What a pile of poo! I have access to four smtp servers and they all have limits on the distribution list size! (They are all about the same size of 100). Google will allow 2000 per list but only if you use one of their clients. Let’s try and bring up an SMTP server, connect it to DNS, and then send them myself. Sounds like a job for AWS. Continue reading “My little mail server”
There are plans to redevelop the area between Giffin Street and Reginald Road in Deptford. Continue reading “Giffin Street Redevelopment”
While developing the new web site, I had a look at how my mingle was organised. The current regime has a conversion rules file for each output format and one for HTML. I need to incorporate the HTML output in a wordpress page and also apply the wordpress style rules to the HTML. I solved this problem by generating three html files, a feed, a source key and an output format key and then including them in the host page. Continue reading “Planet, mingle & wordpress”
I got distracted and was pointed at Kitematic, but it’s Mac only and so I moved on to Panamax. I am not sure this is for me, but we’ll see and I am still not clear that the answer isn’t shipyard. Continue reading “Managing Docker with Panamax & Vagrant”
About Docker, looks awesome. Easy to create bootable, runnable images, easy to deploy because the global hub site is a crucial part of the proposition. The free usage of the hub, encourages the publication and sharing of images which are then imported over the internet.
In order to export the ello.co feed, I need to cnvert the JSON to XML. This isn’t the first time I have needed to look at this sort of problem and so I have created a page to hold my notes. There are as yet no answers. Continue reading “JSON to XML”
I finally got a git account. Most people, more recently seem to be there and the download interface is now much easier than sourceforge. Continue reading “git & github”
ello export a feed as JSON, here’s its name structure http://ello.co/username.json but you need to be logged in, god knows why. So I might need the unofficial ello API. Continue reading “Exporting ello.co”
Bunch of problems at home and work. I have lived without this for ages, time to solve it. Continue reading “Apple and Windows Networking”
By themegrill.com, they say, Spacious is incredibly spacious with a clean responsive design. And it has many awesome features like image slider, theme options & many more! I am cobsidering to freshen up http://davelevy.info, to see what it looks like, see http://next.davelevy.info Continue reading “Spacious Theme”
Is there any theory that talks to human optimism or pessimism when making estimates in the context of contracts. I have worked with project managers who when estimating effort & duration look to counter the uplift applied by people who think they’re going to have to do what they’re estimating and will be treated more harshly for being late than early. There’s some type I & type II error stuff here. I think it also applies to risk probability estimation, the cost of not reserving and the reputation damage to the assessor (of under estimating) may both lead to an over-estimate being made.
Surowiecki, in wisdom of crowds states that the betting exchanges (and books) are accurate estimators more so than opinion polls because people have measurable stake in the decision.
Has anyone written about this?
I experimented with User Styles when I was using the old NWN Vault, because their look and feel was terrible, the vault has gone now and the code i.e. the customisations are held on the browser’s disk, so a growing use of cloud computing challenges this as an answer, but overwriting the CSS can be quite cool. Continue reading “User Styles & Stylish”
I am going to re-purpose http://test.davelevy.info. At the moment it is set up for some experimentation with stylist.org and translation buttons. The stylist implementation just involved capturing some of the bullet item i.e. list item within a class name, so that the local stylist rules could be applied. I was looking at Stylist because the of the Neverwinter Vault but that’s gone now. Continue reading “Auto-translating a web page”
For various reasons at work, I am mucking around with multiple audio channels, from mic to disk, from mic to app, etc.. Windows 8, doesn’t seem to have an easy way to switch, or at least the sound control panel applet is hidden away behind several buttons…. no it’s not, searching for sound will find it. I was going to look for a switcher , here’s what google finds! What we really want is plug and play, but how does it know which one is the one I really need. Continue reading “Multiple Audio channels on Windows 8″
In my run through Neverwinter Nights 2, I have come to the Keep, which is the Stronghold for the protagonist. I have never played D&D with a “stronghold” before and this one would seem to have a lot of playing within it. I hope it doesn’t lead to too much of the resource based gamesplay style; but it seems there’s plenty of fetch and carry quests and Kana looks ready to keep me busy. Continue reading “Crossroads Keep”