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Wiblog - Paul's Wibblings

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 ...

22/07/17

My trusty Tesco Hudl 2 died a little while ago. It was a bargain when I bought it and was an excellent 8" Android tablet. So I was left looking around for another and, as it happened, Amazon chose that week to launch the 2017 edition of the Amazon Fire HD 8.  read more ...

15/07/17

We went to Inverness Tesco recently and I weakened and bought a Rankin Barmbrack and it was delicious, reminding me a lot of lardy cake (only without the sugar crust).  read more ...

07/07/17

Last weekend, being our birthday weekend, saw me heading south to Cambridge and then afterwards on to Hampshire to see the family. ...  read more ...

02/07/17

I've not had reason to post here for a while as things have been been pretty stable. And then there was the trip South for which I'd decided to fly as I'd not tried that route and it's both faster and cheaper than the train. That is unless of course you have a bird strike on take off and have to come back to Inverness.  read more ...

20/06/17

I like travelling by train, which is lucky really given that driving long distances is no longer an option for me since my stroke, but sometimes the dance one has to do in order to find the best route and price drive me nuts.  read more ...

14/06/17

I was out walking the dog this morning and was asked, and not for the first time "Where are you staying?". The first couple of times this happened I thought speaker was hearing my accent and making the not unreasonable assumption that I was a holiday maker.  read more ...

08/06/17

For a while now I've been meaning to write a blog post about my favourite Android apps, a list which is ever changing, but the failure yesterday of my old friend the Hudl 2 has thrown this into sharp focus ...  read more ...

06/06/17

I've been lurking in a sub over on reddit lately which I may blog about it at some point as it's a fascinating place. But something did catch my eye there which struck me as generally useful. That's the principle "don't JADE".  read more ...

30/05/17

I think we've now had leaflets from all the parties with candidates standing in the General Election here in the constituency of Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey - which the SNP took from the Lib Dem's last time - and there's a pretty clear pattern emerging.  read more ...

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