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Sat Jan 31 10:05:03 2009 GMT: Twinkle 1.4 Bug

Sun Jan 04 16:17:39 2009 GMT: Python DB-API Rant

Sat Dec 27 21:24:53 2008 GMT: vAdmin SNMP Service

My new vServer provider apparently uses vAdmin as the management interface for the vServer. But one of the less than ideal side-effects of this is that the initial installation came with a snmp daemon (as part of the vAdmin setup) that was configured with an easily guessable (read/write) community name (and no IP-based filtering).

Needless to say, one of the first things I did was to deactivate that snmp daemon - but if you are also using a vAdmin based vServer, you might want to check if there is a snmp daemon running you don't know about...

Mon Dec 22 10:26:51 2008 GMT: 64-bit vServer

While migrating to the new virtual server, I decided to go with the 64-bit version of Ubuntu hardy heron which means that most packages on my .deb packages page are now available in 32-bit and 64-bit.

Sun Dec 21 10:21:31 2008 GMT: Server Migration

In the past few days I migrated edge.cmeerw.net to a new host - this time it's hosted by INGATE in Munich. By switching to a new hoster I get three times the amount of RAM (768 MB instead of 256 MB) for the same price as before (and I was told to get native IPv6 connectivity next year).

Mon Nov 17 20:29:55 2008 GMT: New Scientist Redesign

Just noticed that New Scientist recently got a new look and they are apparently allowing free access to their content - so well worth a look.

Mon Nov 10 21:22:00 2008 GMT: Seeing telecom data retention as an opportunity

An article in The Independent has spread lots of confusion on what data the UK government plans to collect and store. But it suggests that "many smaller ISPs would be unaffected by the "black boxes" as these would be installed upstream on the network".

In my opinion this is a great opportunity for smaller ISPs - it's in their hands to protect their customers data just by ensuring that they are using proper data encryption in their systems. SSL/TLS encryption for SMTP sessions is easy to implement, but unfortunately hasn't been widely adopted yet as I have previously pointed out.

Mon Nov 10 20:00:23 2008 GMT: Webdav Backup Scripts

Sun Nov 02 10:31:00 2008 GMT: mydisk.se

Tue Oct 28 21:05:22 2008 GMT: AOL Shutting Down XDrive and AOL Pictures

Tue Oct 28 20:57:45 2008 GMT: Snow

Wed Oct 15 17:25:17 2008 GMT: lua embedded into exim

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