Forcing kdesu /xdg-su to honour ‘sudoers’

You can also just add this to $HOME/.config/kdesurc

Source from 2008 :-)

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VirtualBox mischief – getting rid of too many pesky users

This requires VirtualBox guest additions to be installed.

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A bit of VirtualBox scripting – NAT & DHCP

Maybe someone will find it useful…

Please note, as of today (2018-11-03) there appears to be an annoying issue with the DHCP server (5.2.20) for “NAT Network” (not just “NAT”). If you change the settings for the built-in DHCP server, you have to shut down any VM that is involved and delete the lease file (e.g. $HOME/.conf/Virtualbox/natnet1.leases).

If this is not done, the DHCP server will happily hand out old non-matching leases:

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Happy New Year 2018

Source

To Life!

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Sleep is vital

Bad sleep or poor quality will do you in.

Don’t go down that path.

LLAP

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Not So Half-Arsed Attempt At Aircraft Spotting — MUC Again

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SuSE museum — 7.3 to 9.1

SuSE Linux Professional 7.3

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2017

Real fireworks this time.

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A Ghost from 1995 – Good Riddance

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The worst Android tablet — Failed attempts of …

As You can see, there’s nothing of interest here. This post was cancelled due to lack of material & motivation. Please proceed to the next post in this mini-series. If you’re a user of headphones, you may want to turn down the volume a bit ;-)

In the meantime, you may find this scientific publication interesting:

“The unsuccessful self-treatment of a case of ‘writer’s block'”, J Appl Behav Anal., 1974, 7(3): 497, doi: 10.1901/jaba.1974.7-497a, [PDF][Original source]

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IWATSU LeCroy 9350A — bringing back old memories…

This “beauty” appeared on my desk today. Just testing & playing with it. I used the arb sig-gen of a PicoScope 2204A for generating a unpleasant test-signal. Trying to trigger on it was “interesting” :-)

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ERSA I-Con Nano — A pico review

Well… the device I got at work was a sad case of “dead on arrival”.

Temperature regulation was totally crazy, touching the case moved the measured value from about 350°C to 60°C, with a subsequent massive overshoot.

So we have to wait until the replacement unit arrives… maybe an XMAS present.

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Attempted Aircraft Spotting — MUC

Since I hear the effing aircrafts all the time, I might as well go and take a closer look at them, no?

An impromptu Sunday trip to ‘MUC’ (or FJS).

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Relocating…

Still busy with stuff.

BUT, there is a functional dishwasher! What a great device !!!

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Triple Teardown Tardiness — Long Forgotten Boxes Of Stuff

Moving == carrying heavy boxes, lots of them.

Suboptimal.

Getting rid of stuff is imperative!

If You’re so inclined, You’ll find sloppy teardowns of 3 devices below. Mostly images and a bit of video footage at the end.

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“Six Sigma For Dummies” — An attempt of a book review

To make one thing clear, I was looking for a book describing the concept, methodology and application of “Six Sigma”. So you now know my expectations: facts, recipes, some math & statistics primer, NOT a lot of prosa / wall of text without content or just stating the blatantly obvious.

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The worst Android tablet — A quick teardown

Expectations.

When buying a cheap device, I don’t expect a display with “Retina” quality, but it should still be usable and not something the engineers who designed it have to be ashamed about. It shouldn’t be a piece of shit (in this case it wasn’t). The same goes for all other parts. I can live with less memory, but it should not be defective. If a device claims “Quad Core” I expect it to be reasonably snappy and not turn into a hibernating grizzly every 5 minutes. Cheap devices require trade-offs, but general usability should not be among that.

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Fire… a friggin’ fire — Well, just lots of smoke really.

When I got home today at about 5pm or so, I smelled the characteristic BBQ smell. Burning wood. Quite A LOT of burning wood. Very odd, or at least very unusual for this neighbourhood.

Upon entering the staircase the smell intensified by several orders of magnitude, which instantly spurred my curiosity. At least to find the source and “bitch” about neighbours BBQ-ing on a Friday evening. Oddly enough the smell seemed to originate in the cellar. Nobody should be BBQ-ing down there, or be lighting a wood stove / fire. There’s just way too much stuff down there that could catch on fire and ruin the weekend in a lasting manner.

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When it rains it pours…

Shooting in Munich.

As of now (2016-07-22 20:12 CET) not much is known about how many were hurt or killed. The media are going crazy.

ENOUGH!

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In light of recent events in Nice


Believe whatever you want. But please, make sure it stays inside the head. It’s your own private folly, no need to include everybody else.


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