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    As you can see, the Pome theme I developed for the FSFE Fellowship is up and running on these here servers! I’m really happy I got the opportunity to provide some help to the important work of the FSFE, and you can expect more updates and improvements to the theme soon. For now, browse around, Read more »

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    Today, I read an article on the TOR routing service. The article was a piece of sensationalist, badly researched, idiotic crap. The article accompanied a television show in which several people speak on the The Onion Router. These people have little to say on what TOR actually is, but they seem to have it clear Read more »

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    An issue that has baffled me for the past weeks has finally been solved, thanks to my digital detective friend from Santarago Labs. This post applies to the following errors: WordPress “Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress.” “Deine PHP-Installation scheint nicht über die von WordPress benötigte Read more »

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    Annoying phone troubles? Yes sir! My previously wonderful Android phone was recently becoming quite moody. It kept opening the ‘Locations’ application, as if it wanted to navigate away. I get the hint, phone. Even more annoying: during phone calls, it kept turning on the speaker, which made for ringing ears and fragmented conversations. After reading Read more »

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  • 10/26/12--04:22: Bye bye, Netherlands.
  • As an outspoken supporter of free software and its underlying philosophies, it is not always easy living in The Netherlands. This country is very odd in some ways.

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    Yes, yes, I know, the title of this post is 100% geek-approved. All those acronyms mean little to most people, but I will explain. Recently, a friend of mine started converting his music into FLAC, the Free Lossless Audio Codec. The name says it, it’s lossless. That is a plus, but since I don’t have Read more »

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  • 11/27/12--02:10: GrooveShark Party Radio!
  • So, last weekend I was invited to a party here in Berlin. So, as I usually do on conquering the local hifi-installation, I opened up grooveshark.com on the connected computer. I really love GrooveShark, mostly because of it’s radio mode. You can add some tracks, and it then builds a radio station based on similar Read more »

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    Yeah, we’ve all been there. Committing to master when you wanted to commit to a freshly made branch. So the question is, how do you get rid of these nasty commits you’ve made? Well, the answer is rather short, but it can be very handy to know. Here it goes: git reset --soft HEAD~1 Where Read more »

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    The hosting provider I use offers a backup server. It’s very reliable, but it only supports the SFTP and RSYNC protocols. That’s all fine for regular usage, but when your backup script breaks somehow, and you need to start fresh, SFTP is not an option. Deleting millions of files across can take days. So, what’s Read more »

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    At the FSFE Berlin meet yesterday, one recently-become-father fellow showed us he Chromadoze app on his android phone. This app worked wonders in putting his baby to sleep by playing white noise across his android phone’s speaker. apparently, there’s a lot of people that use white noise either to fall asleep, or to reach a Read more »

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    On the FSFE web hackers mailing list there was some confusion about the meaning and implementation of the <link rel="apple-touch-icon-precomposed" /> tag. The Standard By its very nature, HTML5 allows for meta-information to be embedded in the document. This can contain a wide range of information like copyright credentials, publication times, validity periods, and many more. Read more »