Running my own MX

I knew it had been a few years since I switched to my own mailservers, but I was still surprised to find that it has been nearly four years.

My first production MX went online on August 2, 2013. Since then, I’ve switched over my dozen or so domains and their few-hundred aliases without incident.

It takes a significant amount of my attention, but I can’t see myself giving up the flexibility it affords me. More about my setup is available at

aptly brings me inordinate joy ūüėā

I recently switched to aptly to manage my Debian packages. I’m still learning what I’m doing before I post on, but this makes me absurdly happy:

$ apt-cache policy nginx
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1.11.13-1~eth-jessie
  Version table:
     1.11.13-1~eth-jessie 0
        500 jessie/main amd64 Packages
     1.11.12-1~eth-jessie 0
        500 jessie/main amd64 Packages
     1.6.2-5+deb8u4 0
        500 jessie/main amd64 Packages
        500 jessie/updates/main amd64 Packages

Don’t bother loading, it’s IP-restricted. I’m not prepared for the responsibility of others installing my packages.

I’m excited for NPR’s new podcast, Up First

For a variety of reasons, I usually miss Morning Edition. Particularly since I no longer commute, I have difficulty finding time to listen to the entire two-hour show. On Wednesday, NPR introduces a podcast that might help.

Up First¬†will be a¬†ten-minute recap of the day’s top stories, released¬†weekdays at 6am, and hosted by the same three who bring us¬†Morning Edition. I’m very excited about its potential to fill a gap in my morning updates.