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26 December 2006

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About girtby.net

Hello, I'm Alastair Rankine.

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Posted
18 December 2006

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Nerd Factor X Meta

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Saying Goodbye To Typo

Just a warning to say that service may be interrupted here on girtby.net over the next few weeks. In fact, outages are likely.

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Posted
18 December 2006

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Nerd Factor X

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unix c++ reentrant signals development warstory

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The Other Kind of Reentrant

Gather around for a tale of adventure in the land of Linux c++ programming.

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Posted
17 December 2006

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Nerd Factor X

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Easing into Ubuntu

Here are some short notes on the Ubuntu experience, plus a revelation about virtualization.

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Posted
08 December 2006

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Nerd Factor X

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The Switch

PC1: Hello, I'm a PC

PC2: And I'm also a PC.

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Posted
05 December 2006

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Meta

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Trackback Attack

OK, I've had it with trackbacks.

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Posted
02 December 2006

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Nerd Factor X

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Is That a Wiki In Your Pocket?

I am a big fan of the personal Wiki. This is a little web-based application which you would typically use to store information relevant to you. Notes, to-dos, lists, embryonic blog articles, anything.

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Posted
20 November 2006

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Nerd Factor X Provocation

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And You Can Quote Me On That!

This article I wrote back in late 2001. At the time I was proto-blogging via email. I think it stands up pretty well, or at least meets the high usual standard of stuff I post around here. Enjoy.

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Posted
06 November 2006

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Nerd Factor X Or Something

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Try Our Competitor's Products!

Yahoo sent me an email telling me to upgrade to IE 7:

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Posted
05 November 2006

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Cultcha Linkpimpin'

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It's Bleeping Good

The features I want out of an online music store are:

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