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ASUS Zenbook Pro UX501V

I have recently been testing an ASUS Zenbook Pro UX501V with Ubuntu. It is a really solidly constructed machine and really does feel professional. It is not however without a few quirks that do rather spoil the user experience. The … Continue reading

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Sky does IPv6

It is nice to see one of the big UK broadband providers finally starting to roll out IPv6. The latest press release from World IPv6 launch specifically mentions that British Sky Broadcasting (AS5607) now has IPv6 deployed to 1.90% of … Continue reading

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UK IPv6 Council

The slides and video recordings from the UK IPv6 Council meeting make interesting reading. It’s good to see that BT, BSkyB and Virgin Media all have well advanced plans to roll out IPv6 to their customer base within the next … Continue reading

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Life Member

I am honoured to have been granted honorary life membership of Durham Amateur Rowing Club. The members present at the 2014 Annual General Meeting granted me that right in recognition of the effort that I have put into the club … Continue reading

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Durham Regatta Goes Down Well

Being heavily involved in the organisation of Durham Regatta it is often very difficult to see the wood from the trees. An event of that size always brings up a stream of issues that need resolving throughout the weekend. The … Continue reading

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New Mail Account for Spammers

I’m trying an experiment to see exactly how long it takes for spammers to pick up a new email address. As such I’ve just registered dick@oldelvet.org.uk and the only reference to it is here on this post. Please be warned … Continue reading

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New Laptop Disc

Yesterday I installed a new 750 gig drive into my laptop to replace the existing 250 gig drive that was factory fitted. I was finding it increasingly difficult to fit the Android source code; various other git repos and most … Continue reading

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SPF Records

I have been using Sender Policy Framework (SPF) records on my oldelvet.org.uk domain for quite some time. This allows me to list the computers that are allowed to send email for a particular domain. This helps to cut down the … Continue reading

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Thank you Cloudbees

Cloudbees just sent my a $50 Amazon Gift Card for my entry into their Jenkins Bug Bounty competition. I’ve fixed a few bugs in Jenkins lately but its nice to get a thank-you every now and again!

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Getting to grips with Jelly and Stapler

I use the Jenkins Continuous Integration server to help control and organise my various bits of code. Much of the work I do is in one or two man teams and and some question the use of a CI server … Continue reading

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