Hello, Windows XP!

Happy to finish the process with the Windows XP on Toshiba Tecra A4 revival. The last issue to resolve were the old root certificates used by Chrome (and relatives). Unfortunately Windows Update does not provide an easy glue. …

First Thoughts

Update 3/11/2021: I'm including photographs to my blog posts now, as they contribute to my thought process.…

subspace city

BUILDING IMAGINARY PLACES IRL Linear_subspace…

[A] Learning English Sucks

This post originally appeared on an old blog on 2011-03-31. It's part of a series of posts which I'm "recovering" from the archives.…

Ordnance Survey maps

For those of you outside the UK, the Ordnance Survey is the official mapping provider in England, Scotland, and Wales. (There are separate providers for Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland). The Wikipedia entry gives a summary of its history…

Well done, Vivaldi!

Great job! I mentioned in my first post that I had issues with sign-in to eBay because of incorrect captcha loading. I've reported this to Vivaldi team on May the 1st. And now I am happy to admit that the issue is already resolved in the latest…

Time for Client Certificate Logins

I can log in to a server over SSH without a password, just by using certificates. I could use a password, but it's not my first choice, and certificates are more usable (for me). Why can't I do this on websites? It would make things so much…