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WordPress without a web server

In the almost two months we’ve spent in Coronavirus lockdown here in Venice, I’ve had the opportunity to get some of the old forgotten tasks done. During one of these I finally got around working with WordPress from the command line, and directly from PHP without running a web server. It is amazingly simple. My […]

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Asus Eee Pc 1000H with Debian Lenny (testing)

I have bought an Asus EeePc 1000H which is one of the new popular netbook – a very small and light weight notebook. I chose the Asus EeePc 1000H for several reasons: I travel a lot, often by motorcycle and kayak, and need something compact and lightweight for mail, internet, blog updates and social networks; […]

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Citrix client for Debian

I’ve been running the Citrix client for linux for a while and it works quite well, even though I have a hard time getting used to having Windows windows on my display. It feels unclean 🙂 but its better than running Windows to get the job done. Anyway, it doesn’t take all that much. Download […]

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Making a Courier IMAP SSL sertificate.

I run Courier IMAP over SSL to my mail server, until now with the self signed server certificate Debian set up for me, but I’ve finally managed to create a ‘real’ server certificate following the instruction at http://milliwaysconsulting.net/support/systems/courier-ssl.html. The certificate is signed by CAcert.org.

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Emacs wiki

I just stumbled upon http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/SiteMap, which looks like a very nice place. I found a newer version of longlines.el, for example.

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Converting AAC audio files to mp3

This command will convert an AAC audio file to an mp3 audio file: ffmpeg -i input.m4a -acodec mp3 -ac 2 -ab 128 output.mp3 Batch conversion can be done with for i in *.m4a; do ffmpeg -i “$i” -acodec mp3 -ac 2 -ab 128 “${i%m4a}mp3”; done Sometimes it really is simple 🙂

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SWSUSP2 working

I previously reported that Software Suspend 2 didn’t work for me. I have since installed a kernel 2.6.9 from TuxMobil.org, which has solved the problem. I’m now suspending and resuming happily.

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Labels on ext2 and ext3 filesystems

I just recently discovered that you can put a label on an ext2 or an ext3 filesystem, just like you can with a msdos/fat filesystem. The reason I didn’t know was probably that it didn’t matter, but now with hal and gnome-volume-manager automounting removable disks, the disks in my usb enclosures are mounted as /media/usbdisk, […]

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Resampling audio data

I’ve never done much with audio data, so when I had to write some audio files to cd, and they weren’t sampled at the right rate, I had a problem. Fortunately, I found sox: sox input.wav -r 44100 output.wav resample did the job. And I tought it was going to be difficult 🙂

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Wifi roaming with “waproamd”

I’ve just discovered waproamd, a tool to adjust the configuration of a wireless nic to the access point it is associated with. waproamd is a roaming daemon for wireless IEEE 802.11 NICs supporting the Linux wireless extensions. It is intended to configure the WEP keys according to the networks found. It works just as well […]

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GNU Emacs and UTF-8 locale

I recently wanted to shift to a UTF-8 locale, because I wanted to play with stuff like writing in Arabic, and because it seems to be the road forward. So I switched and GNU Emacs starts to enter garbage in my buffers. I type “æøåÆØÅ é퀓, but Emacs gives me “æøåÃÃà éí⬓. Ever so slightly […]

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Old stuff moving over here

I’m moving most of my old Linux related material over here, to have it all in a single location. Since the material is old, I backdate the pages so they won’t appear on the front page. Currently migrated are: Linux on Asus L8400 laptops Linux on Olivetti Echos laptops