New design

2007-02-04 12:19:00 +0100

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. During previous updates I chose to overwrite existing WordPress files only but this time I decided to follow the detailed instructions by deleting everything with the exception of wp-config.php and the wp-content folder. Then I uploaded the new WP files - et voilà!



Jabber IM

2007-01-25 16:56:00 +0100

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 (Yahoo Messenger). There’s nothing wrong with that if you don’t mind some advertising… As I’m a fan of OpenSource software I’d like to mention Jabber (protocol is called XMPP) here. The server as well as the client software is open source and as far as I know the only limitation compared to other proprietary messenger protocols is the missing support of video chats. GMX and released there own messengers based on XMPP, which means you can use any Jabber client to contact their chat network.



Exaile! media player

2007-01-22 22:33:00 +0100

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’s default Gnome desktop. If you have Edgy 32bit installed just grab the deb package. Compiling for Edgy 64bit is very easy and quick, so don’t hesitate to download the sources. Either way you need to make sure to have some packages pre-installed:



Customizing "Edgy" HOWTO

2007-01-01 22:16:00 +0100

Ubuntu Edgy is installed - but that’s only half the way! Here are some tips and tricks on how to customize your installation of Edgy. As I’m using a rather common system I hope this HOWTO may be helpful for some of you (though I’ll be listing nothing here you wouldn’t find in the official Ubuntu Howto/Wiki as well).



Installing "Edgy" HOWTO

2006-12-30 18:02:00 +0100

Ubuntu is a fine and easy to install Linux distro but of course it doesn’t lack some small bugs or other little issues, but they are easy to overcome - if you know how… I thought I’d sum it all up in one little install HOWTO. (Please keep in mind: this is the way I got it working for my amd64 system…) Here we go!