- A couple of weeks ago, I was thinking about how I may build an advanced search utility for my own email archive. One way to make complex queries on the archive seemed to be to put it all into a relational database. Since the Dbmail system stores email in that way, I asked its developers and Harald Reindl (an email administrator at The Lounge who already uses Dbmail: I found him in the PostFix Mailing list archives) if Dbmail could be used in that way.
- Around October 2010 I migrated from Drupal to WordPress my bilingual websites Stop and Strider. Eighteen months later, WordPress has confirmed to be better than Drupal for my own needs, as far as those two websites are concerned (I still stick to Drupal for other websites). There is, however, one part of those WordPress websites that has just become a big problem for me, and is how to keep them (looking) multilingual.
Every now and then, a question like this pops up on some email server management forum:
I'd like to be able to reject connections from remote IP addresses if they're from certain countries.
Gnuplot is a really great plotting utility, that can be used either interactively or automatically, from inside scripts of all sorts. However, sometimes it can be quite difficult to use simply because there are lots of documentation, but it is hard to figure out exactly what piece of documentation you should read and where it is.
Wordpress is a great publishing system, but managing it manually can be a very time consuming process. This is especially true when you want to upload lots of posts, or if you would like to write content in your preferred, full-blown text editor and then have it “magically” appear online.
(this is a review that i originally posted somewhere on Slashdot, IIRC)
- WordPress is a great online publishing system. One of its strengths, as far as I am concerned, is the administration interface, which I find flexible, efficient and easy to use. However, sometimes even that interface isn’t flexible enough. Recently, for example, I needed a quick way to create and insert into another Web page an HTML list of all and only the posts I had published in a certain date range.
Many U*nix users with advanced email needs, a high load of email, and possibly a lot of addresses to keep separated, invariably come to procmail and to Mutt (but the MCG concept can be easily adapted to other MUAs: read on).
About three weeks ago I became so fed up with the disgusting performances of my Fedora computer to make a public Help request: why is my Linux so damn slow?. I got plenty of help (90 comments to that post while I’m writing this one) and useful suggestions. Later this week I will reformat all those suggestions in a separate post aimed to complete Linux newbies, to help them to find get support faster when they find themselves in a similar situation.
This page, instead, is a short status report,