Software

Installation of Prosody XMPP server

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Choosing “the” right messenger is not an easy task as you (or at least I do) want to pick one with a good balance of usability on the one side and security/p...

Installation of Jitsi Meet

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Once I took care of my Matrix-Synapse server I also wanted to upgrade the OS of my Jitsi Meet server - which of course would force me to re-install everythin...

Migrating from Wordpress to Jekyll

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This blog has seen a couple of Wordpress releases and for a short period was even hosted on Blogger. Since comments are disabled it’s a pretty static website...

Installing Nextcloud on a Synology NAS system

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Since my Android of choice “CalyxOS” comes with a neat little backup utility called “Seedvault” which will create encrypted backups to Nextcloud I of course ...

GTK G-Rays2: Debian/Ubuntu packages

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Still I like to make use of my WBT-201 GPS logging device by Wintec. (I might have mentioned this before ;-) ). Wintec does not provide software for Linux an...

Pimping Unity’s indicator panel

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With Unity becoming Ubuntu’s default desktop we had to say goodbye to all those nice applets we got used to (or at least I did) while running Gnome 2.x. I’m ...

Kernel-remover for Fedora

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Once you have Fedora running for while you’ll gather a bunch of kernel updates on your harddrive - and it’s likely you’ll need none of the old ones anymore. ...

Conky with Debian Squeeze & Samsung R780

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I wasn’t aware of this nice little tool called “Conky” until I stumbled upon the Pinguy OS website and saw the screenshot of it’s default desktop. To make Co...

“googlecl” RPM for Fedora

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Recently Google released a command line tool to manage it’s many different services: googlecl. This might be handy for those who want to script some operatio...

Switching from mp3 to ogg

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When it comes to multimedia software most Linux distributions have one thing in common: no proprietary codecs - and this might include MP3 playback. I have n...

“gpsbabel 1.3.5” for Ubuntu Hardy

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Ubuntu Hardy Heron is out but sadly it comes with a rather old version of gpsbabel: 1.3.3. To read data from my Wintec WBT-201 I need at least gpsbabel versi...

(K)Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

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About two months ago Ubuntu 7.10 aka “Gutsy Gibbon” was released and I couldn’t resist… So I first gave the KDE flavored amd64 version of Kubuntu a chance wh...

WP Theme “MDAGM” released

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This is the release of my first Wordpress theme: “Modernpaper Dark And Green Mod”. As already mentioned, it’s based on “Modernpaper 1.0” by Performancing, so...

A new theme - again

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I was still looking around for a new Wordpress theme and finally found one which I liked: “Modernpaper” by Performancing. The layout is simple and clean and ...

Pidgin for Ubuntu Feisty

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Ubuntu Feisty comes with a beta of Gaim 2 and I as tried to compile “MusicTracker” plugin for Pidgin (formerly Gaim) I ran into errors complaining that Pidgi...

Qemu with Debian Etch

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Recently, I wrote something about installing VMware server on Ubuntu Edgy, which should basically work with Debian’s Etch, too. There is an alternative to VM...

Installing VMware Server on Edgy

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With VMware Server being free now, there’s a great tool available for testing different operating systems, which is very good if you like to have a sneak at ...

New design

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After upgrading to the latest WordPress release I felt for change in my blog’s layout. The upgrade itself was painless as ever following these instructions. ...

Jabber IM

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There are a lot of instant messengers out there but most of them are sponsored by big companies like Microsoft (MSN/Live Messenger), AOL (AIM, ICQ) or Yahoo ...

Exaile! media player

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A few weeks ago I stumbled over Exaile!, an excellent media player for Linux which aims to be the GTK pendant to KDE’s Amarok and it fit’s great into Ubuntu’...

Compiling Gaim2 on SUSE 10.1

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Recently I couldn’t resist installing Gaim2. As there are no rpm’s for SUSE 10.1 (you could take a look at Guru’s repository, but that would be the easy wa...

New Mozilla Firefox 2.0

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Mozilla Firefox 2.0 has just been officially released! I’m using Firefox since the days of version 0.4 where it was still called “Phoenix” and I like where i...