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Bogroll 0.2

Earlier this year, I hacked together a stateless RSS reader called Bogroll. It's been doing sterling service for me at news.dnorth.net ever since. Today, I'v...

The end of the year as we know it

So the turkey is (at least partly) eaten, the mince pies are disappearing fast, the wrapping paper has been picked up off the floor and the presents played w...

A narrow escape

Let's be honest about this. Looking back, I should have known better. Nevertheless, as I describe the problem that ate far too many hours of my weekend, judg...

Spotify on Linux problems?

Dear lazyweb, does anyone else find that Spotify mysteriously hangs at the "logging in" stage when run under Wine? This suddenly happend on both my Linux box...

We all love miniturization

It's amazing what sort of shrinkage - both in size and price - you can miss if you're not buying in a particular market. Yesterday, out for lunch with some f...

On leaving Slicehost

Just over 18 months ago, I signed up for a 256slice from Slicehost to host this website, my email, etc. Later this week, I shall be shutting the machine down...

Windows XP loses its crown

And Ubuntu gets seven out of ten Last week, it was clear my parents' ageing XP box needed some attention - in fact, let's be honest, it had been crying out f...

Random summary of stuff

I guess I might as well park these here as anywhere else: Some hilarity courtesy of bash.org: #693046, #9214, #105199, #626249, #610952 Funny source code com...