It’s been quite some time since I’ve updated my blog, and since a lot has happened this year, I figured it was time for a new post. To start things off, I got married this past Summer to the love of my life. We had an outdoor ceremony on the hottest day of July surrounded by our friends and family, followed by a beautiful reception at the Serbian Centre in Windsor.
When the weather is nice I enjoy working outdoors when I can; since my current data plan on my phone is abysmal, and I prefer working on my full-sized laptop, my email setup is a bit different than normal peoples'. I don’t rely on simply connecting to a remote server because I like being able to read, sort, and reference my email while offline, so this post is a simple description of how I “do email”.
Every year I, like many people, set a bunch of resolutions for the new year and then never actually follow through on them. Well this year I’m intentionally keeping my list of goals very short, so that when I don’t get around to them, my disappointment ratio will be a bit better. So here’s my short list of resolutions that I might actually keep. Really learn a language from the Lisp family.
Mozilla Thunderbird is a great email client, however there is one issue that it has by default that drives me nuts. I run an IMAP server for my @bryanstamour.com email addresses. The IMAP server has a Roundcube web front-end for when I want to access my email from a machine that isn’t mine. When working in Thunderbird, when I move an email from my INBOX to a folder (or from any folder to any other folder), Thunderbird doesn’t expunge the emails from their source folders on the IMAP server; it’s only when you close down Thunderbird that the folders get “compacted” and the change is seen on the server.
My Slackware 14.1 DVD arrived in the mail today. I know what I’m doing this weekend… I’ve been a subscriber for the past few releases now (I enjoy giving something back to Patrick for all of his hard work, even though I can download the ISO’s for free) and every time there’s a new release I wait patiently by my mailbox. It’s like Christmas for my servers. Why Slackware? I used to bounce around between Linux distros a whole lot.
I’ve been itching to play around with something new recently, so I decided to move my blog over to one based on Hakyll (think Jekyll, but written in Haskell.) I hope to blog more as this site evolves, and maybe this time I’ll be able to keep my web presence a little more active. I look forward to writing posts about my explorations into various topics in programming, computer science, and other things that I’m passionate about.