Monthly Archives: January 2013

Ubuntu, fail2ban, and Dovecot

The standard install of fail2ban on Ubuntu 12.4 LTS doesn’t, by default, pick up all errors. To fix it, edit /etc/fail2ban/filter.d/dovecot.conf and change the failregex line to failregex = .*(?: pop3-login|imap-login):.*(?:Authentication failure|Aborted login \(auth failed|Aborted login \(tried to use disabled|Disconnected … Continue reading

Posted in Tech | Comments Off on Ubuntu, fail2ban, and Dovecot

#209 – Spartacus

No, not Fabian, the 1960 Kubrick film. 147/250

Posted in The top 250 films project | Comments Off on #209 – Spartacus

Back out in the snow

I took advantage of a meeting-free afternoon at work and sneaked out early for a last ride in the snow before it disappears. I started out on more or less the same route as Friday but kept on through the … Continue reading

Posted in Bikes, Photography | Comments Off on Back out in the snow

#192 – Little Miss Sunshine

Unfortunately this has nothing to do with Roger Hargreaves. 146/250

Posted in The top 250 films project | 1 Comment

Snow, snow, bloody snow

As soon as the weather forecasts seemed convinced that we’d get a decent amount of snow I booked today off work so I could go out and play on the Mukluk. Initially it didn’t look promising as it was still … Continue reading

Posted in Bikes, Photography | 1 Comment

#172 – Gone With the Wind

Might as well get this over and done with to free up some space on the TiVo. 145/250

Posted in The top 250 films project | 1 Comment

#169 – Gold Rush

Another Chaplin film to cross off the list, in this case the 1942 re-release complete with narration and a musical score. The viewing was brought forward slightly by a separate Lovefilm disc refusing to play properly, leading to some consternation … Continue reading

Posted in The top 250 films project | Comments Off on #169 – Gold Rush

First ride of the year

The original plan for today was to head out for a ride to test out my new handlebars, but after popping down to Johns Bikes yesterday and discovering a complete lack of any bar tape, that fell by the wayside. … Continue reading

Posted in Bikes | 4 Comments

#136 – Ben-Hur

I recorded this mammoth film over Christmas, not sure I’ll make it all the way through it in one go, but I’ll give it a go. 143/250

Posted in The top 250 films project | Comments Off on #136 – Ben-Hur

Road Wheel Weight Limits

This’ll probably be of little interest to anyone but me, but it’ll save me having to look it up repeatedly. I’m ignoring tubulars and disc/tri-spoke wheels for the moment. A few manufacturers including Shimano, Halo, Cole, and ENVE, don’t appear … Continue reading

Posted in Bikes | 3 Comments