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Wiblog - Paul's Wibblings

06/09/18

I've just wasted a couple of hours banging my head against the wall trying to track down an obscure issue in an old PHP script. Essentially this script appended text to a file in /tmp - it was to provide me with some debug.  read more ...

10/04/18

Today, a year and a half after we started hard filtering on SPF, a new problem: our mail server was rejecting genuine email from us because we had an SPF record.  read more ...

19/11/17

Firefox Quantum Release 57 of Firefox brings us what is essentially a whole new browser, faster and leaner; a quantum leap as it were, which I suppose is why they're calling in Firefox Quantum.  read more ...

11/08/17

I've talked before here about SPF. To recap it is an anti-spam measure and is one we've used for a long while. It works like this. A domain, the-hug.org say, publishes an SPF record as one of its DNS records. This SPF record indicates which IP addresses will send email purporting to come from the-hug.org.  read more ...

22/02/17

HMRC provide some software for small employer called Basic PAYE Tools (BPT) and it runs on Linux, which is cool as we're usually forgotten about.  read more ...

19/02/17

Ever since I got my new PC I've been annoyed that although I had a sexy, fanless Nvidia card waiting to go in it I've not succeeded in getting the Nvidia drivers loaded. Instead Ubuntu kept loading the nouveau drivers.  read more ...

13/02/17

When we first started out serving map tiles then, like a lot of people, we used GeoServer. But GeoServer is a lumbering beast of a Java application ...  read more ...

11/01/17

Long time readers of this blog (yes, both of you) may remember the struggles I had with DKIM, an anti-spam measure which breaks mailing lists. Today I bring you SPF which, it transpires, breaks mail forwarding.  read more ...

16/01/16

For a while now I've been wondering if I could set up an auto-responder for Facebook Messenger because although I use Facebook I don't, despite Facebook's determined attempts to make me, use Messenger. So when people do message me then, if I'm at home using my browser I do see their message. Eventually.  read more ...

16/07/15

This is just Google fodder so if you don't have an Android device, Linux and (possibly) a Pebble watch then you probably want to move on.  read more ...

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