Danie Roux

People person, change agent. Journeyer through problem and solution space. Interested in being interested.

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South Africa can finally create Paypal accounts again

December 17th, 2006 · 9 Comments · general

UPDATE (25 March 2010): South Africa can now receive money as well. The Daily Maverick (which you should be reading anyway) has the whole story. We South Africans are now again allowed to create Paypal accounts. Go ahead, try it. You will be up and ready to pay/receive money in under 10 minutes. Seven months [...]

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Distributed version control: The perfect fit for the bazaar

September 15th, 2005 · No Comments · general

The problem: Client-Server needs a gatekeeper CVS has been the preferred version control system for Open Source projects for a very long time now. CVS in its current form was created in 1989! It has a number of limitations, most notably in renaming files and directories (you can’t). So some core developers of CVS came [...]

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Using mutt, a very efficient email client

June 14th, 2005 · No Comments · general

Today I felt the need to defend my choice of mutt as an email client. I can not remember the exact circumstances, but mutt was compared to something broken and horrid to use. My first contact with mutt was in 1999. At that time, the only email clients installed on the university’s computers were Netscape [...]

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