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Debian and encrypted external disks

Pretty impressed by Debian. I formatted an external hard disk (for backups) with the usual dm-crypt encryption, and plugging it in produces exactly the right...

Station parking

I've parked in the long stay at Didcot station a few times recently. It works well enough, but in common with the Oxford park and ride car parks, and many ot...

Classing up the kitchen, part 2

Following on from my first post on this, behold my classed up kitchen with LED worktop lighting: Looks great, instant-on, uses less power than the old fluor...

Bytemark charging for IPv4 addresses

We've had a server at Bytemark for many years (since the summer of 2009). For the most part they've been good, Towards the end of last year, they started cha...

Classing up the kitchen, part 1

Since my kitchen radio is older than I am and has various bits missing, I got myself one of these to mount under the cupboards to replace it. This should als...

The imminent demise of Sixxs?

As a long-term user of SixXS, I got an e-mail earlier this year about how I should stop using a tunnel for IPv6 connectivity and ask my ISP for IPv6. And the...

Raspberry Pi print & scan server

I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was (with a bit of Googling) to set up the Raspberry Pi 2 I'd had gathering dust on my desk as a print server. My i...

Digging up the road

Virgin Media's work in my street reminds me of the poor state of broadband in the UK A few weeks ago, I awoke to find my street being dug up by several pneum...

Cyprus

So I'm back from my holiday, not with much of a tan, but feeling suitably relaxed. Myself and a couple of friends went to Cyprus for five days and four night...