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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...

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...