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Setting up a home network

Even before I started planning my new home, I knew that I wanted a wired network built right in. A quick count revealed that I was dealing with 22 network sockets, so using “proper” network hardware would be a smart move. Here’s what I did. Continue reading

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Your Password is Too Damn Short

Writing about passwords is like beating a dead horse. It’s not very exciting, I know. But this needs to be said, and repeated often: sorry, but your passwords just aren’t good enough. Continue reading

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Missed opportunities

My house was built less than two years ago and the satellite view of my home on Google Maps showed this: a lot of grass, but no house. It’s the lot in the middle of this angled view: I know … Continue reading

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Did I ever mention that I don’t like spammers?

*Did I ever mention that I don’t like spammers?*
Well I don’t. But they seem to love me: if I turn off my anti-spam plugins, my sites are flooded with spam. With luck, my new setup strikes a better balance between catching spam and allowing real content. Wish me luck – using the comment form, if you like :-) Continue reading

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“Recent”?

*”Recent”?*
I like the _idea_ of blogging regularly but I seem to lack the content as well as the time or focus to take it seriously. After all, it is not essential to my life and I merely see it as an outlet for my writing urges. And yet, I am inspired by other blogs I follow and I find myself picking up the proverbial pen more often again … for now, anyway. Continue reading

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