I’ve just found another load of spam that had been added as random comments to entries on my blog. I’m sure no-one that reads this really thought that I wanted to promote pre-teen porn sites, but it’s still very annoying. Of course Moveable Type has an IP banning feature and I’ve now banned all of […]
Now that there are three of us living in the house (with me as resident computer support bod) I’ve just realised that we all use different operating systems. I’m going to have support Linux, MacOS X and Windows. I think it’s Windows 98 SE, but my first job is definitely to ensure that it’s fully […]
Spam doesn’t really bother me. Since I installed SpamAssassin the vast majority of it gets filtered off into a junk folder that I never read. I get hundreds of spam emails a day and I’m currently seeing three or four of them. If you administer a mail system you should seriously consider installing SpamAssassin. Viruses […]
I just sent this email to the Guardian. I’m used to regarding Jack Schofield’s columns as Microsoft-influenced opinion presented as facts, but by refering to “the Linux Taliban” in this week’s piece he has beaten even his own record for poor journalism. Is there any chance you could replace him with someone a little less […]
Just heard I also failed to get the job I was interviewed for at Yahoo. Not a great start to the week.
I’ve been described as an “open source expert” in an article in the October(!) 2003 issue of Internet Works. On the downside, it’s also my first experience of being interviewed for a magazine like this and my comments don’t really say what I thought I said. For example: So what about the downsides of open […]
I had a telephone interview on Wednesday evening for this job at TradeWeb. I spent well over an hour on the phone with various people in New Jersey. I thought it went pretty well but apparently I was mistaken. Seems I didn’t manage to persuade them that I’d be happy to make the switch from […]
Why don’t digital music players support Ogg Vorbis? I’ve been looking around and I can’t find any that support it. Which is a bit annoying considering the 30 Gb of Ogg Vorbis files that I have :( That’ll teach me to be an early adopter. Update: Found one!
I’ve just read U.S. shrugs off world’s address shortage which is an interesting article about how the world is running out of IP addresses and how the new IP standard IPv6 addresses(!) this problem. But the article is full of basic errors. Here’s one. IPv6 addresses are 128 bits. The resulting list of IP addresses […]
I used my Oystercard for the first time this morning. It’s very cool.