Words of Encouragement October 18, 2005Posted by Carthik in ubuntu.
Thank you, kind readers, for the multitude of mail you have sent me egging me on, and keeping me smiling. I really appreciate the emails you have sent me, including the one that said this blog is too “thin” for people with widescreens. My response in that case is that if this were not a wordpress.com blog, I would have used a relative-width theme 🙂
I know this is a pathetic excuse for not having written anything in the past day. My goal was and is to write at least one post a day. I have done this so far except for 2, or maybe 3 breaks. Right now, life takes an upper hand but things will be back to normal soon enough.
I decided to start reading email “like a man” – that is – with postfix + fetchmail + procmail + spamassassin + mutt. Now that is a whole lot of things to chain together and tweak, and I am having a whale of a time. At the end of it all, I will be able to show email who’s boss. (Evolution was bossing me around till now – “no, you can’t do that” or “hey! that’s not how it is done, you have to tie your shoelaces this way!” and so on). Till that gets done, and till a rsync-over-ssh backup script of mine gets done, things will be just a little slow. Most of it is over.
Don’t you all just LOVE Breezy? I loved it so much I decided to reinstall everything from scratch, though it was not neccessary. I can do that without disrupting anything since my /home directory is on a different partition. Nothing is as exciting as setting up a computer exactly the way you want it! Forgive me if I indulge in the excitement of things that are new and shiny!