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Miscellaneous Whatnots

Setting up a secure Postfix server in 2019 - what to consider?

Postfix is great, and widely used, but freshly installed it's like a newborn child. Nowadays there's a lot of work required to get it to an acceptable level to face the wild west of the Internet. NB: This is a living document and will probably change over time as I revise my own methods for managing my servers. Running an […]

Frameserving from Premiere Pro CC 2019 to FFmpeg - yes we can!

A while ago, when I was regularly working on video edits, I came to the realisation that frameserving is simply the best, most flexible way to encode. But time marches on, and so did my software - eventually I came to a new machine, new Premiere Pro and - catastrophe - no frameserve ability. However, cleverer people than me have […]

MaxMind GeoLite v1 databases discontinued - install GeoLite2

I noticed recently that a few web sites are miscategorising my ISP's static IP as being in the wrong country. I knew it was a recent reallocation of a new block and suspected the web sites were using a stale version of a GeoIP database - probably MaxMind's GeoLite v1 offering. However, as I also run a few servers which […]

Schwing!

I've had really crummy quality audio clips from Wayne's World as my phone notification sounds for years -- thought it was time I make my own better ones from my DVD, and publish them online for other people who also want their phone to go "schwing!" for every Whatsapp. 😉 Here's four clips I particularly enjoy. http://chriswoods.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Schaaa-wing.ogg http://chriswoods.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Guitar-Signoff.ogg http://chriswoods.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Schwing-Wayne.ogg http://chriswoods.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Schwing-Garth.ogg

Replacing a FiiO E7 battery - simple! (Photos)

I've had a FiiO E7 headphone amp for a few years and it's recently gained a new lease of life -- as an audio interface! However, the OEM battery got a bit long in the tooth, so I set about replacing it. It's much easier than you might think. Click through for photos and step-by-step instructions, plus a list of components to buy. (Warning: magnifying glass and hot glue gun are advantageous!)

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