MX backup with a friend

You just finished setting up your MX server and everything works fine. And now you are wondering whether you need a secondary MX server for backups. Some would say that these days you actually don’t need a secondary MX server, because MTAs (mail transfer agent) queue mail if MX server is down. In addition a secondary MX server might be abused by spammers. But just for fun, let’s assume you want to have a backup MX server. And you are lucky enough to have a friend who also runs an MX server which he is willing to configure as your backup server.

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Dutch with ease

I’ve just started Dutch With Ease self-study course made by Assimil. It is a language course designed in France that uses a language known to you to teach you a target language. Creators claim that you can acquire an average vocabulary of a few thousands words, gain a command of everyday conversation and reach B2 level in a few months. I am going to try it.

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Dutch challenge

Tomorrow I am starting another challenge with a friend to study Dutch. Actually it is happening exactly after I invited friends and paid for their luch today, because I had lost my previous challenge which was to exercise French every day.

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Proxemics

It is interesting how personal, intimate, social and public spaces vary depending on cultural differences. If you experienced living with people from different backgrounds (for example living in another country) then you probably noticed how different in size these spaces can be.

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Duolingo challenge

Duolingo is a fun way to learn a langugage. To insipre learning even further we introduced a challenge with friends. The idea is simple. A person who loses a streak on a language fails the challenge. But Duolingo keeps track of global streak only.

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