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On chancel repair liability

I was fascinated to read about chancel repair liability the other day. Simply put, some ancient laws that nobody bothered to repeal since the Norman Conquest...

India diary, day 1

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). Saturday 26 July La...

India diary, day 0

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). Friday 25 July Flew...

Fun with CurrentCost

Five years after the cool kids first started jumping on the bandwagon, I've got myself a CurrentCost CC128 (Southern Electric send them to some customers for...

Are IDEs a problem?

I've just read an interesting piece over at The Register on the bloated awkwardness of Visual Studio 2010, and another on the question of whether we need IDE...

SysAdmin stuff

It's amazing how many fewer afternoons I seem to spend hacking around on my servers these days. Perhaps I got a life; I certainly got a full-time job. I have...

mod_wsgi delivers on the promise

It's been over a year since I deployed Django in production, and I wasn't looking forward to it. Last time, I had a lot of trouble with mod_python, sessions ...

2010 will be a bad year for IPv4

2010 will be a bad year for IPv4 - this is exactly why I designated native IPv6 support as fundamental, not merely a "nice-to-have", when setting up Splice l...

Manipulating Maildirs with Python

My e-mail still isn't as shiny as I'd like. In particular, my use of Exim Filters to sort incoming mail into folders lacks the ability to mark messages as re...