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Forget gq, try Luma for a quiet life

gq has been a necessary evil in my life for some time now. I need a graphical LDAP client for use on the CompSoc systems, but gq (to be fair, the versions of...

Getting serious about email

The epic tale of how my new mail setup was born My personal email has been on a rough ride over the years: from a reasonably nice (Microsoft based!) school e...

Live from my sofa

Twelve months ago, I installed Linux (Kubuntu) on my laptop. Twelve minutes ago, I got the wireless card working with my WPA-PSK home network. A combination ...

Cambridge and back

Musings on public transport, and a look round The Other University So, full term ended yesterday, and I had to get over to Cambridge for a dinner. The X5 bus...

Asirra, and the end of another term

Spam. It's not going away, and nor is my increasing annoyance at some of the things we need to do to avoid it. Like making a separate email forwarder for eve...

Linux Vs. Windows slides

Last week, I gave a Lightning talk to CompSoc on the subject "Linux vs. Windows- which is better?". It seemed to go down fairly well (I wasn't lynched outsid...

Greetings from Gutsy

Last week, the beta version of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon was released, so I decided to blow away the slightly messy installation of Feisty on my laptop, and make a...