If a man speaks in a forest, and his wife's not there, is he still wrong?

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Using mutt to read root mail with qmail

I use qmail on all my internal linux boxes, with mailboxes using the Maildir format.

I use mutt to read mail locally but mutt is not configured to use the Maildir format "out-of-the-box".

I found this guide useful, but it still doesn't quite work with qmail because qmail doesn't deliver mail to super-users (e.g. root). Typically, root mail is delivered to the alias user by creating a .qmail-root file in the alias user's home directory.

So, to tell mutt about this I added the following lines to ~root/.muttrc:

set folder="~alias/Maildir/"
set spoolfile="~alias/Maildir/"
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Perls of wisdom

General NewsWe all have days when words fall out of our mouths and we don't quite say what we mean

How about these gems from Jane:

On why otters are good swimmers:

Because they've got webbed feet, like fish.

When Emily left her princesses' wand on the floor:

Don't leave that there Emily, it will fall off

Priceless!

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Gallery2 images in geeklog articles

I have modified my hack to insert images from Gallery into Geeklog articles and comments. Links to larger images are automatically created.

The original code was written by Andy Bloch and described on his site here.

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Gratuitous Mathematics

General NewsHere's a good one for all you maths fiends...

Map the five values 1..5 to the range 10..50. Easy, huh? (Just in case you're not clear the answer I'm looking for is 10, 20, 30, 40, 50!)

What if the range starts at zero? i.e. map 0..5 to 10..50? Hmmm, a little more tricky but do-able. Answer: 10, 18, 26, 34, 42, 50.

Now, how about mapping the values 0..40 to the range 0..1? Erm...

Actually, it's just a case of finding a generic formula to calculate the new values from the old values.

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Gallery images in geeklog articles

GeekLogThis hack modifies Geeklog so it is easy to insert images from Gallery into articles and comments. Links to larger images are automatically created.

The original code was written by Andy Bloch and described on his site here.

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Playback .m4a files with slimserver / faad2

So, you've got a Squeezebox and you're running slimserver on your linux box.

Then your mate comes along with his iPod and you've suddenly got 23GB of mp3 and m4a files. The mp3 files playback "out-of-the-box", but what do you do with the m4a files?

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Hello from Canada

General NewsHi everyone!
I just finished getting caught up on viewing your website and saving a whole bunch of your pictures to our computer! Nice way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon! I'll be doing some printing and scrapbooking in the not too distant future.
Thinking of you all, hoping all goes well, and looking forward to seeing some of you soon ;)
Love,
Suzanne & Paul
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Billy and Abby registered

Well, it was a bit last minute, but we officially registered Billy and Abby on Tuesday October 7th at Reigate Register Office.

Their full names are:
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Twins arrive safely

The latest additions to the Bowes/Mitchell household made it safely into the world today.

At 11:21 a boy, weighing in at 7lb 15.5oz, shortly followed at 11:22 by a girl, 6lb 9oz.

Mother and babies doing very well.

We haven't decided absolutely on names yet, but the current working titles are Billy (William) and Abi (Abigail).

See the gallery for pictures, but here's a taster (blue for the boy!):

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New Emily photos uploaded

After much badgering from my lovely sister, I've uploaded a few more pictures of Emily.

Here's an example: [gallery/3969]

Click here for the album.

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