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No batik thanks assholes
diff --git a/archives/2013/10/28/What_makes_a_successful_entrepreneur/comment_2_3958d7312f720860c102d2a070471cb8._comment b/archives/2013/10/28/What_makes_a_successful_entrepreneur/comment_2_3958d7312f720860c102d2a070471cb8._comment
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+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,9 +0,0 @@
-[[!comment format=mdwn
- username="https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawmSHI-ZT7NG4CddlfKsoXTq3jxjhvvgMrA"
- nickname="Batik"
- subject="Toko Batik Online"
- date="2014-04-06T03:07:41Z"
- content="""
-http://batik-kendal.com/
-<a href=\"http://batik-kendal.com/\">Toko Batik Online</a>
-"""]]

Tweaks
diff --git a/archives/2014/04/04/Better_organisational_decision_making.mdwn b/archives/2014/04/04/Better_organisational_decision_making.mdwn
index 1605a02..9e4cbd7 100644
--- a/archives/2014/04/04/Better_organisational_decision_making.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2014/04/04/Better_organisational_decision_making.mdwn
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
-It's bother me that last night, the Hackerspace.sg plenum exhibited various
-qualities about meetings I just hated. Not to single out Hackerspace, I've been
-in other societies and worked in other companies where the "group" decision
-making is just as dysfunctional in my opinion.
+It bothers me that last night, the Hackerspace.sg plenum exhibited various
+qualities about meetings I just hated. Not to single out Hackerspace.sg, I've
+been in other societies and worked in other companies where the "group"
+decision making is just as dysfunctional in my opinion.
 
 * Meetings are synchronous
 * Decisions are made by the people who show up
@@ -18,7 +18,7 @@ making is just as dysfunctional in my opinion.
 ## The leader
 
 Ideally there is some designated leader just listening and calling the shots.
-That's honestly my preference.
+That's honestly my preference. See [BDFL](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benevolent_Dictator_for_Life)
 
 ## My technological ideas for group decision making
 
@@ -27,22 +27,24 @@ That's honestly my preference.
 * Have an online voting system where absentee votes can be cast
 
 As for synchronous meetings, they probably still need to happen. Email debates
-are rarely effective, especially if any participate has poor email etiquette or
-uses intentionally or not, some disruptive tactic.
+are rarely effective, especially if any participant has poor email etiquette or
+employs intentionally or not, some disruptive tactic.
 
-For meetings, a very orderly, time limited debate English parliamentary debate
+For meetings, a very orderly, time limited "English parliamentary" style debate
 could be organised for **big issues**. At least two people, on each side of
-clearly defined topic with 3-5 minute speaking slots.
+clearly defined topic with 3-5 minute speaking slots, which is broad casted or
+at least recorded.
 
 Again, an online voting system would be used, but the voting window is short,
 i.e 10 minutes after the synchronous debate.
 
 ## What are synchronous meetings good for?
 
-Matters of discipline or some other urgency or crises is probably the best fit.
+Matters of discipline or some other urgency or crises is probably a good fit.
 
 I doubt even summarising is a good use of everyone's time at a meeting.
-Summarising points is best done asynchronously and can be very tedious.
+Summarising points is best done asynchronously, independently of bias and can
+be very tedious.
 
 Nominal issues must be addressed and recorded by email, identified by URL.
 

Added a comment: Toko Batik Online
diff --git a/archives/2013/10/28/What_makes_a_successful_entrepreneur/comment_2_3958d7312f720860c102d2a070471cb8._comment b/archives/2013/10/28/What_makes_a_successful_entrepreneur/comment_2_3958d7312f720860c102d2a070471cb8._comment
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@@ -0,0 +1,9 @@
+[[!comment format=mdwn
+ username="https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawmSHI-ZT7NG4CddlfKsoXTq3jxjhvvgMrA"
+ nickname="Batik"
+ subject="Toko Batik Online"
+ date="2014-04-06T03:07:41Z"
+ content="""
+http://batik-kendal.com/
+<a href=\"http://batik-kendal.com/\">Toko Batik Online</a>
+"""]]

Remove spam
diff --git a/archives/2013/10/28/What_makes_a_successful_entrepreneur/comment_2_1e854ce8ca1e1b5a34f3649a62d9d396._comment b/archives/2013/10/28/What_makes_a_successful_entrepreneur/comment_2_1e854ce8ca1e1b5a34f3649a62d9d396._comment
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index c85ee9f..0000000
--- a/archives/2013/10/28/What_makes_a_successful_entrepreneur/comment_2_1e854ce8ca1e1b5a34f3649a62d9d396._comment
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,18 +0,0 @@
-[[!comment format=mdwn
- username="https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawnhdHOZZ2PVMJw-_s6mi-J0ClCGdUBgozI"
- nickname="muhammad"
- subject="Rumput Kebar"
- date="2014-03-28T15:12:23Z"
- content="""
-<a href=\"http://rumput-kebar-papua.blogspot.com\">Rumput Kebar Papua</a>
-<a href=\"http://rumput-kebar-papua.blogspot.com/2013/11/ciri-ciri-masa-subur.html\">Kenali Ciri Ciri Masa Subur</a>
-<a href=\"http://rumput-kebar-papua.blogspot.com/2014/01/doa-mujarab-agar-cepat-hamil.html\">Doa Cepat Hamil</a>
-<a href=\"http://rumput-kebar-papua.blogspot.com/2013/11/cara-menghitung-masa-subur.html\">Hitung Masa Subur Agar Cepat Hamil</a>
-<a href=\"http://rumput-kebar-papua.blogspot.com/2014/02/ciri-ciri-dan-tanda-tanda-kehamilan.html\">Tanda Tanda Kehamilan</a>
-<a href=\"http://rumput-kebar-papua.blogspot.com/2014/02/ciri-ciri-orang-hamil.html\">Ciri Ciri Orang Hamil</a>
-<a href=\"http://rumput-kebar-papua.blogspot.com/2014/03/kunyit-putih.html\">Kunyit Putih/Temu Putih</a>
-<a href=\"http://uscourts.gov/redirect.aspx?URL=http://rumput-kebar-papua.blogspot.com\">Gov Backlink Free</a>
-<a href=\"http://cityofhendersonville.org/redirect.aspx?url=http://rumput-kebar-papua.blogspot.com\">Hight PR Backlink</a>
-<a href=\"http://gardencityga.org/redirect.aspx?url=http://rumput-kebar-papua.blogspot.com\">Auto Aprove</a>
-
-"""]]

Hammed out some thoughts quickly before lunch
diff --git a/archives/2014/04/04/Better_organisational_decision_making.mdwn b/archives/2014/04/04/Better_organisational_decision_making.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..1605a02
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2014/04/04/Better_organisational_decision_making.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,50 @@
+It's bother me that last night, the Hackerspace.sg plenum exhibited various
+qualities about meetings I just hated. Not to single out Hackerspace, I've been
+in other societies and worked in other companies where the "group" decision
+making is just as dysfunctional in my opinion.
+
+* Meetings are synchronous
+* Decisions are made by the people who show up
+* If person can't attend the meeting, the person can't contribute to discussion or vote
+* Exercising [Robert's rules](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert's_Rules_of_Order) can be slow
+* Discussing any point synchronously is slow
+* Making a speech or ensuring all the points are clearly recorded is near impossible
+* Longer the meeting goes or the more issues addressed, the harder it becomes to garner focus and make good decisions
+* Lots of time wasting, no set limit to arguments
+* Things can go in circles, especially if someone did not **listen** carefully
+
+# Solutions
+
+## The leader
+
+Ideally there is some designated leader just listening and calling the shots.
+That's honestly my preference.
+
+## My technological ideas for group decision making
+
+* Force discussions to happen on a mailing list, identified by URL
+* Summarise salient points of discussion on mailing list, by highlighting text at URL
+* Have an online voting system where absentee votes can be cast
+
+As for synchronous meetings, they probably still need to happen. Email debates
+are rarely effective, especially if any participate has poor email etiquette or
+uses intentionally or not, some disruptive tactic.
+
+For meetings, a very orderly, time limited debate English parliamentary debate
+could be organised for **big issues**. At least two people, on each side of
+clearly defined topic with 3-5 minute speaking slots.
+
+Again, an online voting system would be used, but the voting window is short,
+i.e 10 minutes after the synchronous debate.
+
+## What are synchronous meetings good for?
+
+Matters of discipline or some other urgency or crises is probably the best fit.
+
+I doubt even summarising is a good use of everyone's time at a meeting.
+Summarising points is best done asynchronously and can be very tedious.
+
+Nominal issues must be addressed and recorded by email, identified by URL.
+
+A meeting must address some communication break down, which is fairly common by
+email or other recorded mediums like IRC.

Added a comment: Rumput Kebar
diff --git a/archives/2013/10/28/What_makes_a_successful_entrepreneur/comment_2_1e854ce8ca1e1b5a34f3649a62d9d396._comment b/archives/2013/10/28/What_makes_a_successful_entrepreneur/comment_2_1e854ce8ca1e1b5a34f3649a62d9d396._comment
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--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/10/28/What_makes_a_successful_entrepreneur/comment_2_1e854ce8ca1e1b5a34f3649a62d9d396._comment
@@ -0,0 +1,18 @@
+[[!comment format=mdwn
+ username="https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawnhdHOZZ2PVMJw-_s6mi-J0ClCGdUBgozI"
+ nickname="muhammad"
+ subject="Rumput Kebar"
+ date="2014-03-28T15:12:23Z"
+ content="""
+<a href=\"http://rumput-kebar-papua.blogspot.com\">Rumput Kebar Papua</a>
+<a href=\"http://rumput-kebar-papua.blogspot.com/2013/11/ciri-ciri-masa-subur.html\">Kenali Ciri Ciri Masa Subur</a>
+<a href=\"http://rumput-kebar-papua.blogspot.com/2014/01/doa-mujarab-agar-cepat-hamil.html\">Doa Cepat Hamil</a>
+<a href=\"http://rumput-kebar-papua.blogspot.com/2013/11/cara-menghitung-masa-subur.html\">Hitung Masa Subur Agar Cepat Hamil</a>
+<a href=\"http://rumput-kebar-papua.blogspot.com/2014/02/ciri-ciri-dan-tanda-tanda-kehamilan.html\">Tanda Tanda Kehamilan</a>
+<a href=\"http://rumput-kebar-papua.blogspot.com/2014/02/ciri-ciri-orang-hamil.html\">Ciri Ciri Orang Hamil</a>
+<a href=\"http://rumput-kebar-papua.blogspot.com/2014/03/kunyit-putih.html\">Kunyit Putih/Temu Putih</a>
+<a href=\"http://uscourts.gov/redirect.aspx?URL=http://rumput-kebar-papua.blogspot.com\">Gov Backlink Free</a>
+<a href=\"http://cityofhendersonville.org/redirect.aspx?url=http://rumput-kebar-papua.blogspot.com\">Hight PR Backlink</a>
+<a href=\"http://gardencityga.org/redirect.aspx?url=http://rumput-kebar-papua.blogspot.com\">Auto Aprove</a>
+
+"""]]

Instant
diff --git a/archives/2012/12/04/Singapore_banking_surprises.mdwn b/archives/2012/12/04/Singapore_banking_surprises.mdwn
index 9f5f222..14eed54 100644
--- a/archives/2012/12/04/Singapore_banking_surprises.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2012/12/04/Singapore_banking_surprises.mdwn
@@ -22,7 +22,9 @@ You have to learn where your bank's
 [ATMs](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automated_teller_machine) are to avoid
 charges. Good luck!
 
-# Domestic transfers take THREE DAYS
+# Domestic transfers <strike>take THREE DAYS</strike> are INSTANT SINCE 2014!
+
+Update: <https://twitter.com/kaihendry/status/445401703894892544>
 
 Transfer done before 12pm on day 1 will arrive either by 6pm on day 2 or 1pm on
 day 3. That's the one that costs no money. If you want a domestic same day

CAS number
diff --git a/archives/2014/03/09/Complaining_about_advertisements_on_BBC_News.mdwn b/archives/2014/03/09/Complaining_about_advertisements_on_BBC_News.mdwn
index ef925e6..211d241 100644
--- a/archives/2014/03/09/Complaining_about_advertisements_on_BBC_News.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2014/03/09/Complaining_about_advertisements_on_BBC_News.mdwn
@@ -44,4 +44,6 @@ Sender](http://s.natalian.org/2014-03-09/bbc_faq_reply_fail.txt).
 
 I have no idea how to find the **webform** again. _Sigh_
 
+Update: After about 15 actions I've found a [Web form](http://s.natalian.org/2014-03-11/1394529729_1364x748.png) I can enter the above **CAS** number. :(
+
 Could be a LOT better BBC. :/

Added a comment
diff --git a/archives/2014/03/09/Complaining_about_advertisements_on_BBC_News/comment_1_188822c1b1b273c72f6a1ae50163aaa0._comment b/archives/2014/03/09/Complaining_about_advertisements_on_BBC_News/comment_1_188822c1b1b273c72f6a1ae50163aaa0._comment
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..0b4ae0d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2014/03/09/Complaining_about_advertisements_on_BBC_News/comment_1_188822c1b1b273c72f6a1ae50163aaa0._comment
@@ -0,0 +1,8 @@
+[[!comment format=mdwn
+ username="http://jamiek.it/"
+ nickname="Jamie"
+ subject="comment 1"
+ date="2014-03-09T17:01:46Z"
+ content="""
+How do you want to pay for the BBC if not by adverts?
+"""]]

sighs
diff --git a/archives/2014/03/09/Complaining_about_advertisements_on_BBC_News.mdwn b/archives/2014/03/09/Complaining_about_advertisements_on_BBC_News.mdwn
index dfb8308..ef925e6 100644
--- a/archives/2014/03/09/Complaining_about_advertisements_on_BBC_News.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2014/03/09/Complaining_about_advertisements_on_BBC_News.mdwn
@@ -12,7 +12,7 @@ through a myriad of hoop jumping forms.
 
 I got a reply on March 7th:
 
-<blockquote>
+<pre>
 Dear Mr Hendry
 
 Reference CAS-2586580-DKLK6N
@@ -36,10 +36,12 @@ BBC Audience Services
 www.bbc.co.uk/faqs/
 
 NB This is sent from an outgoing account only which is not monitored. You cannot reply to this email address but if necessary please contact us via our webform quoting any case number we provided.
-</blockquote>
+</pre>
 
 After replying to <bbc_faq_website@bbc.co.uk>, asking for my original
 complaint, I got a [Undelivered Mail Returned to
 Sender](http://s.natalian.org/2014-03-09/bbc_faq_reply_fail.txt).
 
+I have no idea how to find the **webform** again. _Sigh_
+
 Could be a LOT better BBC. :/

BBC ads
diff --git a/archives/2014/03/09/Complaining_about_advertisements_on_BBC_News.mdwn b/archives/2014/03/09/Complaining_about_advertisements_on_BBC_News.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..dfb8308
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2014/03/09/Complaining_about_advertisements_on_BBC_News.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,45 @@
+<video controls width=640 height=360>
+<source src=http://r2d2.webconverger.org/2014-02-22/BBC_news_crashing_ads.mp4 type=video/mp4>
+</video>
+
+So I complained online a couple of weeks ago about the crashing flash and
+advertisements while trying to watch BBC News videos in Singapore.
+
+I didn't seem to get a copy of my original complaint, but I did make a video above.
+
+Making a complaint on BBC news Website is a bit too hard IMHO. Had to go
+through a myriad of hoop jumping forms.
+
+I got a reply on March 7th:
+
+<blockquote>
+Dear Mr Hendry
+
+Reference CAS-2586580-DKLK6N
+
+Thanks for contacting us about video advertising before a video clip.
+
+We are currently seeking to improve our delivery system to limit users’ exposure to repetitive advertising. We are also examining technical means of ensuring short clips are preceded by short adverts or no advertising at all.
+
+I appreciate your concern and can assure you that the issue is being addressed.
+
+I very much hope you will continue to enjoy using our website.
+
+Thanks once again for takign the time to
+
+Kind Regards
+
+Marie-Therese Gibson
+
+BBC Audience Services
+
+www.bbc.co.uk/faqs/
+
+NB This is sent from an outgoing account only which is not monitored. You cannot reply to this email address but if necessary please contact us via our webform quoting any case number we provided.
+</blockquote>
+
+After replying to <bbc_faq_website@bbc.co.uk>, asking for my original
+complaint, I got a [Undelivered Mail Returned to
+Sender](http://s.natalian.org/2014-03-09/bbc_faq_reply_fail.txt).
+
+Could be a LOT better BBC. :/

Added a comment: Annoying but Workable?
diff --git a/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240/comment_3_2cf2002aaf4dc74d599599247d234d05._comment b/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240/comment_3_2cf2002aaf4dc74d599599247d234d05._comment
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..71adc3c
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240/comment_3_2cf2002aaf4dc74d599599247d234d05._comment
@@ -0,0 +1,10 @@
+[[!comment format=mdwn
+ username="https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawlugOHpVWdgyuy1HPiBkJJ64dimdf0M2qE"
+ nickname="Paul Sander"
+ subject="Annoying but Workable?"
+ date="2014-03-06T12:55:54Z"
+ content="""
+Judging by [this](http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/1ps9dn/thinkpads_new_clickpad_whats_the_state_of_driver/cfhxu41), the pad has no middle mouse button, which _is_ a dealbreaker, but the author has been able to disable the trackpad for mouse motion and reconfigured it as three large buttons. It wouldn't _feel_ right, but it sounds like a workable solution.
+
+Let us know what you end(ed) up buying.
+"""]]

ONe more
diff --git a/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn b/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn
index 9ceca97..333bce8 100644
--- a/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn
@@ -43,7 +43,9 @@ sounded VERY ATTRACTIVE because it is super convenient. On their
 * [Global Health](https://globalhealthasia.com/)
 * [Vanbreda International](https://www.vanbreda-international.com) which is part of [Cigna](http://www.cigna.com.sg/)
 
-I will try make enquiries with them and their awful websites, if they offer online claims.
+I will try make enquiries with them and their awful websites, **if they offer online claims**.
+
+<iframe src="//embed.gettyimages.com/embed/462680481?et=nh51TTI1ZkOIIHRqyeUidA&sig=8XfJtdmqysFT2Wak6Bsn15OQYe1YAWipzXTEb9TWBYg=" width="413" height="484" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>
 
 I'm a bit confused by the utility of <abbr title="International Medical
 Centre">IMC</abbr> since Singaporean hospitals and polyclinics are upto a

Getty image for fun
diff --git a/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn b/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn
index c0e5ecb..9ceca97 100644
--- a/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn
@@ -1,3 +1,5 @@
+<iframe src="//embed.gettyimages.com/embed/183996470?et=tdWV8yhGm0aLnhGdW5CLNA&sig=AJ-VO3PrmsNxcpNj8liVnQfAxfxbuid3FFJDGWCF73o=" width="417" height="480" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>
+
 I've enjoyed free of cost medical care most of my life. Since I'm pretty
 active, I now worry about paying for medical services out of pocket. In
 Singapore seeing a doctor ranges from 50-150SGD (150SGD is a super duper

Fix abbr
diff --git a/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn b/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn
index 11c4feb..c0e5ecb 100644
--- a/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn
@@ -10,8 +10,7 @@ Normally expatriates enjoy free medical care via their workplace, though since
 I'm an Entrepreneur. Different story of pain.
 
 <http://www.expatinsurance.com.sg/> seem to be the experts and conveniently
-located in 20 Upper Circular Road where <abbr title="Ministry of
-Manpower">MOM</abbr> is, the Singapore government department that issue passes.
+located in 20 Upper Circular Road where <abbr title="Ministry of Manpower">MOM</abbr> is, the Singapore government department that issue passes.
 
 Travel insurance plans aside, the two options they proposed were:
 
@@ -44,7 +43,7 @@ sounded VERY ATTRACTIVE because it is super convenient. On their
 
 I will try make enquiries with them and their awful websites, if they offer online claims.
 
-I'm a bit confused by the utility of <abbr title=International Mediacal
-Centre>IMC</abbr> since Singaporean hospitals and polyclinics are upto a
-Western standard. <abbr title=International Mediacal Centre>IMC</abbr> seem to
+I'm a bit confused by the utility of <abbr title="International Medical
+Centre">IMC</abbr> since Singaporean hospitals and polyclinics are upto a
+Western standard. <abbr title="International Medical Centre">IMC</abbr> seem to
 target just expats which sounds worryingly inefficient.

Better intro
diff --git a/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn b/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn
index c9e405f..11c4feb 100644
--- a/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn
@@ -1,9 +1,13 @@
-Since living in Europe most of my adult life, I've enjoyed free of cost
-emergency medical care.
+I've enjoyed free of cost medical care most of my life. Since I'm pretty
+active, I now worry about paying for medical services out of pocket. In
+Singapore seeing a doctor ranges from 50-150SGD (150SGD is a super duper
+specialist). Advanced imaging for diagnosis start at 1000SGD and of course
+hospital treatment is very expensive. So I'm keen to cover myself for
+emergencies.
 
 Since I have a dependent pass in Singapore, I'm looking into the options.
 Normally expatriates enjoy free medical care via their workplace, though since
-I'm a Entrepreneur. Different story of pain.
+I'm an Entrepreneur. Different story of pain.
 
 <http://www.expatinsurance.com.sg/> seem to be the experts and conveniently
 located in 20 Upper Circular Road where <abbr title="Ministry of

Tweaks
diff --git a/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn b/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn
index 0c20add..c9e405f 100644
--- a/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn
@@ -11,13 +11,13 @@ Manpower">MOM</abbr> is, the Singapore government department that issue passes.
 
 Travel insurance plans aside, the two options they proposed were:
 
-* AXA Elite for 1342SGD
-* MSIG Platinum for 1080SGD
+* AXA Elite for 1342SGD annual premium
+* MSIG Platinum for 1080SGD annual premium
 
 I prefer [MSIG](https://www.msig.com.sg/) so far, since it's cheaper, though
-the basic outpatient service all have a 100SGD excess for a _course of treatment_.
-Tbh seeing an **expensive** doctor in Singapore privately costs no more than
-100SGD.
+the basic outpatient service all have a 100SGD excess (deductible claim) for a
+_course of treatment_.  Tbh seeing an **expensive** doctor in Singapore
+privately costs no more than 100SGD.
 
 A big annoying down side for both options is that they require **Claims filing
 by Post**. A paper nightmare procedure if you want to claim back any money.
@@ -29,8 +29,8 @@ looking through several only a fraction offer personal medical insurance.
 
 I learnt about the [International Medical
 Centre](http://www.imc-healthcare.com/) via some AXA travel related literature.
-Their cashless system like IIRC the South African system MediCare sounded VERY
-ATTRACTIVE because it is super convenient. On their
+Their cashless system like IIRC the South African system MediCare **card**
+sounded VERY ATTRACTIVE because it is super convenient. On their
 <http://www.imc-healthcare.com/insurance> page they indicate other insurers as:
 
 * [Bupa](http://www.bupa-medical.com/)

corrections
diff --git a/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn b/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn
index ce642f7..0c20add 100644
--- a/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn
@@ -2,12 +2,12 @@ Since living in Europe most of my adult life, I've enjoyed free of cost
 emergency medical care.
 
 Since I have a dependent pass in Singapore, I'm looking into the options.
-Normally expats enjoy free medical care via their workplace, though since I'm a
-Entrepreneur. Different story of pain.
+Normally expatriates enjoy free medical care via their workplace, though since
+I'm a Entrepreneur. Different story of pain.
 
 <http://www.expatinsurance.com.sg/> seem to be the experts and conveniently
 located in 20 Upper Circular Road where <abbr title="Ministry of
-Manpower">MOM</a> is, the guys that issue passes.
+Manpower">MOM</abbr> is, the Singapore government department that issue passes.
 
 Travel insurance plans aside, the two options they proposed were:
 
@@ -15,7 +15,7 @@ Travel insurance plans aside, the two options they proposed were:
 * MSIG Platinum for 1080SGD
 
 I prefer [MSIG](https://www.msig.com.sg/) so far, since it's cheaper, though
-the basic outpatient service all have a 100SGD excess for course of treatment.
+the basic outpatient service all have a 100SGD excess for a _course of treatment_.
 Tbh seeing an **expensive** doctor in Singapore privately costs no more than
 100SGD.
 
@@ -30,7 +30,7 @@ looking through several only a fraction offer personal medical insurance.
 I learnt about the [International Medical
 Centre](http://www.imc-healthcare.com/) via some AXA travel related literature.
 Their cashless system like IIRC the South African system MediCare sounded VERY
-ATTRACTIVE BECAUSE IT IS SUPER CONVENIENT. On their
+ATTRACTIVE because it is super convenient. On their
 <http://www.imc-healthcare.com/insurance> page they indicate other insurers as:
 
 * [Bupa](http://www.bupa-medical.com/)
@@ -43,4 +43,4 @@ I will try make enquiries with them and their awful websites, if they offer onli
 I'm a bit confused by the utility of <abbr title=International Mediacal
 Centre>IMC</abbr> since Singaporean hospitals and polyclinics are upto a
 Western standard. <abbr title=International Mediacal Centre>IMC</abbr> seem to
-target just expats which sounds a bit inefficient.
+target just expats which sounds worryingly inefficient.

Insurance investigation
diff --git a/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn b/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..ce642f7
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2014/03/06/Private_medical_insurance_in_Singapore.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,46 @@
+Since living in Europe most of my adult life, I've enjoyed free of cost
+emergency medical care.
+
+Since I have a dependent pass in Singapore, I'm looking into the options.
+Normally expats enjoy free medical care via their workplace, though since I'm a
+Entrepreneur. Different story of pain.
+
+<http://www.expatinsurance.com.sg/> seem to be the experts and conveniently
+located in 20 Upper Circular Road where <abbr title="Ministry of
+Manpower">MOM</a> is, the guys that issue passes.
+
+Travel insurance plans aside, the two options they proposed were:
+
+* AXA Elite for 1342SGD
+* MSIG Platinum for 1080SGD
+
+I prefer [MSIG](https://www.msig.com.sg/) so far, since it's cheaper, though
+the basic outpatient service all have a 100SGD excess for course of treatment.
+Tbh seeing an **expensive** doctor in Singapore privately costs no more than
+100SGD.
+
+A big annoying down side for both options is that they require **Claims filing
+by Post**. A paper nightmare procedure if you want to claim back any money.
+
+I have been quickly look for more options. A [Wikipedia list of Singaporean
+insurers](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_insurance_companies_in_Singapore)
+unfortunately lumps most consumer insurance under "General Insurers". After
+looking through several only a fraction offer personal medical insurance.
+
+I learnt about the [International Medical
+Centre](http://www.imc-healthcare.com/) via some AXA travel related literature.
+Their cashless system like IIRC the South African system MediCare sounded VERY
+ATTRACTIVE BECAUSE IT IS SUPER CONVENIENT. On their
+<http://www.imc-healthcare.com/insurance> page they indicate other insurers as:
+
+* [Bupa](http://www.bupa-medical.com/)
+* [Allianz](http://www.allianzworldwidecare.com/healthcare-in-singapore)
+* [Global Health](https://globalhealthasia.com/)
+* [Vanbreda International](https://www.vanbreda-international.com) which is part of [Cigna](http://www.cigna.com.sg/)
+
+I will try make enquiries with them and their awful websites, if they offer online claims.
+
+I'm a bit confused by the utility of <abbr title=International Mediacal
+Centre>IMC</abbr> since Singaporean hospitals and polyclinics are upto a
+Western standard. <abbr title=International Mediacal Centre>IMC</abbr> seem to
+target just expats which sounds a bit inefficient.

Remove SPAM from comments... sigh
diff --git a/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240/comment_3_59c71d4b13997887ec6bc53d66640fbd._comment b/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240/comment_3_59c71d4b13997887ec6bc53d66640fbd._comment
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@@ -1,8 +0,0 @@
-[[!comment format=mdwn
- username="https://me.yahoo.com/a/VVVeRsEfjvMLhpec.ESxG8ji#3b00f"
- nickname="AXA"
- subject="Mainan Anak Edukatif"
- date="2014-02-06T06:48:23Z"
- content="""
-Silahkan Kunjungi http://mainan-anak.net/ Mainan Anak Edukatif
-"""]]

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diff --git a/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240/comment_3_59c71d4b13997887ec6bc53d66640fbd._comment b/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240/comment_3_59c71d4b13997887ec6bc53d66640fbd._comment
new file mode 100644
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+++ b/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240/comment_3_59c71d4b13997887ec6bc53d66640fbd._comment
@@ -0,0 +1,8 @@
+[[!comment format=mdwn
+ username="https://me.yahoo.com/a/VVVeRsEfjvMLhpec.ESxG8ji#3b00f"
+ nickname="AXA"
+ subject="Mainan Anak Edukatif"
+ date="2014-02-06T06:48:23Z"
+ content="""
+Silahkan Kunjungi http://mainan-anak.net/ Mainan Anak Edukatif
+"""]]

X240
diff --git a/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240.mdwn b/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240.mdwn
index ffb5799..10fd274 100644
--- a/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240.mdwn
@@ -11,9 +11,10 @@ I guess they are more "affordable" now then ever, though the deal breaker for me
 
 <iframe src="http://www.flickr.com/photos/hendry/11509481734/player/" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>
 
-The mouse keys feel terrible. I've always disabled the Trackpad, preferring
-instead the [nipple](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointing_stick), and now the
-buttons are part of the Trackpad. They feel awkward.
+The new non-hardware mouse keys feel terrible. I've always disabled the
+Trackpad, preferring instead the
+[nipple](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointing_stick), and now the buttons are
+part of the Trackpad. They feel awkward and furthermore it causes [frustrating mis-clicks](http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/1ps9dn/thinkpads_new_clickpad_whats_the_state_of_driver/).
 
 The once famed keyboard has changed to a cheap [chiclet
 style](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiclet_keyboard) keyboard.
@@ -22,7 +23,7 @@ Astonishingly Lenovo changed the power connector AGAIN:
 
 <iframe src="http://www.flickr.com/photos/hendry/11509452945/player/" width="375" height="500" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>
 
-Old spare Thinkpad chargers can be thrown away...
+Old spare Thinkpad chargers can be thrown away... I wish it was magnetic and hence an improvement.
 
 # What next for running Archlinux?
 
@@ -33,4 +34,6 @@ changed the name to ATIV Book 9 Plus and added a touch screen. Really unsure.
 No track point.
 
 Macbook Air, then I'll have to juggle keeping a version of MacOSX running to do
-firmware updates.
+firmware updates. Way too painful and I don't want to be another Apple user.
+
+Update: <http://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad> provides a valuable place to vent my frustrations on Lenovo. I need a new Archlinux laptop!

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@@ -1,31 +0,0 @@
-[[!comment format=mdwn
- username="https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawkpDky20hdb_C5-3-sLe_6plOaV4UAdirY"
- nickname="Faiz"
- subject="Jasa Like Fanpage Facebook Terbaik"
- date="2014-01-25T18:45:56Z"
- content="""
-http://seo-puisi.blogspot.com/2014/01/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
-http://seo-puisi.blogspot.com/2014/01/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
-http://seo-puisi.blogspot.com/2014/01/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
-http://miashira.blogspot.com/2014/01/sotware.point.of.sales.online.omega.soft.html
-http://miashira.blogspot.com/2014/01/sotware.point.of.sales.online.omega.soft.html
-http://miashira.blogspot.com/2014/01/sotware.point.of.sales.online.omega.soft.html
-http://www.lintas.me/article/seo-puisi.blogspot.com/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik-seo-puisi
-http://www.lintas.me/article/seo-puisi.blogspot.com/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik-seo-puisi
-http://www.lintas.me/article/seo-puisi.blogspot.com/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik-seo-puisi
-http://www.lintas.me/article/miashira.blogspot.com/software-point-of-sales-online-omega-pos-cloud
-http://www.lintas.me/article/miashira.blogspot.com/software-point-of-sales-online-omega-pos-cloud
-http://www.lintas.me/article/miashira.blogspot.com/software-point-of-sales-online-omega-pos-cloud
-http://anepunya.com/entries/view/125609/marketing/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
-http://anepunya.com/entries/view/125609/marketing/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
-http://anepunya.com/entries/view/125609/marketing/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
-http://www.cepatnya.com/entries/view/255166/marketing/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
-http://www.cepatnya.com/entries/view/255166/marketing/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
-http://www.cepatnya.com/entries/view/255166/marketing/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
-http://www.populerkan.com/entries/view/547734/marketing/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
-http://www.populerkan.com/entries/view/547734/marketing/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
-http://www.populerkan.com/entries/view/547734/marketing/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
-http://my.opera.com/faizcaster/blog/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik
-http://my.opera.com/faizcaster/blog/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik
-http://my.opera.com/faizcaster/blog/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik
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@@ -0,0 +1,31 @@
+[[!comment format=mdwn
+ username="https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawkpDky20hdb_C5-3-sLe_6plOaV4UAdirY"
+ nickname="Faiz"
+ subject="Jasa Like Fanpage Facebook Terbaik"
+ date="2014-01-25T18:45:56Z"
+ content="""
+http://seo-puisi.blogspot.com/2014/01/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
+http://seo-puisi.blogspot.com/2014/01/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
+http://seo-puisi.blogspot.com/2014/01/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
+http://miashira.blogspot.com/2014/01/sotware.point.of.sales.online.omega.soft.html
+http://miashira.blogspot.com/2014/01/sotware.point.of.sales.online.omega.soft.html
+http://miashira.blogspot.com/2014/01/sotware.point.of.sales.online.omega.soft.html
+http://www.lintas.me/article/seo-puisi.blogspot.com/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik-seo-puisi
+http://www.lintas.me/article/seo-puisi.blogspot.com/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik-seo-puisi
+http://www.lintas.me/article/seo-puisi.blogspot.com/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik-seo-puisi
+http://www.lintas.me/article/miashira.blogspot.com/software-point-of-sales-online-omega-pos-cloud
+http://www.lintas.me/article/miashira.blogspot.com/software-point-of-sales-online-omega-pos-cloud
+http://www.lintas.me/article/miashira.blogspot.com/software-point-of-sales-online-omega-pos-cloud
+http://anepunya.com/entries/view/125609/marketing/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
+http://anepunya.com/entries/view/125609/marketing/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
+http://anepunya.com/entries/view/125609/marketing/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
+http://www.cepatnya.com/entries/view/255166/marketing/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
+http://www.cepatnya.com/entries/view/255166/marketing/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
+http://www.cepatnya.com/entries/view/255166/marketing/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
+http://www.populerkan.com/entries/view/547734/marketing/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
+http://www.populerkan.com/entries/view/547734/marketing/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
+http://www.populerkan.com/entries/view/547734/marketing/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik.html
+http://my.opera.com/faizcaster/blog/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik
+http://my.opera.com/faizcaster/blog/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik
+http://my.opera.com/faizcaster/blog/jasa-like-fanpage-facebook-terbaik
+"""]]

Added a comment: mebel jepara murah
diff --git a/archives/2013/10/28/What_makes_a_successful_entrepreneur/comment_1_2d764492fa6515559ed4120c1a95c55e._comment b/archives/2013/10/28/What_makes_a_successful_entrepreneur/comment_1_2d764492fa6515559ed4120c1a95c55e._comment
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--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/10/28/What_makes_a_successful_entrepreneur/comment_1_2d764492fa6515559ed4120c1a95c55e._comment
@@ -0,0 +1,21 @@
+[[!comment format=mdwn
+ username="https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawm7VAWv7WF3nBFLw0YgUxcXY3YzmB-WYUQ"
+ nickname="andi"
+ subject="mebel jepara murah"
+ date="2014-01-09T16:49:27Z"
+ content="""
+<a href=\"http://www.finafurniture.com/\"> Mebel jepara Murah</a>
+
+<a href=\"http://www.finafurniture.com/\">  Furniture jepara  Murah </a> 
+
+<a href=\"http://www.finafurniture.com/\">Kursi Tamu Model Robot</a> 
+
+<a href=\"http://www.finafurniture.com/\">Almari pakaian jati murah</a> 
+
+<a href=\"http://www.finafurniture.com/\">Kursi Tamu Jati Minimalis</a>
+
+<a href=\"http://www.finafurniture.com/\">  Furniture jepara  Murah </a>
+
+<a href=\"http://www.finafurniture.com/\">  Furniture jepara  </a>  
+
+"""]]

Added a comment
diff --git a/archives/2013/09/27/Raspbmc_versus_OpenELEC/comment_1_80a5e7c33edc8449904abafd29e3578e._comment b/archives/2013/09/27/Raspbmc_versus_OpenELEC/comment_1_80a5e7c33edc8449904abafd29e3578e._comment
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--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/09/27/Raspbmc_versus_OpenELEC/comment_1_80a5e7c33edc8449904abafd29e3578e._comment
@@ -0,0 +1,17 @@
+[[!comment format=mdwn
+ username="https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawlrIcLSGCeZZFPiSVuKanoa84AnEoQ33To"
+ nickname="Alex"
+ subject="comment 1"
+ date="2013-12-30T09:08:23Z"
+ content="""
+>Plugging in a USB stick in the top port causes the PI to reboot, same as Raspbmc
+
+the problem is not the OS, but the hardware. when you plug a device to RPI it reboots because of the voltage drop.
+
+you'll need a powered usb hub to avoid such problems.
+
+I stick to openelec, because it worked out of box.
+
+Regards, 
+Alex
+"""]]

Added a comment
diff --git a/archives/2013/09/27/Raspbmc_versus_OpenELEC/comment_1_80a5e7c33edc8449904abafd29e3578e._comment b/archives/2013/09/27/Raspbmc_versus_OpenELEC/comment_1_80a5e7c33edc8449904abafd29e3578e._comment
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index 0000000..c69eae9
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/09/27/Raspbmc_versus_OpenELEC/comment_1_80a5e7c33edc8449904abafd29e3578e._comment
@@ -0,0 +1,17 @@
+[[!comment format=mdwn
+ username="https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawlrIcLSGCeZZFPiSVuKanoa84AnEoQ33To"
+ nickname="Alex"
+ subject="comment 1"
+ date="2013-12-30T09:08:23Z"
+ content="""
+>Plugging in a USB stick in the top port causes the PI to reboot, same as Raspbmc
+
+the problem is not the OS, but the hardware. when you plug a device to RPI it reboots because of the voltage drop.
+
+you'll need a powered usb hub to avoid such problems.
+
+I stick to openelec, because it worked out of box.
+
+Regards, 
+Alex
+"""]]

Added a comment: ps
diff --git a/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240/comment_2_dc2129b15a2533995eaf90f88985e8d5._comment b/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240/comment_2_dc2129b15a2533995eaf90f88985e8d5._comment
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--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240/comment_2_dc2129b15a2533995eaf90f88985e8d5._comment
@@ -0,0 +1,8 @@
+[[!comment format=mdwn
+ username="http://jamiek.it/"
+ nickname="Jamie"
+ subject="ps"
+ date="2013-12-23T11:25:46Z"
+ content="""
+Is that charger *designed* to be confused with USB?
+"""]]

Added a comment: ps
diff --git a/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240/comment_2_dc2129b15a2533995eaf90f88985e8d5._comment b/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240/comment_2_dc2129b15a2533995eaf90f88985e8d5._comment
new file mode 100644
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--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240/comment_2_dc2129b15a2533995eaf90f88985e8d5._comment
@@ -0,0 +1,8 @@
+[[!comment format=mdwn
+ username="http://jamiek.it/"
+ nickname="Jamie"
+ subject="ps"
+ date="2013-12-23T11:25:46Z"
+ content="""
+Is that charger *designed* to be confused with USB?
+"""]]

Added a comment: Retina?
diff --git a/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240/comment_1_6450937b92ab9d544818708ab0b474fc._comment b/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240/comment_1_6450937b92ab9d544818708ab0b474fc._comment
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index 0000000..109d4c1
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240/comment_1_6450937b92ab9d544818708ab0b474fc._comment
@@ -0,0 +1,8 @@
+[[!comment format=mdwn
+ username="http://jamiek.it/"
+ nickname="Jamie"
+ subject="Retina?"
+ date="2013-12-23T11:20:09Z"
+ content="""
+Why an Air? Why not a 13\" Retina MBP? Or if you want something to travel with a ToughBook? Or if you want a nipple there's a list of makes/models here: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointing_stick#Naming_and_brands>
+"""]]

Added a comment: Retina?
diff --git a/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240/comment_1_6450937b92ab9d544818708ab0b474fc._comment b/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240/comment_1_6450937b92ab9d544818708ab0b474fc._comment
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..109d4c1
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240/comment_1_6450937b92ab9d544818708ab0b474fc._comment
@@ -0,0 +1,8 @@
+[[!comment format=mdwn
+ username="http://jamiek.it/"
+ nickname="Jamie"
+ subject="Retina?"
+ date="2013-12-23T11:20:09Z"
+ content="""
+Why an Air? Why not a 13\" Retina MBP? Or if you want something to travel with a ToughBook? Or if you want a nipple there's a list of makes/models here: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointing_stick#Naming_and_brands>
+"""]]

awkward
diff --git a/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240.mdwn b/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240.mdwn
index 09c5cfd..ffb5799 100644
--- a/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240.mdwn
@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@ I guess they are more "affordable" now then ever, though the deal breaker for me
 
 The mouse keys feel terrible. I've always disabled the Trackpad, preferring
 instead the [nipple](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointing_stick), and now the
-buttons are part of the Trackpad. They feel terrible.
+buttons are part of the Trackpad. They feel awkward.
 
 The once famed keyboard has changed to a cheap [chiclet
 style](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiclet_keyboard) keyboard.
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@ Astonishingly Lenovo changed the power connector AGAIN:
 
 <iframe src="http://www.flickr.com/photos/hendry/11509452945/player/" width="375" height="500" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>
 
-Old spare Thinkpad chargers can be thrown away.
+Old spare Thinkpad chargers can be thrown away...
 
 # What next for running Archlinux?
 

Tweaks
diff --git a/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240.mdwn b/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240.mdwn
index 22d01f4..09c5cfd 100644
--- a/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240.mdwn
@@ -11,7 +11,7 @@ I guess they are more "affordable" now then ever, though the deal breaker for me
 
 <iframe src="http://www.flickr.com/photos/hendry/11509481734/player/" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>
 
-The mouse keys feel terrible. I've always disable the Trackpad, preferring
+The mouse keys feel terrible. I've always disabled the Trackpad, preferring
 instead the [nipple](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointing_stick), and now the
 buttons are part of the Trackpad. They feel terrible.
 
@@ -22,11 +22,15 @@ Astonishingly Lenovo changed the power connector AGAIN:
 
 <iframe src="http://www.flickr.com/photos/hendry/11509452945/player/" width="375" height="500" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>
 
+Old spare Thinkpad chargers can be thrown away.
+
 # What next for running Archlinux?
 
 Options are pretty thin:
 
 I heard good things about the Samsung Series 9, but then Samsung annoyingly
 changed the name to ATIV Book 9 Plus and added a touch screen. Really unsure.
+No track point.
 
-Macbook Air, then I'll have to juggle keeping a version of MacOSX running to do firmware updates.
+Macbook Air, then I'll have to juggle keeping a version of MacOSX running to do
+firmware updates.

Remove spam
diff --git a/archives/2012/12/04/Singapore_banking_surprises/comment_3_b63136f39af5e5e316660bb3656bbbb2._comment b/archives/2012/12/04/Singapore_banking_surprises/comment_3_b63136f39af5e5e316660bb3656bbbb2._comment
deleted file mode 100644
index aa1d62d..0000000
--- a/archives/2012/12/04/Singapore_banking_surprises/comment_3_b63136f39af5e5e316660bb3656bbbb2._comment
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,15 +0,0 @@
-[[!comment format=mdwn
- username="http://mranggendemak.blogspot.com/"
- ip="46.240.55.109"
- subject="مشكور"
- date="2013-12-19T14:36:53Z"
- content="""
-http://www.kabarmakkah.com
-http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/12/top-3-hotel-di-makkah.html
-http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/12/cara-mendaftar-ke-universitas-ummulqura.html
-http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/12/albaik-warung-makan-cepat-saji-terlaris.html
-http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/12/gambar-jadul-kota-makkah-part-2.html
-http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/12/foto-foto-antik-kota-makkah-jaman-dulu.html
-http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/11/apakah-umroh-itu-wajib-seperti-halnya.html
-
-"""]]
diff --git a/archives/2013/10/28/What_makes_a_successful_entrepreneur/comment_1_b0691164abeb3cd5abe96830f020b1df._comment b/archives/2013/10/28/What_makes_a_successful_entrepreneur/comment_1_b0691164abeb3cd5abe96830f020b1df._comment
deleted file mode 100644
index 4ec5807..0000000
--- a/archives/2013/10/28/What_makes_a_successful_entrepreneur/comment_1_b0691164abeb3cd5abe96830f020b1df._comment
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,15 +0,0 @@
-[[!comment format=mdwn
- username="http://mranggendemak.blogspot.com/"
- ip="46.240.55.109"
- subject="salam"
- date="2013-12-19T14:35:57Z"
- content="""
-http://www.kabarmakkah.com
-http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/12/top-3-hotel-di-makkah.html
-http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/12/cara-mendaftar-ke-universitas-ummulqura.html
-http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/12/albaik-warung-makan-cepat-saji-terlaris.html
-http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/12/gambar-jadul-kota-makkah-part-2.html
-http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/12/foto-foto-antik-kota-makkah-jaman-dulu.html
-http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/11/apakah-umroh-itu-wajib-seperti-halnya.html
-
-"""]]

Thinkpad moan
diff --git a/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240.mdwn b/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..22d01f4
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/12/23/Thinkpad_X240.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,32 @@
+So I must have been using the [Thinkpad X
+series](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ThinkPad_X_Series) for about 10 years.
+
+X40, X60, X201, X220 & I don't know what next. Help.
+
+Of course I blame the [IBM handover to
+Lenovo](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ThinkPad#Acquisition_by_Lenovo) in 2005 as a mark
+of decline.
+
+I guess they are more "affordable" now then ever, though the deal breaker for me on the new X240 is:
+
+<iframe src="http://www.flickr.com/photos/hendry/11509481734/player/" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>
+
+The mouse keys feel terrible. I've always disable the Trackpad, preferring
+instead the [nipple](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointing_stick), and now the
+buttons are part of the Trackpad. They feel terrible.
+
+The once famed keyboard has changed to a cheap [chiclet
+style](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiclet_keyboard) keyboard.
+
+Astonishingly Lenovo changed the power connector AGAIN:
+
+<iframe src="http://www.flickr.com/photos/hendry/11509452945/player/" width="375" height="500" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>
+
+# What next for running Archlinux?
+
+Options are pretty thin:
+
+I heard good things about the Samsung Series 9, but then Samsung annoyingly
+changed the name to ATIV Book 9 Plus and added a touch screen. Really unsure.
+
+Macbook Air, then I'll have to juggle keeping a version of MacOSX running to do firmware updates.

Added a comment: مشكور
diff --git a/archives/2012/12/04/Singapore_banking_surprises/comment_3_b63136f39af5e5e316660bb3656bbbb2._comment b/archives/2012/12/04/Singapore_banking_surprises/comment_3_b63136f39af5e5e316660bb3656bbbb2._comment
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..aa1d62d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2012/12/04/Singapore_banking_surprises/comment_3_b63136f39af5e5e316660bb3656bbbb2._comment
@@ -0,0 +1,15 @@
+[[!comment format=mdwn
+ username="http://mranggendemak.blogspot.com/"
+ ip="46.240.55.109"
+ subject="مشكور"
+ date="2013-12-19T14:36:53Z"
+ content="""
+http://www.kabarmakkah.com
+http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/12/top-3-hotel-di-makkah.html
+http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/12/cara-mendaftar-ke-universitas-ummulqura.html
+http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/12/albaik-warung-makan-cepat-saji-terlaris.html
+http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/12/gambar-jadul-kota-makkah-part-2.html
+http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/12/foto-foto-antik-kota-makkah-jaman-dulu.html
+http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/11/apakah-umroh-itu-wajib-seperti-halnya.html
+
+"""]]

Added a comment: salam
diff --git a/archives/2013/10/28/What_makes_a_successful_entrepreneur/comment_1_b0691164abeb3cd5abe96830f020b1df._comment b/archives/2013/10/28/What_makes_a_successful_entrepreneur/comment_1_b0691164abeb3cd5abe96830f020b1df._comment
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..4ec5807
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/10/28/What_makes_a_successful_entrepreneur/comment_1_b0691164abeb3cd5abe96830f020b1df._comment
@@ -0,0 +1,15 @@
+[[!comment format=mdwn
+ username="http://mranggendemak.blogspot.com/"
+ ip="46.240.55.109"
+ subject="salam"
+ date="2013-12-19T14:35:57Z"
+ content="""
+http://www.kabarmakkah.com
+http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/12/top-3-hotel-di-makkah.html
+http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/12/cara-mendaftar-ke-universitas-ummulqura.html
+http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/12/albaik-warung-makan-cepat-saji-terlaris.html
+http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/12/gambar-jadul-kota-makkah-part-2.html
+http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/12/foto-foto-antik-kota-makkah-jaman-dulu.html
+http://www.kabarmakkah.com/2013/11/apakah-umroh-itu-wajib-seperti-halnya.html
+
+"""]]

Surrrprise
diff --git a/archives/2012/12/04/Singapore_banking_surprises.mdwn b/archives/2012/12/04/Singapore_banking_surprises.mdwn
index 42229dc..9f5f222 100644
--- a/archives/2012/12/04/Singapore_banking_surprises.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2012/12/04/Singapore_banking_surprises.mdwn
@@ -39,15 +39,17 @@ Europe](http://www.chyp.com/media/blog-entry/did-you-celebrate-d-1-day).
 
 <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/hendry/8237486310/" title="1.34SGD for paying by direct debit WTF??!? by Kai Hendry, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8210/8237486310_3c8c5b0d7a_m.jpg" width="180" height="240" alt="1.34SGD for paying by direct debit WTF??!?"></a>
 
-There is a **charge** for using you card. For example it can be charged 10% if you hand over your card to the taxi driver.
+There is a **charge** for using you card. For example it can be charged 10% if
+you hand over your card to the taxi driver.
 
 One way to lessen the charge is to ask to pay by
 [NETS](http://www.nets.com.sg/), whereby you are only charged 30 cents. Compare
 that to Europe where debit cards incur no costs, so don't make assumptions.
 
 Evidently merchants are confused whether you want to be charged by the more
-expensive direct debit or NETS. Ask for NETS, then the merchant will probably
-demand cash since remember it takes **3 days** for them to get their money from
+expensive direct debit or NETS. ALWAYS ask for NETS, then the merchant will
+probably demand cash since remember it takes **3 days** for them to get their
+money from
 [NETS](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_for_Electronic_Transfers).
 
 # Confusion over bank codes
@@ -126,6 +128,9 @@ Go find a print service to print form. Finally send off the filled in form and
 inked signature. Wait. Ask bank what's happened to the GIRO. Wait some more.
 Eventually bank says the GIRO must be lost. :(
 
+Update: After resubmitting the GIRO, Standard Chartered says their GIRO form
+changed last month and I need to re-submit. :( OMFG
+
 # Update: Charges are exorbitant
 
 I've since found out the 100SGD charge above (charges are opaque) was for
@@ -141,4 +146,4 @@ you need to attend **in person** at a counter in Clarke Quay area, where they
 charge something like 5SGD instead of the online bank's 100SGD to get your
 money transferred.
 
-I'm shocked.
+BEWARE OF SINGAPOREAN BANKS

Added a comment
diff --git a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail/comment_1_b1fcf38c569ab4a5226233474cc9ff32._comment b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail/comment_1_b1fcf38c569ab4a5226233474cc9ff32._comment
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..5531dce
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail/comment_1_b1fcf38c569ab4a5226233474cc9ff32._comment
@@ -0,0 +1,27 @@
+[[!comment format=mdwn
+ username="http://jamiek.it/"
+ nickname="Jamie"
+ subject="comment 1"
+ date="2013-11-22T15:05:32Z"
+ content="""
+I made the switch and seemed to have much less trouble than you.
+
+> No automatic addressbook migration
+
+I seem to remember reading somewhere that they are working on this, I think there's some standard which will allow them to integrate with smart phone/exchange servers..?
+
+> I can't find my Gmail labels/folders of my mail
+
+This is odd, all mine came through. I wonder if it's because Gmail uses labels where each mail can have multiple labels and FM uses folders where you can only have one per email.
+
+> if I don't switch my forwards, my emails will get more out of sync as everyday passes.
+
+Not sure what you mean by this, if you set up FM to fetch (ie, no forward involved) your Gmail emails I don't see a problem.
+
+A few issues that I have with FM that you haven't mentioned:
+
+* You can setup alternate logins, but you can't remove/disable your main username/password and force the use of the alternate logins, like you can force two step authentication with Gmail.
+* It does seem a bit silly that you have to manually setup the bayes learning of spam and non-spam, once I'd done this my spam filtering was much improved, but I don't get why this isn't done automatically.
+* There's no \"pinned\" view, like Gmail's starred view. The best you can do is set pinned to the top, but then you can't see your new mail, and this is slow.
+* By default messages sent using their SMTP server [will not get added to your Sent folder](http://www.emaildiscussions.com/showthread.php?t=67315).
+"""]]

minor corrections
diff --git a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
index 3ea7633..5ab987b 100644
--- a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
@@ -25,12 +25,12 @@ The first annoyance I ran into is the ridiculous default fastmail footer, which
 I promptly removed. To those who have the same footer as defined your From:
 address, you're are creating noise.
 
-Next more serious issue is the **Migrate IMAP** UI wasn't friendly. Initially I wrongly used imap.google.com instead of imap.gmail.com and this message confused me:
+A more serious issue is the **Migrate IMAP** UI wasn't friendly. Initially I wrongly used imap.google.com instead of imap.gmail.com and this message confused me:
 
 	Could not connect to remote IMAP server SSL imap.google.com: Invalid
 	argument at /home/mod_perl/hm/ME/ImapMigrate.pm line 269.
 
-The Gmail seemed to refuse access to the account because it came from a New
+The Gmail server seemed to refuse access to the account because it came from a New
 York IP. This was eventually resolved, but it took some time. It's a bit
 unnerving that Fastmail is hosted in the US, though I wrote to
 privacy@fastmail.fm asking about it and they say although the <abbr
@@ -95,7 +95,7 @@ Furthermore tickets are archived after 30 DAYS. Sorry for all the broken links.
 
 Have to use `shift+alt+down` instead.
 
-# Mail app push does not work
+# Mail iOS app push does not work
 
 Btw their [mobile Web client](http://blog.fastmail.fm/2013/10/21/faster-than-native-introducing-fastmails-new-mobile-web-interface/) is pretty damn good!
 
@@ -130,7 +130,7 @@ on the iPhone. Its also not something we plan to support in the near future.
 # Things that Fastmail has that Gmail seemingly doesn't
 
 * I find the keyboard shortcuts much more usable on Fastmail
-* You can easily the **oldest emails**, so I can see the first email between my wife and I from Aug 5 2005 in Melbourne!
+* You can easily find the **oldest emails**, so I can see the first email between my wife and I from Aug 5 2005 in Melbourne!
 * The [Fastmail.fm blog](http://blog.fastmail.fm/) is a very good read
 * Their [servers are in the US](http://blog.fastmail.fm/2013/10/07/fastmails-servers-are-in-the-us-what-this-means-for-you/), but they are looking into ways of offering their service from non-US servers
 * Fastmail listens to you. However their support mechanism could be better and they also could be better with [twitter support](http://greptweet.com/u/fastmailfm/fastmailfm.txt) too.

rejig
diff --git a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
index 8a6e7f7..3ea7633 100644
--- a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
@@ -97,26 +97,29 @@ Have to use `shift+alt+down` instead.
 
 # Mail app push does not work
 
-From Fastmail's support:
+Btw their [mobile Web client](http://blog.fastmail.fm/2013/10/21/faster-than-native-introducing-fastmails-new-mobile-web-interface/) is pretty damn good!
 
-	Push on iOS is currently only possible using ActiveSync, a proprietary protocol
-	from Microsoft that you have to pay licensing fees to use. We don't currently
-	support ActiveSync and have no immediate plans to do so.
+### From Fastmail's support:
 
-	This is all really annoying, because there is a way for IMAP to support push,
-	but Apple don't want to support it. Additionally Apple apparently have their
-	own proprietary IMAP extension to do IMAP push
-	(http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot/2012-August/067682.html), but it's not
-	officially documented so attempting to use it might just end up in our servers
-	being blocked.
+Push on iOS is currently only possible using ActiveSync, a proprietary protocol
+from Microsoft that you have to pay licensing fees to use. We don't currently
+support ActiveSync and have no immediate plans to do so.
 
-	So at the moment, I'm afraid a 3rd party service is required to do true email push:
+This is all really annoying, because there is a way for IMAP to support push,
+but Apple don't want to support it. Additionally Apple apparently have their
+own proprietary IMAP extension to do IMAP push
+(http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot/2012-August/067682.html), but it's not
+officially documented so attempting to use it might just end up in our servers
+being blocked.
 
-	<http://blog.fastmail.fm/2009/07/20/nuevasync-com-imap-push-email-phones/>
+So at the moment, I'm afraid a 3rd party service is required to do true email push:
 
-	Having said all that, we're looking at another option, which is to create our
-	own FastMail app which could support our own push protocol. Hopefully we'll
-	have something by the end of the year.
+
+<http://blog.fastmail.fm/2009/07/20/nuevasync-com-imap-push-email-phones/>
+
+Having said all that, we're looking at another option, which is to create our
+own FastMail app which could support our own push protocol. Hopefully we'll
+have something by the end of the year.
 
 # Fastmail Notes are not compatible with notes from IOS
 
@@ -130,4 +133,4 @@ on the iPhone. Its also not something we plan to support in the near future.
 * You can easily the **oldest emails**, so I can see the first email between my wife and I from Aug 5 2005 in Melbourne!
 * The [Fastmail.fm blog](http://blog.fastmail.fm/) is a very good read
 * Their [servers are in the US](http://blog.fastmail.fm/2013/10/07/fastmails-servers-are-in-the-us-what-this-means-for-you/), but they are looking into ways of offering their service from non-US servers
-* Fastmail listens to you. Their support mechanism could be better and they also could be better with [twitter support](http://greptweet.com/u/fastmailfm/fastmailfm.txt) too
+* Fastmail listens to you. However their support mechanism could be better and they also could be better with [twitter support](http://greptweet.com/u/fastmailfm/fastmailfm.txt) too.

markdown madness
diff --git a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
index 9e0074f..8a6e7f7 100644
--- a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
@@ -97,26 +97,26 @@ Have to use `shift+alt+down` instead.
 
 # Mail app push does not work
 
-<blockquote>
-Push on iOS is currently only possible using ActiveSync, a proprietary protocol
-from Microsoft that you have to pay licensing fees to use. We don't currently
-support ActiveSync and have no immediate plans to do so.
-
-This is all really annoying, because there is a way for IMAP to support push,
-but Apple don't want to support it. Additionally Apple apparently have their
-own proprietary IMAP extension to do IMAP push
-(http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot/2012-August/067682.html), but it's not
-officially documented so attempting to use it might just end up in our servers
-being blocked.
-
-So at the moment, I'm afraid a 3rd party service is required to do true email push:
-
-<http://blog.fastmail.fm/2009/07/20/nuevasync-com-imap-push-email-phones/>
-
-Having said all that, we're looking at another option, which is to create our
-own FastMail app which could support our own push protocol. Hopefully we'll
-have something by the end of the year.
-</blockquote>
+From Fastmail's support:
+
+	Push on iOS is currently only possible using ActiveSync, a proprietary protocol
+	from Microsoft that you have to pay licensing fees to use. We don't currently
+	support ActiveSync and have no immediate plans to do so.
+
+	This is all really annoying, because there is a way for IMAP to support push,
+	but Apple don't want to support it. Additionally Apple apparently have their
+	own proprietary IMAP extension to do IMAP push
+	(http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot/2012-August/067682.html), but it's not
+	officially documented so attempting to use it might just end up in our servers
+	being blocked.
+
+	So at the moment, I'm afraid a 3rd party service is required to do true email push:
+
+	<http://blog.fastmail.fm/2009/07/20/nuevasync-com-imap-push-email-phones/>
+
+	Having said all that, we're looking at another option, which is to create our
+	own FastMail app which could support our own push protocol. Hopefully we'll
+	have something by the end of the year.
 
 # Fastmail Notes are not compatible with notes from IOS
 

Tweaks
diff --git a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
index 36375d8..9e0074f 100644
--- a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
@@ -17,8 +17,6 @@ know I can successfully "on board" to Fastmail.
 	Options and then Upgrade Account to upgrade to Full, Enhanced or
 	Premier level.
 
-Sadly [fastmail do not do customer service over twitter](http://greptweet.com/u/kaihendry/#fastmail).
-
 Tbh **fastmail support have come through for me**, despite not paying them yet!
 
 # Annoyances
@@ -60,11 +58,13 @@ address. Fastmail argue after time your personal database will become trained.
 It's a shame that somehow when you move away from Gmail you can't bring along
 your own "Bayes database".
 
+Update: After using Fastmail for more than a month now, I can honestly say it's improved a lot, but not quite as perfect as Gmail... yet.
+
 # Goodbye filters, hello Rules
 
 Gmail's filters work really well. I love the fact you can test and then apply them on email after the fact.
 
-My experience with [Fastmail's Rules has not been good!](https://www.fastmail.fm/html/?MSignal=TZ-**370133*20ad96a2&u=148c411e) :(
+My experience with [Fastmail's Rules has not been good!](https://www.fastmail.fm/html/?MSignal=TZ-**370133*20ad96a2&u=148c411e) :( Gmail's UX is better.
 
 # No automatic addressbook migration :/
 
@@ -83,19 +83,51 @@ A lot of the contacts could be pruned, but there is no sane UI to do that.
 
 If you get a reply from support, you will be shocked to see **DO NOT REPLY TO
 THIS EMAIL. REPLIES WILL NOT BE MONITORED.** in their email body. You need to
-click the link to use another form to reply. Weird.
+click the link to use another form to reply. *Face palm*
 
 The [password field on support tickets is also quite
 jarring](http://s.natalian.org/2013-08-22/1377141130_1366x768.png) to me. I
 should be logged in already!?
 
+Furthermore tickets are archived after 30 DAYS. Sorry for all the broken links. :(
+
 # [Shift+PGDN does not work](https://www.fastmail.fm/html/?MSignal=TZ-**363177*1cde45b9&u=148c411e)
 
 Have to use `shift+alt+down` instead.
 
+# Mail app push does not work
+
+<blockquote>
+Push on iOS is currently only possible using ActiveSync, a proprietary protocol
+from Microsoft that you have to pay licensing fees to use. We don't currently
+support ActiveSync and have no immediate plans to do so.
+
+This is all really annoying, because there is a way for IMAP to support push,
+but Apple don't want to support it. Additionally Apple apparently have their
+own proprietary IMAP extension to do IMAP push
+(http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot/2012-August/067682.html), but it's not
+officially documented so attempting to use it might just end up in our servers
+being blocked.
+
+So at the moment, I'm afraid a 3rd party service is required to do true email push:
+
+<http://blog.fastmail.fm/2009/07/20/nuevasync-com-imap-push-email-phones/>
+
+Having said all that, we're looking at another option, which is to create our
+own FastMail app which could support our own push protocol. Hopefully we'll
+have something by the end of the year.
+</blockquote>
+
+# Fastmail Notes are not compatible with notes from IOS
+
+The "Notes" on the iPhone is a different thing and is not related to our notes
+in the webinterface. At the moment, we don't support the "Notes" sync feature
+on the iPhone. Its also not something we plan to support in the near future.
+
 # Things that Fastmail has that Gmail seemingly doesn't
 
 * I find the keyboard shortcuts much more usable on Fastmail
 * You can easily the **oldest emails**, so I can see the first email between my wife and I from Aug 5 2005 in Melbourne!
 * The [Fastmail.fm blog](http://blog.fastmail.fm/) is a very good read
 * Their [servers are in the US](http://blog.fastmail.fm/2013/10/07/fastmails-servers-are-in-the-us-what-this-means-for-you/), but they are looking into ways of offering their service from non-US servers
+* Fastmail listens to you. Their support mechanism could be better and they also could be better with [twitter support](http://greptweet.com/u/fastmailfm/fastmailfm.txt) too

GIRO
diff --git a/archives/2012/12/04/Singapore_banking_surprises.mdwn b/archives/2012/12/04/Singapore_banking_surprises.mdwn
index b4a1222..42229dc 100644
--- a/archives/2012/12/04/Singapore_banking_surprises.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2012/12/04/Singapore_banking_surprises.mdwn
@@ -106,7 +106,7 @@ customer. I.e. a very manual task.
 
 Want to complete standing order online? You can't. More manual work you need to account for.
 
-# Want your relationship manager to do something?
+# Want your "relationship manager" to do something?
 
 Write a letter. If you expect you can book an appointment or just breeze into
 the branch hoping to speak to a sane human, be prepared to be turned away.
@@ -114,6 +114,18 @@ Write a letter and don't post it; come back to the branch and drop it off.
 
 Oh it must have a letterhead. Don't have one? Go get one.
 
+# Good luck setting up a GIRO!
+
+If you want to setup a GIRO so that a supplier can take a certain amount of
+money out of your account every month, the process is kafka-esque.
+
+Hopefully it won't be like my experience. Fill in form with Ipad. Get it
+rejected since the signature must be inked.
+
+Go find a print service to print form. Finally send off the filled in form and
+inked signature. Wait. Ask bank what's happened to the GIRO. Wait some more.
+Eventually bank says the GIRO must be lost. :(
+
 # Update: Charges are exorbitant
 
 I've since found out the 100SGD charge above (charges are opaque) was for
diff --git a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
index 89177e0..36375d8 100644
--- a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
@@ -97,3 +97,5 @@ Have to use `shift+alt+down` instead.
 
 * I find the keyboard shortcuts much more usable on Fastmail
 * You can easily the **oldest emails**, so I can see the first email between my wife and I from Aug 5 2005 in Melbourne!
+* The [Fastmail.fm blog](http://blog.fastmail.fm/) is a very good read
+* Their [servers are in the US](http://blog.fastmail.fm/2013/10/07/fastmails-servers-are-in-the-us-what-this-means-for-you/), but they are looking into ways of offering their service from non-US servers

No twitter
diff --git a/index.mdwn b/index.mdwn
index 6cf3aa9..d6f1087 100644
--- a/index.mdwn
+++ b/index.mdwn
@@ -1,5 +1,3 @@
-[[!inline pages="internal(planet/twitter/*)" template="microblog" show=1 feeds=no]]
-
 [[!inline pages="page(./archives/*/*/*) and !*/Discussion" show="10" trail=yes]]
 
 Thank you for [[commenting|comments]] !

brain fart
diff --git a/archives/2013/10/28/What_makes_a_successful_entrepreneur.mdwn b/archives/2013/10/28/What_makes_a_successful_entrepreneur.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..b035622
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/10/28/What_makes_a_successful_entrepreneur.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,22 @@
+I'm actually sick of the word "entrepreneur" and I prefer something like businessman.
+
+The media's conconction of dotCom "entrepreneur" is basically someone founding
+/ running an IT startup.
+
+I guess raising money from investors is a legitamite revenue stream, though I
+dislike it. Most entrepreneurs waste my time and everyone elses with their
+bankrupt ideas and even worse IT skills.
+
+A **real** entrepeneur in my opinion has worked out how to generate money from
+the product or service. Almost from day 1. Earning money. With a long term
+outlook.
+
+Something that most startups utterly fail to do.
+
+It's not sexy sending invoices. Checking your bank statement on [bank's shitty
+timeout-ing Web
+application](http://natalian.org/archives/2012/12/04/Singapore_banking_surprises/).
+Manually marking off invoices as paid since there is no way of automating this.
+
+But this is where you need to be in order to have a **real business** and real
+credibility in my book.

Added a comment
diff --git a/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall/comment_2_9652991faea79b0fcaf1856e8f03c69a._comment b/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall/comment_2_9652991faea79b0fcaf1856e8f03c69a._comment
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..19670e9
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall/comment_2_9652991faea79b0fcaf1856e8f03c69a._comment
@@ -0,0 +1,12 @@
+[[!comment format=mdwn
+ username="Mike"
+ ip="77.75.106.45"
+ subject="comment 2"
+ date="2013-10-13T00:54:00Z"
+ content="""
+Definitely a difficult choice as to whether double the cost is worth it for double the speed, albeit still a painful upload.  Personally I wish it was possible to set a profile that sacrificed some of the download frequencies for more upload.
+
+From looking at Samknows and BT infinity's broadband checkers, you can at least be sort-of cheered up to see they now more-or-less correctly predict 12Mb/s down, 1Mb/s up for your phone number.
+
+The whole rural broadband thing seems to be an incredibly difficult problem.. fingers crossed for affordable FTTP, but I suspect even that will still leave people at a longer distance with a lesser connection; it's unlikely to ever match what will be available in cities, though hopefully it'll at least be adequate for normal use.
+"""]]

Merge branch 'master' of ssh://natalian-org.branchable.com
Conflicts:
archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn
Added a comment
diff --git a/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall/comment_1_4ca12cc2b8bcb6878fc04f71ada3fe96._comment b/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall/comment_1_4ca12cc2b8bcb6878fc04f71ada3fe96._comment
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..ce5ba39
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall/comment_1_4ca12cc2b8bcb6878fc04f71ada3fe96._comment
@@ -0,0 +1,10 @@
+[[!comment format=mdwn
+ username="http://jamiek.it/"
+ nickname="Jamie"
+ subject="comment 1"
+ date="2013-09-29T14:06:50Z"
+ content="""
+Have you not written to your MP yet? It would be appropriate given how much tax-payer money BT is getting.
+
+http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/sep/26/bt-rural-broadband-monopoly
+"""]]

minor
diff --git a/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn b/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn
index 5bbc712..77fda3c 100644
--- a/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
 Pre-2013, at <http://www.prazefarm.co.uk/> we had an ADSL connection.
 
-The very best broadband speed we could achieve is 6.26Mb/s down and 0.36Mb/s up.
+The very best broadband speed we could achieve was 6.26Mb/s down and 0.36Mb/s up.
 It's useless for big uploads.
 
 If you ignore the BT line rental tax of ~150GBP a year, we were paying about

Further tweaks
diff --git a/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn b/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn
index 5bbc712..8eb1a78 100644
--- a/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn
@@ -1,11 +1,11 @@
-Pre-2013, at <http://www.prazefarm.co.uk/> we had an ADSL connection.
+Pre-2013, at <http://www.prazefarm.co.uk/> we had a "20CN" ADSL connection.
 
-The very best broadband speed we could achieve is 6.26Mb/s down and 0.36Mb/s up.
-It's useless for big uploads.
+The very best broadband speed we could achieve is 6.26Mb/s down and 0.36Mb/s
+up.  It's useless for uploads.
 
 If you ignore the BT line rental tax of ~150GBP a year, we were paying about
-20GBP a month for Internet via our ISP <a href="http://aaisp.net/"><abbr title="Andrews &
-Arnold">AA</abbr></a>.
+20GBP a month for Internet via our esteemed ISP <a href="http://aaisp.net/"><abbr title="Andrews &
+Arnold">A&A</abbr></a>.
 
 <img src="http://www.speedtest.net/result/1349407734.png">
 
@@ -13,8 +13,7 @@ Arnold">AA</abbr></a>.
 
 <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/hendry/8636259701/" title="ERDF Broadband infrastructure in Cornwall by Kai Hendry, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8540/8636259701_4ec8d0de3e.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="ERDF Broadband infrastructure in Cornwall"></a>
 
-After a big nervous wait, we finally got <abbr title="Fibre to the
-Cabinet">FTTC</abbr> about a mile away from our property. Much closer than the
+After a long nervous wait, we finally got <abbr title="Fibre to the Cabinet">FTTC</abbr> about a mile away from our property. Much closer than the
 previous [Cardinham
 exchange](http://www.flickr.com/photos/16105436@N00/5652770045/in/photolist-9BvVAv-eaa68k).
 
@@ -22,27 +21,27 @@ The cost of the upgrade was 100GBP with a 12 month minimum contract and we
 received [two new modems](http://www.flickr.com/photos/hendry/8676832125/). My
 heart sank when we got the first new readings of our Superfast line. About
 10Mb/sec down and 0.5Mb/s up. Useless for uploads. I thought this must be a
-horrible error, since these new FTTC readings are a fraction of the predicted
+horrible error, since these new <abbr title="Fibre to the Cabinet">FTTC</abbr> readings are a fraction of the predicted
 "upto" [24.1 Mb/s down and 5.6Mb/s
 up](http://s.natalian.org/2013-04-14/1365979405_1366x768.png) speeds.
 
 <img src="http://speedtest.net/result/2684978451.png">
 
-Our internet speed just about doubled, however so did our **costs**. Ignoring the BT line rental tax:
+Our internet speed just about doubled, however so did our **costs**. Ignoring the BT line rental tax of ~150GBP:
 
 * [Home::1 Internet Access](http://www.aa.net.uk/broadband-home1.html) is now 25GBP
 * Home::1 Add-On: <abbr title="Fibre to the Cabinet">FTTC</abbr> line, for having Superfast Internet costs **10GBP extra a month**
 
-Putting out ISP cost at 35GBP a month. This is about twice the cost of ADSL when you factor in the 100GBP installation cost.
+Putting our Internet cost at 35GBP a month. This is about twice the cost of ADSL when you factor in the 100GBP installation cost.
 
 Looking around, the monopoly BT offers [BT infinity for 15GBP](http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/products/broadband/packages) a month, but:
 
 * I do not want to support the BT monopoly
 * BT are probably getting a special price from BT Openreach
 * BT product is subsidised by the fact that they usually manage to sell you loads of other crap too
-* Dynamic IP / no IPv6, so it's useless if you want to have a home cloud server
+* Dynamic IP / no IPv6, so BT's product is useless if you want to have a home cloud server
 
-To add to my woes our new FTTC connection seems unstable at times. We've called out BT
+To add to my woes our new <abbr title="Fibre to the Cabinet">FTTC</abbr> connection seems unstable at times. We've called out BT
 several times via AAISP who just run a line check and leave. They make no effort to deal
 with the instability or slow speeds. One engineer speculated that the copper
 wires running from the cabinet are probably in bad shape, however BT will not

WITHOUT
diff --git a/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn b/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn
index 24929f2..5bbc712 100644
--- a/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn
@@ -61,7 +61,7 @@ I intend on complaining and participating in [broadband
 studies](http://s.natalian.org/2013-09-28/1380371434_1366x768.png) until
 something is earnestly done about [broadband in
 Britain](http://webconverger.org/blog/entry/UK_Internet/). There are still many
-villages with mobile connectivity, let alone broadband. Considering the costs
+villages without mobile service, let alone broadband. Considering the costs
 to consumers, together with 100s of millions of European funding support to aid
 the BT monopoly, it's a [scandal and I'm not the only one to think
 so](http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24227096).

tweaks
diff --git a/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn b/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn
index 8cffa2d..24929f2 100644
--- a/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn
@@ -37,7 +37,7 @@ Putting out ISP cost at 35GBP a month. This is about twice the cost of ADSL when
 
 Looking around, the monopoly BT offers [BT infinity for 15GBP](http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/products/broadband/packages) a month, but:
 
-* I do not want to support a monopoly
+* I do not want to support the BT monopoly
 * BT are probably getting a special price from BT Openreach
 * BT product is subsidised by the fact that they usually manage to sell you loads of other crap too
 * Dynamic IP / no IPv6, so it's useless if you want to have a home cloud server
@@ -63,5 +63,5 @@ something is earnestly done about [broadband in
 Britain](http://webconverger.org/blog/entry/UK_Internet/). There are still many
 villages with mobile connectivity, let alone broadband. Considering the costs
 to consumers, together with 100s of millions of European funding support to aid
-the BT monopoly, it's a [scandal and I'm not the only one to see thinks
+the BT monopoly, it's a [scandal and I'm not the only one to think
 so](http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24227096).

more so
diff --git a/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn b/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn
index 3920ebd..8cffa2d 100644
--- a/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn
@@ -36,13 +36,14 @@ Our internet speed just about doubled, however so did our **costs**. Ignoring th
 Putting out ISP cost at 35GBP a month. This is about twice the cost of ADSL when you factor in the 100GBP installation cost.
 
 Looking around, the monopoly BT offers [BT infinity for 15GBP](http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/products/broadband/packages) a month, but:
+
 * I do not want to support a monopoly
 * BT are probably getting a special price from BT Openreach
 * BT product is subsidised by the fact that they usually manage to sell you loads of other crap too
 * Dynamic IP / no IPv6, so it's useless if you want to have a home cloud server
 
-To add to my woes the connection seems unstable at times. We've called out BT
-several times who just run a line check and leave. They make no effort to deal
+To add to my woes our new FTTC connection seems unstable at times. We've called out BT
+several times via AAISP who just run a line check and leave. They make no effort to deal
 with the instability or slow speeds. One engineer speculated that the copper
 wires running from the cabinet are probably in bad shape, however BT will not
 work on them.

tweaks
diff --git a/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn b/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn
index 3f2827a..3920ebd 100644
--- a/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
 Pre-2013, at <http://www.prazefarm.co.uk/> we had an ADSL connection.
 
-The very best connection we could achieve is 6.26Mb/s down and 0.36Mb/s up.
+The very best broadband speed we could achieve is 6.26Mb/s down and 0.36Mb/s up.
 It's useless for big uploads.
 
 If you ignore the BT line rental tax of ~150GBP a year, we were paying about
@@ -30,11 +30,17 @@ up](http://s.natalian.org/2013-04-14/1365979405_1366x768.png) speeds.
 
 Our internet speed just about doubled, however so did our **costs**. Ignoring the BT line rental tax:
 
-* Home::1 Internet Access is now 25GBP
-* Home::1 Add-On: Fibre to the cabinet line, for having Superfast Internet costs 10GBP extra a month
+* [Home::1 Internet Access](http://www.aa.net.uk/broadband-home1.html) is now 25GBP
+* Home::1 Add-On: <abbr title="Fibre to the Cabinet">FTTC</abbr> line, for having Superfast Internet costs **10GBP extra a month**
 
 Putting out ISP cost at 35GBP a month. This is about twice the cost of ADSL when you factor in the 100GBP installation cost.
 
+Looking around, the monopoly BT offers [BT infinity for 15GBP](http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/products/broadband/packages) a month, but:
+* I do not want to support a monopoly
+* BT are probably getting a special price from BT Openreach
+* BT product is subsidised by the fact that they usually manage to sell you loads of other crap too
+* Dynamic IP / no IPv6, so it's useless if you want to have a home cloud server
+
 To add to my woes the connection seems unstable at times. We've called out BT
 several times who just run a line check and leave. They make no effort to deal
 with the instability or slow speeds. One engineer speculated that the copper
@@ -47,8 +53,8 @@ I've spoken to directly with <http://www.cornwalldevelopmentcompany.co.uk/> and
 they say "Having looked at your location this is the sort of speed that I would
 expect over that distance of copper." I can't help but think this technology is
 inappropriate for rural settings since you can't expect people to live close to
-a cabinet! If you are lucky enough to live close to a cabinet, you are probably
-laughing, otherwise this technology is not fit for purpose.
+a cabinet! If you are lucky enough to live very close to a cabinet, you are
+probably laughing, otherwise this **technology is not fit for purpose**.
 
 I intend on complaining and participating in [broadband
 studies](http://s.natalian.org/2013-09-28/1380371434_1366x768.png) until

Superfast
diff --git a/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn b/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..3f2827a
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/09/28/Superfast_Cornwall.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,60 @@
+Pre-2013, at <http://www.prazefarm.co.uk/> we had an ADSL connection.
+
+The very best connection we could achieve is 6.26Mb/s down and 0.36Mb/s up.
+It's useless for big uploads.
+
+If you ignore the BT line rental tax of ~150GBP a year, we were paying about
+20GBP a month for Internet via our ISP <a href="http://aaisp.net/"><abbr title="Andrews &
+Arnold">AA</abbr></a>.
+
+<img src="http://www.speedtest.net/result/1349407734.png">
+
+# After Superfast Cornwall
+
+<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/hendry/8636259701/" title="ERDF Broadband infrastructure in Cornwall by Kai Hendry, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8540/8636259701_4ec8d0de3e.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="ERDF Broadband infrastructure in Cornwall"></a>
+
+After a big nervous wait, we finally got <abbr title="Fibre to the
+Cabinet">FTTC</abbr> about a mile away from our property. Much closer than the
+previous [Cardinham
+exchange](http://www.flickr.com/photos/16105436@N00/5652770045/in/photolist-9BvVAv-eaa68k).
+
+The cost of the upgrade was 100GBP with a 12 month minimum contract and we
+received [two new modems](http://www.flickr.com/photos/hendry/8676832125/). My
+heart sank when we got the first new readings of our Superfast line. About
+10Mb/sec down and 0.5Mb/s up. Useless for uploads. I thought this must be a
+horrible error, since these new FTTC readings are a fraction of the predicted
+"upto" [24.1 Mb/s down and 5.6Mb/s
+up](http://s.natalian.org/2013-04-14/1365979405_1366x768.png) speeds.
+
+<img src="http://speedtest.net/result/2684978451.png">
+
+Our internet speed just about doubled, however so did our **costs**. Ignoring the BT line rental tax:
+
+* Home::1 Internet Access is now 25GBP
+* Home::1 Add-On: Fibre to the cabinet line, for having Superfast Internet costs 10GBP extra a month
+
+Putting out ISP cost at 35GBP a month. This is about twice the cost of ADSL when you factor in the 100GBP installation cost.
+
+To add to my woes the connection seems unstable at times. We've called out BT
+several times who just run a line check and leave. They make no effort to deal
+with the instability or slow speeds. One engineer speculated that the copper
+wires running from the cabinet are probably in bad shape, however BT will not
+work on them.
+
+# Conclusion
+
+I've spoken to directly with <http://www.cornwalldevelopmentcompany.co.uk/> and
+they say "Having looked at your location this is the sort of speed that I would
+expect over that distance of copper." I can't help but think this technology is
+inappropriate for rural settings since you can't expect people to live close to
+a cabinet! If you are lucky enough to live close to a cabinet, you are probably
+laughing, otherwise this technology is not fit for purpose.
+
+I intend on complaining and participating in [broadband
+studies](http://s.natalian.org/2013-09-28/1380371434_1366x768.png) until
+something is earnestly done about [broadband in
+Britain](http://webconverger.org/blog/entry/UK_Internet/). There are still many
+villages with mobile connectivity, let alone broadband. Considering the costs
+to consumers, together with 100s of millions of European funding support to aid
+the BT monopoly, it's a [scandal and I'm not the only one to see thinks
+so](http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24227096).

notes
diff --git a/archives/2013/09/27/Raspbmc_versus_OpenELEC.mdwn b/archives/2013/09/27/Raspbmc_versus_OpenELEC.mdwn
index 24d087b..46e5cd0 100644
--- a/archives/2013/09/27/Raspbmc_versus_OpenELEC.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/09/27/Raspbmc_versus_OpenELEC.mdwn
@@ -42,7 +42,8 @@ post](http://forum.stmlabs.com/showthread.php?tid=10690&pid=81594#pid81594).
 I can't help but think though, if it was easier to connect my laptop or desktop
 to my big screen TV, it would probably be a better solution overall. Basically
 I like to flick through my photo collection at lightning speed. You need SSD,
-fast CPU and latest codec support like that for WebP. Nonethless I still think
-the PI presents a pretty good low cost dedicated media solution. It's better
-than the Apple TV, if you can live without Airplay Mirroring (which is so damn
-nice tbh).
+fast CPU, a [suckless image viewer](https://github.com/muennich/sxiv) and the
+latest codec support like that for WebP. Nonethless I still think the PI
+presents a pretty good low cost dedicated media solution. It's better than the
+Apple TV, if you can live without Airplay Mirroring (which is so damn nice
+tbh).

fix typo
diff --git a/archives/2013/09/27/Raspbmc_versus_OpenELEC.mdwn b/archives/2013/09/27/Raspbmc_versus_OpenELEC.mdwn
index e0feaed..24d087b 100644
--- a/archives/2013/09/27/Raspbmc_versus_OpenELEC.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/09/27/Raspbmc_versus_OpenELEC.mdwn
@@ -33,7 +33,11 @@ Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center (OpenELEC) at least has a decent [githu
 * For subtitles, I've discovered the amazing XBMC subtitles that goes off and downloads the subtitles
 * [Zeroconf fails to show Websites](https://github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/issues/2641)
 
-Anyway, both projects stem from XBMC which has a ton of usability issues, however I really like their potential. I wish Chromecast was better supported, but after looking at it briefly, you get the same functionality by just pointing XBMC to the content as suggested in thin this [JSONRPC post](http://forum.stmlabs.com/showthread.php?tid=10690&pid=81594#pid81594).
+Anyway, both projects stem from XBMC which has a ton of usability issues,
+however I really like their potential. I wish Chromecast was better supported,
+but after looking at it briefly, you get the same functionality by just
+pointing XBMC to the content as suggested in this [JSONRPC
+post](http://forum.stmlabs.com/showthread.php?tid=10690&pid=81594#pid81594).
 
 I can't help but think though, if it was easier to connect my laptop or desktop
 to my big screen TV, it would probably be a better solution overall. Basically

Airplay mirroring
diff --git a/archives/2013/09/27/Raspbmc_versus_OpenELEC.mdwn b/archives/2013/09/27/Raspbmc_versus_OpenELEC.mdwn
index 64429fe..e0feaed 100644
--- a/archives/2013/09/27/Raspbmc_versus_OpenELEC.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/09/27/Raspbmc_versus_OpenELEC.mdwn
@@ -16,7 +16,7 @@ it's a port of [XMBC](http://xbmc.org/) 12.2 "Frodo" to the PI. I quickly found
 * When I try playback videos on my Samsung UE46C6530 TV, the TV loses signal, later solved by a re-install
 * Zeroconf fails to show Web sites, have to add them manually
 
-Later I found <http://openelec.tv/> prompted by a [tweet](https://twitter.com/Raspberry_Pi/status/383330713489002496)
+Later I found <http://openelec.tv/> prompted by a [tweet](https://twitter.com/Raspberry_Pi/status/383330713489002496).
 
 Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center (OpenELEC) at least has a decent [github powered issue tracker](https://github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/issues). Nonetheless both raspbmc and OpenELEC rely on [XBMC](https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc). Nonetheless OpenELEC's support / IRC channel seems much healthier than the Raspbmc project.
 
@@ -34,3 +34,11 @@ Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center (OpenELEC) at least has a decent [githu
 * [Zeroconf fails to show Websites](https://github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/issues/2641)
 
 Anyway, both projects stem from XBMC which has a ton of usability issues, however I really like their potential. I wish Chromecast was better supported, but after looking at it briefly, you get the same functionality by just pointing XBMC to the content as suggested in thin this [JSONRPC post](http://forum.stmlabs.com/showthread.php?tid=10690&pid=81594#pid81594).
+
+I can't help but think though, if it was easier to connect my laptop or desktop
+to my big screen TV, it would probably be a better solution overall. Basically
+I like to flick through my photo collection at lightning speed. You need SSD,
+fast CPU and latest codec support like that for WebP. Nonethless I still think
+the PI presents a pretty good low cost dedicated media solution. It's better
+than the Apple TV, if you can live without Airplay Mirroring (which is so damn
+nice tbh).

initial
diff --git a/archives/2013/09/27/Raspbmc_versus_OpenELEC.mdwn b/archives/2013/09/27/Raspbmc_versus_OpenELEC.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..64429fe
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/09/27/Raspbmc_versus_OpenELEC.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,36 @@
+Since I bought a [Raspberry PI](http://www.raspberrypi.org/) from
+<http://12geeks.com/> in Singapore, I was impressed when [Michael
+Cheng](http://coderkungfu.com/) showed me at <http://hackerspace.sg/> you can
+play back videos with it.
+
+Yes! A way to easily watch my downloads on a big screen, which was basically
+impossible to do on an Apple TV.
+
+First I tried [Raspbmc](http://www.raspbmc.com/) when Michael was using. IIUC
+it's a port of [XMBC](http://xbmc.org/) 12.2 "Frodo" to the PI. I quickly found a few issues:
+
+* UI is a bit crap. Why are pictures, movies and TV shows seperated? The mind boggles.
+* IOS7 doesn't work
+* No bug tracker, only the dreaded [Web forum](http://forum.stmlabs.com/)
+* Fails to pick up .srt subtitle, e.g. foo_eng.srt isn't found from foo_.mp4
+* When I try playback videos on my Samsung UE46C6530 TV, the TV loses signal, later solved by a re-install
+* Zeroconf fails to show Web sites, have to add them manually
+
+Later I found <http://openelec.tv/> prompted by a [tweet](https://twitter.com/Raspberry_Pi/status/383330713489002496)
+
+Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center (OpenELEC) at least has a decent [github powered issue tracker](https://github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/issues). Nonetheless both raspbmc and OpenELEC rely on [XBMC](https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc). Nonetheless OpenELEC's support / IRC channel seems much healthier than the Raspbmc project.
+
+* Annoyingly the Web interface isn't enabled by default, so I had to plug in a USB mouse instead of controlling it from my iPhone
+* HDMI CEC works with my Samsung UE46C6530 TV nicely. Not sure why Raspbmc fell short here.
+* Plugging in a USB stick in the top port causes the PI to reboot, same as Raspbmc
+* Zeroconf does not work like Raspbmc, Web sites aren't shown but can by manually added in the horrible UI
+
+	OpenELEC:~ # avahi-browse -at | grep http
+	+   eth0 IPv4 XBMC (OpenELEC)                               _http._tcp           local
+	+   eth0 IPv4 x220                                          _http._tcp           local
+
+* Doesn't automatically mount ExFAT formatted USB sticks. I found a [fix in a pull](https://github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/pull/2597) but I have no idea when it will be deployed or how to use this particular revision
+* For subtitles, I've discovered the amazing XBMC subtitles that goes off and downloads the subtitles
+* [Zeroconf fails to show Websites](https://github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/issues/2641)
+
+Anyway, both projects stem from XBMC which has a ton of usability issues, however I really like their potential. I wish Chromecast was better supported, but after looking at it briefly, you get the same functionality by just pointing XBMC to the content as suggested in thin this [JSONRPC post](http://forum.stmlabs.com/showthread.php?tid=10690&pid=81594#pid81594).

Updates
diff --git a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
index 1425048..89177e0 100644
--- a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
@@ -5,9 +5,11 @@ So I'm attempting to migrate my emails from Gmail to <https://www.fastmail.fm>.
 Why? I don't like the privacy implications with Gmail and especially the new
 [Gmail Compose UI](https://twitter.com/NewComposeSux).
 
+# Need some support
+
 So I signed up for a Fastmail trial and the thing that bothers me is that you
-don't get support unless you pay. But I don't want to pay until I know I can
-successfully "on board" to Fastmail.
+apparently don't get support unless you pay. But I don't want to pay until I
+know I can successfully "on board" to Fastmail.
 
 	PLEASE NOTE that we can *not* provide technical support to guest and
 	member-level accounts; if you require technical support (other than
@@ -17,9 +19,13 @@ successfully "on board" to Fastmail.
 
 Sadly [fastmail do not do customer service over twitter](http://greptweet.com/u/kaihendry/#fastmail).
 
+Tbh **fastmail support have come through for me**, despite not paying them yet!
+
+# Annoyances
+
 The first annoyance I ran into is the ridiculous default fastmail footer, which
 I promptly removed. To those who have the same footer as defined your From:
-address. You're an idiot.
+address, you're are creating noise.
 
 Next more serious issue is the **Migrate IMAP** UI wasn't friendly. Initially I wrongly used imap.google.com instead of imap.gmail.com and this message confused me:
 
@@ -44,17 +50,35 @@ While the "Migrate IMAP" is happening, it looks rather strange, emails are
 constantly being injected into the DOM. However once this "one time" process
 finishes, I **can't find my Gmail labels/folders of my mail**!
 
+# Hello Spam
+
+Despite using Fastmail's [Global Bayes
+database](http://s.natalian.org/2013-09-12/1378976530_1366x768.png), I am
+getting a lot of spam.  Annoyingly sometimes from the SAME X-Mail-from:
+address. Fastmail argue after time your personal database will become trained.
+
+It's a shame that somehow when you move away from Gmail you can't bring along
+your own "Bayes database".
+
+# Goodbye filters, hello Rules
+
+Gmail's filters work really well. I love the fact you can test and then apply them on email after the fact.
+
+My experience with [Fastmail's Rules has not been good!](https://www.fastmail.fm/html/?MSignal=TZ-**370133*20ad96a2&u=148c411e) :(
+
 # No automatic addressbook migration :/
 
 I expected Fastmail to migrate the addressbook. But it doesn't. And it doesn't
-seem to gleam email addresses from my Gmail migrated mails. So at first I 
-wondered how best to [move my addressbook from Gmail to
+seem to be able to gleam email addresses from my Gmail migrated mails. So at
+first I wondered how best to [move my addressbook from Gmail to
 Fastmail](https://www.fastmail.fm/html/?MLS=SU-*&STZ-TH=b054c299&STZ-TI=363101&u=148c411e&MSignal=TZ-**362785*48d2e245)
 
 I've exported my contacts from <https://www.fastmail.fm/contacts/> using vCard
 standard and imported them into <https://www.fastmail.fm/contacts/>. I have
 something like 6k+ contacts thanks to Gmail's automagic adding of contacts.
 
+A lot of the contacts could be pruned, but there is no sane UI to do that.
+
 # Support replies not by email
 
 If you get a reply from support, you will be shocked to see **DO NOT REPLY TO
@@ -68,3 +92,8 @@ should be logged in already!?
 # [Shift+PGDN does not work](https://www.fastmail.fm/html/?MSignal=TZ-**363177*1cde45b9&u=148c411e)
 
 Have to use `shift+alt+down` instead.
+
+# Things that Fastmail has that Gmail seemingly doesn't
+
+* I find the keyboard shortcuts much more usable on Fastmail
+* You can easily the **oldest emails**, so I can see the first email between my wife and I from Aug 5 2005 in Melbourne!

banking surprises
diff --git a/archives/2012/12/04/Singapore_banking_surprises.mdwn b/archives/2012/12/04/Singapore_banking_surprises.mdwn
index 77bb515..b4a1222 100644
--- a/archives/2012/12/04/Singapore_banking_surprises.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2012/12/04/Singapore_banking_surprises.mdwn
@@ -8,15 +8,25 @@ fix your issue, they break something else. True story.
 I'm thinking of starting a blog highlighting the hilariously bad engineering
 going into Singapore made banking Web applications.
 
+# 20SGD per page of statements
+
+Want your statements re-issued because they were sent to the wrong address?
+Missed exporting your PDF statements online every 3 months?
+
+Prepare to fork out 20SGD for every **page** of transactions you need to pass
+onto your accountant, come the company return time.
+
 # No super convenient ATM network
 
-You have to learn where your bank's [ATMs](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automated_teller_machine) are to avoid charges. Good luck!
+You have to learn where your bank's
+[ATMs](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automated_teller_machine) are to avoid
+charges. Good luck!
 
 # Domestic transfers take THREE DAYS
 
 Transfer done before 12pm on day 1 will arrive either by 6pm on day 2 or 1pm on
 day 3. That's the one that costs no money. If you want a domestic same day
-transfer it costs $20 per transfer.
+transfer it costs 20SGD per transfer.
 
 It's like going back to the [pre-2008 in the
 UK](http://www.ukpayments.org.uk/faster_payments_service/). Without the 20SGD
@@ -96,6 +106,14 @@ customer. I.e. a very manual task.
 
 Want to complete standing order online? You can't. More manual work you need to account for.
 
+# Want your relationship manager to do something?
+
+Write a letter. If you expect you can book an appointment or just breeze into
+the branch hoping to speak to a sane human, be prepared to be turned away.
+Write a letter and don't post it; come back to the branch and drop it off.
+
+Oh it must have a letterhead. Don't have one? Go get one.
+
 # Update: Charges are exorbitant
 
 I've since found out the 100SGD charge above (charges are opaque) was for

vcard
diff --git a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
index 80f3f53..1425048 100644
--- a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
@@ -1,3 +1,5 @@
+<img src="http://natalian.org/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.png" alt="Gmail to Fastmail">
+
 So I'm attempting to migrate my emails from Gmail to <https://www.fastmail.fm>.
 
 Why? I don't like the privacy implications with Gmail and especially the new
@@ -42,13 +44,17 @@ While the "Migrate IMAP" is happening, it looks rather strange, emails are
 constantly being injected into the DOM. However once this "one time" process
 finishes, I **can't find my Gmail labels/folders of my mail**!
 
-# No addressbook migration :/
+# No automatic addressbook migration :/
 
 I expected Fastmail to migrate the addressbook. But it doesn't. And it doesn't
-seem to gleam email addresses from my Gmail migrated mails. So now I'm
-wondering how to [move my addressbook from Gmail to
+seem to gleam email addresses from my Gmail migrated mails. So at first I 
+wondered how best to [move my addressbook from Gmail to
 Fastmail](https://www.fastmail.fm/html/?MLS=SU-*&STZ-TH=b054c299&STZ-TI=363101&u=148c411e&MSignal=TZ-**362785*48d2e245)
 
+I've exported my contacts from <https://www.fastmail.fm/contacts/> using vCard
+standard and imported them into <https://www.fastmail.fm/contacts/>. I have
+something like 6k+ contacts thanks to Gmail's automagic adding of contacts.
+
 # Support replies not by email
 
 If you get a reply from support, you will be shocked to see **DO NOT REPLY TO

More so
diff --git a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
index fea24d3..80f3f53 100644
--- a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
@@ -58,3 +58,7 @@ click the link to use another form to reply. Weird.
 The [password field on support tickets is also quite
 jarring](http://s.natalian.org/2013-08-22/1377141130_1366x768.png) to me. I
 should be logged in already!?
+
+# [Shift+PGDN does not work](https://www.fastmail.fm/html/?MSignal=TZ-**363177*1cde45b9&u=148c411e)
+
+Have to use `shift+alt+down` instead.
diff --git a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.png b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.png
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..99ed622
Binary files /dev/null and b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.png differ

Trying a link to the ticket
diff --git a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
index 680a9f0..fea24d3 100644
--- a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
@@ -46,7 +46,8 @@ finishes, I **can't find my Gmail labels/folders of my mail**!
 
 I expected Fastmail to migrate the addressbook. But it doesn't. And it doesn't
 seem to gleam email addresses from my Gmail migrated mails. So now I'm
-wondering how to do this.
+wondering how to [move my addressbook from Gmail to
+Fastmail](https://www.fastmail.fm/html/?MLS=SU-*&STZ-TH=b054c299&STZ-TI=363101&u=148c411e&MSignal=TZ-**362785*48d2e245)
 
 # Support replies not by email
 

tweak
diff --git a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
index 2f8bc85..680a9f0 100644
--- a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
@@ -15,7 +15,9 @@ successfully "on board" to Fastmail.
 
 Sadly [fastmail do not do customer service over twitter](http://greptweet.com/u/kaihendry/#fastmail).
 
-The first annoyance I ran into is the ridiculous default fastmail footer, which I promptly removed.
+The first annoyance I ran into is the ridiculous default fastmail footer, which
+I promptly removed. To those who have the same footer as defined your From:
+address. You're an idiot.
 
 Next more serious issue is the **Migrate IMAP** UI wasn't friendly. Initially I wrongly used imap.google.com instead of imap.gmail.com and this message confused me:
 

Tweaks
diff --git a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
index 74fe946..2f8bc85 100644
--- a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
@@ -7,6 +7,12 @@ So I signed up for a Fastmail trial and the thing that bothers me is that you
 don't get support unless you pay. But I don't want to pay until I know I can
 successfully "on board" to Fastmail.
 
+	PLEASE NOTE that we can *not* provide technical support to guest and
+	member-level accounts; if you require technical support (other than
+	billing/pre-sales support) with one of these accounts please click
+	Options and then Upgrade Account to upgrade to Full, Enhanced or
+	Premier level.
+
 Sadly [fastmail do not do customer service over twitter](http://greptweet.com/u/kaihendry/#fastmail).
 
 The first annoyance I ran into is the ridiculous default fastmail footer, which I promptly removed.
@@ -19,9 +25,10 @@ Next more serious issue is the **Migrate IMAP** UI wasn't friendly. Initially I
 The Gmail seemed to refuse access to the account because it came from a New
 York IP. This was eventually resolved, but it took some time. It's a bit
 unnerving that Fastmail is hosted in the US, though I wrote to
-privacy@fastmail.fm asking about it and they say although the "NSA" can
-physically seize their hardware, they would have to go through Australian law
-to access your account through Fastmail.
+privacy@fastmail.fm asking about it and they say although the <abbr
+title="National Security Agency">NSA</abbr> can physically seize their
+hardware, they would have to go through Australian law to access your account
+through Fastmail.
 
 # After "Migrate IMAP"
 
@@ -33,7 +40,7 @@ While the "Migrate IMAP" is happening, it looks rather strange, emails are
 constantly being injected into the DOM. However once this "one time" process
 finishes, I **can't find my Gmail labels/folders of my mail**!
 
-# No addressbook
+# No addressbook migration :/
 
 I expected Fastmail to migrate the addressbook. But it doesn't. And it doesn't
 seem to gleam email addresses from my Gmail migrated mails. So now I'm
@@ -44,3 +51,7 @@ wondering how to do this.
 If you get a reply from support, you will be shocked to see **DO NOT REPLY TO
 THIS EMAIL. REPLIES WILL NOT BE MONITORED.** in their email body. You need to
 click the link to use another form to reply. Weird.
+
+The [password field on support tickets is also quite
+jarring](http://s.natalian.org/2013-08-22/1377141130_1366x768.png) to me. I
+should be logged in already!?

Gmail to fastmail
diff --git a/archives/2013/08/12/Automated_payments_in_Singapore.mdwn b/archives/2013/08/12/Automated_payments_in_Singapore.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..93b5bb8
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/08/12/Automated_payments_in_Singapore.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,28 @@
+In Singapore payment processes are still stuck in 90s. You need to raise an
+invoice.  The payer typically writes a cheque. Cheque is typically sent by post
+which takes two working days. And then it's cashed.
+
+For personal accounts there is a recurring payments feature generally available
+with online banking.
+
+However if you have a business account, recurring payments are generally not
+available with  online banking. YMMV
+
+<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/hendry/9454119901/" title="Giro 10SGD setup by Kai Hendry, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3744/9454119901_2d86e530c4.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Giro 10SGD setup"></a>
+
+You have to go to your banking branch and take out either a:
+
+1. [Standing order](http://www.standardchartered.com.sg/useful-forms/en/_pdf/application-form-for-standing-instruction.pdf)
+2. [Giro](http://www.standardchartered.com.sg/useful-forms/en/_pdf/application-form-for-card-giro.pdf)
+
+The standing order is for a fixed amount, and it costs 10SGD to setup. This makes it unpopular.
+
+The Giro can take a month to setup and you get charged 10SGD for any amendments.
+
+Giro grants the payee the right to debit the payer's account and is typically
+used for things like utility bills which, because they have an unpredictable
+component, can't be settled with a fixed monthly payment set up by the payer.
+
+GIRO payments are instigated by the payer which needs to be a [GIRO billing
+organisation](http://www.dbs.com.sg/personal/payments/additionalinfo/giro/girocorps/default.page),
+not the payee, in order to "pull" money out of the payer's account.
diff --git a/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..74fe946
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/08/22/Gmail_to_Fastmail.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,46 @@
+So I'm attempting to migrate my emails from Gmail to <https://www.fastmail.fm>.
+
+Why? I don't like the privacy implications with Gmail and especially the new
+[Gmail Compose UI](https://twitter.com/NewComposeSux).
+
+So I signed up for a Fastmail trial and the thing that bothers me is that you
+don't get support unless you pay. But I don't want to pay until I know I can
+successfully "on board" to Fastmail.
+
+Sadly [fastmail do not do customer service over twitter](http://greptweet.com/u/kaihendry/#fastmail).
+
+The first annoyance I ran into is the ridiculous default fastmail footer, which I promptly removed.
+
+Next more serious issue is the **Migrate IMAP** UI wasn't friendly. Initially I wrongly used imap.google.com instead of imap.gmail.com and this message confused me:
+
+	Could not connect to remote IMAP server SSL imap.google.com: Invalid
+	argument at /home/mod_perl/hm/ME/ImapMigrate.pm line 269.
+
+The Gmail seemed to refuse access to the account because it came from a New
+York IP. This was eventually resolved, but it took some time. It's a bit
+unnerving that Fastmail is hosted in the US, though I wrote to
+privacy@fastmail.fm asking about it and they say although the "NSA" can
+physically seize their hardware, they would have to go through Australian law
+to access your account through Fastmail.
+
+# After "Migrate IMAP"
+
+So this is a "one-time only action" and it doesn't do anything clever like
+keeping your emails in sync with Gmail. So if I don't switch my forwards, my
+emails will get more out of sync as everyday passes.
+
+While the "Migrate IMAP" is happening, it looks rather strange, emails are
+constantly being injected into the DOM. However once this "one time" process
+finishes, I **can't find my Gmail labels/folders of my mail**!
+
+# No addressbook
+
+I expected Fastmail to migrate the addressbook. But it doesn't. And it doesn't
+seem to gleam email addresses from my Gmail migrated mails. So now I'm
+wondering how to do this.
+
+# Support replies not by email
+
+If you get a reply from support, you will be shocked to see **DO NOT REPLY TO
+THIS EMAIL. REPLIES WILL NOT BE MONITORED.** in their email body. You need to
+click the link to use another form to reply. Weird.

Added a comment: Thanks!!!
diff --git a/archives/2011/09/28/DHCP_IP_lease_attempt_failed_on_Archlinx/comment_2_785f147f473d2f9b19f3e533fbf8f6dd._comment b/archives/2011/09/28/DHCP_IP_lease_attempt_failed_on_Archlinx/comment_2_785f147f473d2f9b19f3e533fbf8f6dd._comment
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..e19651e
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2011/09/28/DHCP_IP_lease_attempt_failed_on_Archlinx/comment_2_785f147f473d2f9b19f3e533fbf8f6dd._comment
@@ -0,0 +1,8 @@
+[[!comment format=mdwn
+ username="https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawm8KTNxvB7NeerOIVHZ80ZnYbh9-2WL1BA"
+ nickname="Matias"
+ subject="Thanks!!!"
+ date="2013-08-13T02:43:43Z"
+ content="""
+Man! I love you... I've been dealiing with this freaking issue all day. So really thanks for posting it.
+"""]]

bemoan
diff --git a/archives/2013/07/24/Problems_with_IRCcloud.mdwn b/archives/2013/07/24/Problems_with_IRCcloud.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..453a060
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/07/24/Problems_with_IRCcloud.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,10 @@
+<https://www.irccloud.com/faq>
+
+* No way to export logs
+* No search
+* No way to kill account
+* Quite a heavy Web app
+
+Nice try though. I wish the developers luck.
+
+I'm back to tmux+irssi. Works on IOS pretty well with [prompt](http://panic.com/prompt/).
diff --git a/archives/2013/07/28/flashplugin_11.2_Linux_disaster.mdwn b/archives/2013/07/28/flashplugin_11.2_Linux_disaster.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..bd788e8
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/07/28/flashplugin_11.2_Linux_disaster.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,13 @@
+The Adobe Flash plugin for Linux 11.2.202.297 is completely unstable. :(
+
+[Flash crashes in Firefox](http://s.natalian.org/2013-07-28/1374982247_1366x768.png)
+
+[Flash crashes in Chromium](http://s.natalian.org/2013-07-28/1374992068_1366x768.png)
+
+The workaround I use is to use Google's "Pepper Flash":
+
+	google-chrome-dev /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so
+
+Which only works in the Google branded Chromium "google-chrome" product. It
+isn't free software. This is a complete disaster, since Flash used to work fine
+in Linux. Now Flash 11.2 series crashes without fail and has become unusable.

Update
diff --git a/archives/2013/03/08/Web_page_performance.mdwn b/archives/2013/03/08/Web_page_performance.mdwn
index c62f20a..4c4cd09 100644
--- a/archives/2013/03/08/Web_page_performance.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/03/08/Web_page_performance.mdwn
@@ -1,5 +1,6 @@
-Prompted by people writing slow Websites in Singapore, and obvious tools like
-[Google's PageSpeed](https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/) not catching this class of error, allow me to educate you.
+Summary: Cloudflare is not nearly as fast as Cloudfront. Use `httping` to measure performance **NOT ping**.
+
+Update: [Google's PageSpeed](https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/) now capture my bugbear under [Improve server response time](http://s.natalian.org/2013-07-09/1373329523_1366x768.png).
 
 If you serve (the majority of your) customers in say Singapore, your Web server (httpd) should be in Singapore. Understood?
 

Added a comment: What is Speedtest actually measuring?
diff --git a/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks/comment_1_c065f3885a99de602752189247882dd0._comment b/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks/comment_1_c065f3885a99de602752189247882dd0._comment
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..518fa90
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks/comment_1_c065f3885a99de602752189247882dd0._comment
@@ -0,0 +1,20 @@
+[[!comment format=mdwn
+ username="https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawkIBNipy18ISj9PrKSMltAVS81Xiq43qgY"
+ nickname="Simon"
+ subject="What is Speedtest actually measuring?"
+ date="2013-06-15T21:02:21Z"
+ content="""
+Coming to the UK the wrong way around the world is admittedly a bad idea in terms of latency, but latency isn't bandwidth.
+
+Latency affects bandwidth, in that by default a single TCP connection will send acknowledgments, and this delays the number of outstanding packets on a given link (along with other factors). I suspect this is what you are seeing, go look at any resource on tuning TCP. I think you are seeing the effect of a big world on TCP connections, obviously coming the wrong way round makes the world look bigger.
+
+But if what you need is bandwidth, rather than low latency, there are ways and means to obtain it, either through tuning TCP settings (particularly if you control both ends), opening multiple TCP connections, or using protocols other than TCP.
+
+What are you actually trying to get from Europe than needs more than 5Mbps?
+
+Censorship need not slow the connection down, it can create other problems, but in the UK is it usually implemented by routing allegedly bad IP addresses to a proxy (which can then selectively filter sites, or individual images, or protocols), since those routing decisions happen anyway, the impact is likely to be negligible, at least when no censored IP addresses are involved in a connection. 
+
+That I know this shows that censorship in the UK fails to be transparent, especially when I have to explain to the routing engineers at the ISP involved that the servers in my problematic traceroute is their censorship proxy (sigh).
+
+
+"""]]

they do have twitter
diff --git a/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn b/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn
index 5b1c186..2155061 100644
--- a/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn
@@ -48,8 +48,7 @@ innovation.
 Want to complain to your Singaporean ISP about Packet Loss on their end
 discovered by <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTR_(software)">My
 Traceroute</a>? Fat chance. No status pages or issue trackers here! No sane
-email response. No ISP in Singapore is on Twitter either and you've got to ask
-yourself why.
+email responses.
 
 # [Censorship in Singapore](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship_in_Singapore)
 

status page
diff --git a/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn b/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn
index f412e3c..5b1c186 100644
--- a/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn
@@ -47,8 +47,9 @@ innovation.
 
 Want to complain to your Singaporean ISP about Packet Loss on their end
 discovered by <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTR_(software)">My
-Traceroute</a>? Fat chance. No issue trackers here! No sane email response. No
-ISP in Singapore is on Twitter either and you've got to ask yourself why.
+Traceroute</a>? Fat chance. No status pages or issue trackers here! No sane
+email response. No ISP in Singapore is on Twitter either and you've got to ask
+yourself why.
 
 # [Censorship in Singapore](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship_in_Singapore)
 

Corrections
diff --git a/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn b/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn
index fd1d470..f412e3c 100644
--- a/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn
@@ -28,10 +28,10 @@ month or ~220USD.
 
 # European transits go across North America
 
-Basically if you dealing with Europe, you are at the end of the World. There is
-routing west of Singapore. Lines typically go upto Hong Kong, then Tokyo, then
-across North America. If you get better than 5Mbps to London you are doing VERY
-well.
+Basically if you are dealing with Europe, you are at the end of the World.
+There is no routing west of Singapore. Lines typically go upto Hong Kong, then
+Tokyo, then across North America. If you get better than 5Mbps to London you
+are doing **very well**.
 
 # Contract lengths are usually 24 months
 
@@ -45,8 +45,10 @@ innovation.
 
 # No customer service
 
-Want to complain to someone sane about Packet Loss? Fat chance. No ISP in
-Singapore is on Twitter either and you've got to ask yourself why.
+Want to complain to your Singaporean ISP about Packet Loss on their end
+discovered by <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTR_(software)">My
+Traceroute</a>? Fat chance. No issue trackers here! No sane email response. No
+ISP in Singapore is on Twitter either and you've got to ask yourself why.
 
 # [Censorship in Singapore](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship_in_Singapore)
 

Grammar
diff --git a/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn b/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn
index 16eece7..fd1d470 100644
--- a/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn
@@ -39,7 +39,7 @@ Want a fast connection for just 6 months? Sorry, you're screwed.
 
 # All paths lead to OpenNET/Singtel
 
-If though there is a couple of ISPs in Singapore, they all end up on the same
+Even though there is a couple of ISPs in Singapore, they all end up on the same
 OpenNET/[Singtel](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SingTel) infrastructure I'm told. There is effectively no competition or
 innovation.
 

Censorship
diff --git a/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn b/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn
index 53b2a7e..16eece7 100644
--- a/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn
@@ -1,10 +1,10 @@
-Following up from [[archives/2012/11/29/Singapore_telecommunications]]
+Following up from [[archives/2012/11/29/Singapore_telecommunications]].
 
 <img src="/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks/internal-speedtest.png">
 
 Wait, you are probably looking at that Speedtest and salivating?
 
-That Speedtest is only testing the [OpenNET](http://www.opennet.com.sg/) local to Singapore.
+That Speedtest is only testing [OpenNET fibre connection](http://www.opennet.com.sg/) local to Singapore.
 
 What about Malaysia?
 
@@ -40,10 +40,16 @@ Want a fast connection for just 6 months? Sorry, you're screwed.
 # All paths lead to OpenNET/Singtel
 
 If though there is a couple of ISPs in Singapore, they all end up on the same
-OpenNET/Singtel infrastructure I'm told. There is effectively no competition or
+OpenNET/[Singtel](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SingTel) infrastructure I'm told. There is effectively no competition or
 innovation.
 
 # No customer service
 
 Want to complain to someone sane about Packet Loss? Fat chance. No ISP in
 Singapore is on Twitter either and you've got to ask yourself why.
+
+# [Censorship in Singapore](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship_in_Singapore)
+
+Porn and Gambling sites are filtered by the [Media Development Authority](http://www.mda.gov.sg).
+
+Adding filtering from a purely technical standpoint makes the Internet slow.

Make links work from front page
diff --git a/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn b/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn
index 5b67145..53b2a7e 100644
--- a/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
 Following up from [[archives/2012/11/29/Singapore_telecommunications]]
 
-<img src="internal-speedtest.png">
+<img src="/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks/internal-speedtest.png">
 
 Wait, you are probably looking at that Speedtest and salivating?
 
@@ -8,19 +8,19 @@ That Speedtest is only testing the [OpenNET](http://www.opennet.com.sg/) local t
 
 What about Malaysia?
 
-<img src="singapore-malaysia.png">
+<img src="/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks/singapore-malaysia.png">
 
 What about Hong Kong?
 
-<img src="singapore-hk.png">
+<img src="/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks/singapore-hk.png">
 
 And now San Francisco?
 
-<img src="singapore-sf.png">
+<img src="/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks/singapore-sf.png">
 
 And finally London
 
-<img src="singapore-uk.png">
+<img src="/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks/singapore-uk.png">
 
 These were taken on a Friday evening on the **best** M1 Fibre product you can
 buy, here in Singapore.  Business line. Fiber BizPac 100M for almost 300SGD a

follow up
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index 5f88b25..5b67145 100644
--- a/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn
@@ -1,3 +1,5 @@
+Following up from [[archives/2012/11/29/Singapore_telecommunications]]
+
 <img src="internal-speedtest.png">
 
 Wait, you are probably looking at that Speedtest and salivating?
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Follow up
diff --git a/archives/2013/05/19/WebGL_houses.mdwn b/archives/2013/05/19/WebGL_houses.mdwn
index 04c69ca..63bd818 100644
--- a/archives/2013/05/19/WebGL_houses.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/05/19/WebGL_houses.mdwn
@@ -33,3 +33,7 @@ Though what encapsulated format would this be in? Obviously we need something
 that can be translated into WebGL with ease. So any browser equipped device can
 explore and be informed by the detailed model. So far I don't think this
 functionality exists, so isn't there a wonderful opportunity for development?
+
+* <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21516664>
+* <http://www.colbybrownphotography.com/can-photo-spheres-change-the-way-we-experience-the-world/>
+* <http://www.web3d.org/x3d/workgroups/cad/>
diff --git a/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn b/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..5f88b25
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/06/14/Why_Singapore_Internet_sucks.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,47 @@
+<img src="internal-speedtest.png">
+
+Wait, you are probably looking at that Speedtest and salivating?
+
+That Speedtest is only testing the [OpenNET](http://www.opennet.com.sg/) local to Singapore.
+
+What about Malaysia?
+
+<img src="singapore-malaysia.png">
+
+What about Hong Kong?
+
+<img src="singapore-hk.png">
+
+And now San Francisco?
+
+<img src="singapore-sf.png">
+
+And finally London
+
+<img src="singapore-uk.png">
+
+These were taken on a Friday evening on the **best** M1 Fibre product you can
+buy, here in Singapore.  Business line. Fiber BizPac 100M for almost 300SGD a
+month or ~220USD.
+
+# European transits go across North America
+
+Basically if you dealing with Europe, you are at the end of the World. There is
+routing west of Singapore. Lines typically go upto Hong Kong, then Tokyo, then
+across North America. If you get better than 5Mbps to London you are doing VERY
+well.
+
+# Contract lengths are usually 24 months
+
+Want a fast connection for just 6 months? Sorry, you're screwed.
+
+# All paths lead to OpenNET/Singtel
+
+If though there is a couple of ISPs in Singapore, they all end up on the same
+OpenNET/Singtel infrastructure I'm told. There is effectively no competition or
+innovation.
+
+# No customer service
+
+Want to complain to someone sane about Packet Loss? Fat chance. No ISP in
+Singapore is on Twitter either and you've got to ask yourself why.
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Added a comment
diff --git a/archives/2013/05/19/WebGL_houses/comment_1_4a181d6c137516e6df7ebc1494e075cc._comment b/archives/2013/05/19/WebGL_houses/comment_1_4a181d6c137516e6df7ebc1494e075cc._comment
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..f1d7cd5
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/05/19/WebGL_houses/comment_1_4a181d6c137516e6df7ebc1494e075cc._comment
@@ -0,0 +1,8 @@
+[[!comment format=mdwn
+ username="http://jamiek.it/"
+ nickname="Jamie Kitson"
+ subject="comment 1"
+ date="2013-05-20T09:56:29Z"
+ content="""
+How romantic.
+"""]]

lasers
diff --git a/archives/2013/05/09/How_I_organise_my_pictures.mdwn b/archives/2013/05/09/How_I_organise_my_pictures.mdwn
index 06c7d0d..b2399ad 100644
--- a/archives/2013/05/09/How_I_organise_my_pictures.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/05/09/How_I_organise_my_pictures.mdwn
@@ -13,8 +13,8 @@
 ## Cons
 
 When I [backup from Flickr](http://hsivonen.iki.fi/photobackup/), the images
-and their metadata is separate. :/ I need to write a script to keep the
-metadata in the image. I want to back up from Flickr as the years of Metadata
+and their metadata is separate. :/ I need to write a script to **keep the
+metadata in the image**. I want to back up from Flickr as the years of Metadata
 I've uploaded is worth a LOT to me.
 
 Don't have a good way of handling **videos** yet. I do mean to [convert them to
diff --git a/archives/2013/05/19/WebGL_houses.mdwn b/archives/2013/05/19/WebGL_houses.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..04c69ca
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2013/05/19/WebGL_houses.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,35 @@
+<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/hendry/8754304149/" title="Bosch PLR 25 by Kai Hendry, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2805/8754304149_b1e8d82e19.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Bosch PLR 25"></a>
+
+Since my wife Ruth is an interior designer and I have a good friend who is an
+architect, it frustrates me that their work can't be easily viewed on the Web.
+
+Furthermore when someone books my parent's
+[cottage](http://www.prazefarm.co.uk/cottage/) or when I book accommodation
+myself, you generally do not have a good idea of the physical space except for
+a gallery picture.
+
+Another use case is maintaining a building. It would be great to be able to
+document how network cables run, how heating is zoned, how different electrical
+circuits are isolated.
+
+With that in mind I bought my wife a Bosch PLR 25 Digital Laser Range Finder,
+to measure [Praze Farm](http://www.prazefarm.co.uk/)'s dimensions, and that
+project was a little harder than previously imagined.
+
+First step for Ruth was take loads of measurements and then step 2 re-draw the
+building in [SketchUp](http://www.sketchup.com/). She used the previous
+photo-copied floor plans as a guide, though it turns out in our "Grade 2"
+[listed building](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Listed_building) the walls were
+not level. In the end it was so complex and tedious she gave up, much to my
+disappointment.
+
+Now with a dose of Science Fiction and Google's driverless cars pushing
+[LIDAR](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LIDAR) technology, one can imagine a
+device that can scan a building. The 3D data LIDAR collects could be
+transformed in the 3D model. Great, two steps in one, with only detailing and
+annotation of the design left to do!
+
+Though what encapsulated format would this be in? Obviously we need something
+that can be translated into WebGL with ease. So any browser equipped device can
+explore and be informed by the detailed model. So far I don't think this
+functionality exists, so isn't there a wonderful opportunity for development?

Added a comment: Flickr Backup
diff --git a/archives/2013/05/09/How_I_organise_my_pictures/comment_1_3d994d644957d90d24f098af52ed4bfd._comment b/archives/2013/05/09/How_I_organise_my_pictures/comment_1_3d994d644957d90d24f098af52ed4bfd._comment
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+++ b/archives/2013/05/09/How_I_organise_my_pictures/comment_1_3d994d644957d90d24f098af52ed4bfd._comment
@@ -0,0 +1,9 @@
+[[!comment format=mdwn
+ username="http://karl.dubost.myopenid.com/"
+ nickname="karlcow"
+ subject="Flickr Backup"
+ date="2013-05-09T14:23:49Z"
+ content="""
+Did you see the work of Aaron with [Parallel Flickr](http://straup.github.io/parallel-flickr/)
+
+"""]]

touch ups
diff --git a/archives/2013/05/09/How_I_organise_my_pictures.mdwn b/archives/2013/05/09/How_I_organise_my_pictures.mdwn
index 5ea9ddb..06c7d0d 100644
--- a/archives/2013/05/09/How_I_organise_my_pictures.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/05/09/How_I_organise_my_pictures.mdwn
@@ -3,32 +3,41 @@
 1. Take photos with iPhone
 * Upload with Dropbox App on the Iphone
 * On my VPS "~/Dropbox/Camera Uploads", I have a script `dropper.sh` which moves photos to <http://static.natalian.org/> (saving space on Dropbox)
-* From <http://static.natalian.org/> I have another script `flickr.sh` to upload the images to Flickr
+* From <http://static.natalian.org/> I have another script `flickr.sh` to upload the images to [Flickr](http://www.flickr.com/photos/hendry/)
 * I tag/title images upon Flickr, which takes a lot of effort with Flick's dated <http://www.flickr.com/photos/organize> tool
 
 ## Pros
 
-* I have a back up my photos upon http://static.natalian.org/ which is hosted by Dreamhost
+* I have a back up my photos upon <http://static.natalian.org/> which is hosted by [Dreamhost](http://www.dreamhost.com/r.cgi?104617)
 
 ## Cons
 
-When I [backup from Flickr](http://hsivonen.iki.fi/photobackup/), the images and their metadata is separate. :/ I need to write a script to keep the metadata in the image.
+When I [backup from Flickr](http://hsivonen.iki.fi/photobackup/), the images
+and their metadata is separate. :/ I need to write a script to keep the
+metadata in the image. I want to back up from Flickr as the years of Metadata
+I've uploaded is worth a LOT to me.
 
-Don't have a good way of handling **videos** yet. I do mean to ffmpeg them for <http://video.natalian.org/> upon <http://static.natalian.org/>, but I keep running into rotation problems <https://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/ticket/515>
+Don't have a good way of handling **videos** yet. I do mean to [convert them to
+HTML5
+video](https://github.com/kaihendry/recordmydesktop2.0/blob/master/htmlvideo)
+for <http://video.natalian.org/> upon <http://static.natalian.org/>, but I keep
+running into rotation problems <https://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/ticket/515>
 
 I don't think Flickr should handle videos.
 
-I generally try to upload videos to Youtube as its fairly easy from the Iphone and it gets maximum exposure.
+I generally try to upload videos to Youtube as its fairly easy from the Iphone and it gets maximum exposure. Again I don't have a way of downloading the metadata I add to the videos there.
 
 I have a LOT of duplicates on Flickr and elsewhere which puts me off uploading
 really old stuff which I think isn't on Flickr. I can't really tell, especially
 since Flickr has no de-duplication feature.
 
+Of course I don't own the Flickr and Youtube URIs, and I can't make them redirect.
+
 # My parents photo flow
 
-They are in Apple land and with the purchase of a Macbook Air, it's truly fucked up.
+They are in Apple land with a Macbook and with the introduction of a Macbook Air, it's truly fucked up.
 
-A lot of the "Apple photo management" problems are raised upon <https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5673628>. For example:
+A lot of the "Apple photo management" problems are raised upon <https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5673628>. To add:
 
 * Hosting an iPhoto library on the Time capsule even on a good network is pretty much unusable
 * iPhoto wants to upgrade the iPhoto library? Or you have two different versions of iPhoto accessing the same library? You're basically screwed.
@@ -44,7 +53,7 @@ their existing huge iPhoto collection, which is taking me forever. :/
 
 I'm re-purposing my [linux
 rig](http://natalian.org/archives/2009/09/06/linux_i7_rig/) to an Archlinux
-powered NAS to store backup of all the photos on a mirrored 1TB soft raid
+powered <abbr title="Network Attached Storage">NAS</abbr> to store backup of all the photos on a mirrored 1TB soft raid
 setup.
 
 I'm keeping all of the [photos in a git
@@ -65,9 +74,9 @@ something a bit more robust here.
 
 The canonical copy of the photos will be the NAS, in git.
 
-I mount the NAS share in NFSv4 and do my scripting and editing. The I commit.
+I mount the NAS share in NFSv4 and do my scripting and editing. Then I commit the changes.
 It's a lot of effort on my part since I'm the only one who can use my
-[sxiv](https://github.com/muennich/sxiv) image viewer and metadata scripts.
+[sxiv](https://github.com/muennich/sxiv) image viewer and metadata scripts. I've sunk countless hours into it and I don't think any member of my family appreciates the herculean effort that's required. :(
 
 Exporting Photos out of iPhoto to the NAS is so painful. I can't have NFS and
 [AFP](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Filing_Protocol) services running

Badly
diff --git a/archives/2013/05/09/How_I_organise_my_pictures.mdwn b/archives/2013/05/09/How_I_organise_my_pictures.mdwn
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+# My workflow
+
+1. Take photos with iPhone
+* Upload with Dropbox App on the Iphone
+* On my VPS "~/Dropbox/Camera Uploads", I have a script `dropper.sh` which moves photos to <http://static.natalian.org/> (saving space on Dropbox)
+* From <http://static.natalian.org/> I have another script `flickr.sh` to upload the images to Flickr
+* I tag/title images upon Flickr, which takes a lot of effort with Flick's dated <http://www.flickr.com/photos/organize> tool
+
+## Pros
+
+* I have a back up my photos upon http://static.natalian.org/ which is hosted by Dreamhost
+
+## Cons
+
+When I [backup from Flickr](http://hsivonen.iki.fi/photobackup/), the images and their metadata is separate. :/ I need to write a script to keep the metadata in the image.
+
+Don't have a good way of handling **videos** yet. I do mean to ffmpeg them for <http://video.natalian.org/> upon <http://static.natalian.org/>, but I keep running into rotation problems <https://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/ticket/515>
+
+I don't think Flickr should handle videos.
+
+I generally try to upload videos to Youtube as its fairly easy from the Iphone and it gets maximum exposure.
+
+I have a LOT of duplicates on Flickr and elsewhere which puts me off uploading
+really old stuff which I think isn't on Flickr. I can't really tell, especially
+since Flickr has no de-duplication feature.
+
+# My parents photo flow
+
+They are in Apple land and with the purchase of a Macbook Air, it's truly fucked up.
+
+A lot of the "Apple photo management" problems are raised upon <https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5673628>. For example:
+
+* Hosting an iPhoto library on the Time capsule even on a good network is pretty much unusable
+* iPhoto wants to upgrade the iPhoto library? Or you have two different versions of iPhoto accessing the same library? You're basically screwed.
+* The iPhoto library is just insane-ware. It's really really hard to export photos with its metadata embedded in it.
+
+If you do the right thing by trying to take it out of iPhoto, it makes viewing
+your collection of Photos on Apple TV / iPad almost impossible. :(
+
+Right now my parents are not taking pictures because I'm trying to sanitise
+their existing huge iPhoto collection, which is taking me forever. :/
+
+# Moving forward
+
+I'm re-purposing my [linux
+rig](http://natalian.org/archives/2009/09/06/linux_i7_rig/) to an Archlinux
+powered NAS to store backup of all the photos on a mirrored 1TB soft raid
+setup.
+
+I'm keeping all of the [photos in a git
+repository](http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3618447/using-git-for-images),
+sorted by year.
+
+I'm endeavouring to keep metadata in the image. E.g.
+
+	exiv2 -M"add Iptc.Application2.Keywords String $tag" $image
+
+I plan to backup in the mornings over months the photos to one of my VPSes,
+probably Hetzner. Then I sync to Dreamhost slowly. Need to come up with
+something a bit more robust here.
+
+<img src=http://speedtest.net/result/2681911156.png alt="My upload speed is quite low">
+
+	(200 GB) / (0.7 * (Mbit / sec)) = 27.0899471 days
+
+The canonical copy of the photos will be the NAS, in git.
+
+I mount the NAS share in NFSv4 and do my scripting and editing. The I commit.
+It's a lot of effort on my part since I'm the only one who can use my
+[sxiv](https://github.com/muennich/sxiv) image viewer and metadata scripts.
+
+Exporting Photos out of iPhoto to the NAS is so painful. I can't have NFS and
+[AFP](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Filing_Protocol) services running
+simultaneously for example. Apple does not support Samba/NFS IIUC. So I have
+ton of work running around trying to ensure iPhoto is putting photos in the
+"family memories NAS".

Fix links so it works on the front page
diff --git a/archives/2013/04/20/Recording_family_history.mdwn b/archives/2013/04/20/Recording_family_history.mdwn
index c61b77e..0930c47 100644
--- a/archives/2013/04/20/Recording_family_history.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/04/20/Recording_family_history.mdwn
@@ -1,11 +1,11 @@
 <a href=http://s.natalian.org/2013-04-20/1366486205_1366x768.png>
-<img src="audacity.png" alt="Audacity sound editor">
+<img src="/archives/2013/04/20/Recording_family_history/audacity.png" alt="Audacity sound editor">
 </a>
 
 Since I'm back in Cornwall with my parents, who are getting old, I think a lot
 about preserving family history.
 
 <audio controls>
-<source src="test-recording.ogg">
-<source src="test-recording.mp3">
+<source src="/archives/2013/04/20/Recording_family_history/test-recording.ogg">
+<source src="/archives/2013/04/20/Recording_family_history/test-recording.mp3">
 </audio>

Do not autoplay
diff --git a/archives/2013/04/20/Recording_family_history.mdwn b/archives/2013/04/20/Recording_family_history.mdwn
index 6b8f486..c61b77e 100644
--- a/archives/2013/04/20/Recording_family_history.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/04/20/Recording_family_history.mdwn
@@ -5,7 +5,7 @@
 Since I'm back in Cornwall with my parents, who are getting old, I think a lot
 about preserving family history.
 
-<audio controls autoplay >
+<audio controls>
 <source src="test-recording.ogg">
 <source src="test-recording.mp3">
 </audio>

screenshot
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--- a/archives/2013/04/20/Recording_family_history.mdwn
+++ b/archives/2013/04/20/Recording_family_history.mdwn
@@ -1,3 +1,7 @@
+<a href=http://s.natalian.org/2013-04-20/1366486205_1366x768.png>
+<img src="audacity.png" alt="Audacity sound editor">
+</a>
+
 Since I'm back in Cornwall with my parents, who are getting old, I think a lot
 about preserving family history.
 
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Testing audio inclusion
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@@ -0,0 +1,7 @@
+Since I'm back in Cornwall with my parents, who are getting old, I think a lot
+about preserving family history.
+
+<audio controls autoplay >
+<source src="test-recording.ogg">
+<source src="test-recording.mp3">
+</audio>
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