Posts Tagged "technology"

WordPress 2.7.1

WordPress 2.7.1 has been released1. And I'm sure that you, my loyal cadre of imaginary readers, will be glad to know that I've upgraded. :-)


  1. http://wordpress.org/development/2009/02/wordpress-271/ 

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It's a meme!

But it's okay, because reading Planet Debian totally counts as work. :-)

Machine names:

  • caveofbirds
  • seitchtabr
  • caladan
  • corrin
  • ix
  • thalim
  • kaitain

Can anybody guess the theme?

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*nix Tip of the $TIME_PERIOD: mutt

Hello readers; it's been a while, hasn't it? It's summer, and, like many people, I'm a slacker. Anyway, I thought that today, I'd talk to you a little about the program that I've been using for a lot of my mail recently: mutt. mutt is a console mail-client. I know, I know, I should get myself out of the 80's. Well, I've found it to be much faster and more powerful than any GUI client I've ever used. I'm not going to go into much detail about the basics; there are are lots of good guides/tutorials on the Internet …

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Website Stuff

So, the more enterprising amongst you may have noticed that my blog is now at blog.roguelazer.com instead of anonymous-function.blogspot.com (although it's still there, too). This is because I was playing around with my website stuff today. For one thing, I've moved to Google Apps for my Domain, because e-mail over DreamHost's IMAP servers was sometimes slow, and e-mail through the Gmail servers probably won't be. This also gives me better Jabber server (i.e., SSL supported without me paying umpteen dollars for an SSL certificate and a static IP and such). It's generally neat.

I'll post …

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iPhone 3G: Real-World Use

I've now had my iPhone 3G for four days, and I've had a chance to use it in some real-world scenarios.

Apps

The App Store is, unequivocally, the most important feature of iPhone OS 2.0. Exchange support is nice, yes, and there are lots of little tweaks. But the App Store is what makes the iPhone attractive to me, more of a computer instead of a silly smartphone. I've been using a few apps pretty solidly for the past few days: Twitterific (a Twitter client), Exposure (a Flickr client), and the official Facebook client. All of these are well-written …

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iPhone 3G: Unboxing and First Impressions

Unboxing

I've posted a few pictures of the unboxing of my iPhone 3G. As usual for an Apple product, the packaging was excellently done. The box was surprisingly small, but contained everything necessary:

  • Docking Connector -> USB cable
  • Tiny, tiny power adapter
  • Iconic white headphones (with microphone... somewhere...)
  • SIM-Removal Tool SIM Card Removal Tool
  • Cleaning cloth

Once I got done with my activation mess (see previous post), the iPhone was a dream. The first thing I noticed was call quality: it was excellent. I don't have 3G reception indoors (curse you, foot-thick concrete walls), but even over 2.5G, it was an amazing upgrade …

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