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30 Dec 2015

German Clothing Sizes

Earlier this month I was in France and picked up a pair of trousers. As I said previously they do not suffer from vanity sizing.

On Boxing day we went shopping and I bought a pair of German trousers. In store they were were sorted by their inch size and I struggled to find a pair small enough but in the end I did find one that fitted well. When I got home I noticed that the size in centimetres (for the European market) was pretty close to correct, it's only the inch size (for the UK and US) market that is out and is a vanity size. I'm pretty sure that it's not a rounding issue, but a deliberate case of vanity sizing for the UK and US markets...


19 Dec 2015

Debian 8.0 "Jessie"

Most of my systems, desktops and virtual machines have been running Debian 8.x since shortly after it was released, only my home server lingered on on version 7.0. Earlier this month I took the plunge and completed the ext3 to ext4 upgrade that I never completed on the root filesystem and then upgraded the box from 7.x to 8.x.

There were a few surprises. I knew that Apache 2.4 has different configuration, so was expecting that and didn't have any problems. I had forgotten that the DNLA media server I use was removed from Jessie and there were a few other small related changes.

I eventually figured out that rsnapshot has changed it's flags slightly, so I needed to make some SSH changes to compensate and the best way to get Mediatomb running turned out to be running it in a Debian 7.x chroot...

All my systems are now fully upgraded and all is well.


04 Dec 2015

TLS

Let's Encrypt

This site is now using the Let's Encrypt TLS certificate!