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phptelemeter

phptelemeter 1.36 beta 1 released

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I’ve released phptelemeter 1.36, beta 1. Beta because it doesn’t have everything yet that I want, but it needed to get out there due to lots of changes by Telenet.

phptelemeter 1.35 released!

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I’ve just released phptelemeter 1.35. This version only has a few changes, but I wanted to get it out there:

phptelemeter 1.34 released

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I’ve just released phptelemeter 1.34. This version includes the following changes:

phptelemeter 1.33 released!

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After nearly 8 months of no release (if you don’t count the 1.33-beta1), I’ve just released phptelemeter 1.33. This version includes the following changes:

phptelemeter 1.32 released

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I’ve just released phptelemeter 1.32. This version includes the following changes:

phptelemeter 1.31 released

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I’ve just released phptelemeter 1.31. This version includes the following changes:

phptelemeter 1.30 released

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I’ve just released phptelemeter 1.30. This version includes the following changes:

phptelemeter 1.29 released

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I’ve just released phptelemeter 1.29. This version includes the following changes:

phptelemeter 1.28 released

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I’ve just released phptelemeter 1.28. This version includes the following changes:

phptelemeter 1.27 released

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I’ve just released phptelemeter 1.27. This release includes the following changes:

phptelemeter 1.26 released

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I’ve just released phptelemeter 1.26. This release includes the following changes:

phptelemeter 1.25 released

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I’ve just released phptelemeter 1.25. This release includes the following bugfix:

phptelemeter 1.24 released

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I’ve just released phptelemeter 1.24. This release includes the following changes:

phptelemeter 1.23 released

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I’ve just released phptelemeter 1.23. This release includes the following changes:

phptelemeter 1.22 released

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I’ve just released phptelemeter 1.22. This release includes the following changes:

phptelemeter 1.21 released

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I’ve just released phptelemeter 1.21. This release includes the following changes:

phptelemeter 1.20 released

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I’ve just released phptelemeter 1.20. This release includes the following changes:

phptelemeter 1.11 released

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I’ve just released phptelemeter 1.11. This release includes the following changes:

phptelemeter 1.10 released

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I’ve just released phptelemeter 1.10. This release includes the following changes:

phptelemeter …

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I’ve started a new project, a php based ‘meter reader’, for Telenet, to be able to get the usage statistics in an easy way instead of having to log into their site all the time…

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linux

EDID for ViewSonic Vx2025wm

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I recently reinstalled Fedora on my desktop machine, which has (amongst others) a ViewSonic Vx2025wm screen connected to it. It’s an oldie, but still works (quite well). Unfortunately, Linux just complained that it didn’t get a proper EDID out of it, and refused to activate it – might also explain why Windows doesn’t recognise it as a PnP monitor – I guess the chip fried somewhere along the way.

Hibernate after suspend (on Fedora)

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I recently found out that Windows has this nice feature where, after suspending your laptop, it’ll go to hibernate after a while to preserve battery. Seems like a really cool feature, saves your battery too, so I wanted it on my linux installation. I’m using Fedora 27 right now.

ASUS UX305UA and Linux

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The ASUS UX305UA is an ultrabook with the Skylake microarchitecture – the (as of writing) latest iteration in Intel processors. Unfortunately, Skylake support on Linux wasn’t really a granted thing the time the device got released. Fortunately it’s gotten a lot better of late.

Using adb with a OnePlus X on Linux…

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… is not really that hard. Just annoying. Since OnePlus’ USB ID is not in the default adb list, you need to add it yourself: echo "0x2a70" >> ~/.android/adb_usb.ini where 0x2a70 is the identifier for OnePlus. (you can find this with lsusb)

XPS13, Linux, suspend and Intel Rapid Start Technology

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As an addendum to my previous post on how to install Debian Sid on the XPS13, I’ve been having issues with suspend – the laptop would sporadicaly not go to sleep properly on lid close, or it wouldn’t come out of suspend afterwards.

Dell XPS 13 and Debian Sid

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I purchased a Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, to replace my ageing Apple Macbook 2,1. After six years of daily use, it’s (over)due to retire.

Fixing the ACPI DSDT of an Acer Ferrari One 200

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Last year I installed Debían on my mother in law’s network (an Acer Ferrari One 200). The thing ran fine, but gave some “firmware bug?” warnings. Since no new BIOS’ were available at that time, I left it at that.

Adobe AIR 2.6 and Debian Sid 64-bit

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I wanted to get Adobe AIR to work on my 64-bit Debian Sid installation, to try out some other twitter clients, more specifically Saezuri. (On a side note: the offering of twitter clients on linux is … mediocre. Bad, even. The (imho) best one is Pino, but it has problems of it’s own).

Multiseat on Debian

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Since I have a rather well-scaled desktop PC (nothing really fancy by today’s specs, but it’s underused as it is), and my gf sometimes wants to use it, and sometimes we both want to use it at the same time, I decided to turn it into a multiseat configuration.

Using an Alcatel X200 under Linux

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I recently purchased an Alcatel Onetouch X200 3G USB modem, to be able to use internet on various locations where there is no wired or wifi available. Works fine under Windows/Mac OS X, bit more of a hassle under Linux.

World of Goo!

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A good friend of mine introduced me to a new game: World Of Goo!

Linux on the Apple Macbook

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I was bored recently, and decided to install Linux on my Macbook. I opted for the distribution I like best – Debian (unstable/Sid).

Reading DRM’ed Adobe Ebooks on Linux

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Sade linked me to this nice ebook by Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere. Unfortunately, you need Adobe Digital Editions for it, which only exists for Windows and Mac. Since she’s a Linux user, that one didn’t really fly with her.

atvsync 0.1

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ATV Sync is a simple script that allows you to easily synchronise the premade ATV PalmOS databases to your PalmOS-powered handheld.

phpComics 0.4

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This is a collection of scripts that allow you to download complete archives of web-published comics.

htmlpop! 0.5

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This script allows you to download POP3 mailboxes over an HTTP interface. I wrote it to allow me to get my mail through the company’s http proxy server.

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debian

ASUS UX305UA and Linux

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The ASUS UX305UA is an ultrabook with the Skylake microarchitecture – the (as of writing) latest iteration in Intel processors. Unfortunately, Skylake support on Linux wasn’t really a granted thing the time the device got released. Fortunately it’s gotten a lot better of late.

Using adb with a OnePlus X on Linux…

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… is not really that hard. Just annoying. Since OnePlus’ USB ID is not in the default adb list, you need to add it yourself: echo "0x2a70" >> ~/.android/adb_usb.ini where 0x2a70 is the identifier for OnePlus. (you can find this with lsusb)

Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 “Wheezy” gone stable

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Debian Wheezy has been released today. This release brings tons of new features, amongst which are multiarch support, several specific tools to deploy private clouds, an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove the need for third-party repositories.

XPS13, Linux, suspend and Intel Rapid Start Technology

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As an addendum to my previous post on how to install Debian Sid on the XPS13, I’ve been having issues with suspend – the laptop would sporadicaly not go to sleep properly on lid close, or it wouldn’t come out of suspend afterwards.

Dell XPS 13 and Debian Sid

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I purchased a Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, to replace my ageing Apple Macbook 2,1. After six years of daily use, it’s (over)due to retire.

Adobe AIR 2.6 and Debian Sid 64-bit

3 minute read

I wanted to get Adobe AIR to work on my 64-bit Debian Sid installation, to try out some other twitter clients, more specifically Saezuri. (On a side note: the offering of twitter clients on linux is … mediocre. Bad, even. The (imho) best one is Pino, but it has problems of it’s own).

Multiseat on Debian

5 minute read

Since I have a rather well-scaled desktop PC (nothing really fancy by today’s specs, but it’s underused as it is), and my gf sometimes wants to use it, and sometimes we both want to use it at the same time, I decided to turn it into a multiseat configuration.

Autoswitching network interfaces

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Since I’m a lazy git, I want my laptop to automatically switch back & forth between my wired and wireless interfaces. Seems that stuff like Network Manager can do that for you, but it’s not really my thing. I don’t like stuff where you need a GUI to configure it, a duplicaton of network configuration, and it also tends to hang my machine. No idea why, though.

Linux on the Apple Macbook

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I was bored recently, and decided to install Linux on my Macbook. I opted for the distribution I like best – Debian (unstable/Sid).

Linux on my MacBook

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I’m currently trying to get Linux (Debian Sid) working on my MacBook… it’s installed, but still needs lots of tweaking.

Vmware console on Debian Lenny

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I just installed VMWare server on my gf’s linux-laptop, but the server console didn’t want to start for some reason… Just came back to the command line, nothing happening.

Gallery-Remote

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I was trying to get GalleryRemote installed today on my Linux installation (because for obscure reasons, using the java applet in gallery directly crashes my browsers), which wouldn’t run. Attempting to run the installer gave obscure errors like: <br /> awk: error while loading shared libraries: libm.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory<br /> dirname: erro...

Oh, I forgot…

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… but Debian Etch got released last week. Yay! :)

Goodbye Microsoft!

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Now we have a very simple way for the Windows-people to turn to linux: A windows installer to install Debian ;)

September in Spain

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On tuestday, 20 september I took the plane (yes, I gave it back ;p) once again to spain, to visit Diana :) :)

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Android

My history in gadgets - update 2019

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An update on the “My history in gadgets”, the 2014, 2015 and 2016 updates, I bring you… edition 2019! (mostly because I forgot to update stuff)

Installing microG services (as Play Services replacement) on the Asus TF101 tablet

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I still have an Asus Transformer TF101 tablet in use – running MarshMallow – but after a Play Services upgrade, in which Google inserted some NEON instructions (which the TF101 does not support) , a lot of “Play Services has stopped working” popups showed up  – making the tablet nigh unusable. Initial tests blocking upgrade of the services yielded no success, and a lot of programs demand the ne...

Using adb with a OnePlus X on Linux…

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… is not really that hard. Just annoying. Since OnePlus’ USB ID is not in the default adb list, you need to add it yourself: echo "0x2a70" >> ~/.android/adb_usb.ini where 0x2a70 is the identifier for OnePlus. (you can find this with lsusb)

Compiling Android / CyanogenMod from source

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On the HTC Desire S, I’ve been using an unofficial build (made by Flinny) of CyanogenMod 10 for a while – happily so. Unfortunately the author is/was a bit strapped for time, and development slowed down significantly at the time. Updates for CM 10.1 and later were not forthcoming. Since I’m enough of a geek, and suffering from ORD, I decided to try to ‘roll my own’: to compile CM from source. A...

Android Backup & Restore

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You’ve just gotten your shiny new Android Phone, and you want to migrate to it. There are several options, including Titanium Backup to move stuff, but Google also has you covered (party): Android Backup & Restore. You can find this setting on your phone, under “Settings” and “Backup & Restore”. This thing backups several things, but far from all:

Manually flashing an OTA-update

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I recently acquired a second-hand HTC One X. A week or two back HTC decided to release the JellyBean update for the phone, all was well. Yesterday, another update was sighted on XDA, and since it seems like this one gives better battery life, I didn’t feel like waiting another 3-5 weeks before it became available in my country, so I searched on how to manually flash an OTA.

S-OFF and Jellybean on the HTC Desire HD (Ace)

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I acquired a secondhand HTC Desire HD, a nice phone (albeit a bit heavy). Comes with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and Sense. I’m personally not much of a Sense fan, and I wanted to move to a newer Android release, so I looked around on how to achieve S-OFF.

Reset android lockscreen to slide

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You’ve just reconfigured the security lockscreen settings on your (rooted) android phone, and then forgotten eg. the PIN code to unlock it? It happened to me yesterday.

My history in gadgets…

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As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

How to RUU your Desire

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I’ve always been a fan of the 3rd party roms that are available for the different Android based phones. Unfortunately, it seems mine has developed a bit of a quirk: sometimes, when unplugging the USB cable, it will reboot. Or it no longer detects it as ‘external storage’ when putting it in USB-drive mode.

Enter the HTC Desire

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A little while back I finally caved in to all the peer pressure and got my second Android phone, the HTC Desire. It’s faster than the HTC Hero, which I’ve been using sofar. My girlfriend wanted that one, so it’ll have a good home :) and I can keep it updated to the latest firmwares.

Hello there, Froyo (Android 2.2)

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Google released Android 2.2 – codename Froyo (for Frozen Yoghurt), giving Android users a nice speedboost.

Rooting the HTC Hero

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Note: This is at your own risk. If you fry your phone, your problem, not mine.

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mac os x

Status update!

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Short summary of what I’ve been busy with:

Automounting SMB/CIFS shares on Mac OS X

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For my PVR/HTMAC project, I wanted to auto-mount several shares from my NAS. After some searching I ran across this hint on the <a href=”“http://www.macosxhints.com” target=”_blank”>Mac OS X Hints</a> website, which works perfectly:

Mac mini PVR

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I recently acquired a Mac Mini, which I’m going to use as a PVR.

Cloning woes

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After yesterday’s clone I noticed some applications behaved erraticly, amongst which Preview, Thunderbird, Appfresh… rather irritating.

Bigger disk!

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Upgraded my Macbook with a bigger disk: from an 80gb Toshiba MK8034GSX drive (with which it came delivered) to a (secondhand) 320gb Hitachi HTS543232L9A300 (what’s in a name…). Long live diskspace! ;)

Changing Terminal.app ANSI colours

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I use Irssi on my mac with Terminal.app in Leopard. All very nice, except that in Terminal.app, the dark gray colour used in my Irssi theme shows black. Black on black doesn’t work very well.

GPRS/3G connections using Mac OS X

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Here’s a simple howto to get your Mac internet-connected using GPRS/3G on your bluetooth-equipped phone. I’ve only tested this with my Motorola V3 and Vodafone (Spain), so no guarantees about the other providers, but the main part should be the same.

Installing X11 on Mac OS X

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I’ve been trying for a while to get the Apple X11 installed on Mac OS X. I just couldn’t figure out how.

Linux, distcc and Mac OS X

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If you’re like me, and have Fink installed on your Mac and compiling away all those wonderful unix applications, and you have a desktop nearby running linux (with more processor power being unused), you’ll want to setup distcc so you can harnass all that power.

Hack a Mac

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Anyone want to Hack a Mac and get paid for it? Well, now you can:

Typing spanish on a Mac

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I finally (well, no, I got the answer from my thread on mac-forums.com) found how to type spanish characters on Mac OS X (thanks to the wonderful Study Spanish site):

Handy Mac software

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A few days onwards with my spiffy new macbook, I’ve discovered a lot of useful tools:

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Music

De Opstand Der Bloemen – Jasperina De Jong

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Wij zijn de tuin van het echtpaar de Bondt Aardige lui dat gaat best Wij staan in redelijk vruchtbare grond En krijgen steeds volop mest Maar dat is tevens een ernstige grief Onze ideeën zijn alternatief En ook al zijn er de hondjes heel gul ‘t Is altijd kunstmest, kunstmest, kunstmest Steeds weer dat chemische spul Wij zijn helaas niet ingesteld Op harde actie en geweld Maar door de zwoele voo...

Willem Vermandere – Bric A brac

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‘t is niet den auto, ‘t is de reis niet de tafel, ‘t is de spijs niet den oven, ‘t is de koek niet het meubel, ‘t is het boek niet de potten, ‘t is de pap niet het lopen, ‘t is de stap niet de letters, ‘t is ‘t gedicht niet de lampe, ‘t is het licht…

RIP Richard Wright

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Today Richard Wright, the great self-thaught pianist/keyboardist of Pink Floyd, passed away, aged 65.

Portal end squence… Still Alive!

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I recently bought Portal – a puzzle game (based on the Source engine) by Valve. The game in itself is fun, but even more fun was the end sequence!

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apple

Status update!

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Short summary of what I’ve been busy with:

Linux on the Apple Macbook

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I was bored recently, and decided to install Linux on my Macbook. I opted for the distribution I like best – Debian (unstable/Sid).

Automounting SMB/CIFS shares on Mac OS X

less than 1 minute read

For my PVR/HTMAC project, I wanted to auto-mount several shares from my NAS. After some searching I ran across this hint on the <a href=”“http://www.macosxhints.com” target=”_blank”>Mac OS X Hints</a> website, which works perfectly:

Mac mini PVR

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I recently acquired a Mac Mini, which I’m going to use as a PVR.

Nokia 3109c (Symbian S40) and iSync…

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I got a company phone, a Nokia 3109 Classic, which is nothing less nothing more than a standard company phone. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles I’d like to have, but it works.

Mail.app tips & tricks

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I still haven’t found any mail client I really like on the Mac… I’ve been using Thunderbird now for a while, but it doesn’t really have what I want in a mail client. I guess I’m spoiled, since I’m used to using KMail at home (and I’m forced to use Lotus Notes at work – a horrible client from a usability point of view).

Mac is back… again…

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After they screwed a screw in my previous repair, it’s back again. I’ve checked it, nothing’s loose, everything seems to be in order. Let’s hope it is!

My Mac is Back!

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I put it in for repair after hairline cracks started appearing in the front bezel and on the bottom.

iPhone rant

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Really. What’s up with iPhone owners these days? They buy an overpriced piece of equipment, knowing:

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macbook

Dell XPS 13 and Debian Sid

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I purchased a Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, to replace my ageing Apple Macbook 2,1. After six years of daily use, it’s (over)due to retire.

Status update!

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Short summary of what I’ve been busy with:

Updating Boot Camp to 2.1

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For a reason not to be mentioned here, I needed to install Windows XP (legal license) on my Macbook. Easily done, Boot Camp Assistant, install windows, install drivers, the works.

Linux on the Apple Macbook

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I was bored recently, and decided to install Linux on my Macbook. I opted for the distribution I like best – Debian (unstable/Sid).

Bigger disk!

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Upgraded my Macbook with a bigger disk: from an 80gb Toshiba MK8034GSX drive (with which it came delivered) to a (secondhand) 320gb Hitachi HTS543232L9A300 (what’s in a name…). Long live diskspace! ;)

Linux on my MacBook

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I’m currently trying to get Linux (Debian Sid) working on my MacBook… it’s installed, but still needs lots of tweaking.

Mac is back… again…

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After they screwed a screw in my previous repair, it’s back again. I’ve checked it, nothing’s loose, everything seems to be in order. Let’s hope it is!

My Mac is Back!

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I put it in for repair after hairline cracks started appearing in the front bezel and on the bottom.

Typing spanish on a Mac

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I finally (well, no, I got the answer from my thread on mac-forums.com) found how to type spanish characters on Mac OS X (thanks to the wonderful Study Spanish site):

Yay!

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Yesterday I went to FEM Computer Systems in Aalst, Belgium – a local computer store that sells PC’s and Apple stuff. After my wonderful time in another store, I was kinda weary, but for nothing :) The service is great, they treat people like they should be treated :)

Switch? No thanks.

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Since I sold my trusty 3-year old Acer Travelmate 803, I was going to go and look in some stores for new laptops. Hopping around in Ghent, I walked off to the Fnac, noted the offers there (nothing that really drew my attention), and then to the Switch computer store (an authorized mac reseller). Their non-mac offerings are not too great (you can better go to another store), so I waited my turn ...

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newyear

Happy 2012!

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Hope your dreams, wishes and all that may come true, or closer to the actual truth.

Happy Newyear MMXI !

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Happy newyear and may all your wishes/dreams/… come true! (except those that I don’t like. Seriously. :p)

Happy 2000 + 3! + 2²

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Well, happy newyears to all of you! May your wishes/desires/hopes/ come true!

Happy [(X) (Newton) (Christ)]mas!

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It’s that time of the year again, where we all are (supposed to be) happy, cheery, exchange gifts, blabla you know, what not :p

Newyear in Madrid

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I spent my newyears in Madrid, went there the 28th (evening). After an uneventful flight, we went to Diana’s place, didn’t do much and went to sleep.

And thus, it’s 2005…

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Well, what can I say? Best of wishes to everyone for 2005, and hopefully less violence/war/stupidity/suffering in the world.. Tho we really didn’t start of well, with the disaster that happened (and the medical disaster that’s starting to happen now) in the middle east with the Tsunami.. I hope that solutions are worked out quickly to make sure the needs get resolved…

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Cars

Crap parkers

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You know what I really hate? Crap parkers. People that have a car, and that, according to them, needs to take up atleast 1.5 parking spots. Parking so badly that you – parked nicely in between the lines, in the bloody center – can’t get in or out of your car anymore, save by crawling in the car over the seats.

Smog-alert!

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Today the government of Flanders imposed another “Smog alert”, atleast until tomorrow evening.

Thank you for polluting

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I’ve often wondered why people insist on letting their cars run when:

Prius prejudice

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What’s with people and their prejudice against the Prius?

It’s decided! It’s ordered!

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Today I went for another testdrive with the Toyota Prius, longer this time – 2 hours – to see how the car handled in all the usual traffic, and also to be able to judge the seats, the radio, the cruise control, the multi-info-display, everything.

Test-drive with Toyota Prius

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Today I managed to get a testdrive with the Toyota Prius (thanks to Garage Holvoet in Dendermonde).

Cars – part 2

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Continuing from my previous post, I’ve now visited a bunch of car manufacturers: (all cars are diesel fueled except the hybrid)

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Linux / unix

Funpidgin

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Thanks to a post on Frank Goosens’ blog I discovered FunPidgin! A fork of Pidgin, a multi-messenger client formerly known as Gaim.

Linux on my MacBook

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I’m currently trying to get Linux (Debian Sid) working on my MacBook… it’s installed, but still needs lots of tweaking.

Fixing your VMWare’s guest clock

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If you’re using VMWare on a variable-speed processor (like all most modern cpu’s these days) you might have noticed that sometimes the guest OS runs a lot faster (causing the guest clock to run faster and all kinds of weird effects).

Vmware console on Debian Lenny

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I just installed VMWare server on my gf’s linux-laptop, but the server console didn’t want to start for some reason… Just came back to the command line, nothing happening.

Gallery-Remote

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I was trying to get GalleryRemote installed today on my Linux installation (because for obscure reasons, using the java applet in gallery directly crashes my browsers), which wouldn’t run. Attempting to run the installer gave obscure errors like: <br /> awk: error while loading shared libraries: libm.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory<br /> dirname: erro...

Linux, distcc and Mac OS X

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If you’re like me, and have Fink installed on your Mac and compiling away all those wonderful unix applications, and you have a desktop nearby running linux (with more processor power being unused), you’ll want to setup distcc so you can harnass all that power.

September in Spain

2 minute read

On tuestday, 20 september I took the plane (yes, I gave it back ;p) once again to spain, to visit Diana :) :)

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htc

Manually flashing an OTA-update

3 minute read

I recently acquired a second-hand HTC One X. A week or two back HTC decided to release the JellyBean update for the phone, all was well. Yesterday, another update was sighted on XDA, and since it seems like this one gives better battery life, I didn’t feel like waiting another 3-5 weeks before it became available in my country, so I searched on how to manually flash an OTA.

S-OFF and Jellybean on the HTC Desire HD (Ace)

less than 1 minute read

I acquired a secondhand HTC Desire HD, a nice phone (albeit a bit heavy). Comes with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and Sense. I’m personally not much of a Sense fan, and I wanted to move to a newer Android release, so I looked around on how to achieve S-OFF.

My history in gadgets…

2 minute read

As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

How to RUU your Desire

1 minute read

I’ve always been a fan of the 3rd party roms that are available for the different Android based phones. Unfortunately, it seems mine has developed a bit of a quirk: sometimes, when unplugging the USB cable, it will reboot. Or it no longer detects it as ‘external storage’ when putting it in USB-drive mode.

Enter the HTC Desire

2 minute read

A little while back I finally caved in to all the peer pressure and got my second Android phone, the HTC Desire. It’s faster than the HTC Hero, which I’ve been using sofar. My girlfriend wanted that one, so it’ll have a good home :) and I can keep it updated to the latest firmwares.

Hello there, Froyo (Android 2.2)

less than 1 minute read

Google released Android 2.2 – codename Froyo (for Frozen Yoghurt), giving Android users a nice speedboost.

Rooting the HTC Hero

2 minute read

Note: This is at your own risk. If you fry your phone, your problem, not mine.

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Work

One week of working!

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After one week of working again, here’s a quick .. urr.. reviewish kind of thingy:

Worky worky!

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Today, my stay of 1.5 months at home comes to an end, and I’m going back to work! Yay!

So long… and thanks for all the fish!

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As some of you might already know, last friday was my last day of work for Tri-enniuM (and ergo, Reuters and KBC). I went to say goodbye at our head-office in Rotterdam on the 25th, gave a farewell drink for the collegues at KBC on the 26th, and finally left the company on the 28th. It’s still somewhat strange, being that this was my first job after leaving school. Oh well, we move on in life…

Uhm.. thanks CTG ;)

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I know some companies are thankful when an employee chooses to work for them (like I did – choosing to go work for CTG)… but it’s a first that the employer actually sends flowers to your home address with a thank you note :P

Work-event: Karting!

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Today we went Karting with work in Brussels Kart, a karting / expo / restaurant thing in Groot-bijgaarden (just outside of Brussels).

Allnighters at work

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Okay, first time I spend an entire night at work, because of a multicast routing problem. It took us a while to diagnose and to figure out where it went wrong and why it did… And having spent a 12h shift before, and then after would’ve been quite deadly ;p

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Comics

Thank you, Nikola Tesla!

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The Oatmeal recently had a nice post on Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest minds that ever lived. We owe a ton to that guy, even though he’s often not credited for it. Hell, you wouldn’t even be reading this without him.

Megatokyo art!

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One of my favourite web comics, MegaTokyo, published a really very beautiful DPD (Dead Piro Day, a ‘filler’ image that’s used when there’s no real episode) of Miho, one of the characters of the Story.

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Cavies

Cage change

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We made another change to our cavies’ cage: we put it on a table (so we see them better and they see us better):

Outside

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Today I put them little critters outside for a change, in an old cage we have standing around. It was obvious that they had a bit of a hard time adjusting to all the noises that are there and as such they were hiding a lot…

Destructive critters…

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Those cavies are damn destructive creatures! We installed a wooden stairs made of balsa for them, basically they trashed it completely… So I went out and got a new piece of balsa, cut it to size and installed it (leaving the old one for chewing):

Piggy Pics

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‘ear ye! ‘ear ye!

Cavies de luxe

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Seems they did like the changes I made to their cage… I had to modify a bit still, because appareantely they took to pooping on one corner of the cage, where the stairs used to be. Oh well, moved to the other side, and I added some cardboardish panels to the sides of their ‘loft’ so the hay doesn’t spill out so much anymore :) I also made their floor ‘complete’ because for some reason Nero insi...

The Cavy Cage

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Today I decided to change some things to their cavia cage, and see if they like – use it.

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Prius

It’s here!

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I finally got our brand new Prius! It’s damn pretty, drives smoothly… <3 ;)

Prius Preview

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Today we went to get the papers for the Prius, and got a sneak-preview at it too ;) (no, the pic ain’t blurry, you’re just drunk! :p)

Prius prejudice

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What’s with people and their prejudice against the Prius?

It’s decided! It’s ordered!

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Today I went for another testdrive with the Toyota Prius, longer this time – 2 hours – to see how the car handled in all the usual traffic, and also to be able to judge the seats, the radio, the cruise control, the multi-info-display, everything.

Test-drive with Toyota Prius

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Today I managed to get a testdrive with the Toyota Prius (thanks to Garage Holvoet in Dendermonde).

Cars – part 2

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Continuing from my previous post, I’ve now visited a bunch of car manufacturers: (all cars are diesel fueled except the hybrid)

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WordPress

WP Table Of Contents plugins

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I was using the rather nice Table Of Contents+ WordPress plugin to auto-generate tables of content on certain posts/pages, but that has since been abandoned. Luckely Steven A. Zahm took over development, and presto, we have the Easy Table of Contents plugin. You can peruse the sourcecode on GitHub.

Tweaking WooCommerce payment workflows

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I’m playing part-time webmaster for the choir I sing in, and as such, am getting up close and personal with WooCommerce. Quite a nifty shopping cart, but it does require a lot of tweaks to really make it work to your liking – unless you’re willing to shell out a lot of cash.

Now-reading for WordPress 2.7

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After upgrading the blog to WordPress 2.7, the Now Reading plugin didn’t work very well anymore.

WordPress Widgets!

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I just finished creating three new WordPress Widget Plugins. Some are conversions of older plugins I made for WordPress, one is brand stinkin’ new.

New blog!

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As you might have (not) noticed, I’ve migrated this blog from using sphpblog to WordPress.. It seems a lot more maintained, and well, it’s nicer overall :)

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sid

Dell XPS 13 and Debian Sid

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I purchased a Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, to replace my ageing Apple Macbook 2,1. After six years of daily use, it’s (over)due to retire.

Adobe AIR 2.6 and Debian Sid 64-bit

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I wanted to get Adobe AIR to work on my 64-bit Debian Sid installation, to try out some other twitter clients, more specifically Saezuri. (On a side note: the offering of twitter clients on linux is … mediocre. Bad, even. The (imho) best one is Pino, but it has problems of it’s own).

Linux on my MacBook

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I’m currently trying to get Linux (Debian Sid) working on my MacBook… it’s installed, but still needs lots of tweaking.

Gallery-Remote

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I was trying to get GalleryRemote installed today on my Linux installation (because for obscure reasons, using the java applet in gallery directly crashes my browsers), which wouldn’t run. Attempting to run the installer gave obscure errors like: <br /> awk: error while loading shared libraries: libm.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory<br /> dirname: erro...

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Symbian

My history in gadgets…

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As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

Nokia 3109c (Symbian S40) and iSync…

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I got a company phone, a Nokia 3109 Classic, which is nothing less nothing more than a standard company phone. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles I’d like to have, but it works.

Symbian software update!

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I’ve just updated my list of applications I use on my Nokia E65. Go take a peek!

Reflect theme for Symbian

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In my quest for a prettier theme than the default themes of the Nokia E65, I’ve found the Reflect theme by Psiloc on the Symbian in Motion blog. See the blog for a full review of the theme.

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christmas

Christmasconcert Arte Musicale

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As some of you might (not) know, I’ve recently joined a choir, called Furiant, which is part of the Arte Musicale group. (I already play in a pipe band (the Flemish Caledonian Pipes & Drums))

Happy [(X) (Newton) (Christ)]mas!

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It’s that time of the year again, where we all are (supposed to be) happy, cheery, exchange gifts, blabla you know, what not :p

Xmas tree!

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We got our xmas tree! (and the obligatory decorations, and lamps, ofcourse!)

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My history in gadgets - update 2019

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An update on the “My history in gadgets”, the 2014, 2015 and 2016 updates, I bring you… edition 2019! (mostly because I forgot to update stuff)

My history in gadgets…

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As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

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Windows

Using WiiMotes (and classic controllers) on Windows

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After the latest lan-party with some friends, where we played a lot of Rocket League, it dawned on me that this game (and numerous others) is probably a lot easier to play with a game controller instead of the mouse/keyboard combination. And as I have the WiiMote and the Wii Classic Controller lying around, I thought I’d have a go at getting these to work on Windows (as opposed to buying someth...

Updating Boot Camp to 2.1

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For a reason not to be mentioned here, I needed to install Windows XP (legal license) on my Macbook. Easily done, Boot Camp Assistant, install windows, install drivers, the works.

Svchost hogging yer cpu

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In case you’re using Windows (or Microsoft) Update, you’ll probably have noticed that your PC sometimes grinds to a halt after bootup. Checking with task manager usually reveals that svchost.exe is abusing your CPU, pegging it at 100%.

September in Spain

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On tuestday, 20 september I took the plane (yes, I gave it back ;p) once again to spain, to visit Diana :) :)

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google

Connecting your Chromecast to wired networking – DIY

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I’ve had a Google Chromecast (1st generation) for a while now, connected over WiFi. Works great, although sometimes the wireless reception cuts out, or the signal gets saturated. Since I’m mostly streaming from a device which sits less than 10 cm away, it is also rather stupid to have all those packets going back and forth to my router, causing unnecessary load. Google has a nifty solution, the...

LG Nexus 5

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I’ve always been a fan of the “stock Google” look of android, also often referred to as AOSP (Android Open Source Project) – a clean look, no bells and whistles added by the vendor of the device in question. The ‘vendor’ looks usually change the look of the Android OS, add (unneeded?) applications, and add their own launcher. There are several vendor skins, like Samsung’s TouchWiz (pictures), H...

Ahem…

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You know what you get when you do a Google search on the word ‘Failure’?

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Nokia E65

Nokia E65 software update

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There’s a Nokia E65 software update available, updating the mobile to version 2.0633.65.01.

Symbian software update!

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I’ve just updated my list of applications I use on my Nokia E65. Go take a peek!

Software for the Nokia E65

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After owning my Nokia E65 for about a month, here’s the list of apps I installed on it:

Using Voipfone.co.uk on Nokia E65

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I recently bought a Nokia E65, a very classy, handy, and feature-packed phone. One of the reasons I went with this one is because it has WiFi, which I want to use for making internet-calls. The SIP client is a bit of pita though to configure, but I finally managed to get it working.

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lolcat

Meetings…

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This is sometimes so very true:

Lulzkat tranlashun!

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Wanna learn Lolcatian? Then try the lolcat translator!

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gadget

My history in gadgets - update 2019

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An update on the “My history in gadgets”, the 2014, 2015 and 2016 updates, I bring you… edition 2019! (mostly because I forgot to update stuff)

My history in gadgets…

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As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

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vmware

VMWare Player 3 vs Linux 2.6.32

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I wanted to test some crap in VMWare, didn’t feel like messing with the entire server thing so went for the player. Unfortunately, this thing doesn’t work against the 2.6.32 kernel.

Fixing your VMWare’s guest clock

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If you’re using VMWare on a variable-speed processor (like all most modern cpu’s these days) you might have noticed that sometimes the guest OS runs a lot faster (causing the guest clock to run faster and all kinds of weird effects).

Vmware console on Debian Lenny

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I just installed VMWare server on my gf’s linux-laptop, but the server console didn’t want to start for some reason… Just came back to the command line, nothing happening.

Vmware and Linux-2.6.22

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If you’re rolling your own kernels, and upgraded to 2.6.22, you might have bumped into a compilation issue:

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update

Manually flashing an OTA-update

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I recently acquired a second-hand HTC One X. A week or two back HTC decided to release the JellyBean update for the phone, all was well. Yesterday, another update was sighted on XDA, and since it seems like this one gives better battery life, I didn’t feel like waiting another 3-5 weeks before it became available in my country, so I searched on how to manually flash an OTA.

Updating Boot Camp to 2.1

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For a reason not to be mentioned here, I needed to install Windows XP (legal license) on my Macbook. Easily done, Boot Camp Assistant, install windows, install drivers, the works.

Symbian software update!

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I’ve just updated my list of applications I use on my Nokia E65. Go take a peek!

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hybrid

Prius prejudice

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What’s with people and their prejudice against the Prius?

It’s decided! It’s ordered!

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Today I went for another testdrive with the Toyota Prius, longer this time – 2 hours – to see how the car handled in all the usual traffic, and also to be able to judge the seats, the radio, the cruise control, the multi-info-display, everything.

Test-drive with Toyota Prius

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Today I managed to get a testdrive with the Toyota Prius (thanks to Garage Holvoet in Dendermonde).

Cars – part 2

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Continuing from my previous post, I’ve now visited a bunch of car manufacturers: (all cars are diesel fueled except the hybrid)

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xmas

Happy [(X) (Newton) (Christ)]mas!

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It’s that time of the year again, where we all are (supposed to be) happy, cheery, exchange gifts, blabla you know, what not :p

Xmas tree!

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We got our xmas tree! (and the obligatory decorations, and lamps, ofcourse!)

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cat

Meetings…

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This is sometimes so very true:

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simon's cat

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palm tungsten t3

My history in gadgets…

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As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

Palm Applications

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Hmmm… In my quest for useless applications to put on a Palm, I’ve come across SSH2 for Palm – an SSH2 client, PalmVNC – a VNC client ;p and upIRC – an IRC client…. totally pointless to have on a palm if you don’t have a flatrate gprs connection or the like. ;p

Palm Tungsten T3

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Got my Tungsten T3 a few days back, great machine – works very fast. I’ll do a review on it when I’m more accustomed to using it – it sure is different from my old m500…

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software

Software for the Nokia E65

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After owning my Nokia E65 for about a month, here’s the list of apps I installed on it:

Handy Mac software

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A few days onwards with my spiffy new macbook, I’ve discovered a lot of useful tools:

Palm Applications

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Hmmm… In my quest for useless applications to put on a Palm, I’ve come across SSH2 for Palm – an SSH2 client, PalmVNC – a VNC client ;p and upIRC – an IRC client…. totally pointless to have on a palm if you don’t have a flatrate gprs connection or the like. ;p

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firmware

Motorola V3

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A few weeks back I finally decided to get me (yet another…) new phone.. and I decided on the Motorola V3. Coming from using a multitude of phones from different vendors, this one took me the longest to get used to. It has a different style phonebook, the menu system is totally different, … Intuitive, yet different. The manual, on the other hand, is totally crap. Half of the things aren’t explai...

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motorola v3

GPRS/3G connections using Mac OS X

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Here’s a simple howto to get your Mac internet-connected using GPRS/3G on your bluetooth-equipped phone. I’ve only tested this with my Motorola V3 and Vodafone (Spain), so no guarantees about the other providers, but the main part should be the same.

Motorola V3

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A few weeks back I finally decided to get me (yet another…) new phone.. and I decided on the Motorola V3. Coming from using a multitude of phones from different vendors, this one took me the longest to get used to. It has a different style phonebook, the menu system is totally different, … Intuitive, yet different. The manual, on the other hand, is totally crap. Half of the things aren’t explai...

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ebay

I sold it on eBay…

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A while back (basically, in december) I decided to sell my Cisco Catalyst C2924-XL switch on eBay. Since I’ve done plenty of auctions before there, no problem! So, the item got sold to someone from the EasyHost company. Fine by me, I don’t really care who buys my stuff, as long as they follow up ;)

Spinningwheel!

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Is it a plane? A bird! No! It’s a spinningwheel!

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jasperina de jong

De Opstand Der Bloemen – Jasperina De Jong

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Wij zijn de tuin van het echtpaar de Bondt Aardige lui dat gaat best Wij staan in redelijk vruchtbare grond En krijgen steeds volop mest Maar dat is tevens een ernstige grief Onze ideeën zijn alternatief En ook al zijn er de hondjes heel gul ‘t Is altijd kunstmest, kunstmest, kunstmest Steeds weer dat chemische spul Wij zijn helaas niet ingesteld Op harde actie en geweld Maar door de zwoele voo...

Krijg de kleren…

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Thanks to my mum I discovered and can appreciate Jasperina De Jong (a dutch cabaretier, who no longer performs unfortunately) a lot.

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ikea

Cage change

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We made another change to our cavies’ cage: we put it on a table (so we see them better and they see us better):

What we’ve been doing…

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Diana’s been here since the 27th of july, and we’ve been busy bees sofar ! Ofcourse the necessary amount of relaxing and just enjoying the time, too :)

April 2006

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Saturday, 8th On saturday, I went to pick up Diana, and we drove straight on to Ikea in Zaventem, to look for some general stuff and to check out their couch department. We decided on the Lund Valla couch (the red one), which comes in a handy do-it-yourself package :D It’s very comfy, you do need the pillows tho. Otherwise the back is a bit hard.

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acer

Fixing the ACPI DSDT of an Acer Ferrari One 200

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Last year I installed Debían on my mother in law’s network (an Acer Ferrari One 200). The thing ran fine, but gave some “firmware bug?” warnings. Since no new BIOS’ were available at that time, I left it at that.

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dell

XPS13, Linux, suspend and Intel Rapid Start Technology

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As an addendum to my previous post on how to install Debian Sid on the XPS13, I’ve been having issues with suspend – the laptop would sporadicaly not go to sleep properly on lid close, or it wouldn’t come out of suspend afterwards.

Dell XPS 13 and Debian Sid

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I purchased a Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, to replace my ageing Apple Macbook 2,1. After six years of daily use, it’s (over)due to retire.

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cage

Cage change

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We made another change to our cavies’ cage: we put it on a table (so we see them better and they see us better):

Cavies de luxe

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Seems they did like the changes I made to their cage… I had to modify a bit still, because appareantely they took to pooping on one corner of the cage, where the stairs used to be. Oh well, moved to the other side, and I added some cardboardish panels to the sides of their ‘loft’ so the hay doesn’t spill out so much anymore :) I also made their floor ‘complete’ because for some reason Nero insi...

The Cavy Cage

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Today I decided to change some things to their cavia cage, and see if they like – use it.

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lunarpages

Hosting move

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I’ve moved hosting, from Lunar Pages to OVH. Lunar Pages is a good hosting, but their overselling and price hikes in the last few years made me look for something else.

Grmble!

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I hate having to go through the blog to correct posts!

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crap

Belgium: FAIL!

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Once again, Belgium is the laughing stock of the EU.

Second Life

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After all the hipe that’s being created around the virtual online game Second Life, I decided to give it a quick spin. Quick being very quick here, since after around 30 minutes I bailed out and deleted the game.

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spam

Spam!

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Woohoo! Another milestone reached:

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isp

My ISP

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In june 2006 I switched from the cable provider Telenet (Expressnet) to the ADSL/hosting provider Schedom / Dommel (Netconnect). I can’t say I’ve been sorry.

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leopard

Mail.app tips & tricks

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I still haven’t found any mail client I really like on the Mac… I’ve been using Thunderbird now for a while, but it doesn’t really have what I want in a mail client. I guess I’m spoiled, since I’m used to using KMail at home (and I’m forced to use Lotus Notes at work – a horrible client from a usability point of view).

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nerd

What be your nerd type?

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Take the test here. Nothing new there ;) Tho I play little games these days…

The Nerd Handbook

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A nerd needs a project because a nerd builds stuff. All the time. Those lulls in the conversation over dinner? That’s the nerd working on his project in his head.

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repair

Mac is back… again…

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After they screwed a screw in my previous repair, it’s back again. I’ve checked it, nothing’s loose, everything seems to be in order. Let’s hope it is!

My Mac is Back!

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I put it in for repair after hairline cracks started appearing in the front bezel and on the bottom.

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mac

Mac startup shortcuts

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Because I keep forgetting them, here’s a list of buttons you can press during a Mac’s boot to change behaviour:

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kcore.org

A new home

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In 2016 I moved this blog from my own CMS over to WordPress. But seeing what a pain it actually is to keep it all updated, I decided to move to a static site generator.

A new home, a new look

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I finally decided to retire my custom-written CMS (wrote it back in 2003, when I had more free time), which – while obviously fantastic, super advanced, and capable of making coffee for you – had some drawbacks. Mostly being that it was a pain to use and update content with.

WordPress Widgets!

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I just finished creating three new WordPress Widget Plugins. Some are conversions of older plugins I made for WordPress, one is brand stinkin’ new.

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newtonmas

Happy [(X) (Newton) (Christ)]mas!

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It’s that time of the year again, where we all are (supposed to be) happy, cheery, exchange gifts, blabla you know, what not :p

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insurance

Mad dash – continued

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Yay! I finally got the firstall of my certificates of the leasing firms – now we can go insurance-hunt!

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comic

Parking…

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</p> (Comic © http://www.xkcd.com)</center> How often I’ve wanted to do that, because of inconsiderate assholes who park so badly that noone can park next to it, in a full car park. Or who just decide to park in the middle of two spots.

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Videos

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asus

ASUS UX305UA and Linux

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The ASUS UX305UA is an ultrabook with the Skylake microarchitecture – the (as of writing) latest iteration in Intel processors. Unfortunately, Skylake support on Linux wasn’t really a granted thing the time the device got released. Fortunately it’s gotten a lot better of late.

My history in gadgets…

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As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

Weird pc issues…

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I’ve been having a weird issue with the motherboard on my pc. The first time you boot it in a day, it was very likely to freeze on you – either after the USB started flopping on and off, or the sound starting cracking, and so on… not very fun. Solution: power off the power supply for a minute, power it back on, and it would be good to go for the rest of the day. It’s not an unknown issue (see t...

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nokia

My history in gadgets…

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As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

Nokia 3109c (Symbian S40) and iSync…

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I got a company phone, a Nokia 3109 Classic, which is nothing less nothing more than a standard company phone. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles I’d like to have, but it works.

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Mac OS

Using XMLTV with EyeTV

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I bought an Elgato EyeTV Hybrid a while back, and I was using the tvtv.co.uk service to get my EPG(Electronic Program Guide) data.

CoRD and xrdp

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I was trying to get xrdp running on my Linux box, so I could takeover the screen from the outside world. The rdp protocol is a (huge) bit more performant than VNC, which is why I wanted to use it.

Nokia 3109c (Symbian S40) and iSync…

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I got a company phone, a Nokia 3109 Classic, which is nothing less nothing more than a standard company phone. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles I’d like to have, but it works.

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backup

Running crashplan (headless) on a Raspberry pi 2

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In my grand scheme of “abuse all the low-power computing things!”, I’ve moved my crashplan backups over to the Raspberry Pi 2 (rpi2 for short). Installation is relatively painless: download the installer from the crashplan site, and unpack and execute. I installed mine under /opt/crashplan.

Backup & restore of your Tomato-based router statistics

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Since I recently moved, and now have my Tomato based WRT54GL on 24/7, I also wanted a way to keep a backup of those nice statistics the router generates. You have the option (built-in) to write them to nvram or to a CIFS share, but the former has a limited amount of writes, and the latter is not really stable (and I don’t have anything powered on all the time to keep the backups on).

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hero

Hello there, Froyo (Android 2.2)

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Google released Android 2.2 – codename Froyo (for Frozen Yoghurt), giving Android users a nice speedboost.

Rooting the HTC Hero

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Note: This is at your own risk. If you fry your phone, your problem, not mine.

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arte musicale

Magnificat by C.P.E. Bach

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The choir Cantabile, together with Furiant and the Ghent Baroque Players are performing:

Christmasconcert Arte Musicale

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As some of you might (not) know, I’ve recently joined a choir, called Furiant, which is part of the Arte Musicale group. (I already play in a pipe band (the Flemish Caledonian Pipes & Drums))

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chamberchoir

Magnificat by C.P.E. Bach

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The choir Cantabile, together with Furiant and the Ghent Baroque Players are performing:

Christmasconcert Arte Musicale

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As some of you might (not) know, I’ve recently joined a choir, called Furiant, which is part of the Arte Musicale group. (I already play in a pipe band (the Flemish Caledonian Pipes & Drums))

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Magnificat by C.P.E. Bach

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The choir Cantabile, together with Furiant and the Ghent Baroque Players are performing:

Christmasconcert Arte Musicale

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As some of you might (not) know, I’ve recently joined a choir, called Furiant, which is part of the Arte Musicale group. (I already play in a pipe band (the Flemish Caledonian Pipes & Drums))

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Magnificat by C.P.E. Bach

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The choir Cantabile, together with Furiant and the Ghent Baroque Players are performing:

Christmasconcert Arte Musicale

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As some of you might (not) know, I’ve recently joined a choir, called Furiant, which is part of the Arte Musicale group. (I already play in a pipe band (the Flemish Caledonian Pipes & Drums))

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furiant

Magnificat by C.P.E. Bach

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The choir Cantabile, together with Furiant and the Ghent Baroque Players are performing:

Christmasconcert Arte Musicale

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As some of you might (not) know, I’ve recently joined a choir, called Furiant, which is part of the Arte Musicale group. (I already play in a pipe band (the Flemish Caledonian Pipes & Drums))

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kamerkoor

Magnificat by C.P.E. Bach

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The choir Cantabile, together with Furiant and the Ghent Baroque Players are performing:

Christmasconcert Arte Musicale

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As some of you might (not) know, I’ve recently joined a choir, called Furiant, which is part of the Arte Musicale group. (I already play in a pipe band (the Flemish Caledonian Pipes & Drums))

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openwrt

Upgrading the TP-Link Archer C5 (v1.2) to an Archer C7 (v2.0)

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I own a TP-Link Archer C5 router, version 1.2 – which is identical to the TP-Link Archer C7, version 2.0, save for some limitations which are introduced through software. These limitations include a 300Mbps cap on 2.4GHz (450Mbps for the C7) and a 876Mbps cap on 5GHz (1300Mbps on the C7). Not that much, but still enough to be worth tinkering for. Since I was looking at increasing the WiFi speed...

OpenWRT, dual routers, dual SSIDs and VLANS

4 minute read

Back in the day I used to have one router in the house: the D-Link DIR-825, flashed with OpenWRT. Configured with two SSIDs – one for internal network use, and one for guest access – the latter being separate from the internal network of the flat.

OpenWRT, Atheros & channel availability

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If you’re living outside the US, and you’re using OpenWRT (a fantastic 3rdparty opensource firmware for many routers), you might have noticed that not all the WiFi channels which are legally allowed in your region are actually available for you to choose from.

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leonard cohen

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within temptation

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mouse

Farewell, dear mouse!

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… and on this fair day, my trusty ‘old’ USB Logitech optical mouse ceased to process electrical inputs.. henceforth it shall go to silicon heaven with all the other mice and electrical appliances.

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sadevil.org

A new home, a new look

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I finally decided to retire my custom-written CMS (wrote it back in 2003, when I had more free time), which – while obviously fantastic, super advanced, and capable of making coffee for you – had some drawbacks. Mostly being that it was a pain to use and update content with.

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neil young

Not dead yet

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Hmmm.. what can I say, after being ‘away’ for this long :) I just didn’t know what to post, or didn’t think of it usually.

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sphpblog

New blog!

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As you might have (not) noticed, I’ve migrated this blog from using sphpblog to WordPress.. It seems a lot more maintained, and well, it’s nicer overall :)

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Spain

GPRS/3G connections using Mac OS X

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Here’s a simple howto to get your Mac internet-connected using GPRS/3G on your bluetooth-equipped phone. I’ve only tested this with my Motorola V3 and Vodafone (Spain), so no guarantees about the other providers, but the main part should be the same.

Newyear in Madrid

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I spent my newyears in Madrid, went there the 28th (evening). After an uneventful flight, we went to Diana’s place, didn’t do much and went to sleep.

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de engel van amsterdam

Krijg de kleren…

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Thanks to my mum I discovered and can appreciate Jasperina De Jong (a dutch cabaretier, who no longer performs unfortunately) a lot.

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movies

What we’ve been doing…

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Diana’s been here since the 27th of july, and we’ve been busy bees sofar ! Ofcourse the necessary amount of relaxing and just enjoying the time, too :)

April 2006

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Saturday, 8th On saturday, I went to pick up Diana, and we drove straight on to Ikea in Zaventem, to look for some general stuff and to check out their couch department. We decided on the Lund Valla couch (the red one), which comes in a handy do-it-yourself package :D It’s very comfy, you do need the pillows tho. Otherwise the back is a bit hard.

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wrt54g time to live exceeded?

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I wonder how long the lifetime is of a Linksys WRT54G v2.2 router… I have one, and it’s been showing more and more problems with the WiFi part of the router: often after a powerup it just doesn’t initialise, no WiFi to be seen. The router reports it’s up, but there just isn’t any signal.

DD-WRT

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I reflashed my good old Linksys WRT54G router two weeks back, from using Sveasoft Talisman to DD-WRT. I must say, I’m happily amazed with the quality of this firmware. And, it’s for free too :D (you have to pay a 20$/year subscription fee for sveasoft to have access to their firmwares)

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wrt54g time to live exceeded?

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I wonder how long the lifetime is of a Linksys WRT54G v2.2 router… I have one, and it’s been showing more and more problems with the WiFi part of the router: often after a powerup it just doesn’t initialise, no WiFi to be seen. The router reports it’s up, but there just isn’t any signal.

DD-WRT

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I reflashed my good old Linksys WRT54G router two weeks back, from using Sveasoft Talisman to DD-WRT. I must say, I’m happily amazed with the quality of this firmware. And, it’s for free too :D (you have to pay a 20$/year subscription fee for sveasoft to have access to their firmwares)

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art

Megatokyo art!

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One of my favourite web comics, MegaTokyo, published a really very beautiful DPD (Dead Piro Day, a ‘filler’ image that’s used when there’s no real episode) of Miho, one of the characters of the Story.

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Megatokyo art!

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One of my favourite web comics, MegaTokyo, published a really very beautiful DPD (Dead Piro Day, a ‘filler’ image that’s used when there’s no real episode) of Miho, one of the characters of the Story.

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microsoft

Goodbye Microsoft!

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Now we have a very simple way for the Windows-people to turn to linux: A windows installer to install Debian ;)

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game

World of Goo!

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A good friend of mine introduced me to a new game: World Of Goo!

Second Life

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After all the hipe that’s being created around the virtual online game Second Life, I decided to give it a quick spin. Quick being very quick here, since after around 30 minutes I bailed out and deleted the game.

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dommel

My ISP

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In june 2006 I switched from the cable provider Telenet (Expressnet) to the ADSL/hosting provider Schedom / Dommel (Netconnect). I can’t say I’ve been sorry.

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iphone

iPhone rant

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Really. What’s up with iPhone owners these days? They buy an overpriced piece of equipment, knowing:

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wifi

WiFi’s bad, mmmkay?

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In case you don’t hate SCO yet (or don’t know them), they’re a company that sued IBM because they had allegedly put SCO code into the Linux kernel. The whole thing still has to be proven, point, counterpoint, yadda yadda yadda. Basically they want to make everyone pay a license to them if you use linux. Old news.

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x11

Installing X11 on Mac OS X

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I’ve been trying for a while to get the Apple X11 installed on Mac OS X. I just couldn’t figure out how.

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germany

What we’ve been doing…

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Diana’s been here since the 27th of july, and we’ve been busy bees sofar ! Ofcourse the necessary amount of relaxing and just enjoying the time, too :)

Short German Trip

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It seems that visiting Germany is becoming a habit of ours during summer ;) This time we went to visit Laura, Christian and Lumi (and Fina, the cat) in Germany, last (long) weekend.

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trip

What we’ve been doing…

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Diana’s been here since the 27th of july, and we’ve been busy bees sofar ! Ofcourse the necessary amount of relaxing and just enjoying the time, too :)

Short German Trip

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It seems that visiting Germany is becoming a habit of ours during summer ;) This time we went to visit Laura, Christian and Lumi (and Fina, the cat) in Germany, last (long) weekend.

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quiet

Test-drive with Toyota Prius

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Today I managed to get a testdrive with the Toyota Prius (thanks to Garage Holvoet in Dendermonde).

It’s oh so quiet…

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Yeah, yeah, I know, that title is about the lamest I could come up with. It’s appropriate though – since yesterday evening the main source of background noise when my pc is on is no longer my pc! I finally decided to get that noisebucket tamed, after hearing my brother-in-law’s new computer (or better, the lack of hearing it).

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movie

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test

What be your nerd type?

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Take the test here. Nothing new there ;) Tho I play little games these days…

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rant

iPhone rant

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Really. What’s up with iPhone owners these days? They buy an overpriced piece of equipment, knowing:

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howto

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garage holvoet

Test-drive with Toyota Prius

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Today I managed to get a testdrive with the Toyota Prius (thanks to Garage Holvoet in Dendermonde).

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screw

Mac is back… again…

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After they screwed a screw in my previous repair, it’s back again. I’ve checked it, nothing’s loose, everything seems to be in order. Let’s hope it is!

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red

Prius Preview

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Today we went to get the papers for the Prius, and got a sneak-preview at it too ;) (no, the pic ain’t blurry, you’re just drunk! :p)

It’s decided! It’s ordered!

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Today I went for another testdrive with the Toyota Prius, longer this time – 2 hours – to see how the car handled in all the usual traffic, and also to be able to judge the seats, the radio, the cruise control, the multi-info-display, everything.

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trains

One week of working!

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After one week of working again, here’s a quick .. urr.. reviewish kind of thingy:

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tomato

Backup & restore of your Tomato-based router statistics

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Since I recently moved, and now have my Tomato based WRT54GL on 24/7, I also wanted a way to keep a backup of those nice statistics the router generates. You have the option (built-in) to write them to nvram or to a CIFS share, but the former has a limited amount of writes, and the latter is not really stable (and I don’t have anything powered on all the time to keep the backups on).

wrt54g time to live exceeded?

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I wonder how long the lifetime is of a Linksys WRT54G v2.2 router… I have one, and it’s been showing more and more problems with the WiFi part of the router: often after a powerup it just doesn’t initialise, no WiFi to be seen. The router reports it’s up, but there just isn’t any signal.

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nmbs

Fuckin’ NMBS

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The Belgian National Railways (known as NMBS/SNCB) really totally suck. Completely and utterly.

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lenny

Vmware console on Debian Lenny

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I just installed VMWare server on my gf’s linux-laptop, but the server console didn’t want to start for some reason… Just came back to the command line, nothing happening.

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Belgium

Signpost in Antwerp

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Go Belgium, with our super-duper hyper-effecient roads:

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expensive

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xkcd

Parking…

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</p> (Comic © http://www.xkcd.com)</center> How often I’ve wanted to do that, because of inconsiderate assholes who park so badly that noone can park next to it, in a full car park. Or who just decide to park in the middle of two spots.

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died

R.I.P. Arthur C. Clarke and Hugo Claus

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Yesterday, Arthur C. Clarke, author of 2001: A Space Oddysey” and other great works, passed away at the age of 90. He’ll be sorely missed both by the science community and the millions of fans he had.

R.I.P. Gary Gygax

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On the 4th of March 2008, Gary Gygax – creator of D&D, which laid the basis for the tabletop RPG’s as we know them today – passed away, age 69.

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crash

Installing microG services (as Play Services replacement) on the Asus TF101 tablet

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I still have an Asus Transformer TF101 tablet in use – running MarshMallow – but after a Play Services upgrade, in which Google inserted some NEON instructions (which the TF101 does not support) , a lot of “Play Services has stopped working” popups showed up  – making the tablet nigh unusable. Initial tests blocking upgrade of the services yielded no success, and a lot of programs demand the ne...

Weird pc issues…

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I’ve been having a weird issue with the motherboard on my pc. The first time you boot it in a day, it was very likely to freeze on you – either after the USB started flopping on and off, or the sound starting cracking, and so on… not very fun. Solution: power off the power supply for a minute, power it back on, and it would be good to go for the rest of the day. It’s not an unknown issue (see t...

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e65

My history in gadgets…

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As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

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tips

Mail.app tips & tricks

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I still haven’t found any mail client I really like on the Mac… I’ve been using Thunderbird now for a while, but it doesn’t really have what I want in a mail client. I guess I’m spoiled, since I’m used to using KMail at home (and I’m forced to use Lotus Notes at work – a horrible client from a usability point of view).

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Palm

My history in gadgets…

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As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

Goodbye, Palm!

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“Goodbye, my trusty Palm! May you bring joy to your new owner and know many more years of use!”</p> … and there was much rejoicing …</center> (Yeah, I sold my Palm TX – Didn’t use it anymore since I got the E65…)

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Nokia 3109c (Symbian S40) and iSync…

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I got a company phone, a Nokia 3109 Classic, which is nothing less nothing more than a standard company phone. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles I’d like to have, but it works.

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Nokia 3109c (Symbian S40) and iSync…

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I got a company phone, a Nokia 3109 Classic, which is nothing less nothing more than a standard company phone. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles I’d like to have, but it works.

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Nokia 3109c (Symbian S40) and iSync…

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I got a company phone, a Nokia 3109 Classic, which is nothing less nothing more than a standard company phone. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles I’d like to have, but it works.

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fixkes

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carbon copy cloner

Cloning woes

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After yesterday’s clone I noticed some applications behaved erraticly, amongst which Preview, Thunderbird, Appfresh… rather irritating.

Bigger disk!

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Upgraded my Macbook with a bigger disk: from an 80gb Toshiba MK8034GSX drive (with which it came delivered) to a (secondhand) 320gb Hitachi HTS543232L9A300 (what’s in a name…). Long live diskspace! ;)

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adobe

Adobe AIR 2.6 and Debian Sid 64-bit

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I wanted to get Adobe AIR to work on my 64-bit Debian Sid installation, to try out some other twitter clients, more specifically Saezuri. (On a side note: the offering of twitter clients on linux is … mediocre. Bad, even. The (imho) best one is Pino, but it has problems of it’s own).

Reading DRM’ed Adobe Ebooks on Linux

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Sade linked me to this nice ebook by Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere. Unfortunately, you need Adobe Digital Editions for it, which only exists for Windows and Mac. Since she’s a Linux user, that one didn’t really fly with her.

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eyetv

Using XMLTV with EyeTV

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I bought an Elgato EyeTV Hybrid a while back, and I was using the tvtv.co.uk service to get my EPG(Electronic Program Guide) data.

Mac mini PVR

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I recently acquired a Mac Mini, which I’m going to use as a PVR.

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pvr

Using XMLTV with EyeTV

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I bought an Elgato EyeTV Hybrid a while back, and I was using the tvtv.co.uk service to get my EPG(Electronic Program Guide) data.

Mac mini PVR

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I recently acquired a Mac Mini, which I’m going to use as a PVR.

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webdav

Cadaver and proxy auth

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At work we regularly have to send over files to $vendor. $Vendor has two ways of accepting files: FTP, and Webdav (over https). Since our company’s policy is to not send things out unencrypted, we have to go the webdav way. It’s also the policy to send things over our internetproxy if possible.

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root

Enter the HTC Desire

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A little while back I finally caved in to all the peer pressure and got my second Android phone, the HTC Desire. It’s faster than the HTC Hero, which I’ve been using sofar. My girlfriend wanted that one, so it’ll have a good home :) and I can keep it updated to the latest firmwares.

Rooting the HTC Hero

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Note: This is at your own risk. If you fry your phone, your problem, not mine.

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htc hero

Hello there, Froyo (Android 2.2)

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Google released Android 2.2 – codename Froyo (for Frozen Yoghurt), giving Android users a nice speedboost.

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desire

How to RUU your Desire

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I’ve always been a fan of the 3rd party roms that are available for the different Android based phones. Unfortunately, it seems mine has developed a bit of a quirk: sometimes, when unplugging the USB cable, it will reboot. Or it no longer detects it as ‘external storage’ when putting it in USB-drive mode.

Enter the HTC Desire

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A little while back I finally caved in to all the peer pressure and got my second Android phone, the HTC Desire. It’s faster than the HTC Hero, which I’ve been using sofar. My girlfriend wanted that one, so it’ll have a good home :) and I can keep it updated to the latest firmwares.

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stable

Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 “Wheezy” gone stable

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Debian Wheezy has been released today. This release brings tons of new features, amongst which are multiarch support, several specific tools to deploy private clouds, an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove the need for third-party repositories.

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wheezy

Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 “Wheezy” gone stable

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Debian Wheezy has been released today. This release brings tons of new features, amongst which are multiarch support, several specific tools to deploy private clouds, an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove the need for third-party repositories.

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christmasconcert

Christmasconcert Arte Musicale

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As some of you might (not) know, I’ve recently joined a choir, called Furiant, which is part of the Arte Musicale group. (I already play in a pipe band (the Flemish Caledonian Pipes & Drums))

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motorola

My history in gadgets…

2 minute read

As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

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tablet

My history in gadgets - update 2019

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An update on the “My history in gadgets”, the 2014, 2015 and 2016 updates, I bring you… edition 2019! (mostly because I forgot to update stuff)

My history in gadgets…

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As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

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adb

Using adb with a OnePlus X on Linux…

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… is not really that hard. Just annoying. Since OnePlus’ USB ID is not in the default adb list, you need to add it yourself: echo "0x2a70" >> ~/.android/adb_usb.ini where 0x2a70 is the identifier for OnePlus. (you can find this with lsusb)

Reset android lockscreen to slide

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You’ve just reconfigured the security lockscreen settings on your (rooted) android phone, and then forgotten eg. the PIN code to unlock it? It happened to me yesterday.

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Manually flashing an OTA-update

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I recently acquired a second-hand HTC One X. A week or two back HTC decided to release the JellyBean update for the phone, all was well. Yesterday, another update was sighted on XDA, and since it seems like this one gives better battery life, I didn’t feel like waiting another 3-5 weeks before it became available in my country, so I searched on how to manually flash an OTA.

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suspend

Hibernate after suspend (on Fedora)

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I recently found out that Windows has this nice feature where, after suspending your laptop, it’ll go to hibernate after a while to preserve battery. Seems like a really cool feature, saves your battery too, so I wanted it on my linux installation. I’m using Fedora 27 right now.

XPS13, Linux, suspend and Intel Rapid Start Technology

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As an addendum to my previous post on how to install Debian Sid on the XPS13, I’ve been having issues with suspend – the laptop would sporadicaly not go to sleep properly on lid close, or it wouldn’t come out of suspend afterwards.

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dir825

OpenWRT, dual routers, dual SSIDs and VLANS

4 minute read

Back in the day I used to have one router in the house: the D-Link DIR-825, flashed with OpenWRT. Configured with two SSIDs – one for internal network use, and one for guest access – the latter being separate from the internal network of the flat.

OpenWRT, Atheros & channel availability

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If you’re living outside the US, and you’re using OpenWRT (a fantastic 3rdparty opensource firmware for many routers), you might have noticed that not all the WiFi channels which are legally allowed in your region are actually available for you to choose from.

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desire s

Compiling Android / CyanogenMod from source

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On the HTC Desire S, I’ve been using an unofficial build (made by Flinny) of CyanogenMod 10 for a while – happily so. Unfortunately the author is/was a bit strapped for time, and development slowed down significantly at the time. Updates for CM 10.1 and later were not forthcoming. Since I’m enough of a geek, and suffering from ORD, I decided to try to ‘roll my own’: to compile CM from source. A...

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LG Nexus 5

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I’ve always been a fan of the “stock Google” look of android, also often referred to as AOSP (Android Open Source Project) – a clean look, no bells and whistles added by the vendor of the device in question. The ‘vendor’ looks usually change the look of the Android OS, add (unneeded?) applications, and add their own launcher. There are several vendor skins, like Samsung’s TouchWiz (pictures), H...

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archer c5

Upgrading the TP-Link Archer C5 (v1.2) to an Archer C7 (v2.0)

1 minute read

I own a TP-Link Archer C5 router, version 1.2 – which is identical to the TP-Link Archer C7, version 2.0, save for some limitations which are introduced through software. These limitations include a 300Mbps cap on 2.4GHz (450Mbps for the C7) and a 876Mbps cap on 5GHz (1300Mbps on the C7). Not that much, but still enough to be worth tinkering for. Since I was looking at increasing the WiFi speed...

OpenWRT, dual routers, dual SSIDs and VLANS

4 minute read

Back in the day I used to have one router in the house: the D-Link DIR-825, flashed with OpenWRT. Configured with two SSIDs – one for internal network use, and one for guest access – the latter being separate from the internal network of the flat.

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crashplan

Replacing Crashplan

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I’ve been a longtime user of Crashplan, an easy-to-use cloud backup solution. It works well, and it used to work also on nearly any platform that had a java run-time and some add-on opensource libraries. I’ve used it for some time on my raspberry pi to automatically backup my data to the cloud. (Crashplan on ARM (the architecture of the raspberry pi) is an unsupported configuration though).

Running crashplan (headless) on a Raspberry pi 2

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In my grand scheme of “abuse all the low-power computing things!”, I’ve moved my crashplan backups over to the Raspberry Pi 2 (rpi2 for short). Installation is relatively painless: download the installer from the crashplan site, and unpack and execute. I installed mine under /opt/crashplan.

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blog

A new home

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In 2016 I moved this blog from my own CMS over to WordPress. But seeing what a pain it actually is to keep it all updated, I decided to move to a static site generator.

A new home, a new look

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I finally decided to retire my custom-written CMS (wrote it back in 2003, when I had more free time), which – while obviously fantastic, super advanced, and capable of making coffee for you – had some drawbacks. Mostly being that it was a pain to use and update content with.

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site

A new home

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In 2016 I moved this blog from my own CMS over to WordPress. But seeing what a pain it actually is to keep it all updated, I decided to move to a static site generator.

A new home, a new look

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I finally decided to retire my custom-written CMS (wrote it back in 2003, when I had more free time), which – while obviously fantastic, super advanced, and capable of making coffee for you – had some drawbacks. Mostly being that it was a pain to use and update content with.

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raspberry pi

DIY ambilight with Hyperion and a Raspberry Pi

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I’ve always liked the Ambilight technology Philips builds into some of their TV’s. I just don’t like the price that they ask for it… so I looked around if there was no way to build that yourself. There is, using a Raspberry Pi, some leds, and some bits and pieces ;)

Replacing Crashplan

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I’ve been a longtime user of Crashplan, an easy-to-use cloud backup solution. It works well, and it used to work also on nearly any platform that had a java run-time and some add-on opensource libraries. I’ve used it for some time on my raspberry pi to automatically backup my data to the cloud. (Crashplan on ARM (the architecture of the raspberry pi) is an unsupported configuration though).

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EDID for ViewSonic Vx2025wm

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I recently reinstalled Fedora on my desktop machine, which has (amongst others) a ViewSonic Vx2025wm screen connected to it. It’s an oldie, but still works (quite well). Unfortunately, Linux just complained that it didn’t get a proper EDID out of it, and refused to activate it – might also explain why Windows doesn’t recognise it as a PnP monitor – I guess the chip fried somewhere along the way.

Hibernate after suspend (on Fedora)

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I recently found out that Windows has this nice feature where, after suspending your laptop, it’ll go to hibernate after a while to preserve battery. Seems like a really cool feature, saves your battery too, so I wanted it on my linux installation. I’m using Fedora 27 right now.

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htmlpop

htmlpop! 0.5

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This script allows you to download POP3 mailboxes over an HTTP interface. I wrote it to allow me to get my mail through the company’s http proxy server.

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phpcomics

phpComics 0.4

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This is a collection of scripts that allow you to download complete archives of web-published comics.

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hogent

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java

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pegasi web server

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pws

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web server

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take this waltz

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tower of song

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our farewell

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atvsync

atvsync 0.1

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ATV Sync is a simple script that allows you to easily synchronise the premade ATV PalmOS databases to your PalmOS-powered handheld.

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palm pilot

atvsync 0.1

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ATV Sync is a simple script that allows you to easily synchronise the premade ATV PalmOS databases to your PalmOS-powered handheld.

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palmpilot

atvsync 0.1

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ATV Sync is a simple script that allows you to easily synchronise the premade ATV PalmOS databases to your PalmOS-powered handheld.

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fragfest

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lanparty

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wandering wolves

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shiny happy people

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susanne vega

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the queen and the soldier

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exams

And thus, it’s 2005…

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Well, what can I say? Best of wishes to everyone for 2005, and hopefully less violence/war/stupidity/suffering in the world.. Tho we really didn’t start of well, with the disaster that happened (and the medical disaster that’s starting to happen now) in the middle east with the Tsunami.. I hope that solutions are worked out quickly to make sure the needs get resolved…

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tsunami

And thus, it’s 2005…

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Well, what can I say? Best of wishes to everyone for 2005, and hopefully less violence/war/stupidity/suffering in the world.. Tho we really didn’t start of well, with the disaster that happened (and the medical disaster that’s starting to happen now) in the middle east with the Tsunami.. I hope that solutions are worked out quickly to make sure the needs get resolved…

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dead

Farewell, dear mouse!

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… and on this fair day, my trusty ‘old’ USB Logitech optical mouse ceased to process electrical inputs.. henceforth it shall go to silicon heaven with all the other mice and electrical appliances.

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memories

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officer krupke

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west side story

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recipes

Recipes

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Okay, I added some more of our recipes to the recipe book. Totalling 341 recipes \o/ ;p

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Allnighters at work

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Okay, first time I spend an entire night at work, because of a multicast routing problem. It took us a while to diagnose and to figure out where it went wrong and why it did… And having spent a 12h shift before, and then after would’ve been quite deadly ;p

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multicast

Allnighters at work

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Okay, first time I spend an entire night at work, because of a multicast routing problem. It took us a while to diagnose and to figure out where it went wrong and why it did… And having spent a 12h shift before, and then after would’ve been quite deadly ;p

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RIAA Settlements for 5$?

less than 1 minute read

A friend of mine pointed me to http://www.blogmaverick.com/entry/1234000270043583/

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RIAA Settlements for 5$?

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A friend of mine pointed me to http://www.blogmaverick.com/entry/1234000270043583/

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July meeting!

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Last thursday, the 30th of June to be precise, Diana landed back in belgium :) After going through hell traffic we got home, spent a quiet evening there. We watched The Tuxedo) and went to sleep.

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Motorola V3

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A few weeks back I finally decided to get me (yet another…) new phone.. and I decided on the Motorola V3. Coming from using a multitude of phones from different vendors, this one took me the longest to get used to. It has a different style phonebook, the menu system is totally different, … Intuitive, yet different. The manual, on the other hand, is totally crap. Half of the things aren’t explai...

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Motorola V3

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A few weeks back I finally decided to get me (yet another…) new phone.. and I decided on the Motorola V3. Coming from using a multitude of phones from different vendors, this one took me the longest to get used to. It has a different style phonebook, the menu system is totally different, … Intuitive, yet different. The manual, on the other hand, is totally crap. Half of the things aren’t explai...

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buitrago

September in Spain

2 minute read

On tuestday, 20 september I took the plane (yes, I gave it back ;p) once again to spain, to visit Diana :) :)

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segovia

September in Spain

2 minute read

On tuestday, 20 september I took the plane (yes, I gave it back ;p) once again to spain, to visit Diana :) :)

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livingroom

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painting

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redhat

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bush

Ahem…

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You know what you get when you do a Google search on the word ‘Failure’?

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failure

Ahem…

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You know what you get when you do a Google search on the word ‘Failure’?

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The Gift – part 2

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Well, I’ve been to Spain, came back in the meanwhile… (unfortunately.. I wanna stay there longer…)

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mju mini

The Gift – part 2

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Well, I’ve been to Spain, came back in the meanwhile… (unfortunately.. I wanna stay there longer…)

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prairy wind

Not dead yet

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Hmmm.. what can I say, after being ‘away’ for this long :) I just didn’t know what to post, or didn’t think of it usually.

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Spinningwheel!

less than 1 minute read

Is it a plane? A bird! No! It’s a spinningwheel!

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Krijg de kleren…

2 minute read

Thanks to my mum I discovered and can appreciate Jasperina De Jong (a dutch cabaretier, who no longer performs unfortunately) a lot.

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dyeing

April 2006

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Saturday, 8th On saturday, I went to pick up Diana, and we drove straight on to Ikea in Zaventem, to look for some general stuff and to check out their couch department. We decided on the Lund Valla couch (the red one), which comes in a handy do-it-yourself package :D It’s very comfy, you do need the pillows tho. Otherwise the back is a bit hard.

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Boys with Toys

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YAY! My new toy got delivered today!

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DD-WRT

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I reflashed my good old Linksys WRT54G router two weeks back, from using Sveasoft Talisman to DD-WRT. I must say, I’m happily amazed with the quality of this firmware. And, it’s for free too :D (you have to pay a 20$/year subscription fee for sveasoft to have access to their firmwares)

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acer travelmate

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tm800

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tm803

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dell d610

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c#

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cisco

I sold it on eBay…

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A while back (basically, in december) I decided to sell my Cisco Catalyst C2924-XL switch on eBay. Since I’ve done plenty of auctions before there, no problem! So, the item got sold to someone from the EasyHost company. Fine by me, I don’t really care who buys my stuff, as long as they follow up ;)

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cost

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drm

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Second Life

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After all the hipe that’s being created around the virtual online game Second Life, I decided to give it a quick spin. Quick being very quick here, since after around 30 minutes I bailed out and deleted the game.

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spamassassin

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netconnect

My ISP

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In june 2006 I switched from the cable provider Telenet (Expressnet) to the ADSL/hosting provider Schedom / Dommel (Netconnect). I can’t say I’ve been sorry.

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switch

Switch? No thanks.

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Since I sold my trusty 3-year old Acer Travelmate 803, I was going to go and look in some stores for new laptops. Hopping around in Ghent, I walked off to the Fnac, noted the offers there (nothing that really drew my attention), and then to the Switch computer store (an authorized mac reseller). Their non-mac offerings are not too great (you can better go to another store), so I waited my turn ...

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Yay!

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Yesterday I went to FEM Computer Systems in Aalst, Belgium – a local computer store that sells PC’s and Apple stuff. After my wonderful time in another store, I was kinda weary, but for nothing :) The service is great, they treat people like they should be treated :)

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Typing spanish on a Mac

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I finally (well, no, I got the answer from my thread on mac-forums.com) found how to type spanish characters on Mac OS X (thanks to the wonderful Study Spanish site):

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Destructive critters…

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Those cavies are damn destructive creatures! We installed a wooden stairs made of balsa for them, basically they trashed it completely… So I went out and got a new piece of balsa, cut it to size and installed it (leaving the old one for chewing):

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Destructive critters…

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Those cavies are damn destructive creatures! We installed a wooden stairs made of balsa for them, basically they trashed it completely… So I went out and got a new piece of balsa, cut it to size and installed it (leaving the old one for chewing):

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stairs

Destructive critters…

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Those cavies are damn destructive creatures! We installed a wooden stairs made of balsa for them, basically they trashed it completely… So I went out and got a new piece of balsa, cut it to size and installed it (leaving the old one for chewing):

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emo

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etch

Oh, I forgot…

less than 1 minute read

… but Debian Etch got released last week. Yay! :)

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delayed

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americans

WiFi’s bad, mmmkay?

1 minute read

In case you don’t hate SCO yet (or don’t know them), they’re a company that sued IBM because they had allegedly put SCO code into the Linux kernel. The whole thing still has to be proven, point, counterpoint, yadda yadda yadda. Basically they want to make everyone pay a license to them if you use linux. Old news.

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WiFi’s bad, mmmkay?

1 minute read

In case you don’t hate SCO yet (or don’t know them), they’re a company that sued IBM because they had allegedly put SCO code into the Linux kernel. The whole thing still has to be proven, point, counterpoint, yadda yadda yadda. Basically they want to make everyone pay a license to them if you use linux. Old news.

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pr0n

WiFi’s bad, mmmkay?

1 minute read

In case you don’t hate SCO yet (or don’t know them), they’re a company that sued IBM because they had allegedly put SCO code into the Linux kernel. The whole thing still has to be proven, point, counterpoint, yadda yadda yadda. Basically they want to make everyone pay a license to them if you use linux. Old news.

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prude

WiFi’s bad, mmmkay?

1 minute read

In case you don’t hate SCO yet (or don’t know them), they’re a company that sued IBM because they had allegedly put SCO code into the Linux kernel. The whole thing still has to be proven, point, counterpoint, yadda yadda yadda. Basically they want to make everyone pay a license to them if you use linux. Old news.

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sco

WiFi’s bad, mmmkay?

1 minute read

In case you don’t hate SCO yet (or don’t know them), they’re a company that sued IBM because they had allegedly put SCO code into the Linux kernel. The whole thing still has to be proven, point, counterpoint, yadda yadda yadda. Basically they want to make everyone pay a license to them if you use linux. Old news.

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Hack a Mac

less than 1 minute read

Anyone want to Hack a Mac and get paid for it? Well, now you can:

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macworld

Hack a Mac

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Anyone want to Hack a Mac and get paid for it? Well, now you can:

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outside

Outside

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Today I put them little critters outside for a change, in an old cage we have standing around. It was obvious that they had a bit of a hard time adjusting to all the noises that are there and as such they were hiding a lot…

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distcc

Linux, distcc and Mac OS X

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If you’re like me, and have Fink installed on your Mac and compiling away all those wonderful unix applications, and you have a desktop nearby running linux (with more processor power being unused), you’ll want to setup distcc so you can harnass all that power.

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Birds

Birds, little birds!

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We’ve (well, my parents really) have had some Zebra Finches for a while. They never really did any real breeding, but last time they seemed more serious about the matter. And yes, we got ourselfs some little birds!

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Work-event: Karting!

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Today we went Karting with work in Brussels Kart, a karting / expo / restaurant thing in Groot-bijgaarden (just outside of Brussels).

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cpu

Svchost hogging yer cpu

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In case you’re using Windows (or Microsoft) Update, you’ll probably have noticed that your PC sometimes grinds to a halt after bootup. Checking with task manager usually reveals that svchost.exe is abusing your CPU, pegging it at 100%.

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Svchost hogging yer cpu

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In case you’re using Windows (or Microsoft) Update, you’ll probably have noticed that your PC sometimes grinds to a halt after bootup. Checking with task manager usually reveals that svchost.exe is abusing your CPU, pegging it at 100%.

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Using Voipfone.co.uk on Nokia E65

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I recently bought a Nokia E65, a very classy, handy, and feature-packed phone. One of the reasons I went with this one is because it has WiFi, which I want to use for making internet-calls. The SIP client is a bit of pita though to configure, but I finally managed to get it working.

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Using Voipfone.co.uk on Nokia E65

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I recently bought a Nokia E65, a very classy, handy, and feature-packed phone. One of the reasons I went with this one is because it has WiFi, which I want to use for making internet-calls. The SIP client is a bit of pita though to configure, but I finally managed to get it working.

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Using Voipfone.co.uk on Nokia E65

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I recently bought a Nokia E65, a very classy, handy, and feature-packed phone. One of the reasons I went with this one is because it has WiFi, which I want to use for making internet-calls. The SIP client is a bit of pita though to configure, but I finally managed to get it working.

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Vmware and Linux-2.6.22

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If you’re rolling your own kernels, and upgraded to 2.6.22, you might have bumped into a compilation issue:

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theme

Reflect theme for Symbian

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In my quest for a prettier theme than the default themes of the Nokia E65, I’ve found the Reflect theme by Psiloc on the Symbian in Motion blog. See the blog for a full review of the theme.

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thanks

Uhm.. thanks CTG ;)

less than 1 minute read

I know some companies are thankful when an employee chooses to work for them (like I did – choosing to go work for CTG)… but it’s a first that the employer actually sends flowers to your home address with a thank you note :P

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translate

Lulzkat tranlashun!

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Wanna learn Lolcatian? Then try the lolcat translator!

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cacti

What we’ve been doing…

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Diana’s been here since the 27th of july, and we’ve been busy bees sofar ! Ofcourse the necessary amount of relaxing and just enjoying the time, too :)

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antec sonata 3

It’s oh so quiet…

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Yeah, yeah, I know, that title is about the lamest I could come up with. It’s appropriate though – since yesterday evening the main source of background noise when my pc is on is no longer my pc! I finally decided to get that noisebucket tamed, after hearing my brother-in-law’s new computer (or better, the lack of hearing it).

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pc

It’s oh so quiet…

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Yeah, yeah, I know, that title is about the lamest I could come up with. It’s appropriate though – since yesterday evening the main source of background noise when my pc is on is no longer my pc! I finally decided to get that noisebucket tamed, after hearing my brother-in-law’s new computer (or better, the lack of hearing it).

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scythe katana 2

It’s oh so quiet…

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Yeah, yeah, I know, that title is about the lamest I could come up with. It’s appropriate though – since yesterday evening the main source of background noise when my pc is on is no longer my pc! I finally decided to get that noisebucket tamed, after hearing my brother-in-law’s new computer (or better, the lack of hearing it).

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cleanup

Spri… err… cd cleanup!

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I’ve been cleaning up a bit.. and finally decided to check/sort all my empty cd boxes I had lying about.

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leaving

So long… and thanks for all the fish!

1 minute read

As some of you might already know, last friday was my last day of work for Tri-enniuM (and ergo, Reuters and KBC). I went to say goodbye at our head-office in Rotterdam on the 25th, gave a farewell drink for the collegues at KBC on the 26th, and finally left the company on the 28th. It’s still somewhat strange, being that this was my first job after leaving school. Oh well, we move on in life…

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closed platform

iPhone rant

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Really. What’s up with iPhone owners these days? They buy an overpriced piece of equipment, knowing:

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iPhone rant

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Really. What’s up with iPhone owners these days? They buy an overpriced piece of equipment, knowing:

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Dirk Gently on the BBC

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BBC 4 Radio is running Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency as an audiobook series!

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Dirk Gently on the BBC

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BBC 4 Radio is running Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency as an audiobook series!

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Dirk Gently on the BBC

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BBC 4 Radio is running Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency as an audiobook series!

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Dirk Gently on the BBC

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BBC 4 Radio is running Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency as an audiobook series!

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g3

GPRS/3G connections using Mac OS X

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Here’s a simple howto to get your Mac internet-connected using GPRS/3G on your bluetooth-equipped phone. I’ve only tested this with my Motorola V3 and Vodafone (Spain), so no guarantees about the other providers, but the main part should be the same.

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gprs

GPRS/3G connections using Mac OS X

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Here’s a simple howto to get your Mac internet-connected using GPRS/3G on your bluetooth-equipped phone. I’ve only tested this with my Motorola V3 and Vodafone (Spain), so no guarantees about the other providers, but the main part should be the same.

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vodafone

GPRS/3G connections using Mac OS X

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Here’s a simple howto to get your Mac internet-connected using GPRS/3G on your bluetooth-equipped phone. I’ve only tested this with my Motorola V3 and Vodafone (Spain), so no guarantees about the other providers, but the main part should be the same.

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Proxy settings for Brussels Airlines lounge in Brussels airport

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Just in case you ever find yourself in the Brussels Airlines VIP lounge (in Brussels Airport), and you want to do something besides using IE on their internet pc’s, here are the proxy settings (that you can use in eg. putty). I had to find a way to open a command box to get to the settings, but in the end I managed.

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Proxy settings for Brussels Airlines lounge in Brussels airport

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Just in case you ever find yourself in the Brussels Airlines VIP lounge (in Brussels Airport), and you want to do something besides using IE on their internet pc’s, here are the proxy settings (that you can use in eg. putty). I had to find a way to open a command box to get to the settings, but in the end I managed.

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proxy

Proxy settings for Brussels Airlines lounge in Brussels airport

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Just in case you ever find yourself in the Brussels Airlines VIP lounge (in Brussels Airport), and you want to do something besides using IE on their internet pc’s, here are the proxy settings (that you can use in eg. putty). I had to find a way to open a command box to get to the settings, but in the end I managed.

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auris

Cars – part 2

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Continuing from my previous post, I’ve now visited a bunch of car manufacturers: (all cars are diesel fueled except the hybrid)

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Cars – part 2

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Continuing from my previous post, I’ve now visited a bunch of car manufacturers: (all cars are diesel fueled except the hybrid)

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Cars – part 2

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Continuing from my previous post, I’ve now visited a bunch of car manufacturers: (all cars are diesel fueled except the hybrid)

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golf

Cars – part 2

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Continuing from my previous post, I’ve now visited a bunch of car manufacturers: (all cars are diesel fueled except the hybrid)

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honda

Cars – part 2

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Continuing from my previous post, I’ve now visited a bunch of car manufacturers: (all cars are diesel fueled except the hybrid)

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kia

Cars – part 2

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Continuing from my previous post, I’ve now visited a bunch of car manufacturers: (all cars are diesel fueled except the hybrid)

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mitsubishi

Cars – part 2

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Continuing from my previous post, I’ve now visited a bunch of car manufacturers: (all cars are diesel fueled except the hybrid)

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Cars – part 2

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Continuing from my previous post, I’ve now visited a bunch of car manufacturers: (all cars are diesel fueled except the hybrid)

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weasel stompin' day

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bezel

My Mac is Back!

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I put it in for repair after hairline cracks started appearing in the front bezel and on the bottom.

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My Mac is Back!

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I put it in for repair after hairline cracks started appearing in the front bezel and on the bottom.

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colours

Changing Terminal.app ANSI colours

less than 1 minute read

I use Irssi on my mac with Terminal.app in Leopard. All very nice, except that in Terminal.app, the dark gray colour used in my Irssi theme shows black. Black on black doesn’t work very well.

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Changing Terminal.app ANSI colours

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I use Irssi on my mac with Terminal.app in Leopard. All very nice, except that in Terminal.app, the dark gray colour used in my Irssi theme shows black. Black on black doesn’t work very well.

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Nokia E65 software update

less than 1 minute read

There’s a Nokia E65 software update available, updating the mobile to version 2.0633.65.01.

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handbook

The Nerd Handbook

less than 1 minute read

A nerd needs a project because a nerd builds stuff. All the time. Those lulls in the conversation over dinner? That’s the nerd working on his project in his head.

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prejudice

Prius prejudice

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What’s with people and their prejudice against the Prius?

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delays

One week of working!

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After one week of working again, here’s a quick .. urr.. reviewish kind of thingy:

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countdown

WordPress Widgets!

1 minute read

I just finished creating three new WordPress Widget Plugins. Some are conversions of older plugins I made for WordPress, one is brand stinkin’ new.

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WordPress Widgets!

1 minute read

I just finished creating three new WordPress Widget Plugins. Some are conversions of older plugins I made for WordPress, one is brand stinkin’ new.

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WordPress Widgets!

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I just finished creating three new WordPress Widget Plugins. Some are conversions of older plugins I made for WordPress, one is brand stinkin’ new.

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widgets

WordPress Widgets!

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I just finished creating three new WordPress Widget Plugins. Some are conversions of older plugins I made for WordPress, one is brand stinkin’ new.

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polluting

Thank you for polluting

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I’ve often wondered why people insist on letting their cars run when:

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stupid people

Thank you for polluting

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I’ve often wondered why people insist on letting their cars run when:

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traffic jam

Thank you for polluting

less than 1 minute read

I’ve often wondered why people insist on letting their cars run when:

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lecon

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neerlandais

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lonely

Far away

less than 1 minute read

(Comic © http://www.xkcd.com) Too true too often…

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tree

Xmas tree!

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We got our xmas tree! (and the obligatory decorations, and lamps, ofcourse!)

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telenet

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halflife

Portal end squence… Still Alive!

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I recently bought Portal – a puzzle game (based on the Source engine) by Valve. The game in itself is fun, but even more fun was the end sequence!

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Portal end squence… Still Alive!

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I recently bought Portal – a puzzle game (based on the Source engine) by Valve. The game in itself is fun, but even more fun was the end sequence!

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valvesoftware

Portal end squence… Still Alive!

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I recently bought Portal – a puzzle game (based on the Source engine) by Valve. The game in itself is fun, but even more fun was the end sequence!

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ttl

wrt54g time to live exceeded?

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I wonder how long the lifetime is of a Linksys WRT54G v2.2 router… I have one, and it’s been showing more and more problems with the WiFi part of the router: often after a powerup it just doesn’t initialise, no WiFi to be seen. The router reports it’s up, but there just isn’t any signal.

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encoding

Grmble!

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I hate having to go through the blog to correct posts!

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upgrade

Grmble!

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I hate having to go through the blog to correct posts!

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cancellations

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delay

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bug

Ubuntu LTS… not so very L?

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Ubuntu has these versions of it’s distribution they label LTS: Long Term Support. Now seems that if you use an LTS, and want to go to the next LTS… you’ll have the pleasure of either breaking your system, or reinstalling from scratch.

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Ubuntu LTS… not so very L?

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Ubuntu has these versions of it’s distribution they label LTS: Long Term Support. Now seems that if you use an LTS, and want to go to the next LTS… you’ll have the pleasure of either breaking your system, or reinstalling from scratch.

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ubuntu

Ubuntu LTS… not so very L?

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Ubuntu has these versions of it’s distribution they label LTS: Long Term Support. Now seems that if you use an LTS, and want to go to the next LTS… you’ll have the pleasure of either breaking your system, or reinstalling from scratch.

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2008

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bible

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antwerp

Signpost in Antwerp

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Go Belgium, with our super-duper hyper-effecient roads:

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signpost

Signpost in Antwerp

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Go Belgium, with our super-duper hyper-effecient roads:

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NAS Project

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I “recently” ordered (after doing some research) a Raidsonic Icybox NAS (full model: IB-NAS4220-B). I chose it because of:

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NAS Project

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I “recently” ordered (after doing some research) a Raidsonic Icybox NAS (full model: IB-NAS4220-B). I chose it because of:

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NAS Project

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I “recently” ordered (after doing some research) a Raidsonic Icybox NAS (full model: IB-NAS4220-B). I chose it because of:

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seagate

NAS Project

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I “recently” ordered (after doing some research) a Raidsonic Icybox NAS (full model: IB-NAS4220-B). I chose it because of:

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Linux on my MacBook

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I’m currently trying to get Linux (Debian Sid) working on my MacBook… it’s installed, but still needs lots of tweaking.

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early delivery

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toyota

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sncb

Fuckin’ NMBS

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The Belgian National Railways (known as NMBS/SNCB) really totally suck. Completely and utterly.

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strike

Fuckin’ NMBS

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The Belgian National Railways (known as NMBS/SNCB) really totally suck. Completely and utterly.

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pretty

Prius Preview

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Today we went to get the papers for the Prius, and got a sneak-preview at it too ;) (no, the pic ain’t blurry, you’re just drunk! :p)

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preview

Prius Preview

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Today we went to get the papers for the Prius, and got a sneak-preview at it too ;) (no, the pic ain’t blurry, you’re just drunk! :p)

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Mad dash – continued

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Yay! I finally got the firstall of my certificates of the leasing firms – now we can go insurance-hunt!

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Mad dash – continued

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Yay! I finally got the firstall of my certificates of the leasing firms – now we can go insurance-hunt!

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butterflies

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real programmers

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vi

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car

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plates

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muppets

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licenseplate

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mad dash

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yez

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arrived

It’s here!

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I finally got our brand new Prius! It’s damn pretty, drives smoothly… <3 ;)

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beautiful

It’s here!

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I finally got our brand new Prius! It’s damn pretty, drives smoothly… <3 ;)

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crap lighting

It’s here!

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I finally got our brand new Prius! It’s damn pretty, drives smoothly… <3 ;)

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pics

It’s here!

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I finally got our brand new Prius! It’s damn pretty, drives smoothly… <3 ;)

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diesel

Smog-alert!

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Today the government of Flanders imposed another “Smog alert”, atleast until tomorrow evening.

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fine dust

Smog-alert!

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Today the government of Flanders imposed another “Smog alert”, atleast until tomorrow evening.

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flanders

Smog-alert!

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Today the government of Flanders imposed another “Smog alert”, atleast until tomorrow evening.

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government

Smog-alert!

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Today the government of Flanders imposed another “Smog alert”, atleast until tomorrow evening.

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smog alert

Smog-alert!

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Today the government of Flanders imposed another “Smog alert”, atleast until tomorrow evening.

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Being sick sucks!

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Since last weekend I’ve been stuck with a nasty cold, reaching climax on wednesday when I bailed work at noon and went to the doctor. Sickleave until friday, and some painkiller (perdolan) and a coughsirup (mjummm.. not!)

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inflammation

Being sick sucks!

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Since last weekend I’ve been stuck with a nasty cold, reaching climax on wednesday when I bailed work at noon and went to the doctor. Sickleave until friday, and some painkiller (perdolan) and a coughsirup (mjummm.. not!)

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sick

Being sick sucks!

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Since last weekend I’ve been stuck with a nasty cold, reaching climax on wednesday when I bailed work at noon and went to the doctor. Sickleave until friday, and some painkiller (perdolan) and a coughsirup (mjummm.. not!)

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ad&d

R.I.P. Gary Gygax

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On the 4th of March 2008, Gary Gygax – creator of D&D, which laid the basis for the tabletop RPG’s as we know them today – passed away, age 69.

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R.I.P. Gary Gygax

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On the 4th of March 2008, Gary Gygax – creator of D&D, which laid the basis for the tabletop RPG’s as we know them today – passed away, age 69.

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R.I.P. Gary Gygax

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On the 4th of March 2008, Gary Gygax – creator of D&D, which laid the basis for the tabletop RPG’s as we know them today – passed away, age 69.

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gary gygax

R.I.P. Gary Gygax

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On the 4th of March 2008, Gary Gygax – creator of D&D, which laid the basis for the tabletop RPG’s as we know them today – passed away, age 69.

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R.I.P. Gary Gygax

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On the 4th of March 2008, Gary Gygax – creator of D&D, which laid the basis for the tabletop RPG’s as we know them today – passed away, age 69.

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R.I.P. Arthur C. Clarke and Hugo Claus

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Yesterday, Arthur C. Clarke, author of 2001: A Space Oddysey” and other great works, passed away at the age of 90. He’ll be sorely missed both by the science community and the millions of fans he had.

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film director

R.I.P. Arthur C. Clarke and Hugo Claus

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Yesterday, Arthur C. Clarke, author of 2001: A Space Oddysey” and other great works, passed away at the age of 90. He’ll be sorely missed both by the science community and the millions of fans he had.

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R.I.P. Arthur C. Clarke and Hugo Claus

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Yesterday, Arthur C. Clarke, author of 2001: A Space Oddysey” and other great works, passed away at the age of 90. He’ll be sorely missed both by the science community and the millions of fans he had.

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painter

R.I.P. Arthur C. Clarke and Hugo Claus

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Yesterday, Arthur C. Clarke, author of 2001: A Space Oddysey” and other great works, passed away at the age of 90. He’ll be sorely missed both by the science community and the millions of fans he had.

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science

R.I.P. Arthur C. Clarke and Hugo Claus

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Yesterday, Arthur C. Clarke, author of 2001: A Space Oddysey” and other great works, passed away at the age of 90. He’ll be sorely missed both by the science community and the millions of fans he had.

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writer

R.I.P. Arthur C. Clarke and Hugo Claus

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Yesterday, Arthur C. Clarke, author of 2001: A Space Oddysey” and other great works, passed away at the age of 90. He’ll be sorely missed both by the science community and the millions of fans he had.

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blogging

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s60 3rd edition

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jack black flint!

Arrrrrrrr!

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My pirate name is: Black Jack Flint Like anyone confronted with the harshness of robbery on the high seas, you can be pessimistic at times. Like the rock flint, you’re hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you’re easily chipped, and sparky. Arr! Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com. </div>

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pirate name

Arrrrrrrr!

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My pirate name is: Black Jack Flint Like anyone confronted with the harshness of robbery on the high seas, you can be pessimistic at times. Like the rock flint, you’re hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you’re easily chipped, and sparky. Arr! Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com. </div>

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Tests

Arrrrrrrr!

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My pirate name is: Black Jack Flint Like anyone confronted with the harshness of robbery on the high seas, you can be pessimistic at times. Like the rock flint, you’re hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you’re easily chipped, and sparky. Arr! Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com. </div>

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priest

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sweeney todd

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10000

Spam!

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Woohoo! Another milestone reached:

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Spam!

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Woohoo! Another milestone reached:

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boring

Meetings…

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This is sometimes so very true:

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Meetings…

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This is sometimes so very true:

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problems

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registry

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Funpidgin

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Thanks to a post on Frank Goosens’ blog I discovered FunPidgin! A fork of Pidgin, a multi-messenger client formerly known as Gaim.

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Funpidgin

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Thanks to a post on Frank Goosens’ blog I discovered FunPidgin! A fork of Pidgin, a multi-messenger client formerly known as Gaim.

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Funpidgin

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Thanks to a post on Frank Goosens’ blog I discovered FunPidgin! A fork of Pidgin, a multi-messenger client formerly known as Gaim.

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abit

Weird pc issues…

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I’ve been having a weird issue with the motherboard on my pc. The first time you boot it in a day, it was very likely to freeze on you – either after the USB started flopping on and off, or the sound starting cracking, and so on… not very fun. Solution: power off the power supply for a minute, power it back on, and it would be good to go for the rest of the day. It’s not an unknown issue (see t...

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crackling

Weird pc issues…

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I’ve been having a weird issue with the motherboard on my pc. The first time you boot it in a day, it was very likely to freeze on you – either after the USB started flopping on and off, or the sound starting cracking, and so on… not very fun. Solution: power off the power supply for a minute, power it back on, and it would be good to go for the rest of the day. It’s not an unknown issue (see t...

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hang

Weird pc issues…

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I’ve been having a weird issue with the motherboard on my pc. The first time you boot it in a day, it was very likely to freeze on you – either after the USB started flopping on and off, or the sound starting cracking, and so on… not very fun. Solution: power off the power supply for a minute, power it back on, and it would be good to go for the rest of the day. It’s not an unknown issue (see t...

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kn9-sli

Weird pc issues…

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I’ve been having a weird issue with the motherboard on my pc. The first time you boot it in a day, it was very likely to freeze on you – either after the USB started flopping on and off, or the sound starting cracking, and so on… not very fun. Solution: power off the power supply for a minute, power it back on, and it would be good to go for the rest of the day. It’s not an unknown issue (see t...

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m2n-sli deluxe

Weird pc issues…

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I’ve been having a weird issue with the motherboard on my pc. The first time you boot it in a day, it was very likely to freeze on you – either after the USB started flopping on and off, or the sound starting cracking, and so on… not very fun. Solution: power off the power supply for a minute, power it back on, and it would be good to go for the rest of the day. It’s not an unknown issue (see t...

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replaced

Weird pc issues…

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I’ve been having a weird issue with the motherboard on my pc. The first time you boot it in a day, it was very likely to freeze on you – either after the USB started flopping on and off, or the sound starting cracking, and so on… not very fun. Solution: power off the power supply for a minute, power it back on, and it would be good to go for the rest of the day. It’s not an unknown issue (see t...

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sound

Weird pc issues…

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I’ve been having a weird issue with the motherboard on my pc. The first time you boot it in a day, it was very likely to freeze on you – either after the USB started flopping on and off, or the sound starting cracking, and so on… not very fun. Solution: power off the power supply for a minute, power it back on, and it would be good to go for the rest of the day. It’s not an unknown issue (see t...

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usb

Weird pc issues…

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I’ve been having a weird issue with the motherboard on my pc. The first time you boot it in a day, it was very likely to freeze on you – either after the USB started flopping on and off, or the sound starting cracking, and so on… not very fun. Solution: power off the power supply for a minute, power it back on, and it would be good to go for the rest of the day. It’s not an unknown issue (see t...

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aliases

Mail.app tips & tricks

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I still haven’t found any mail client I really like on the Mac… I’ve been using Thunderbird now for a while, but it doesn’t really have what I want in a mail client. I guess I’m spoiled, since I’m used to using KMail at home (and I’m forced to use Lotus Notes at work – a horrible client from a usability point of view).

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Mail.app tips & tricks

1 minute read

I still haven’t found any mail client I really like on the Mac… I’ve been using Thunderbird now for a while, but it doesn’t really have what I want in a mail client. I guess I’m spoiled, since I’m used to using KMail at home (and I’m forced to use Lotus Notes at work – a horrible client from a usability point of view).

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fastscripts

Mail.app tips & tricks

1 minute read

I still haven’t found any mail client I really like on the Mac… I’ve been using Thunderbird now for a while, but it doesn’t really have what I want in a mail client. I guess I’m spoiled, since I’m used to using KMail at home (and I’m forced to use Lotus Notes at work – a horrible client from a usability point of view).

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get next unread

Mail.app tips & tricks

1 minute read

I still haven’t found any mail client I really like on the Mac… I’ve been using Thunderbird now for a while, but it doesn’t really have what I want in a mail client. I guess I’m spoiled, since I’m used to using KMail at home (and I’m forced to use Lotus Notes at work – a horrible client from a usability point of view).

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headers

Mail.app tips & tricks

1 minute read

I still haven’t found any mail client I really like on the Mac… I’ve been using Thunderbird now for a while, but it doesn’t really have what I want in a mail client. I guess I’m spoiled, since I’m used to using KMail at home (and I’m forced to use Lotus Notes at work – a horrible client from a usability point of view).

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mail

Mail.app tips & tricks

1 minute read

I still haven’t found any mail client I really like on the Mac… I’ve been using Thunderbird now for a while, but it doesn’t really have what I want in a mail client. I guess I’m spoiled, since I’m used to using KMail at home (and I’m forced to use Lotus Notes at work – a horrible client from a usability point of view).

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mail.app

Mail.app tips & tricks

1 minute read

I still haven’t found any mail client I really like on the Mac… I’ve been using Thunderbird now for a while, but it doesn’t really have what I want in a mail client. I guess I’m spoiled, since I’m used to using KMail at home (and I’m forced to use Lotus Notes at work – a horrible client from a usability point of view).

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tricks

Mail.app tips & tricks

1 minute read

I still haven’t found any mail client I really like on the Mac… I’ve been using Thunderbird now for a while, but it doesn’t really have what I want in a mail client. I guess I’m spoiled, since I’m used to using KMail at home (and I’m forced to use Lotus Notes at work – a horrible client from a usability point of view).

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Goodbye, Palm!

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“Goodbye, my trusty Palm! May you bring joy to your new owner and know many more years of use!”</p> … and there was much rejoicing …</center> (Yeah, I sold my Palm TX – Didn’t use it anymore since I got the E65…)

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Copying files and dirs with tar

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If you want to copy a bunch of files from one spot to another, but preserve links/permissions/ownership/…, it’s usually a big hassle.

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hint

Copying files and dirs with tar

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If you want to copy a bunch of files from one spot to another, but preserve links/permissions/ownership/…, it’s usually a big hassle.

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permissions

Copying files and dirs with tar

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If you want to copy a bunch of files from one spot to another, but preserve links/permissions/ownership/…, it’s usually a big hassle.

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tar

Copying files and dirs with tar

1 minute read

If you want to copy a bunch of files from one spot to another, but preserve links/permissions/ownership/…, it’s usually a big hassle.

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crap weekend

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Rants

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beta

CoRD and xrdp

less than 1 minute read

I was trying to get xrdp running on my Linux box, so I could takeover the screen from the outside world. The rdp protocol is a (huge) bit more performant than VNC, which is why I wanted to use it.

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cord

CoRD and xrdp

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I was trying to get xrdp running on my Linux box, so I could takeover the screen from the outside world. The rdp protocol is a (huge) bit more performant than VNC, which is why I wanted to use it.

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CoRD and xrdp

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I was trying to get xrdp running on my Linux box, so I could takeover the screen from the outside world. The rdp protocol is a (huge) bit more performant than VNC, which is why I wanted to use it.

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CoRD and xrdp

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I was trying to get xrdp running on my Linux box, so I could takeover the screen from the outside world. The rdp protocol is a (huge) bit more performant than VNC, which is why I wanted to use it.

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Crap parkers

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You know what I really hate? Crap parkers. People that have a car, and that, according to them, needs to take up atleast 1.5 parking spots. Parking so badly that you – parked nicely in between the lines, in the bloody center – can’t get in or out of your car anymore, save by crawling in the car over the seats.

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animation vs animator

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Bigger disk!

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Upgraded my Macbook with a bigger disk: from an 80gb Toshiba MK8034GSX drive (with which it came delivered) to a (secondhand) 320gb Hitachi HTS543232L9A300 (what’s in a name…). Long live diskspace! ;)

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permission problem

Cloning woes

less than 1 minute read

After yesterday’s clone I noticed some applications behaved erraticly, amongst which Preview, Thunderbird, Appfresh… rather irritating.

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drm ebook

Reading DRM’ed Adobe Ebooks on Linux

less than 1 minute read

Sade linked me to this nice ebook by Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere. Unfortunately, you need Adobe Digital Editions for it, which only exists for Windows and Mac. Since she’s a Linux user, that one didn’t really fly with her.

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ars technica

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introduction

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peering

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transit

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pink floyd

RIP Richard Wright

less than 1 minute read

Today Richard Wright, the great self-thaught pianist/keyboardist of Pink Floyd, passed away, aged 65.

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richard wright

RIP Richard Wright

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Today Richard Wright, the great self-thaught pianist/keyboardist of Pink Floyd, passed away, aged 65.

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dock

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tuaw

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elgato

Mac mini PVR

less than 1 minute read

I recently acquired a Mac Mini, which I’m going to use as a PVR.

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printer

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automount

Automounting SMB/CIFS shares on Mac OS X

less than 1 minute read

For my PVR/HTMAC project, I wanted to auto-mount several shares from my NAS. After some searching I ran across this hint on the <a href=”“http://www.macosxhints.com” target=”_blank”>Mac OS X Hints</a> website, which works perfectly:

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hints

Automounting SMB/CIFS shares on Mac OS X

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For my PVR/HTMAC project, I wanted to auto-mount several shares from my NAS. After some searching I ran across this hint on the <a href=”“http://www.macosxhints.com” target=”_blank”>Mac OS X Hints</a> website, which works perfectly:

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stone

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bathroom

You know what sucks…

less than 1 minute read

… waking up at 6 in the morning, because you hear a certain sound you associate with water that’s coming under high pressure from a tap.

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broken

You know what sucks…

less than 1 minute read

… waking up at 6 in the morning, because you hear a certain sound you associate with water that’s coming under high pressure from a tap.

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crap quality

You know what sucks…

less than 1 minute read

… waking up at 6 in the morning, because you hear a certain sound you associate with water that’s coming under high pressure from a tap.

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tap

You know what sucks…

less than 1 minute read

… waking up at 6 in the morning, because you hear a certain sound you associate with water that’s coming under high pressure from a tap.

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cadaver

Cadaver and proxy auth

less than 1 minute read

At work we regularly have to send over files to $vendor. $Vendor has two ways of accepting files: FTP, and Webdav (over https). Since our company’s policy is to not send things out unencrypted, we have to go the webdav way. It’s also the policy to send things over our internetproxy if possible.

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patch

Cadaver and proxy auth

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At work we regularly have to send over files to $vendor. $Vendor has two ways of accepting files: FTP, and Webdav (over https). Since our company’s policy is to not send things out unencrypted, we have to go the webdav way. It’s also the policy to send things over our internetproxy if possible.

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boot time keys

Mac startup shortcuts

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Because I keep forgetting them, here’s a list of buttons you can press during a Mac’s boot to change behaviour:

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bric a brac

Willem Vermandere – Bric A brac

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‘t is niet den auto, ‘t is de reis niet de tafel, ‘t is de spijs niet den oven, ‘t is de koek niet het meubel, ‘t is het boek niet de potten, ‘t is de pap niet het lopen, ‘t is de stap niet de letters, ‘t is ‘t gedicht niet de lampe, ‘t is het licht…

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Willem Vermandere – Bric A brac

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‘t is niet den auto, ‘t is de reis niet de tafel, ‘t is de spijs niet den oven, ‘t is de koek niet het meubel, ‘t is het boek niet de potten, ‘t is de pap niet het lopen, ‘t is de stap niet de letters, ‘t is ‘t gedicht niet de lampe, ‘t is het licht…

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rtc

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travelmate 803

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xmes

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Politics

Belgium: FAIL!

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Once again, Belgium is the laughing stock of the EU.

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mac vs pc

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2.7

Now-reading for WordPress 2.7

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After upgrading the blog to WordPress 2.7, the Now Reading plugin didn’t work very well anymore.

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now reading

Now-reading for WordPress 2.7

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After upgrading the blog to WordPress 2.7, the Now Reading plugin didn’t work very well anymore.

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De Opstand Der Bloemen – Jasperina De Jong

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Wij zijn de tuin van het echtpaar de Bondt Aardige lui dat gaat best Wij staan in redelijk vruchtbare grond En krijgen steeds volop mest Maar dat is tevens een ernstige grief Onze ideeën zijn alternatief En ook al zijn er de hondjes heel gul ‘t Is altijd kunstmest, kunstmest, kunstmest Steeds weer dat chemische spul Wij zijn helaas niet ingesteld Op harde actie en geweld Maar door de zwoele voo...

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lyrics

De Opstand Der Bloemen – Jasperina De Jong

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Wij zijn de tuin van het echtpaar de Bondt Aardige lui dat gaat best Wij staan in redelijk vruchtbare grond En krijgen steeds volop mest Maar dat is tevens een ernstige grief Onze ideeën zijn alternatief En ook al zijn er de hondjes heel gul ‘t Is altijd kunstmest, kunstmest, kunstmest Steeds weer dat chemische spul Wij zijn helaas niet ingesteld Op harde actie en geweld Maar door de zwoele voo...

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poppenkast

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happy holidays

Happy [(X) (Newton) (Christ)]mas!

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It’s that time of the year again, where we all are (supposed to be) happy, cheery, exchange gifts, blabla you know, what not :p

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norad

Happy [(X) (Newton) (Christ)]mas!

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It’s that time of the year again, where we all are (supposed to be) happy, cheery, exchange gifts, blabla you know, what not :p

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linux 2.6.28

VMWare server 2.0 with kernel 2.6.28

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I just finished updating my machine to the latest Linux kernel, 2.6.28. All worked, except for VMWare Server (which was still at 1.0.8). Since 2.0 has been released, time for an upgrade!

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vmware server 2.0

VMWare server 2.0 with kernel 2.6.28

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I just finished updating my machine to the latest Linux kernel, 2.6.28. All worked, except for VMWare Server (which was still at 1.0.8). Since 2.0 has been released, time for an upgrade!

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vsock

VMWare server 2.0 with kernel 2.6.28

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I just finished updating my machine to the latest Linux kernel, 2.6.28. All worked, except for VMWare Server (which was still at 1.0.8). Since 2.0 has been released, time for an upgrade!

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alternative christmas story

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mc2xml

Using XMLTV with EyeTV

less than 1 minute read

I bought an Elgato EyeTV Hybrid a while back, and I was using the tvtv.co.uk service to get my EPG(Electronic Program Guide) data.

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tvtv

Using XMLTV with EyeTV

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I bought an Elgato EyeTV Hybrid a while back, and I was using the tvtv.co.uk service to get my EPG(Electronic Program Guide) data.

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xmltv

Using XMLTV with EyeTV

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I bought an Elgato EyeTV Hybrid a while back, and I was using the tvtv.co.uk service to get my EPG(Electronic Program Guide) data.

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eu

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software patents

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boot camp

Updating Boot Camp to 2.1

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For a reason not to be mentioned here, I needed to install Windows XP (legal license) on my Macbook. Easily done, Boot Camp Assistant, install windows, install drivers, the works.

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addictive

World of Goo!

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A good friend of mine introduced me to a new game: World Of Goo!

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world of goo

World of Goo!

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A good friend of mine introduced me to a new game: World Of Goo!

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Autoswitching network interfaces

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Since I’m a lazy git, I want my laptop to automatically switch back & forth between my wired and wireless interfaces. Seems that stuff like Network Manager can do that for you, but it’s not really my thing. I don’t like stuff where you need a GUI to configure it, a duplicaton of network configuration, and it also tends to hang my machine. No idea why, though.

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guessnet

Autoswitching network interfaces

2 minute read

Since I’m a lazy git, I want my laptop to automatically switch back & forth between my wired and wireless interfaces. Seems that stuff like Network Manager can do that for you, but it’s not really my thing. I don’t like stuff where you need a GUI to configure it, a duplicaton of network configuration, and it also tends to hang my machine. No idea why, though.

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ifplugd

Autoswitching network interfaces

2 minute read

Since I’m a lazy git, I want my laptop to automatically switch back & forth between my wired and wireless interfaces. Seems that stuff like Network Manager can do that for you, but it’s not really my thing. I don’t like stuff where you need a GUI to configure it, a duplicaton of network configuration, and it also tends to hang my machine. No idea why, though.

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ifupdown

Autoswitching network interfaces

2 minute read

Since I’m a lazy git, I want my laptop to automatically switch back & forth between my wired and wireless interfaces. Seems that stuff like Network Manager can do that for you, but it’s not really my thing. I don’t like stuff where you need a GUI to configure it, a duplicaton of network configuration, and it also tends to hang my machine. No idea why, though.

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parking

Parking…

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</p> (Comic © http://www.xkcd.com)</center> How often I’ve wanted to do that, because of inconsiderate assholes who park so badly that noone can park next to it, in a full car park. Or who just decide to park in the middle of two spots.

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not dead yet

No, I ain’t dead yet…

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I’m just extremely busy lately – mostly preparing for moving to a new place.

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evil

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ghent

Status update!

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Short summary of what I’ve been busy with:

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restore

Backup & restore of your Tomato-based router statistics

1 minute read

Since I recently moved, and now have my Tomato based WRT54GL on 24/7, I also wanted a way to keep a backup of those nice statistics the router generates. You have the option (built-in) to write them to nvram or to a CIFS share, but the former has a limited amount of writes, and the latter is not really stable (and I don’t have anything powered on all the time to keep the backups on).

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statistics

Backup & restore of your Tomato-based router statistics

1 minute read

Since I recently moved, and now have my Tomato based WRT54GL on 24/7, I also wanted a way to keep a backup of those nice statistics the router generates. You have the option (built-in) to write them to nvram or to a CIFS share, but the former has a limited amount of writes, and the latter is not really stable (and I don’t have anything powered on all the time to keep the backups on).

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wrt54gl

Backup & restore of your Tomato-based router statistics

1 minute read

Since I recently moved, and now have my Tomato based WRT54GL on 24/7, I also wanted a way to keep a backup of those nice statistics the router generates. You have the option (built-in) to write them to nvram or to a CIFS share, but the former has a limited amount of writes, and the latter is not really stable (and I don’t have anything powered on all the time to keep the backups on).

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3g modem

Using an Alcatel X200 under Linux

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I recently purchased an Alcatel Onetouch X200 3G USB modem, to be able to use internet on various locations where there is no wired or wifi available. Works fine under Windows/Mac OS X, bit more of a hassle under Linux.

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alcatel x200

Using an Alcatel X200 under Linux

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I recently purchased an Alcatel Onetouch X200 3G USB modem, to be able to use internet on various locations where there is no wired or wifi available. Works fine under Windows/Mac OS X, bit more of a hassle under Linux.

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celtic weekend

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linux-2.6.32

VMWare Player 3 vs Linux 2.6.32

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I wanted to test some crap in VMWare, didn’t feel like messing with the entire server thing so went for the player. Unfortunately, this thing doesn’t work against the 2.6.32 kernel.

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VMWare Player 3 vs Linux 2.6.32

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I wanted to test some crap in VMWare, didn’t feel like messing with the entire server thing so went for the player. Unfortunately, this thing doesn’t work against the 2.6.32 kernel.

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fosdem

FOSDEM 2010

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Yes, I’ll be going to FOSDEM 2010!

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foss

FOSDEM 2010

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Yes, I’ll be going to FOSDEM 2010!

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hosting

Hosting move

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I’ve moved hosting, from Lunar Pages to OVH. Lunar Pages is a good hosting, but their overselling and price hikes in the last few years made me look for something else.

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ovh

Hosting move

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I’ve moved hosting, from Lunar Pages to OVH. Lunar Pages is a good hosting, but their overselling and price hikes in the last few years made me look for something else.

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geek and poke

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kdm

Multiseat on Debian

5 minute read

Since I have a rather well-scaled desktop PC (nothing really fancy by today’s specs, but it’s underused as it is), and my gf sometimes wants to use it, and sometimes we both want to use it at the same time, I decided to turn it into a multiseat configuration.

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kernel mode setting

Multiseat on Debian

5 minute read

Since I have a rather well-scaled desktop PC (nothing really fancy by today’s specs, but it’s underused as it is), and my gf sometimes wants to use it, and sometimes we both want to use it at the same time, I decided to turn it into a multiseat configuration.

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kms

Multiseat on Debian

5 minute read

Since I have a rather well-scaled desktop PC (nothing really fancy by today’s specs, but it’s underused as it is), and my gf sometimes wants to use it, and sometimes we both want to use it at the same time, I decided to turn it into a multiseat configuration.

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multiseat

Multiseat on Debian

5 minute read

Since I have a rather well-scaled desktop PC (nothing really fancy by today’s specs, but it’s underused as it is), and my gf sometimes wants to use it, and sometimes we both want to use it at the same time, I decided to turn it into a multiseat configuration.

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radeon

Multiseat on Debian

5 minute read

Since I have a rather well-scaled desktop PC (nothing really fancy by today’s specs, but it’s underused as it is), and my gf sometimes wants to use it, and sometimes we both want to use it at the same time, I decided to turn it into a multiseat configuration.

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xf86-video-ati

Multiseat on Debian

5 minute read

Since I have a rather well-scaled desktop PC (nothing really fancy by today’s specs, but it’s underused as it is), and my gf sometimes wants to use it, and sometimes we both want to use it at the same time, I decided to turn it into a multiseat configuration.

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apple macbook 2007

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aosp

Hello there, Froyo (Android 2.2)

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Google released Android 2.2 – codename Froyo (for Frozen Yoghurt), giving Android users a nice speedboost.

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froyo

Hello there, Froyo (Android 2.2)

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Google released Android 2.2 – codename Froyo (for Frozen Yoghurt), giving Android users a nice speedboost.

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xda

Hello there, Froyo (Android 2.2)

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Google released Android 2.2 – codename Froyo (for Frozen Yoghurt), giving Android users a nice speedboost.

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nero

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code review

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alpharev

Enter the HTC Desire

2 minute read

A little while back I finally caved in to all the peer pressure and got my second Android phone, the HTC Desire. It’s faster than the HTC Hero, which I’ve been using sofar. My girlfriend wanted that one, so it’ll have a good home :) and I can keep it updated to the latest firmwares.

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defrost

Enter the HTC Desire

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A little while back I finally caved in to all the peer pressure and got my second Android phone, the HTC Desire. It’s faster than the HTC Hero, which I’ve been using sofar. My girlfriend wanted that one, so it’ll have a good home :) and I can keep it updated to the latest firmwares.

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htc desire

Enter the HTC Desire

2 minute read

A little while back I finally caved in to all the peer pressure and got my second Android phone, the HTC Desire. It’s faster than the HTC Hero, which I’ve been using sofar. My girlfriend wanted that one, so it’ll have a good home :) and I can keep it updated to the latest firmwares.

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rom

Enter the HTC Desire

2 minute read

A little while back I finally caved in to all the peer pressure and got my second Android phone, the HTC Desire. It’s faster than the HTC Hero, which I’ve been using sofar. My girlfriend wanted that one, so it’ll have a good home :) and I can keep it updated to the latest firmwares.

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unrevoked

Enter the HTC Desire

2 minute read

A little while back I finally caved in to all the peer pressure and got my second Android phone, the HTC Desire. It’s faster than the HTC Hero, which I’ve been using sofar. My girlfriend wanted that one, so it’ll have a good home :) and I can keep it updated to the latest firmwares.

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pristine

How to RUU your Desire

1 minute read

I’ve always been a fan of the 3rd party roms that are available for the different Android based phones. Unfortunately, it seems mine has developed a bit of a quirk: sometimes, when unplugging the USB cable, it will reboot. Or it no longer detects it as ‘external storage’ when putting it in USB-drive mode.

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How to RUU your Desire

1 minute read

I’ve always been a fan of the 3rd party roms that are available for the different Android based phones. Unfortunately, it seems mine has developed a bit of a quirk: sometimes, when unplugging the USB cable, it will reboot. Or it no longer detects it as ‘external storage’ when putting it in USB-drive mode.

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stock

How to RUU your Desire

1 minute read

I’ve always been a fan of the 3rd party roms that are available for the different Android based phones. Unfortunately, it seems mine has developed a bit of a quirk: sometimes, when unplugging the USB cable, it will reboot. Or it no longer detects it as ‘external storage’ when putting it in USB-drive mode.

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unroot

How to RUU your Desire

1 minute read

I’ve always been a fan of the 3rd party roms that are available for the different Android based phones. Unfortunately, it seems mine has developed a bit of a quirk: sometimes, when unplugging the USB cable, it will reboot. Or it no longer detects it as ‘external storage’ when putting it in USB-drive mode.

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Snailmail

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64 bit

Adobe AIR 2.6 and Debian Sid 64-bit

3 minute read

I wanted to get Adobe AIR to work on my 64-bit Debian Sid installation, to try out some other twitter clients, more specifically Saezuri. (On a side note: the offering of twitter clients on linux is … mediocre. Bad, even. The (imho) best one is Pino, but it has problems of it’s own).

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air

Adobe AIR 2.6 and Debian Sid 64-bit

3 minute read

I wanted to get Adobe AIR to work on my 64-bit Debian Sid installation, to try out some other twitter clients, more specifically Saezuri. (On a side note: the offering of twitter clients on linux is … mediocre. Bad, even. The (imho) best one is Pino, but it has problems of it’s own).

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box.net

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acpi

Fixing the ACPI DSDT of an Acer Ferrari One 200

8 minute read

Last year I installed Debían on my mother in law’s network (an Acer Ferrari One 200). The thing ran fine, but gave some “firmware bug?” warnings. Since no new BIOS’ were available at that time, I left it at that.

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DSDT

Fixing the ACPI DSDT of an Acer Ferrari One 200

8 minute read

Last year I installed Debían on my mother in law’s network (an Acer Ferrari One 200). The thing ran fine, but gave some “firmware bug?” warnings. Since no new BIOS’ were available at that time, I left it at that.

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ferrari one 200

Fixing the ACPI DSDT of an Acer Ferrari One 200

8 minute read

Last year I installed Debían on my mother in law’s network (an Acer Ferrari One 200). The thing ran fine, but gave some “firmware bug?” warnings. Since no new BIOS’ were available at that time, I left it at that.

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fix

Fixing the ACPI DSDT of an Acer Ferrari One 200

8 minute read

Last year I installed Debían on my mother in law’s network (an Acer Ferrari One 200). The thing ran fine, but gave some “firmware bug?” warnings. Since no new BIOS’ were available at that time, I left it at that.

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fo200

Fixing the ACPI DSDT of an Acer Ferrari One 200

8 minute read

Last year I installed Debían on my mother in law’s network (an Acer Ferrari One 200). The thing ran fine, but gave some “firmware bug?” warnings. Since no new BIOS’ were available at that time, I left it at that.

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ericsson

My history in gadgets…

2 minute read

As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

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m500

My history in gadgets…

2 minute read

As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

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pda

My history in gadgets…

2 minute read

As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

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philips

My history in gadgets…

2 minute read

As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

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psion

My history in gadgets…

2 minute read

As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

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s3

My history in gadgets…

2 minute read

As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

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s5

My history in gadgets…

2 minute read

As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

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sagem

My history in gadgets…

2 minute read

As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

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siena

My history in gadgets…

2 minute read

As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

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sony

My history in gadgets…

2 minute read

As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

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t3

My history in gadgets…

2 minute read

As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

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transformer

My history in gadgets…

2 minute read

As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

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tungsten

My history in gadgets…

2 minute read

As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

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tx

My history in gadgets…

2 minute read

As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.

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bach

Magnificat by C.P.E. Bach

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The choir Cantabile, together with Furiant and the Ghent Baroque Players are performing:

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Magnificat by C.P.E. Bach

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The choir Cantabile, together with Furiant and the Ghent Baroque Players are performing:

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Magnificat by C.P.E. Bach

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The choir Cantabile, together with Furiant and the Ghent Baroque Players are performing:

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Magnificat by C.P.E. Bach

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The choir Cantabile, together with Furiant and the Ghent Baroque Players are performing:

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historical

Thank you, Nikola Tesla!

less than 1 minute read

The Oatmeal recently had a nice post on Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest minds that ever lived. We owe a ton to that guy, even though he’s often not credited for it. Hell, you wouldn’t even be reading this without him.

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Nicola Tesla

Thank you, Nikola Tesla!

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The Oatmeal recently had a nice post on Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest minds that ever lived. We owe a ton to that guy, even though he’s often not credited for it. Hell, you wouldn’t even be reading this without him.

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lockscreen

Reset android lockscreen to slide

less than 1 minute read

You’ve just reconfigured the security lockscreen settings on your (rooted) android phone, and then forgotten eg. the PIN code to unlock it? It happened to me yesterday.

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pin

Reset android lockscreen to slide

less than 1 minute read

You’ve just reconfigured the security lockscreen settings on your (rooted) android phone, and then forgotten eg. the PIN code to unlock it? It happened to me yesterday.

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4.1.2

S-OFF and Jellybean on the HTC Desire HD (Ace)

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I acquired a secondhand HTC Desire HD, a nice phone (albeit a bit heavy). Comes with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and Sense. I’m personally not much of a Sense fan, and I wanted to move to a newer Android release, so I looked around on how to achieve S-OFF.

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aahk

S-OFF and Jellybean on the HTC Desire HD (Ace)

less than 1 minute read

I acquired a secondhand HTC Desire HD, a nice phone (albeit a bit heavy). Comes with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and Sense. I’m personally not much of a Sense fan, and I wanted to move to a newer Android release, so I looked around on how to achieve S-OFF.

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ace

S-OFF and Jellybean on the HTC Desire HD (Ace)

less than 1 minute read

I acquired a secondhand HTC Desire HD, a nice phone (albeit a bit heavy). Comes with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and Sense. I’m personally not much of a Sense fan, and I wanted to move to a newer Android release, so I looked around on how to achieve S-OFF.

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htc desire hd

S-OFF and Jellybean on the HTC Desire HD (Ace)

less than 1 minute read

I acquired a secondhand HTC Desire HD, a nice phone (albeit a bit heavy). Comes with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and Sense. I’m personally not much of a Sense fan, and I wanted to move to a newer Android release, so I looked around on how to achieve S-OFF.

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jellybean

S-OFF and Jellybean on the HTC Desire HD (Ace)

less than 1 minute read

I acquired a secondhand HTC Desire HD, a nice phone (albeit a bit heavy). Comes with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and Sense. I’m personally not much of a Sense fan, and I wanted to move to a newer Android release, so I looked around on how to achieve S-OFF.

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s-off

S-OFF and Jellybean on the HTC Desire HD (Ace)

less than 1 minute read

I acquired a secondhand HTC Desire HD, a nice phone (albeit a bit heavy). Comes with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and Sense. I’m personally not much of a Sense fan, and I wanted to move to a newer Android release, so I looked around on how to achieve S-OFF.

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htc one x

Manually flashing an OTA-update

3 minute read

I recently acquired a second-hand HTC One X. A week or two back HTC decided to release the JellyBean update for the phone, all was well. Yesterday, another update was sighted on XDA, and since it seems like this one gives better battery life, I didn’t feel like waiting another 3-5 weeks before it became available in my country, so I searched on how to manually flash an OTA.

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manual

Manually flashing an OTA-update

3 minute read

I recently acquired a second-hand HTC One X. A week or two back HTC decided to release the JellyBean update for the phone, all was well. Yesterday, another update was sighted on XDA, and since it seems like this one gives better battery life, I didn’t feel like waiting another 3-5 weeks before it became available in my country, so I searched on how to manually flash an OTA.

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ota

Manually flashing an OTA-update

3 minute read

I recently acquired a second-hand HTC One X. A week or two back HTC decided to release the JellyBean update for the phone, all was well. Yesterday, another update was sighted on XDA, and since it seems like this one gives better battery life, I didn’t feel like waiting another 3-5 weeks before it became available in my country, so I searched on how to manually flash an OTA.

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over the air

Manually flashing an OTA-update

3 minute read

I recently acquired a second-hand HTC One X. A week or two back HTC decided to release the JellyBean update for the phone, all was well. Yesterday, another update was sighted on XDA, and since it seems like this one gives better battery life, I didn’t feel like waiting another 3-5 weeks before it became available in my country, so I searched on how to manually flash an OTA.

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dell xps 13

Dell XPS 13 and Debian Sid

6 minute read

I purchased a Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, to replace my ageing Apple Macbook 2,1. After six years of daily use, it’s (over)due to retire.

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xps 13

Dell XPS 13 and Debian Sid

6 minute read

I purchased a Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, to replace my ageing Apple Macbook 2,1. After six years of daily use, it’s (over)due to retire.

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XPS13, Linux, suspend and Intel Rapid Start Technology

1 minute read

As an addendum to my previous post on how to install Debian Sid on the XPS13, I’ve been having issues with suspend – the laptop would sporadicaly not go to sleep properly on lid close, or it wouldn’t come out of suspend afterwards.

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XPS13, Linux, suspend and Intel Rapid Start Technology

1 minute read

As an addendum to my previous post on how to install Debian Sid on the XPS13, I’ve been having issues with suspend – the laptop would sporadicaly not go to sleep properly on lid close, or it wouldn’t come out of suspend afterwards.

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XPS13, Linux, suspend and Intel Rapid Start Technology

1 minute read

As an addendum to my previous post on how to install Debian Sid on the XPS13, I’ve been having issues with suspend – the laptop would sporadicaly not go to sleep properly on lid close, or it wouldn’t come out of suspend afterwards.

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OpenWRT, Atheros & channel availability

less than 1 minute read

If you’re living outside the US, and you’re using OpenWRT (a fantastic 3rdparty opensource firmware for many routers), you might have noticed that not all the WiFi channels which are legally allowed in your region are actually available for you to choose from.

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OpenWRT, Atheros & channel availability

less than 1 minute read

If you’re living outside the US, and you’re using OpenWRT (a fantastic 3rdparty opensource firmware for many routers), you might have noticed that not all the WiFi channels which are legally allowed in your region are actually available for you to choose from.

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OpenWRT, Atheros & channel availability

less than 1 minute read

If you’re living outside the US, and you’re using OpenWRT (a fantastic 3rdparty opensource firmware for many routers), you might have noticed that not all the WiFi channels which are legally allowed in your region are actually available for you to choose from.

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reghack

OpenWRT, Atheros & channel availability

less than 1 minute read

If you’re living outside the US, and you’re using OpenWRT (a fantastic 3rdparty opensource firmware for many routers), you might have noticed that not all the WiFi channels which are legally allowed in your region are actually available for you to choose from.

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Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 “Wheezy” gone stable

less than 1 minute read

Debian Wheezy has been released today. This release brings tons of new features, amongst which are multiarch support, several specific tools to deploy private clouds, an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove the need for third-party repositories.

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Android Backup & Restore

1 minute read

You’ve just gotten your shiny new Android Phone, and you want to migrate to it. There are several options, including Titanium Backup to move stuff, but Google also has you covered (party): Android Backup & Restore. You can find this setting on your phone, under “Settings” and “Backup & Restore”. This thing backups several things, but far from all:

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2014

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happy newyear

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Compiling Android / CyanogenMod from source

less than 1 minute read

On the HTC Desire S, I’ve been using an unofficial build (made by Flinny) of CyanogenMod 10 for a while – happily so. Unfortunately the author is/was a bit strapped for time, and development slowed down significantly at the time. Updates for CM 10.1 and later were not forthcoming. Since I’m enough of a geek, and suffering from ORD, I decided to try to ‘roll my own’: to compile CM from source. A...

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Compiling Android / CyanogenMod from source

less than 1 minute read

On the HTC Desire S, I’ve been using an unofficial build (made by Flinny) of CyanogenMod 10 for a while – happily so. Unfortunately the author is/was a bit strapped for time, and development slowed down significantly at the time. Updates for CM 10.1 and later were not forthcoming. Since I’m enough of a geek, and suffering from ORD, I decided to try to ‘roll my own’: to compile CM from source. A...

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cyanogenmod

Compiling Android / CyanogenMod from source

less than 1 minute read

On the HTC Desire S, I’ve been using an unofficial build (made by Flinny) of CyanogenMod 10 for a while – happily so. Unfortunately the author is/was a bit strapped for time, and development slowed down significantly at the time. Updates for CM 10.1 and later were not forthcoming. Since I’m enough of a geek, and suffering from ORD, I decided to try to ‘roll my own’: to compile CM from source. A...

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htc desire s

Compiling Android / CyanogenMod from source

less than 1 minute read

On the HTC Desire S, I’ve been using an unofficial build (made by Flinny) of CyanogenMod 10 for a while – happily so. Unfortunately the author is/was a bit strapped for time, and development slowed down significantly at the time. Updates for CM 10.1 and later were not forthcoming. Since I’m enough of a geek, and suffering from ORD, I decided to try to ‘roll my own’: to compile CM from source. A...

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LG Nexus 5

less than 1 minute read

I’ve always been a fan of the “stock Google” look of android, also often referred to as AOSP (Android Open Source Project) – a clean look, no bells and whistles added by the vendor of the device in question. The ‘vendor’ looks usually change the look of the Android OS, add (unneeded?) applications, and add their own launcher. There are several vendor skins, like Samsung’s TouchWiz (pictures), H...

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classic controller

Using WiiMotes (and classic controllers) on Windows

1 minute read

After the latest lan-party with some friends, where we played a lot of Rocket League, it dawned on me that this game (and numerous others) is probably a lot easier to play with a game controller instead of the mouse/keyboard combination. And as I have the WiiMote and the Wii Classic Controller lying around, I thought I’d have a go at getting these to work on Windows (as opposed to buying someth...

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drivers

Using WiiMotes (and classic controllers) on Windows

1 minute read

After the latest lan-party with some friends, where we played a lot of Rocket League, it dawned on me that this game (and numerous others) is probably a lot easier to play with a game controller instead of the mouse/keyboard combination. And as I have the WiiMote and the Wii Classic Controller lying around, I thought I’d have a go at getting these to work on Windows (as opposed to buying someth...

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remote

Using WiiMotes (and classic controllers) on Windows

1 minute read

After the latest lan-party with some friends, where we played a lot of Rocket League, it dawned on me that this game (and numerous others) is probably a lot easier to play with a game controller instead of the mouse/keyboard combination. And as I have the WiiMote and the Wii Classic Controller lying around, I thought I’d have a go at getting these to work on Windows (as opposed to buying someth...

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Using WiiMotes (and classic controllers) on Windows

1 minute read

After the latest lan-party with some friends, where we played a lot of Rocket League, it dawned on me that this game (and numerous others) is probably a lot easier to play with a game controller instead of the mouse/keyboard combination. And as I have the WiiMote and the Wii Classic Controller lying around, I thought I’d have a go at getting these to work on Windows (as opposed to buying someth...

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x360ce

Using WiiMotes (and classic controllers) on Windows

1 minute read

After the latest lan-party with some friends, where we played a lot of Rocket League, it dawned on me that this game (and numerous others) is probably a lot easier to play with a game controller instead of the mouse/keyboard combination. And as I have the WiiMote and the Wii Classic Controller lying around, I thought I’d have a go at getting these to work on Windows (as opposed to buying someth...

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xbox360 controller

Using WiiMotes (and classic controllers) on Windows

1 minute read

After the latest lan-party with some friends, where we played a lot of Rocket League, it dawned on me that this game (and numerous others) is probably a lot easier to play with a game controller instead of the mouse/keyboard combination. And as I have the WiiMote and the Wii Classic Controller lying around, I thought I’d have a go at getting these to work on Windows (as opposed to buying someth...

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barrier breaker

OpenWRT, dual routers, dual SSIDs and VLANS

4 minute read

Back in the day I used to have one router in the house: the D-Link DIR-825, flashed with OpenWRT. Configured with two SSIDs – one for internal network use, and one for guest access – the latter being separate from the internal network of the flat.

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OpenWRT, dual routers, dual SSIDs and VLANS

4 minute read

Back in the day I used to have one router in the house: the D-Link DIR-825, flashed with OpenWRT. Configured with two SSIDs – one for internal network use, and one for guest access – the latter being separate from the internal network of the flat.

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OpenWRT, dual routers, dual SSIDs and VLANS

4 minute read

Back in the day I used to have one router in the house: the D-Link DIR-825, flashed with OpenWRT. Configured with two SSIDs – one for internal network use, and one for guest access – the latter being separate from the internal network of the flat.

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trunk

OpenWRT, dual routers, dual SSIDs and VLANS

4 minute read

Back in the day I used to have one router in the house: the D-Link DIR-825, flashed with OpenWRT. Configured with two SSIDs – one for internal network use, and one for guest access – the latter being separate from the internal network of the flat.

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vlan

OpenWRT, dual routers, dual SSIDs and VLANS

4 minute read

Back in the day I used to have one router in the house: the D-Link DIR-825, flashed with OpenWRT. Configured with two SSIDs – one for internal network use, and one for guest access – the latter being separate from the internal network of the flat.

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easy smart managed switches

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Connecting your Chromecast to wired networking – DIY

1 minute read

I’ve had a Google Chromecast (1st generation) for a while now, connected over WiFi. Works great, although sometimes the wireless reception cuts out, or the signal gets saturated. Since I’m mostly streaming from a device which sits less than 10 cm away, it is also rather stupid to have all those packets going back and forth to my router, causing unnecessary load. Google has a nifty solution, the...

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dealextreme

Connecting your Chromecast to wired networking – DIY

1 minute read

I’ve had a Google Chromecast (1st generation) for a while now, connected over WiFi. Works great, although sometimes the wireless reception cuts out, or the signal gets saturated. Since I’m mostly streaming from a device which sits less than 10 cm away, it is also rather stupid to have all those packets going back and forth to my router, causing unnecessary load. Google has a nifty solution, the...

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lan

Connecting your Chromecast to wired networking – DIY

1 minute read

I’ve had a Google Chromecast (1st generation) for a while now, connected over WiFi. Works great, although sometimes the wireless reception cuts out, or the signal gets saturated. Since I’m mostly streaming from a device which sits less than 10 cm away, it is also rather stupid to have all those packets going back and forth to my router, causing unnecessary load. Google has a nifty solution, the...

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wired network

Connecting your Chromecast to wired networking – DIY

1 minute read

I’ve had a Google Chromecast (1st generation) for a while now, connected over WiFi. Works great, although sometimes the wireless reception cuts out, or the signal gets saturated. Since I’m mostly streaming from a device which sits less than 10 cm away, it is also rather stupid to have all those packets going back and forth to my router, causing unnecessary load. Google has a nifty solution, the...

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Using adb with a OnePlus X on Linux…

less than 1 minute read

… is not really that hard. Just annoying. Since OnePlus’ USB ID is not in the default adb list, you need to add it yourself: echo "0x2a70" >> ~/.android/adb_usb.ini where 0x2a70 is the identifier for OnePlus. (you can find this with lsusb)

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oneplus

Using adb with a OnePlus X on Linux…

less than 1 minute read

… is not really that hard. Just annoying. Since OnePlus’ USB ID is not in the default adb list, you need to add it yourself: echo "0x2a70" >> ~/.android/adb_usb.ini where 0x2a70 is the identifier for OnePlus. (you can find this with lsusb)

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oneplus x

Using adb with a OnePlus X on Linux…

less than 1 minute read

… is not really that hard. Just annoying. Since OnePlus’ USB ID is not in the default adb list, you need to add it yourself: echo "0x2a70" >> ~/.android/adb_usb.ini where 0x2a70 is the identifier for OnePlus. (you can find this with lsusb)

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oneplusx

Using adb with a OnePlus X on Linux…

less than 1 minute read

… is not really that hard. Just annoying. Since OnePlus’ USB ID is not in the default adb list, you need to add it yourself: echo "0x2a70" >> ~/.android/adb_usb.ini where 0x2a70 is the identifier for OnePlus. (you can find this with lsusb)

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asus ux305ua

ASUS UX305UA and Linux

2 minute read

The ASUS UX305UA is an ultrabook with the Skylake microarchitecture – the (as of writing) latest iteration in Intel processors. Unfortunately, Skylake support on Linux wasn’t really a granted thing the time the device got released. Fortunately it’s gotten a lot better of late.

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skylake

ASUS UX305UA and Linux

2 minute read

The ASUS UX305UA is an ultrabook with the Skylake microarchitecture – the (as of writing) latest iteration in Intel processors. Unfortunately, Skylake support on Linux wasn’t really a granted thing the time the device got released. Fortunately it’s gotten a lot better of late.

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ux305ua

ASUS UX305UA and Linux

2 minute read

The ASUS UX305UA is an ultrabook with the Skylake microarchitecture – the (as of writing) latest iteration in Intel processors. Unfortunately, Skylake support on Linux wasn’t really a granted thing the time the device got released. Fortunately it’s gotten a lot better of late.

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Running crashplan (headless) on a Raspberry pi 2

less than 1 minute read

In my grand scheme of “abuse all the low-power computing things!”, I’ve moved my crashplan backups over to the Raspberry Pi 2 (rpi2 for short). Installation is relatively painless: download the installer from the crashplan site, and unpack and execute. I installed mine under /opt/crashplan.

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raspberry pi 2

Running crashplan (headless) on a Raspberry pi 2

less than 1 minute read

In my grand scheme of “abuse all the low-power computing things!”, I’ve moved my crashplan backups over to the Raspberry Pi 2 (rpi2 for short). Installation is relatively painless: download the installer from the crashplan site, and unpack and execute. I installed mine under /opt/crashplan.

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rpi2

Running crashplan (headless) on a Raspberry pi 2

less than 1 minute read

In my grand scheme of “abuse all the low-power computing things!”, I’ve moved my crashplan backups over to the Raspberry Pi 2 (rpi2 for short). Installation is relatively painless: download the installer from the crashplan site, and unpack and execute. I installed mine under /opt/crashplan.

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time

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wearables

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cms

A new home, a new look

less than 1 minute read

I finally decided to retire my custom-written CMS (wrote it back in 2003, when I had more free time), which – while obviously fantastic, super advanced, and capable of making coffee for you – had some drawbacks. Mostly being that it was a pain to use and update content with.

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letsencrypt

A new home, a new look

less than 1 minute read

I finally decided to retire my custom-written CMS (wrote it back in 2003, when I had more free time), which – while obviously fantastic, super advanced, and capable of making coffee for you – had some drawbacks. Mostly being that it was a pain to use and update content with.

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A new home, a new look

less than 1 minute read

I finally decided to retire my custom-written CMS (wrote it back in 2003, when I had more free time), which – while obviously fantastic, super advanced, and capable of making coffee for you – had some drawbacks. Mostly being that it was a pain to use and update content with.

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ssl

A new home, a new look

less than 1 minute read

I finally decided to retire my custom-written CMS (wrote it back in 2003, when I had more free time), which – while obviously fantastic, super advanced, and capable of making coffee for you – had some drawbacks. Mostly being that it was a pain to use and update content with.

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arm

Replacing Crashplan

2 minute read

I’ve been a longtime user of Crashplan, an easy-to-use cloud backup solution. It works well, and it used to work also on nearly any platform that had a java run-time and some add-on opensource libraries. I’ve used it for some time on my raspberry pi to automatically backup my data to the cloud. (Crashplan on ARM (the architecture of the raspberry pi) is an unsupported configuration though).

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attic

Replacing Crashplan

2 minute read

I’ve been a longtime user of Crashplan, an easy-to-use cloud backup solution. It works well, and it used to work also on nearly any platform that had a java run-time and some add-on opensource libraries. I’ve used it for some time on my raspberry pi to automatically backup my data to the cloud. (Crashplan on ARM (the architecture of the raspberry pi) is an unsupported configuration though).

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backblaze b2

Replacing Crashplan

2 minute read

I’ve been a longtime user of Crashplan, an easy-to-use cloud backup solution. It works well, and it used to work also on nearly any platform that had a java run-time and some add-on opensource libraries. I’ve used it for some time on my raspberry pi to automatically backup my data to the cloud. (Crashplan on ARM (the architecture of the raspberry pi) is an unsupported configuration though).

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borgbackup

Replacing Crashplan

2 minute read

I’ve been a longtime user of Crashplan, an easy-to-use cloud backup solution. It works well, and it used to work also on nearly any platform that had a java run-time and some add-on opensource libraries. I’ve used it for some time on my raspberry pi to automatically backup my data to the cloud. (Crashplan on ARM (the architecture of the raspberry pi) is an unsupported configuration though).

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rclone

Replacing Crashplan

2 minute read

I’ve been a longtime user of Crashplan, an easy-to-use cloud backup solution. It works well, and it used to work also on nearly any platform that had a java run-time and some add-on opensource libraries. I’ve used it for some time on my raspberry pi to automatically backup my data to the cloud. (Crashplan on ARM (the architecture of the raspberry pi) is an unsupported configuration though).

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2 factor

Using a Yubikey for account security

less than 1 minute read

I got a Yubikey 4 half a year ago (during Red Hat Summit 2016), but until now I didn’t do much with it. Time to change that ;)

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2fa

Using a Yubikey for account security

less than 1 minute read

I got a Yubikey 4 half a year ago (during Red Hat Summit 2016), but until now I didn’t do much with it. Time to change that ;)

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authentication

Using a Yubikey for account security

less than 1 minute read

I got a Yubikey 4 half a year ago (during Red Hat Summit 2016), but until now I didn’t do much with it. Time to change that ;)

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fido

Using a Yubikey for account security

less than 1 minute read

I got a Yubikey 4 half a year ago (during Red Hat Summit 2016), but until now I didn’t do much with it. Time to change that ;)

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otp

Using a Yubikey for account security

less than 1 minute read

I got a Yubikey 4 half a year ago (during Red Hat Summit 2016), but until now I didn’t do much with it. Time to change that ;)

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second factor

Using a Yubikey for account security

less than 1 minute read

I got a Yubikey 4 half a year ago (during Red Hat Summit 2016), but until now I didn’t do much with it. Time to change that ;)

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Using a Yubikey for account security

less than 1 minute read

I got a Yubikey 4 half a year ago (during Red Hat Summit 2016), but until now I didn’t do much with it. Time to change that ;)

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u2f

Using a Yubikey for account security

less than 1 minute read

I got a Yubikey 4 half a year ago (during Red Hat Summit 2016), but until now I didn’t do much with it. Time to change that ;)

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yubico

Using a Yubikey for account security

less than 1 minute read

I got a Yubikey 4 half a year ago (during Red Hat Summit 2016), but until now I didn’t do much with it. Time to change that ;)

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yubikey

Using a Yubikey for account security

less than 1 minute read

I got a Yubikey 4 half a year ago (during Red Hat Summit 2016), but until now I didn’t do much with it. Time to change that ;)

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BACS

Tweaking WooCommerce payment workflows

2 minute read

I’m playing part-time webmaster for the choir I sing in, and as such, am getting up close and personal with WooCommerce. Quite a nifty shopping cart, but it does require a lot of tweaks to really make it work to your liking – unless you’re willing to shell out a lot of cash.

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email output

Tweaking WooCommerce payment workflows

2 minute read

I’m playing part-time webmaster for the choir I sing in, and as such, am getting up close and personal with WooCommerce. Quite a nifty shopping cart, but it does require a lot of tweaks to really make it work to your liking – unless you’re willing to shell out a lot of cash.

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overloading

Tweaking WooCommerce payment workflows

2 minute read

I’m playing part-time webmaster for the choir I sing in, and as such, am getting up close and personal with WooCommerce. Quite a nifty shopping cart, but it does require a lot of tweaks to really make it work to your liking – unless you’re willing to shell out a lot of cash.

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payment gateway

Tweaking WooCommerce payment workflows

2 minute read

I’m playing part-time webmaster for the choir I sing in, and as such, am getting up close and personal with WooCommerce. Quite a nifty shopping cart, but it does require a lot of tweaks to really make it work to your liking – unless you’re willing to shell out a lot of cash.

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woocommerce

Tweaking WooCommerce payment workflows

2 minute read

I’m playing part-time webmaster for the choir I sing in, and as such, am getting up close and personal with WooCommerce. Quite a nifty shopping cart, but it does require a lot of tweaks to really make it work to your liking – unless you’re willing to shell out a lot of cash.

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asus transformer tf101

Installing microG services (as Play Services replacement) on the Asus TF101 tablet

2 minute read

I still have an Asus Transformer TF101 tablet in use – running MarshMallow – but after a Play Services upgrade, in which Google inserted some NEON instructions (which the TF101 does not support) , a lot of “Play Services has stopped working” popups showed up  – making the tablet nigh unusable. Initial tests blocking upgrade of the services yielded no success, and a lot of programs demand the ne...

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google play services

Installing microG services (as Play Services replacement) on the Asus TF101 tablet

2 minute read

I still have an Asus Transformer TF101 tablet in use – running MarshMallow – but after a Play Services upgrade, in which Google inserted some NEON instructions (which the TF101 does not support) , a lot of “Play Services has stopped working” popups showed up  – making the tablet nigh unusable. Initial tests blocking upgrade of the services yielded no success, and a lot of programs demand the ne...

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microg

Installing microG services (as Play Services replacement) on the Asus TF101 tablet

2 minute read

I still have an Asus Transformer TF101 tablet in use – running MarshMallow – but after a Play Services upgrade, in which Google inserted some NEON instructions (which the TF101 does not support) , a lot of “Play Services has stopped working” popups showed up  – making the tablet nigh unusable. Initial tests blocking upgrade of the services yielded no success, and a lot of programs demand the ne...

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tegra 2

Installing microG services (as Play Services replacement) on the Asus TF101 tablet

2 minute read

I still have an Asus Transformer TF101 tablet in use – running MarshMallow – but after a Play Services upgrade, in which Google inserted some NEON instructions (which the TF101 does not support) , a lot of “Play Services has stopped working” popups showed up  – making the tablet nigh unusable. Initial tests blocking upgrade of the services yielded no success, and a lot of programs demand the ne...

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tf101

Installing microG services (as Play Services replacement) on the Asus TF101 tablet

2 minute read

I still have an Asus Transformer TF101 tablet in use – running MarshMallow – but after a Play Services upgrade, in which Google inserted some NEON instructions (which the TF101 does not support) , a lot of “Play Services has stopped working” popups showed up  – making the tablet nigh unusable. Initial tests blocking upgrade of the services yielded no success, and a lot of programs demand the ne...

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archer c7

Upgrading the TP-Link Archer C5 (v1.2) to an Archer C7 (v2.0)

1 minute read

I own a TP-Link Archer C5 router, version 1.2 – which is identical to the TP-Link Archer C7, version 2.0, save for some limitations which are introduced through software. These limitations include a 300Mbps cap on 2.4GHz (450Mbps for the C7) and a 876Mbps cap on 5GHz (1300Mbps on the C7). Not that much, but still enough to be worth tinkering for. Since I was looking at increasing the WiFi speed...

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c5

Upgrading the TP-Link Archer C5 (v1.2) to an Archer C7 (v2.0)

1 minute read

I own a TP-Link Archer C5 router, version 1.2 – which is identical to the TP-Link Archer C7, version 2.0, save for some limitations which are introduced through software. These limitations include a 300Mbps cap on 2.4GHz (450Mbps for the C7) and a 876Mbps cap on 5GHz (1300Mbps on the C7). Not that much, but still enough to be worth tinkering for. Since I was looking at increasing the WiFi speed...

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c7

Upgrading the TP-Link Archer C5 (v1.2) to an Archer C7 (v2.0)

1 minute read

I own a TP-Link Archer C5 router, version 1.2 – which is identical to the TP-Link Archer C7, version 2.0, save for some limitations which are introduced through software. These limitations include a 300Mbps cap on 2.4GHz (450Mbps for the C7) and a 876Mbps cap on 5GHz (1300Mbps on the C7). Not that much, but still enough to be worth tinkering for. Since I was looking at increasing the WiFi speed...

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dropbox replacement

Why you should use Syncthing

less than 1 minute read

I’ve been a user of Dropbox for ages, I’ve tried Owncloud, I’ve tried Box, and probably numerous others that I’ve forgotten about, but in the past year I’ve migrated over to Syncthing, and I haven’t looked back. Opensource software, well designed protocol, complete ownership of your data, I could go on… but this post by gbolo explains it perfectly!

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encryption

Why you should use Syncthing

less than 1 minute read

I’ve been a user of Dropbox for ages, I’ve tried Owncloud, I’ve tried Box, and probably numerous others that I’ve forgotten about, but in the past year I’ve migrated over to Syncthing, and I haven’t looked back. Opensource software, well designed protocol, complete ownership of your data, I could go on… but this post by gbolo explains it perfectly!

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opensource

Why you should use Syncthing

less than 1 minute read

I’ve been a user of Dropbox for ages, I’ve tried Owncloud, I’ve tried Box, and probably numerous others that I’ve forgotten about, but in the past year I’ve migrated over to Syncthing, and I haven’t looked back. Opensource software, well designed protocol, complete ownership of your data, I could go on… but this post by gbolo explains it perfectly!

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owncloud

Why you should use Syncthing

less than 1 minute read

I’ve been a user of Dropbox for ages, I’ve tried Owncloud, I’ve tried Box, and probably numerous others that I’ve forgotten about, but in the past year I’ve migrated over to Syncthing, and I haven’t looked back. Opensource software, well designed protocol, complete ownership of your data, I could go on… but this post by gbolo explains it perfectly!

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syncthing

Why you should use Syncthing

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I’ve been a user of Dropbox for ages, I’ve tried Owncloud, I’ve tried Box, and probably numerous others that I’ve forgotten about, but in the past year I’ve migrated over to Syncthing, and I haven’t looked back. Opensource software, well designed protocol, complete ownership of your data, I could go on… but this post by gbolo explains it perfectly!

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ambilight

DIY ambilight with Hyperion and a Raspberry Pi

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I’ve always liked the Ambilight technology Philips builds into some of their TV’s. I just don’t like the price that they ask for it… so I looked around if there was no way to build that yourself. There is, using a Raspberry Pi, some leds, and some bits and pieces ;)

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hyperion

DIY ambilight with Hyperion and a Raspberry Pi

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I’ve always liked the Ambilight technology Philips builds into some of their TV’s. I just don’t like the price that they ask for it… so I looked around if there was no way to build that yourself. There is, using a Raspberry Pi, some leds, and some bits and pieces ;)

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leds

DIY ambilight with Hyperion and a Raspberry Pi

less than 1 minute read

I’ve always liked the Ambilight technology Philips builds into some of their TV’s. I just don’t like the price that they ask for it… so I looked around if there was no way to build that yourself. There is, using a Raspberry Pi, some leds, and some bits and pieces ;)

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pi

DIY ambilight with Hyperion and a Raspberry Pi

less than 1 minute read

I’ve always liked the Ambilight technology Philips builds into some of their TV’s. I just don’t like the price that they ask for it… so I looked around if there was no way to build that yourself. There is, using a Raspberry Pi, some leds, and some bits and pieces ;)

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hibernate

Hibernate after suspend (on Fedora)

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I recently found out that Windows has this nice feature where, after suspending your laptop, it’ll go to hibernate after a while to preserve battery. Seems like a really cool feature, saves your battery too, so I wanted it on my linux installation. I’m using Fedora 27 right now.

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systemd

Hibernate after suspend (on Fedora)

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I recently found out that Windows has this nice feature where, after suspending your laptop, it’ll go to hibernate after a while to preserve battery. Seems like a really cool feature, saves your battery too, so I wanted it on my linux installation. I’m using Fedora 27 right now.

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autogenerate

WP Table Of Contents plugins

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I was using the rather nice Table Of Contents+ WordPress plugin to auto-generate tables of content on certain posts/pages, but that has since been abandoned. Luckely Steven A. Zahm took over development, and presto, we have the Easy Table of Contents plugin. You can peruse the sourcecode on GitHub.

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easy table of contents

WP Table Of Contents plugins

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I was using the rather nice Table Of Contents+ WordPress plugin to auto-generate tables of content on certain posts/pages, but that has since been abandoned. Luckely Steven A. Zahm took over development, and presto, we have the Easy Table of Contents plugin. You can peruse the sourcecode on GitHub.

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plugins

WP Table Of Contents plugins

less than 1 minute read

I was using the rather nice Table Of Contents+ WordPress plugin to auto-generate tables of content on certain posts/pages, but that has since been abandoned. Luckely Steven A. Zahm took over development, and presto, we have the Easy Table of Contents plugin. You can peruse the sourcecode on GitHub.

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table of contents

WP Table Of Contents plugins

less than 1 minute read

I was using the rather nice Table Of Contents+ WordPress plugin to auto-generate tables of content on certain posts/pages, but that has since been abandoned. Luckely Steven A. Zahm took over development, and presto, we have the Easy Table of Contents plugin. You can peruse the sourcecode on GitHub.

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toc

WP Table Of Contents plugins

less than 1 minute read

I was using the rather nice Table Of Contents+ WordPress plugin to auto-generate tables of content on certain posts/pages, but that has since been abandoned. Luckely Steven A. Zahm took over development, and presto, we have the Easy Table of Contents plugin. You can peruse the sourcecode on GitHub.

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food

Why did you become a vegetarian?

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“Why did you become a vegetarian?” – It’s one of those questions I get asked fairly frequently, when it comes to food choices / eating habits. I recently had the question again, at work – I’ve changed jobs recently, and it came up during a discussion. I guess it’s a good question, as not everyone has the same reasons.

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vegetarian

Why did you become a vegetarian?

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“Why did you become a vegetarian?” – It’s one of those questions I get asked fairly frequently, when it comes to food choices / eating habits. I recently had the question again, at work – I’ve changed jobs recently, and it came up during a discussion. I guess it’s a good question, as not everyone has the same reasons.

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disposable sponges

Testing out silicone sponges

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I was reading some stories (don’t ask my where anymore – might have been on reddit or Lifehacker) about silicone sponges to replace (the often gross) disposable sponges we used in the kitchen. Sounded like a great idea – something that you don’t need to throw away, that doesn’t become a bacterial warzone, durable.. but after trying it out I’ll be going back to the disposables.

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scrubbies

Testing out silicone sponges

less than 1 minute read

I was reading some stories (don’t ask my where anymore – might have been on reddit or Lifehacker) about silicone sponges to replace (the often gross) disposable sponges we used in the kitchen. Sounded like a great idea – something that you don’t need to throw away, that doesn’t become a bacterial warzone, durable.. but after trying it out I’ll be going back to the disposables.

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silicone sponges

Testing out silicone sponges

less than 1 minute read

I was reading some stories (don’t ask my where anymore – might have been on reddit or Lifehacker) about silicone sponges to replace (the often gross) disposable sponges we used in the kitchen. Sounded like a great idea – something that you don’t need to throw away, that doesn’t become a bacterial warzone, durable.. but after trying it out I’ll be going back to the disposables.

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corrupt

EDID for ViewSonic Vx2025wm

2 minute read

I recently reinstalled Fedora on my desktop machine, which has (amongst others) a ViewSonic Vx2025wm screen connected to it. It’s an oldie, but still works (quite well). Unfortunately, Linux just complained that it didn’t get a proper EDID out of it, and refused to activate it – might also explain why Windows doesn’t recognise it as a PnP monitor – I guess the chip fried somewhere along the way.

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edid

EDID for ViewSonic Vx2025wm

2 minute read

I recently reinstalled Fedora on my desktop machine, which has (amongst others) a ViewSonic Vx2025wm screen connected to it. It’s an oldie, but still works (quite well). Unfortunately, Linux just complained that it didn’t get a proper EDID out of it, and refused to activate it – might also explain why Windows doesn’t recognise it as a PnP monitor – I guess the chip fried somewhere along the way.

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viewsonic vx2025wm

EDID for ViewSonic Vx2025wm

2 minute read

I recently reinstalled Fedora on my desktop machine, which has (amongst others) a ViewSonic Vx2025wm screen connected to it. It’s an oldie, but still works (quite well). Unfortunately, Linux just complained that it didn’t get a proper EDID out of it, and refused to activate it – might also explain why Windows doesn’t recognise it as a PnP monitor – I guess the chip fried somewhere along the way.

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ipad

Testing out an iPad Pro 12.9"

2 minute read

I’ve been using the wonderful Mobilesheets Pro on my Android Tablet (a Lenovo Tab 4 10) for my choir(s) that I’m a member of. The best thing since slided bread! (well, not really, but it does allow me to easily take a lot of sheet music along without having to drag around several binders).

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pro

Testing out an iPad Pro 12.9"

2 minute read

I’ve been using the wonderful Mobilesheets Pro on my Android Tablet (a Lenovo Tab 4 10) for my choir(s) that I’m a member of. The best thing since slided bread! (well, not really, but it does allow me to easily take a lot of sheet music along without having to drag around several binders).

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sheet music

Testing out an iPad Pro 12.9"

2 minute read

I’ve been using the wonderful Mobilesheets Pro on my Android Tablet (a Lenovo Tab 4 10) for my choir(s) that I’m a member of. The best thing since slided bread! (well, not really, but it does allow me to easily take a lot of sheet music along without having to drag around several binders).

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musescore

Testing out an iPad Pro 12.9"

2 minute read

I’ve been using the wonderful Mobilesheets Pro on my Android Tablet (a Lenovo Tab 4 10) for my choir(s) that I’m a member of. The best thing since slided bread! (well, not really, but it does allow me to easily take a lot of sheet music along without having to drag around several binders).

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plex

Generating a Plex Auth Token using curl

less than 1 minute read

I recently started using Plex, and since I’m also using Home Assistant, and Home Assistant can do stuff with Plex, I wanted to combine the two.

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curl

Generating a Plex Auth Token using curl

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I recently started using Plex, and since I’m also using Home Assistant, and Home Assistant can do stuff with Plex, I wanted to combine the two.

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home assistant

Generating a Plex Auth Token using curl

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I recently started using Plex, and since I’m also using Home Assistant, and Home Assistant can do stuff with Plex, I wanted to combine the two.

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authentication token

Generating a Plex Auth Token using curl

less than 1 minute read

I recently started using Plex, and since I’m also using Home Assistant, and Home Assistant can do stuff with Plex, I wanted to combine the two.

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static

A new home

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In 2016 I moved this blog from my own CMS over to WordPress. But seeing what a pain it actually is to keep it all updated, I decided to move to a static site generator.

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jekyll

A new home

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In 2016 I moved this blog from my own CMS over to WordPress. But seeing what a pain it actually is to keep it all updated, I decided to move to a static site generator.

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aws

A new home

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In 2016 I moved this blog from my own CMS over to WordPress. But seeing what a pain it actually is to keep it all updated, I decided to move to a static site generator.

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minimal mistakes

A new home

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In 2016 I moved this blog from my own CMS over to WordPress. But seeing what a pain it actually is to keep it all updated, I decided to move to a static site generator.

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serverless

A new home

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In 2016 I moved this blog from my own CMS over to WordPress. But seeing what a pain it actually is to keep it all updated, I decided to move to a static site generator.

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oneplus 6

My history in gadgets - update 2019

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An update on the “My history in gadgets”, the 2014, 2015 and 2016 updates, I bring you… edition 2019! (mostly because I forgot to update stuff)

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lenovo tab 4 10

My history in gadgets - update 2019

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An update on the “My history in gadgets”, the 2014, 2015 and 2016 updates, I bring you… edition 2019! (mostly because I forgot to update stuff)

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Fedora

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udev

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tuned

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power management

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powertop

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