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  1. The problem with GPG signatures

    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 …

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  2. Minor site improvements

    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.

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  3. And back to Pelican, again

    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 …

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  4. Comments by email enabled

    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 …

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  5. Back to Mnemosyne

    Whoa, was that a detour or what? Pelican doesn't allow me to compile in relative links either. It comes with much prettier themes, but even to install it requires the world. It does allow me to specify a separate configuration for testing, so I can compile in a local file …

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  6. Try yet another white magician

    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 …

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  7. Switching to Pelican


    I am dropping mnemosyne at last and adopting Pelican. The reason is I couldn't make mnemosyne use relative links, so I had no way to test how the pages would look without uploading them to the server. While there seems to be a school of thought holding that relative …

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  8. Revive this?

    Blog again?

    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 …

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  9. SML/NJ library with Poly/ML, progress

    Lexer generator

    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 …

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  10. Tired

    Feeling awful

    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 :-(

    Porting mllex

    I am trying to build the Standard ML …

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  11. At it again

    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 …

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  12. I cannot get used to this

    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 …

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  13. A bad day

    Debian gnutls mess

    I started the day yesterday by doing aptitude upgrade on my desktop box. That didn't turn out so well as bugs #623963 and #619833 bit me hard. gkrellm is for my handcrafted environment what the panel and applet areas are to other people gnome gardens and in …

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  14. NLTK adventures

    I have been playing with nltk this week to learn about the subject of natural language processing and to see what is available with current tools. It is extremely interesting but it looks like most of the data is not really free for commercial use. It's not really surprising - a …

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  15. The first post

    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 …

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