Once a month I archive my Apache logs. Which involves downloading them from the server and analysing them a little. This month (last month actually, I am slow with my blogging) there was something obviously unusual from the beginning: instead of the typical six or seven logrotated 50MB access logs I had 15. While I …

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I maintain a reasonably popular app called Asunder. This app has in its preferences a GtkFileChooserButton, and implementation of the (supposedly) interface GtkFileChooser. I’ve been getting bug reports about the selected directory not being saved when you save the preferences and looked into it again today. I could hardly believe what I found. If I …

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For quite a few years I resisted the temptation of setting up a wireless network at home. Story after story suggested that WiFi is a crappy, unstable, and awfully insecure set of technologies. Finally though things seemed to have settled down, and with WPA2 the wardriving stories ended. So a couple of years ago I …

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