Archive for October, 2009

A bit SSL Security…

October 26th, 2009 No comments

I have moved a few services to the SSL-secured area on the webserver of Most notably the WordPress Admin area, the Site Stats and also the new WebMail interface.

Of course I am not going to pay for an officially accepted SSL certificate. You can either accept the site certificate automatically offered to you by your webbrower or install the self-signed CA certificate which is available here.

Note about the Site Stats: Everybody who can write articles can view the stats. Just log in with the user-name and password you use for the Blog.

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Webmail interface available now!

October 26th, 2009 2 comments

Alright, alright.. I finally installed a webmail interface :)

In a short time I only had a look at three options: Horde, SquirrelMail and RoundCube

A whole framework with online-office functionality would be a bit much for simple emailing – so I decided against Horde.

And keeping up with all the exploits and problems about SquirrelMail is just too exhausting.

RoundCube it is! Nice, smooth and simple user-interface. KISS – address-book and spell-checking being the only gimmicks :D

I added a link in the Meta section on the bottom right shown after logging in to the Blog. Everyone already having a mailbox enabled can immediately log in. Anyone interested pass me a note – it just takes a few seconds to enable your access.


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October 24th, 2009 4 comments

Hello here.

As a first post, I wish to initiate some kind of melting pot for our dotfiles configuration files.
I mean that we can share together the configuration of our common applications, and find the magic tip we never know, or simply discover new tools through the neighbor files.

I begin for now with the three well known Zsh, Vim and Mutt. You can browse my dotfiles configuration files here.
More configurations will income soon. But I need to extract it, make it presentable and remove personal informations from it.

Feel free to comment!

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October 16th, 2009 2 comments

Hi there,

Today I’d like to tell you a little bit about people who gave the German word “beratungsresistent” a meaning.

Most of you have heard about those but the rest of you have already seen such specimen or even had the pleasure of dealing with a representative of that group.

Read more…

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Quote of the day

October 11th, 2009 No comments

set g_motd “No smurfing! No spamming! No camping! English only! Don’t shit in the corner!”

Did you know we are not allowed to shit in the corner on Aliens’ Wrath?…

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Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup 0.5.2 released!

October 9th, 2009 No comments

Disclaimer: These are merely the highlights, not an exhaustive list of changes.

* Fixed tiles crashes with certain resolutions.
* Fixed Mac build sometimes not finding the graphics files.
* Fixed NSLayoutManager crash with OSX.
* OSX executables no longer require installation of fink.
* DCSS now builds on FreeBSD straight out of the box.
* DCSS now uses git for version control.
Read more…

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ISO9660… what you should have always known but never dared to ask… or is it a clone?

October 8th, 2009 3 comments

Hi guys,

this is my first post on

I have to say, this is nothing I do easily. I love my silence and keeping a low profile is helping a lot :)

But I have to admit today is somewhat special:

I nearly lost my temper when I copied a CD yesterday just to find out today that I merely tried to copy it…

The image is garbage. It is broken. FOOBAR. Just a bunch of useless binary data. At least this is what file tells me:

calimero:~# file /media/Buffalo_1TB/ISO/be2009.iso
/media/Buffalo_1TB/ISO/be2009.iso: data

But if it were just that… The burned image is… garbage.

And I don’t have a clue why, because there is no copy protection scheme used or something strange in the error log… Just a bunch of useless data.

So I have to get the stuff again. Marvelous.


Just reading from the error log from the attempt to write the CD, I found out that I missed to move the .toc file to the right location so it could accompany the image as well…What a mess. And I found out while writing this post.

I don’t have to add that it’s not working, do I?

Yours sincerely


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New releases incoming!

October 8th, 2009 No comments

The last 2 days have been quite busy for me and someone already noted about my absence. Sorry, Fleur :-*

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup will be releasing a minor upgrade from 0.5.1 to 0.5.2 soon. Keskitalo and me haxed together a git branch to make zips with Windows binaries of future releases cross-compiled on Debian more easy to do. Run, wait a bit, hit enter a few times… Tadaaa :) Shell scripting coupled with git haxz0ring is just awesome!

Additionally Tremulous will release a beta of 1.2 soon – after a felt decade since last release :D Seems like it will feature developer team moderated servers and this server will help providing a European point of presence. Lakitu7 and me have setup a vserver without CPU virtualization and a preliminary beta tremded.x86 is running… Let’s hope it works as expected!

Good luck to all participants for successful releases!

Career in Engineering.

October 8th, 2009 No comments

Dilbert is so right sometimes!


Except the part about blaming, of course :D

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You are not alone!

October 8th, 2009 No comments

xxxxxx> Yeah, I have to choose my words carefully too :)
Napkin> I started to learn a lot about that since I started working here
Napkin> need to deal via email with mostly british and american people
Napkin> sometimes I hate to always have to be friendly, constructive and
political correct *sigh*
xxxxxx> It’s the main reason I reduced my activity on [zzz] :)
xxxxxx> I find it very tiring to participate in these discussions without
being rude :)
Napkin> heh
Napkin> I have the same problem with the [yyy] project
Napkin> admins arguing and discussing and flaming
Napkin> I just get all tired when reading it.. and angry and sometimes miss
the tone then
xxxxxx> I do it at work for a living, so I don’t want to come home and find
my free time filled with more-of-same
Napkin> can’t put it any better – exactly that
xxxxxx> It’s a lot easier to hang out with friends instead :)

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