The Only M1 Benchmark That Matters

I’ve got a new Apple laptop, so I thought I’d do an Emacs build benchmark. Building Emacs is what people do on computers, right? At least if I extrapolate from myself, which is the only… | Continue reading | 2 days ago

So you want to run yor own mail server

Whenever the subject of running your own mail server comes up, there’ll always be two people who chime in. The first will say “No, don’t do it! It’s a virtually impossible t… | Continue reading | 9 months ago

Wordpress vs. Google

Allegedly, 30% of all web pages are now Wordpress. I’m guessing most of these Wordpress sites aren’t typical blog sites, but there sure are many of them out there. Which makes it so puz… | Continue reading | 10 months ago

Help Buy Back

As previously discussed in this embarrassing saga, was bought by Yomura Corporation, and they have now let the domain expire. The domain went to the normal Namesilo auction process, and I… | Continue reading | 10 months ago

Emacs on the Back End

I’ve been procrastinating on writing a web-based admin interface for… because I just haven’t been able to make up my mind as to what technologies to use. I hate lear… | Continue reading | 11 months ago

New Lists Can Now Be Added to Gmane

I’ve now hacked up a new admin interface to the Gmane mailing list archive. If you want to add new lists, use the new admin interface. Older lists can also be edited, and you can request resu… | Continue reading | 11 months ago Is Now

As previously discussed, the domain was no longer viable, and the NNTP server has now moved to Likewise, mailing list subscriptions have been moved from to… | Continue reading | 11 months ago

The Internet Help Desk

 About once a month, I get really drunk and answer the Gmane email.  90% is “please remove my message”, which I do.  If it’s from the person who asks to have it removed.The other … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Whatever Happened to

I fucked up. Short version: If you’re reading mailing lists with an NNTP news reader via, you should update your news reader to point to instead. Over the past fe… | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Adventures in Netflix

I’ve been watching a buttload of 40s movies over the past few months, and I was thinking about watching something really modern next. And then it occurred to me: How about if I watch all R… | Continue reading | 1 year ago

IMDB in Emacs; or, Honey, I made an ORM

I’ve always been frustrated by the IMDB web pages. Usually when I’m looking at a director’s oeuvre, I’m not interested in all the shorts, videos and games the director has c… | Continue reading | 2 years ago