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Rob N.
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    Wish Granter, 2012 - present
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    Analyst Programmer, 1998 - 2012
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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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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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Or, how to HTML in your HTML without ruining everything.
 
Dec 20: Sanitising HTML – the DOM clobbering issue
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Yeah I'd use an existing framework like Phantom if it's anything more than pure Node. It could probably be done very fast by establishing a pool of sandboxed DOM containers inside the same page and recycling them for each sanitisation.
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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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Dec 15: The anatomy of a good date and time widget
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