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Mobility Problems

I’ve never really been a gadget guy. Sure, they’re interesting, and fun, but I’ve never been comfortable slogging them around with me wherever I go. But despite my best efforts, I’ve managed to accumulate quite a few: wireless phone, Treo, digital camera, mp3 players (plural!), USB drives, and laptops. Don’t even get me started on all the different types of cables I need to carry. Continue reading


Using Gmail as my primary email client

Lately I’ve been using a lot of different computers, at home, at work, and at relatives’ houses. In the past, I’ve used mutt for email, because it’s simple, small, and does everything I want in an email client (PGP integration, can run on the server, and so on). However, most of the computers I’ve been using lately are Windows boxes, and while I could carry a copy of Knoppix with me everywhere I go, I don’t think that would be appreciated very much. I could run mutt in a screen session on my main server, but since I use PGP to sign all my messages, I don’t want to keep my private key on a remote server. Other than that small hitch, though, running mutt in a remote screen session is practically the perfect solution. Continue reading