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09/07/15

I know a lot of people use it but I'm not a great fan of Facebook Messenger. I think part of the reason is that it's imposed upon you: if you use Facebook then, implicitly, you are using Messenger. I can find no way of saying "I don't use Messenger" and people assume you do. So they message you anyway. Sometimes about stuff that matters, and that's a problem.  read more ...

08/03/15

If you're coming to this fresh you need to read this article first which explains how it is that for some mailing lists we host I was having to re-write the From address so that mailman produces a mail that looks like this:  read more ...

23/11/14

The Hug run a list server which hosts various lists both locally and nationally because it's the sort of thing we do for ourselves, our friends, our community and for organisations we support and, if you're reading this post, you may well be a subscriber to one or more of them.  read more ...

25/09/14

Amazon have a new programme called Kindle Unlimited which offers you "unlimited access to over 650,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device for just £7.99 a month". Seems tempting, however even a few minutes research reveal that "Unlimited" is a bit of a misnomer.  read more ...

09/09/14

As you may know we host lots of mailing lists at The Hug using mailman, which is pretty much the de facto standard open source solution for such things, and yesterday I saw a bounce from Yahoo! which had rejected an email sent through the list server to a subscriber using a yahoo.co.uk email address. The reason took my breath away.  read more ...

30/08/14

When I first wrote about my new Google Chromecast I mentioned that I'd bought The Newsroom Season 2 from Blinkbox. It cost me £16.99, so £9.76 less than Amazon on DVD so seems like a bargain however I had concerns. As did Beth.  read more ...

26/07/14

So the Google Chromecast that Beth bought me for my birthday has been fun. On Netflix I've now watched seasons 1 to 4 of The Good Wife (some of which I'd seen before, especially the later episodes, but not the earlier seasons) and I'm now trying House of Cards but to be honest ...  read more ...

26/07/14

One of the advantages of having your own domain is being able to give every company you interact with a unique email address. This makes it easy to quench the flow of spam if they fail to Do The Right Thing™ but it also means you can tell if their customer email data has been compromised.  read more ...

17/07/14

I've been meaning to blog for a while now about the Google Chromecast that Beth bought me for my birthday and while I sit here and wait for our house file server to re-build its RAID-1 array it seems like a good time.  read more ...

19/03/14

Almost eleven month ago now I posted here about OVIVO and in that post I said "I'm also not entirely convinced it's a valid business model for OVIVO" and sadly today I've been proved right as their web site now says:  read more ...

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