Dear Tim

Dear Tim,

Merry Christmas to you. And a happy new Year.

I know you are not Santa and you do not give away things for free. But this is a time to be merry so I am going to ask you anyway.

A little while ago you decided that the should change and most services in it were programmed out, amongst which was Mail. I love getting mail, I love the fact it arrives on that beautiful Mac mini in folders neatly programmed per user and I can manage that server with the

I also like showing off with some websites that are hosted on it, and I often brag about it to friends that it’s my very own Apple Mac mini server bringing it to them, like this website.

We, thousands of other Apple users and I, were very, very, very content with this but it has become unmanageable now since we have to update each service manually and we lack the know how that your development teams have.

So, even though I know it must be almost impossible, I ask you this Christmas to give it another update for Web and Mail, amavisd, postfix, clamav, dovecot, apache and all the other things you put in our stocking over the last years. Be our Santa, just for once.

But even if you don’t: Merry Christmas to you Tim. And a happy new Year.


Leendert van Gemeren

Dit ben ik, Leendert. Ik ben een beetje ouderwets en houd van dingen die geweest zijn, bijvoorbeeld oude Engelse series op TV zoals All Creatures Great And Small, mechanische horloges, bifocale brillen en oude langspeelplaten. Ik houd niet van moderne dingen en werk regelmatig aan een ouderwetse modelspoorbaan. Ik volg Jezus en schrijf mijn gedichten soms ook over Hem maar ik schrijf ook verhalen over het leven. Excentriek. Op feestjes ben ik vaak te vinden in de keuken.

This is me, Leendert. I am a little bit old-fashioned and I love things from the past, old series like All Creatures Great And Small, mechanical wristwatches, bi-focal glasses and vinyl records for example. I am not keen on modern things and I often work on this old style model railway. I follow Jesus and sometimes write a poem about Him but I also write about my life. Eccentric. You can often find me in the kitchen at parties.