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The story of PUNctuality

Sifting through the digital debris on my hard drive, I came across an old favourite from my university days. So now it can be told - the story of how I (with...

Private Eye and the Port Meadow development

I was chuffed to see that the latest issue of Private Eye (number 1337) had printed my letter about the university's controversial Port Meadow development he...

VPNs and default routes

I asked a question on ServerFault recently and went on to answer it with more than a bit of help from Michael. I had no idea that Linux allows you to have mu...

Raspberry Pi CoLo update

Following on from my earlier post about co-locating a Raspberry Pi at EDIS, I can now report that my Pi is up and running in Austria. On the downside, it too...

New Bike

I got a new bike this week. After six years in Oxford, riding around on £100 cheap and nasty bikes with inadequate lights, I decided it was about time ...

When bad things happen to good wallets

Today, I put my wallet through the washing machine. Needless to say, this was not intentional. Let's start with the good news: despite being made of paper, t...

Google Sites first impressions

In a month where pleasingly many things got crossed off my long-term To Do list, the St Columba's website was happily no exception. Like so many church and c...

EDIS’ Raspberry Pi colocation

A few weeks ago, the story broke that hitherto unheard of (by me, at least) Austrian hosting firm EDIS was offering free co-location of Raspberry Pis in thei...

ADSL vs Virgin Media - round two

Those of you who know me will be aware that the happy coalition of housemates I assembled for the year July '11 to August '12 ended up being For One Year Onl...

Don’t deal with the XKCD store

Just a quick note to say, don't ever even think of buying anything from the XKCD store. My experience: 16 July: placed order on behalf of myself and several ...