Show Yourself: Authentication and SSL for Postfix and Dovecot

The other useful guide I’ve been following for setting up email lately has been Secure Postifx Using Let’s Encrypt. Let’s Encrypt is a pretty cool certification authority that makes setting up HTTPS for websites not just a doddle, but also free. I’ve been very impressed with it. But it can also be used to provide […]

Implementing GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the EU law that forces pretty much all sites to display that annoying “please accept our cookies” message which you see everywhere. For those of us in the UK, Brexit is likely to slightly modify the law, but only slightly. So we have to deal with it. I […]

Some Things Never Change: But Email Does

So I have recently been moving from one VPS to another. My first step was to move this website. Second was email services. Now, email has existed a long time. SMTP, the protocol used to transfer mail between clients and servers (and from server to server, and often internally on servers from one queue to […]

Redesigned Website

I’ve redesigned my website (toby.ink). It now uses WordPress with a Bootstrap 4 theme. It’s also on a brand new VPS which I’m hoping to move all my small personal sites to because my old VPS is still running Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS! Hopefully I’ll be posting a lot more than I used to.

Announcing Zydeco

Technically, I already announced it, but now I’ve renamed it. MooX::Pression is now called Zydeco. Moops had a memorable name, and I think the naming really helped it gain a following. MooX::Pression was just meh. So now it’s Zydeco. Zydeco…

MooX::Pression — now much faster

The test suite for MooX::Pression used to run in 79 seconds on my laptop. Now it’s at 10 seconds. And no, I didn’t cut out any tests — I switched from using Keyword::Declare to a combination of Keyword::Simple and PPR….

MooX::Pression — now much faster

The test suite for MooX::Pression used to run in 79 seconds on my laptop. Now it’s at 10 seconds. And no, I didn’t cut out any tests — I switched from using Keyword::Declare to a combination of Keyword::Simple and PPR….

Increasing Perl’s Visibility

Perl has some really great community websites. But a drawback to this is that the Perl community is centred around a few domain names, which means that it isn’t as visible as some other languages. Most projects use github for…

Type::Tiny 1.8.0 released

Type::Tiny 1.8.0 (1.008000) was released today. Type::Tiny 1.8.0 on MetaCPAN Type::Tiny website (NEW!) The new features are pretty minor. Most of the improvements are in documentation and testing. Totally rewritten manual/tutorial. Every issue on RT has been handled. Bigger test…