Posts tagged "sundry":
Interesting bits elsewhere:
- Thomas Lord 1966-2022
- Cargo Cult Science
- Sabine Hossenfelder: Does the Past Still Exist?
- Code review at the speed of email
I like to use a local smtp daemon for sending email from my laptop, because that way i can send emails even while disconnected and, even when the network is up, because i don't have to wait for the network protocol to be completed with a remote smarthost. Oh, and i also need local mail delivery.
For many years i've used postfix to those ends; it has an acceptably
simply-ish configuration; but recently i've become fond of VPNs
(mullvad, if you want to know), and was annoyed by its getting
/etc/resolv.conf changes (for instance, because you get
the VPN up after postfix's service has started). I've found a
pleasantly simple alternative: OpenSMTPD.
i've been learning a tiny bit about web security at mozilla's Web Security pages, and used their Mozilla Observatory to analyize this site and make it a bit safer. it was just a matter of adding a handful of headers to the webserver configuration, to wit: