For several months now, a blurb appended to almost all my outgoing email messages has asked recipients not to send me GPG signed messages without also GPG encrypting them. In place of explanation, I have been appending a link to Dr. Bernstein's site about the 8BITMIME extension to the SMTP …read more
The Tags and Archives indexes are now available via links in the banner menu.
The stupidly named Social widget now has links to my Github page and my Gravatar image. I am lazy and this is simpler than modifying the Pelican templates.read more
Unfortunately I have to switch to a more "modern" generator again, because my favorite, Mnemosyne, has been dead upstream for some time; as I leave Debian Wheezy and Debian in general I lose the benefit of old packages which are maintained well beyond their upstream life by Debian maintainers. More …read more
You can now comment on each particular post by clicking on the comment link beneath it. At the moment the code on my side to add them to the blog (probably after asking a permission) doesn't exist, but the email address is real and I'll keep the comments until I …read more
Another medical appointment
So, after missing 2 days of work last week and 1 (so far) this week because of the neuropathy, today I called to make an appointment with the doctor my boss, Nader, recommended. Going there next Monday. I don't know if I can make them look at …
Looks like it has been about 2 years since I did this last. LOL. Lots of news; among other things I am employed again. I have been at this job for about 10 months now and I'm getting disillusioned already. There really is no escape, all jobs suck …
Today I tested the lexer generator for Poly/ML. It mostly worked but there was a subtle problem with the Poly/ML runtime: it doesn't seem to have any last-chance exception handling, when an exception is raised and escapes to the top level the program exits without any …
The last few days I have been feeling awfully slow and tired. And my feet are starting to ache - I am pretty sure my neuropathy is making another comeback. I would really like to know what causes it :-(
I am trying to build the Standard ML …
So today I checked the version of Openbox window manager available in Debian testing archive and they had the newly released version 3.5 already. I looked at the source and was disappointed to not find my patch to place new windows with minimal overlap of existing windows. I …
New way to post blog entries
While I was trying to figure out how to share Gnus group attributes (i.e. the .newsrc.eld file) between the desktop and the laptop, it occurred to me that Mnemosyne's fusion of mail and blog is a nuisance. Not the maildir as a …
Trip to Tahoe
2 weekends ago I returned to Tahoe. I stayed at the same place as last time, the Fireside Lodge. The advantage is that they are at the north tip of South Lake Tahoe, farthest from casinos and closest to the trails, at least the trails I remembered …
I wanted to hike again in Point Reyes today, but I missed my carpool ride. Every time this happens I feel as if I don't want to try it again, it is quite demoralizing.
So I went back home and fought Gnus. I found a case where an news article …read more
This is supposed to be written in ReStructured text, and Mnemosyne should translate it to HTML. Or is it XHTML? We'll see.
Too many things to do today as usual. I started by cursing Gnus because as always it cached too much and when I moved the source Maildir for …read more