Category Archives: Education, Training and Information

Rinse and repeat

Forgive me, reader, for I have sinned. It has been over a year since my last blog post. Life got busy. Paid work. Another round of challenges managing my chronic illness. Cycle campaigning. Fun bike rides. Friends. Family. Travels. Other … Continue reading

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Recorrecting Past Mistakes: Window Borders and Edges

A while ago, I switched from tritium to herbstluftwm. In general, it’s been a good move, benefitting from active development and greater stability, even if I do slightly mourn the move from python scripting to a shell client. One thing … Continue reading

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Social Network Wishlist

All I want for 2015 is a Free/Open Source Software social network which is: easy to register on (no reCaptcha disability-discriminator or similar, a simple openID, activation emails that actually arrive); has an email help address or online support or … Continue reading

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GPG Transition Statement

Rather late but I guess that just confirms it’s really me, right? 😉 The signed text and IDs should be at http://mjr.towers.org.uk/transition-statement.txt Thank you if you help me out here 🙂 I’ll resign keys in a while.

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New comments methods

After years of resisting it, I’ve added the least evil Twitter/Facebook comments plugin I could find to this blog as a test and updated the comments policy a little. Please kick the tyres and try commenting to see if it … Continue reading

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Send updates to live cycling news reports to the speech synth

The BBC coverage of the UCI Women Road Race World Championship wasn’t starting until 3pm, BBC Radio 5 Live had football and Sports Extra was playing an advert loop (really BBC?), Eurosport wasn’t covering the race at all, RAI Sport … Continue reading

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Upgrading to Debian 7 wheezy

So I have upgraded my main workstation at last, but there are a few things I wanted to figure out. Some of these I found an answer to, but others I haven’t and some answers open more questions: Where did … Continue reading

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Misusing a Royal Baby and Child Porn to Censor The Internet

There’s been some media coverage at the start of this week about blocking child porn. Except it’s not about child porn – that’s a trojan horse. People who want to access pornography that is already illegal (Protection of Children Act … Continue reading

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What’s the current state of Windows Anti-Virus?

One of our co-op’s clients asked me what I use for anti-virus at the moment and tips for what they should use on their Windows system. Well, flame me now, but I don’t actually use any anti-virus at the moment: … Continue reading

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Wireless Networking on this Clevo

This Clevo laptop is a new machine and like a lot of new machines, not all of its hardware has drivers in the current stable release of debian. Happily, there is a driver for its rtl8723ae wireless networking device in … Continue reading

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