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AquaMail

I've been a long-time user of K-9 mail on Android, but the combination of the dreaded doze ("syncing disabled") bug and various bits of clunky UI persuaded m...

URC e-mail fail

I don't know exactly who my church has outsourced @urc.org.uk e-mail to, but whoever it is clearly hasn't read RFC822 ("SMTP systems are expected to make eve...

Proxy DHCP

Somebody should have thought of this, and it turns out that somebody did. A couple of years ago, I wrote about setting up a network boot server on my home LA...

IPv6 at home from BT

It works - 10/10 on test-ipv6.com; can't really say fairer than that. I did however enjoy the comedy reverse DNS: $ curl http://files.dnorth.net/ipquick.php ...

IPv6 only IMAP server

Because why not. I have an IPv6 only virtual machine hosted at Mythic Beasts. Sadly, I don't have much time to play with it these days, so I'm retiring it ne...

Blast from the past

I was surprised to find my less-than-a-year-old HP Microserver Gen8 taking over half an hour to come back from each reboot. Closer inspection showed the syst...

The Stuff Should Just Work Epiphany

It doesn't apply to everyone who works in the IT industry, but as most of us get older, we lose our tolerance for things which don't Just Work, at least in o...

Installing a new Raspberry Pi

This has got very slick. These days, if you buy a new Pi with one of their SD cards, it boots to a nice menu asking which operating system you'd like to inst...

GWR, you’re fired

Blissful, unimaginable spaaace! So I'm off to spend the weekend with friends in London, as you do. There are a few things I really want to get done on the tr...