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Contributing to POI

I was privileged to become a committer and PMC member of the Apache POI project earlier this year. And on Christmas eve, I managed the release of 3.14beta1. ...

Yubico Yubikey 4: PGP, U2F and other things

I recently bought myself a Yubikey 4, as previously mentioned. Here's what I've managed to do with it so far ... General observations Since this is very new ...

When my beeper goes off

As regular readers will know, I run a co-located server with a few friends. I'm also responsible for things like the WiFi network at church. Inevitably, thes...

Windows and SSDs

So, having had such good results with the SSD I put in my ageing desktop, I decided to get one for my ageing laptop too. I did the copying a bit differently ...

Solid State Disks

For my less geeky readers, a Solid State Disk (SSD) is similar to the mechanical "hard disk" which has traditionally been the storage in most PCs and laptops...

Hive active heating

I had the horrible old boiler in my flat replaced recently, with British Gas doing the work. As part of it, they installed a Hive smart thermostat. This has ...

Thunderbird Autoconfiguration

If you're a diehard like me who still runs their own e-mail server - perhaps for a few friends and family as well as yourself - you might find Thunderbird's ...