Airtunes and 802.11b

I’ve got three Apple Airport Express units to stream music around the house. They work really well – and when used with Rogue Amoeba Airfoil I can play pretty much any music now via Airtunes. However… I’ve had a sticky problem for the last year – 50% of the time iTunes or Airfoil just can’t see […]

SMTP, hotels, SMTP proxies and secure SMTP

Most hotel internet connections use an outbound SMTP proxy to store and forward email. I’m never happy with that – it means that my mail could be delayed/lost/corrupted/tampered with/read on the way. [Note: I know – SMTP is SMTP – it’s not secure; it’s like writing a postcard – but if I can avoid that […]

Benefits

(Not a rant; I’ve not had the Kool Aid or the Lobotomy yet..) Really only of interest to US readers – those in Europe probably have no idea of the context here. My 16 month old boy needed tympanostomy tubes (ear tubes or ear grommets) to drain off fluid from a recurring ear infection. A […]

My changing desktop – from Novell to Microsoft

So what changed between running a laptop at Novell and Microsoft? Desktop OS Firstly my Novell laptop was primarily a Vista machine. I’ve been using Vista as my primary desktop since November 2006. It’s helped build a better ZENworks Configuration Management. Microsoft is obviously standardised on Vista. Collaboration Email is the killer. I do miss […]

WordPress 2.5 beta 1

Back to the nightly builds. WordPress 2.5 beta 1 is sneaking out soon – and it’s running here. Nice work on the admin UI – looks clean and fresh:

WordPress 2.5 beta 1

Back to the nightly builds. WordPress 2.5 beta 1 is sneaking out soon – and it’s running here. Nice work on the admin UI – looks clean and fresh:

Choosing the Blue Pill

Rumours were flying around last week – I even got a factually incorrect mention from Matt Asay on CNET which paid for this months hosting bill. Well just to extinguish the rumours – I started with Microsoft – the Beast of Redmond, The Borg, the Monopolist – this week. I’ll blog some time in the […]

Inbetween jobs – it must be honey-dos time

In true geek style I’ve been using Backpack from 37signals for a while. I use it for work, planning and just keeping on top of projects. I also share it with Grania for packing lists when travelling and most importantly – the Honey-Do list. Here’s an example: Sheer joy. Coupled to an RSS feed so […]

Zero Day Stop

Wow. My experience of being “Zero Day Stopped”. Suddenly at 7pm Utah time everything stopped working. GroupWise, IM, Bugzilla, Innerweb – everything. I’m now set adrift in the world of no BlackBerry, no email, no IM, no Bugzilla, no testing.. It’s refreshing – but very, very strange. Apologies to everyone who has been Zero Day […]