All posts for the month July, 2011

Orewa college requiring laptops: Good. Recommending the iPad: Bad.

UPDATE (August 2014, 3 years since I published this article): I hate to brag, but I told you so… There’s been a story going around the media about Orewa college adding laptops to its compulsory stationary list. Furthermore, Orewa college has recommended the iPad as the best ‘laptop’ to use for this purpose, due to […]


Setting up gmail as a relay host in postfix (without creating certificates)

When your linux box needs to send email (e.g., mail sent by a webpage, cron job output, etc), postfix can normally send the email directly to the recipient. However, if your ISP blocks port 25 outbound, or you want to keep a nice log of all outgoing messages, or want replies to arrive in your […]