If you’ve read some of my recent pieces about the BBC, you’ll probably be aware that there’s a consultation going on, and a Charter Review is due soon. The deadline for responding to the government’s consultation is TODAY, 8th October. If you haven’t responded, please do so as soon as you can, by following this… Read More Time to have your say on the BBC
My recent post on the new rules for Freeview has prompted some questions about how much longer people will be able to carry on using their first generation Freeview kit. To recap, from January 2017 all Freeview kit that’s sold will have to support HD. The first thing to say is “Don’t panic.” That absolutely… Read More When will your Freeview box stop working?
In my recent series at The Register, I’ve explained how you can set up a mail server with spam and virus filtering, using OpenBSD, Postfix and Amavisd. The configuration I’ve used is, at heart, one that I’ve run for a very long time myself, based on an original tutorial by Scott Vintinner. The tutorial is… Read More Using Postscreen to filter out connections on your mail server
Over on The Register, I’ve been doing a series of articles about setting up your own email server with spam and virus filtering. You can find them here: part 1, part 2, part 3. In the third part, I show how to set up a basic Amavis configuration, which is a spam filter that calls… Read More Setting up Amavisd to run chroot on OpenBSD
At an event in London this morning, with the DTG and Freeview, a significant announcement finally happened – and not before time in my view. From January of next year, all Freeview labelled TVs above 32 inches will have to have support for HD and DVB-T2. From January 2017, that will apply to all Freeview… Read More A long awaited move to T2
Democracy, according to Winston Churchill, was “the worst form of government, except for all the others.” To a degree, I think, the same might be said about the UK’s television licence fee. The BBC’s charter – the legal framework that establishes it – is up for renewal, and so once again there are many discussions… Read More The TV licence – the worst option except all the others?
Last week, I wrote about the withdrawal of Amazon’s video app from some LG BluRay players, and Samsung TVs. Following a bit of extra feedback from readers, I contacted Amazon and they’ve confirmed those are the only classes of products affected in this current round. You’ll find all the details in this month’s Breaking Fad… Read More Should you even bother with smart TV?