Topic: Computers Gone phishing
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1:02pm, Friday 8 December 2006 (Updated 4:34pm, Friday 8 December 2006)

In the never-ending battle against unwanted email junk, I added a bunch of phishing mail signatures to my mail server. Within 15 minutes, the new rules rejected 2 messages; and another 2 in the next 45 minutes. A small but worthwhile reduction in the deluge.

Update: and if I delay incoming email from Windows machines then lots of inbound connections strangely don't run to completion. :-)

Topic: General Automatic savings
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11:01am, Tuesday 5 December 2006

This is a cute idea - to round up purchase prices and push the difference into a savings account. I'd probably get one to try.

Topic: Computers Early, for a change
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11:14pm, Tuesday 21 November 2006

So much for getting ADSL on the 23rd - Nildram emailed me today to say it'd be active on the 24th. I plugged the router in anyway and what do you know - it's already live!

Topic: Computers Retro... no, just irritating
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9:53am, Tuesday 14 November 2006

I'd forgotten quite how slow and irritating a dial-up Internet connection is.

Nildram tell me they'll be enabling my ADSL on the 23rd. I don't think ADSL is going to count as a "utility service" until same-day house move service enabling is available (like, say, water... electricity... telephone) which I imagine might be a blocker for consumer VoIP take-up.

Topic: General We've moved
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12:02pm, Monday 13 November 2006 (Updated 9:40am, Tuesday 14 November 2006)

Bellow if you want the new address or phone number.

We're currently surrounded by cardboard boxes. Any guesses as to when we'll be unpacked?

I cycled to work this morning. It's 3.2 miles and it took me 25-30 minutes (I wasn't really timing it) which I think can be improved on...

Update: Yes, the obvious route is shorter (2.7 miles) but involves chancing it with the homicidal maniacs on the A505...

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