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Java programmers

I don't much care for Simon Willison's (or in this case, the person he's linking to's) implication that Java programmers are misguided fools in need of help ...

Slow outbound e-mail?

I'd noticed for years that sending outbound e-mail from Thunderbird to my server on port 587 took far longer than it should have - about six seconds of stari...

Dot everything

I read with interest the news that ICANN has approved the ability for companies to register .anything domain names (so KFC could register .chicken and have h...

Conspiracy theory of the year

Over lunch with some colleagues last month, the subject of why Microsoft is paying $8.5bn for Skype came up. "Simple", I replied, "for years, governments hav...

IPv6 support in Android

I'm pleased to report that (having fixed the IPv6 on my home WiFi), my HTC Desire S running Android 2.3 picks up an auto-configured IPv6 address on its WiFi ...

A smartphone named Desire

After years of thinking about it, and even writing about it, I've finally bought myself a smartphone. As I write, I'm coming to the end of my third week with...

India diary, day 4

In June/July 2010 I spent ten days travelling in Rajasthan, India with friends; this is my diary of the trip (full list of entries here). Today we left Jaipu...

India diary, day 3

In June/July 2010 I spent ten days travelling in Rajasthan, India with friends; this is my diary of the trip (full list of entries here). Quite a day today!...