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SD card with ReiserFS for backups

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

The hard drive on my laptop has occasionally been making some funny klicking noises recently, and I’m a bit worried it’s going to break down one of these days. So in addition to backups to an external HD and a USB stick, I bought a 4 GB SD card to just leave in the card […]

Does the Pembury Tavern have Augustiner Helles?

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

We are lucky to have the Pembury Tavern around the corner, a nice pub whose beer selection includes our favorite beer from Munich, Augustiner Helles. The only problem: The Pembury’s wholesale supplier sometimes has problems with stocking enough Augustiner, and that along with the fact that Augustiner, containing no additives, doesn’t keep longer than about […]

Shell script to periodically check mail logs (and msmtpQ queue) and notify user by mail

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

As said in this previous post, I generally really like the speed of having set sendmail_wait = -1 in my ~/.muttrc, but mutt doesn’t let me know if there are any error messages. That’s not good, and it would be ironic to gain a few seconds when hitting y in mutt just to nervously dig […]