use pull quotes properly

Thu 18 October 2018


all email disclaimers are utterly useless

Wed 10 October 2018


why computer security is terrible, a partial explanation

Fri 21 September 2018


food at my workplace

Tue 28 August 2018


move fast and break things

Sun 19 August 2018


how I found jobs

Sun 19 August 2018


kitchen philosophy

Sat 04 August 2018


Amazon Kindle Fire HD10 microreview

Sun 29 July 2018


replace procmail with maildrop

Thu 26 July 2018


a nice improvement in maildrop

Thu 26 July 2018

Way back in 2014, I wrote about my two stage mail filter system. At the time, I had to use a helper program called deliver-to-maildir in order to get my read messages correctly delivered as seen, rather than new.

In the intervening time, Sam Varshavchik, the primary programmer of Courier and maildrop, made some improvements. The really useful one is this:

   if (/^To:.*school@domain.edu/:h)
   to "| /usr/local/bin/deliver-to-maildir seen $HOME/Maildir/.school/"

can now be handled like this:

   FLAGS="S"
   if (/^To:.*school@domain.edu/:h)
   to $HOME/Maildir/.school/

Much cleaner, and you can either …


commutes are worth money

Thu 12 July 2018


zfs is pretty good

Mon 09 July 2018


moving

Thu 28 June 2018


GDPR thingy

Thu 24 May 2018


lies, revisited

Thu 17 May 2018

In ‘Lies, Damned Lies and Benchmarks’ (2014) I wrote about varying measures of CPU power versus perception of speed, and concluded that there were no order-of-magnitude differences in affordable CPUs. Three and a half years later, there ought to be some change in the market. What’s the best bang-for-the-buck these days?

I characterized an AMD Athlon 5150 as the low end: x86-64, 4 cores, 2GHz, and for a cost of $50 or so, a single-thread performance index of 804. For the top of the reasonable range, I selected the i3-4470, 2 cores producing a benchmark of 2240 each for …

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