One month later…

I did mention there’d be computer assemblage porn in my last post but in the end that didn’t happen. I guess at some point I’ll need to have the side off to connect some of the extra ports that were included though so there is some potential for computer pr0n yet. I did, however perform […]

New Anubis

My just-over-three year old desktop machine was due a replacement. type | name ————-+————————————————— Motherboard | Asus P6T Deluxe CPU | Intel i7 920 D0 Stepping Retail RAM | OCZ 6GB PC3-12800C8 DDR3 (3x2GB) (OCZ3G1600LV6GK) Case | Lian-Li PC-A71B Graphics | XFX Radeon HD 4890 1GB HDD | Western Digital Caviar Black WD640AALS PSU | […]


Before Christmas I hired a Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens from Lenses For Hire. It’s a really nice lens, although, as with any macro lens the depth of field at the minimum focus distance (32cm) is rather small (~1mm at f/2.8, ~4mm at f/11) So I bought one…a few shots from the other day: Next […]

Sorry Qmail, it’s over

Since the dawn of time (even before switching from RedHat to Debian ~6 years ago) I’ve used the Qmail MTA, with a whole pile of other crud piled on top (like vpopmail to handle virtual users, and some Perl to hook up to SpamAssassin and ClamAV). It worked (in the loosest sense), but had loads […]


After hearing Nicholas Felton talking on Boagworld about his annual reports and Daytum, I thought it might be interesting to sign up. After being bitten by an issue — having reject_non_fqdn_hostname (which apparently now lives in a separate config option and calls itself reject_non_fqdn_helo_hostname) in smtpd_recipient_restrictions results in postfix/smtpd[10468]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from[]: 504 […]