Celebrate by settling in with a Pan-Galactic Gargleblaster and listening to the original 1978 BBC Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Announcement: New PGP key. My previous key (4E1CE3355B01A78D) has expired. My new key is B3000DC64567B47C good until 8 June 2022.
As always you can download my current key from https://
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So I'm trying a new wiring. This seems to work well. I post initially on my withknown site (leoville.net) - the feed is picked up by micro.blog (leo.social) and on the sidebar of my wordpress site (leolaporte.com). Known also has buttons for cross-posting to twitter, facebook, linkedin, and any arbitrary webhook compatible site. Yay indieweb!
Watching the news. Getting a chilling sense of deja Vu.
Leaving early tomorrow for Boulder CO and my son's graduation from the University of Colorado. I'll be back on-air Saturday.
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I thought I'd stick this discovery here in the hopes that others would find it useful. I love Mozilla's Thunderbird email client. It does everything I want it to, including PGP/GPG via Enigmail, Calendering via Lightning, and Google contacts and Tasks via the Provider for Google Calendar extension.
But I just couldn't get it to get all my folders to sync on Mint GNU/Linux. Only the top level INBOX would download.
Turns out a "smart" engineer at Fastmail changed the auto-configure IMAP SSL port from 993 to 992 to get Thunderbird to work better with some non-compliant email programs, including Apple's Mail. I had tried every possible solution including subscribing to specific folders and renaming the root folder until I found this post:
It's a clever hack that makes Fastmail work better for Apple, Windows, and Blackberry users but it confuses the heck out of compliant client users who allow Fastmail to auto-configure settings.
Changing SSL port 992 to 993 fixes the problem.
It's okay to use the autoconfig - it works fine otherwise - but if you're not getting all your mail try switching ports. 993 is standard, 992 is a hack for some non-compliant clients.
Just set up an automatic connection between this blog and my Telegram bot (https://
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