Dave Bucklin

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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How to Gopher

In principal, publishing a Gopher site should be easy. And it is easy, assuming you are willing to put in some effort. At minimum, you need to find someone who is already operating a Gopher server, find out how to get access to the server, and then create, organize, and upload your content.

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