Dave Bucklin

Introducing bbook

Hunting for a job usually involves talking to a lot of people. It’s important to keep track of who you want to talk to, who you’ve already talked to, and what you talked to them about. The world is awash in contact management applications, everything from the address book on your phone to software suites like Goldmine, Zoho, Salesforce, and SugarCRM. The first application I worked on was a contact management system for insurance marketing firms.

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Installing Postfix and Mailman on Debian Jessie

I recently set up Mailman, a mailing list manager, on a small VPS running Debian GNU/Linux. I also set up Postfix as my MTA. It took me a week of evenings and I had a hard time getting it done. I collected my notes along the way so that they may benefit someone else.

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Evernote Extraction Part II - Vimwiki Inception

Part 2 of my migration from Evernote to Vimwiki.

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Evernote Extraction

I take notes all the time. I love having access to my notes wherever I go. Evernote does that. However, I’ve become increasingly dissatisfied with the complexity of their client software. Also, they recently stopped supporting Geeknote, a CLI client. [1] Geeknote has it’s own problems, so maybe it’s time to make a change.

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Learning Styles

What is the most effective way to get information into our heads? Like most things, I imagine this varies from person to person. I used to say that I was a “visual learner,” but I don’t think that completely captures what works best for me. Today, I think of myself as an intuitive person. Being intuitive doesn’t mean that I wear long robes and traverse the spirit realm with a magical pocket dragon named Regex, but it does mean that I’m more comfortable recognizing patterns in information and relationships among ideas.

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