you handle billing business and personal separately? We’ve been trying to find a solution to running up huge personal … Continue reading

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Roma review

(Note: this post was written several months ago, but for business reasons it was inappropriate to post it at the time.) This weekend, I finally got to achieve one of my life-long ambitions: travelling to Rome, to see some of … Continue reading

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