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Procmail config woes

Damn… last friday I updated my ~/.procmailrc file on slackware.com to get rid of some persistent spam, and forgot to actually check the validity of that change. I wish I had checked the logs… on sunday I started wondering why the mail had stopped arriving for alien at slackware dot com, on monday I asked Pat […]

New cats in the house

Sometimes you just need to take action. We have two new cats in the house. More than four months after our last cat died at a respectable age of almost 19 years, the family decided that the house was too empty and cats had to be part of our life. Our options were: getting two […]

Sourdough weekday adventures

 Time for another lesson in baking a tasty sourdough bread. Sourdough breads are all the breads I eat nowadays. My son wanted me to “score” the bread in a smiley pattern but it turned out more like a Hallowe’en monster… Anyway, this sourdough loaf was created using another rhythm than my usual “bake one sourdough bread during […]

Running Slackware 14.1 in an OpenVZ VPS

Last year I rented a OpenVZ based Virtual Private Server (VPS) for a discount price. I needed a new host to experiment with. My other Internet machine, the taper server (a QEMU virtual machine donated to me by a Slackware fan) is not meant for tinkering. It is running the Slackware Documentation Project, and I like […]

Sourdough Kaiser rolls

I am enjoying a long weekend at home – Ascension day is a national holiday and both my employer (IBM) and my customer (ASML) closed their offices on the friday following it. So I decided to experiment a bit with the bread I bake. The usual routine is that I bake three breads (two sourdough and one […]