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02:08 AM - 26 Jan 2017
We fixed a long-standing issue with the news feed on the blog.

03:34 PM - 01 Nov 2016
We've switched to Let's Encrypt for our new SSL certificate. This should resolve problems where the old certificate was getting blocked.

04:48 PM - 16 Sep 2016
We've enabled site-wide caching to help decrease access times further.

09:41 PM - 14 Sep 2016
We've merged the main page with the blog, so from now on visitors will only see a single page for everything except the forums.

04:31 PM - 14 Sep 2016
Some big changes coming to the site soon ! Stay tuned.

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from all of us here at Boxedfox.org. ❄

Web of mistrust

Web of mistrust

You may have heard of the Web of Trust plugin for browsers. This product is marketed as a "Safe Browsing Tool", and supposedly improves the security of the web by allowing users to view the rating of a site before even clicking on it (as it places an icon next to all links), as well as other measures such as an icon next to the address bar, and a popup warning you if you try to visit a site that does not have a good rating.

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KDE multiple screen issues

KDE multiple screen issues

It's been a long time since I've posted anything here. We've been busy - and perhaps I've been playing a bit too much Guild Wars 2. ;)

Recently I added a third screen to my system, and this only made the existing multi-screen issues I had with KDE even worse. Finally, I decided to do something about it, hunting down each issue one by one and fixing it. This post is just to serve as a guide to fixing these problems.

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Elitism: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Elitism: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Whenever you work with other people long enough, you'll no doubt encounter elitism. This is a given since it is a part of Human nature. However, not all elitism is bad, and its important to be able to recognise the difference.

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Error handling and you

Error handling and you

Error handling is serious business. Or at least, this is how a lot of programmers see it. For decades, programmers have handled program errors in a wide variety of ways, from error levels, to error codes, macros, exceptions and beyond, all based upon the core concept of detecting an error and then handling it. But this process may be inherently flawed, because it is a reactive, not proactive formula that ultimately places a huge burden on software design.

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