Category Archives: Software

ClassicShell rocks, but MS forbade them to use a start button that rocks as well …

How to replace the ClassicShell start button by the one from Windows 7. Continue reading

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Bye bye MSN

I’ve been using MSN in parallel with some other protocols in Miranda IM1 and as MS had announced last year, they retired it in October this year. Well, bad luck. The old protocol was a defacto standard and open. The … Continue reading

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Grausam …

Bin mal wieder in D, also steht Computerwartung an. Ich installiere gerade System und Programme für meine Mutter und stelle fest wie viele der Programme sich nicht an Windows 7 Konventionen halten und bspw. direkt auf C:\ installiert werden wollen … Continue reading

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Signing an RPM unattended …

It appears that there is no way to sign an RPM package unattended with the default tools. However, expect comes to the rescue. I found two descriptions on other blogs how to do it: from 2008 here: GPG signing RPMs … Continue reading

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Oh for fucks sakes, Opera …

Why did you have to make your browser crappy like the rest of the bunch? Just upgraded to 15.something and lo and behold tab stacking is no more and I am confronted with a sh*tload of tabs whose labels or … Continue reading

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Re: “Not a convert” and “Copyleft vs. BSD …”

Almost one year ago I wrote about the GPL and in February last year about the GPL versus BSD license. Today I noticed the following inside OpenSSL code by Eric Young: The license and distribution terms for any publically available … Continue reading

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Re: Let us hope this pans out for the PSF

Great news: Settlement reached in Python trademark dispute

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Cheeky and stupid bot …

The bot with user agent Linguee Bot (http://www.linguee.com/bot; bot@linguee.com) just downloaded approximately 2 GiB of stuff from a ViewVC-listing on one of my servers. Just because it’s stupid, but also because it’s so cheeky to ignore robots.txt. So be it. … Continue reading

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How to get English error messages on a localized Ubuntu?

Have you ever noticed that oftentimes people in anglophone forums will almost be offended if someone quotes an error message in their local language? Well, on one hand I can understand it, on the other I see more value in … Continue reading

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Clever indeed

Just for giggles and some test I installed Kubuntu in Russian and it turns out that the “Д/н” prompts can also be acquitted with y or n as one would expect. Otherwise I would have been in a kerfuffle as … Continue reading

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Let us hope this pans out for the PSF

Read the article over here: Python trademark at risk in Europe: We need your help!. I really hope this backfires so hard that no one else will try similar things on well established names that have been spread by non-profit … Continue reading

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A few websites I like when improving my Vim skills

http://vimcasts.org http://www.vimdrills.com https://www.shortcutfoo.com

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Tmux is great … (but how to build on Lucid Lynx?)

… only a few troubles to get it to build on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Basically you’ll want libevent2, which doesn’t come in the package repos, so fetch it from here. Then you obviously fetch the tmux source via tmux.sourceforge.net and … Continue reading

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GETTING RID OF CAPS LOCK

Through reading the great tmux book from pragprog.com I got the idea to repurpose the caps lock key as left control key. The idea seems brilliant, given how little used caps lock is. I don’t know for everyone, but most … Continue reading

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A shout to VMware …

Since I don’t have a support contract, perhaps you would be so kind to tell your setup authoring folks to not remove the last resort for anyone who tries to install the vSphere client 5.0? Thank you in advance, very … Continue reading

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Some of my stuff now also on Bitbucket

Find it via bitbucket.org/assarbad/. // Oliver

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First impression of Windows Server 2012

*facepalm* // Oliver PS: does MS think that making it look like a 2D game and forcing everyone to click tiles instead of using the keyboard to navigate the startmenu makes an admin more productive?

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Rather balanced

Mercurial vs Git: Why Mercurial? Git vs Mercurial: Why Git? And more goodness follows here.

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Once again updated: looklink

As already in the past, I updated looklink again. This time it received two command line options, –verbose and –nologo and the CReparsePoint class was overhauled. One issue was fixed. CReparsePoint would behave improperly when being passed the current directory … Continue reading

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Premake4 snippet to create solution names depending on target Visual Studio version

I prefer to name my solutions and projects something like projectname.vsX.sln and projectname.vsX.vcproj respectively. However, by default Premake4 generates the names as they are passed to the builtin solution and project functions respectively. Not cool enough for me. By the … Continue reading

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