I recommend iRedMail to people who want to self-host their email. It handles lots and lots of stuff. DKIM, mailing lists, database-backed addresses and domains, etc. But don’t kid yourself. It’s hard. So many things to manage:
• spam filtering
• email scanning/virus scanning
• a database server
• inbox protocols (e.g. imap and exchange)
• web mail (with a web server)
• TLS (maintaining the certificate and integrating it with all the various services)
• OS-level maintenance/backup, etc.
I'm upgrading dovecot, sieve, mlmmj, and half the house of cards that is my email server...
The fixes for spectre and meltdown have just ruined the performance on my cheap Dell workstation that I use as my xen server. Compiling various bits from scratch is painfully slow.
This is all in anticipation of migrating to AWS where the hardware issues will never be my problem again.
Everything is fake. We supposedly tolerate ads because they “pay for free things”. We supposedly tolerate surveillance and tracking and such because it makes things free. But it’s fake. It’s not even real. So why do we put up with it?
#Christmas spreadsheet status looking good. 17th of December versus 22nd of December.
I love #Panto
Lessons in #kerning. Pop fizz cunk
I can’t find my ship. #NoMansSky
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I was looking through some old fortran code that's been around since at least the late eighties. The different bits and bobs have been updated many many times over the years leading to today's great realization:
There's a line that takes a meter reading and multiplies it by a correction factor which is the sqrt of some big thing made of sub-things.
I collapsed it down onto one line and worked through it and it turns out it all cancels out. It works out to sqrt(1).
I was poking around crowdcube because I had to login and manage my Monzo investment. I'm looking at startups who are pitching for capital. The only thing that turns me off more than seeing "#blockchain technology" in a firm's description is "patented blockchain technology"
“The Gherkin” is one of London’s iconic buildings. The street it’s on has a strange name: “St Mary Axe”. I always wondered where that name came from. This blog lays it all out. “London’s lost church of the 11000 virgins!”
Proof that neither a sense of humor nor appreciation of the absurd are requirements for being involved in tech.
It's like there's entire generations of programmers who grew up never having watched a single episode of Monty Python or something.
If you think Fisherman’s Friend tastes bad, I saw THIS in #sweden.
I have three boys of my own. This surprised me, but I agree with it. https://slate.com/human-interest/2018/12/against-teaching-kids-to-code-creativity-problem-solving.html
But what of this sudden influx of refugees? They don't know us or our way of life!
I tell you they will bring their own memes and not respect our time honoured 🍍 and jorts (jean shorts), and they know nothing of what we do IN THIS HOUSE!
Nay, they shall bring the memes of their old homeland with them, and unless we teach them the true way, they shall never BEGIN SUPERTHOUGHT! Help these poor unfortunates learn our ways, lest we lose them.
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