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Rob N.
Works at FastMail
Lives in Melbourne, Australia
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What do you mean you've never heard of second breakfast?
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Who am I: I'm a hacker. Mostly the computer version of that, but I tend to apply the mentality to everything, including marriage and parenting. The constant question is "how can I bend the resources at my disposal in the situation I'm in to get the outcome I want?"

What I do: By day I'm a mix of sysadmin and developer at FastMail. We use Perl, Cyrus, Postfix, MySQL and Linux to make mail awesome.

By night, I'm a developer and merge monkey for Pioneer, a space trading and combat game in the tradition of Frontier. Over there its C++, Lua, OpenGL, physics, maths, and community management. Mostly everything that work is not.

In between all that I'm a father to three headstrong daughters and husband to the single most inspiring person I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

What I post about: Mostly things I'm working on, especially if I can show screenshots, and occasional photos of the kids. Pretty much anything that tickles my fancy though :)
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  • FastMail
    Wish Granter, 2012 - present
  • Monash University
    Analyst Programmer, 1998 - 2012
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✨ refreshing ✨
 
Today we’re announcing three new changes, making it easier than ever for customers to learn about FastMail, find the right plan for them and manage their account.
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The main reason I've bean near-radio-silent for the last few months.
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You can Pokemon go now rob :)
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FastMail Customer Stories – Buildkite

Buildkite is a growing Melbourne-based software company that has developed a QA automation testing tool, helping businesses make sure that they don’t introduce bugs into the software they release to their customers.

[Buildkite Co-Founder] Keith Pitt explains that one of the main reasons Buildkite turned to FastMail for their email hosting needs was a strong commitment to privacy and security.

https://blog.fastmail.com/2016/05/25/fastmail-customer-stories-buildkite/
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We’re excited to present our very first +FastMail customer story video featuring the +The New Palm Court Orchestra.

Formed in 2011 by Australian pianist/composer +Gemma Turvey the NPCO brings together some of Melbourne’s best jazz, classical and improvising musicians. (For the record, FastMail is also a proud sponsor).

We’d like to thank Gemma for her time (and wonderful music!) and Ben Gurvich from +Benzen Video Productions for helping us to put it all together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzQb8gdKVgY

Read our blog post to find out more at:
https://blog.fastmail.com/2016/02/15/fastmail-customer-stories-new-palm-court-orchestra/
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The more work we do on Cyrus the more I understand that we've building a database server. Which sounds totally obvious, but isn't when you first reach for it to build a mail service.
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Oh my God my life.
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How's that Pokedex going ?
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This is a technical blog post about standards, complexity and even a little bit about fashion and how it changes over time.
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Everything you could ever want to know (and more) about controlling the Referer header
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A feature ten years in the making.
 
Today we've released cross-domain sharing to family and business accounts. Now you can share with everyone, regardless of the domain in use!
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It's been a funny year.
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