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SuSE museum — 7.3 to 9.1

SuSE Linux Professional 7.3

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“Easy” remote-admin — take 2

In my previous post I described a method for a boot-activated remote-admin option for my parents’ computer. On 2nd thought, it is not always a good idea to rely on changing system-wide configurations (such as sshd_config, firewall…) In this post … Continue reading

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“Easy” & quite safe remote-admin for parent’s linux machine

Yes, I know about KDE desktop sharing, FreeNX and relatives… and again yes, this is nothing new, but someone might still find it useful. I wanted and needed something simple, something that could be activated in the bootloader menu (grub … Continue reading

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Got a new Kindle and no WLAN support on your router?

What’s the motivation? You CAN transfer e-books to the Kindle via USB cable, BUT that leaves a lot to be desired. Browsing the Amazon Kindle store is a very nice feature that I wouldn’t want to miss anymore. There are … Continue reading

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ATtiny4313 on linux

Some time ago I had acquired an ATtiny2313 breakout board and was running into memory limitations. I ordered 2 ATtiny4313 on ebay, but could compile any code for them. As it turns out after a longer odyssey, it seems that … Continue reading

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Getting Mathematica fonts to work with pdfLaTeX

I’m busy with writing some stuff and sometimes using Mathematica is simpler and quicker than using GnuPlot + Inkscape. But getting the fonts to work with LaTex / pdfLaTeX … !!! WTF !!! Now after several hours, it’s dark now, … Continue reading

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PulseAudio annoyance — headphones killing my ears

“Based on code originally contributed by Marc-André Lureau we now support Flat Volumes. The idea behind flat volumes has been inspired by how Windows Vista handles volume control: instead of maintaining one volume control per application stream plus one device … Continue reading

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Updating the Server — Welcome Debian, bye bye openSUSE

My provider has upgraded its VServer plans. Now offering 1GB of RAM, 20GB of disk and some more CPU power for the same price, but openSUSE was phased out. My old VServer only hat 256MB or RAM and was kinda … Continue reading

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Blocking referer spam with mod_security2 using Apache2

I have some statistics plugins for WordPress that evaluate what sites refer to my blog. I use “WassUp”, “StatPress” and “CyStats”. Unfortunately some idiot thinks it’s funny to bombard my webserver with referer spam. Complaining to the local net-admin us … Continue reading

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Simple linux load monitor using the 8×8 RGB Matrix

Now that I’ve finished some of the scientific work that was monopolizing my time, here’s some geeky and nerdy gadget for Linux fans. BTW, why is it that trying to find out what “geeky and nerdy” actually means, is also … Continue reading

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