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Short Review Diary ‑ Music and other Audio

A timeline of what I listen to - mostly contributions to various forum threads Dec 3 2020 Been listening to Bagel Radio again, there's a particular good stretch happening right now. Then this one popped up: The Beths - "I'm Not Getting Excited" (official music video) F*cking great piece of noise pop.....

Short Review Diary ‑ Films, TV Series etc.

A timeline of what I watch (too much really) - mostly contributions to various forum threads Nov 22 2020 My poison for the past weeks was Californication, but with a decent plot, story & characters: Bosch I have been reading some of the books earlier, equally good entertainment, but the book ser.....

Setting up a ThinkPad x250 with Linux

Two chapters in this article are Debian-specific, the rest is more or less Archlinux-specific. It never grew into the device-specific alround tutorial I envisioned and has been partially superseded by this article. The ThinkPad itself is in daily use. No regrets there! BIOS Update The latest BIOS .....

Bongwater

A New York band, mostly a duo: Ann Magnuson telling us her dreams and weird stories, and weird guy Kramer plays instruments, collected audio snippets from his answer machine & TV, and analog-mixes it all together in a way that seems impossible without a computer. Often singing together. Although.....

Firefox: Migrating a Profile

I decided to use Firefox ESR (currently 78) instead of the faster moving Firefox release favoured by Archlinux (currently 81). Upon first starting Firefox ESR, it does not accept the default profile but creates a new one instead, and I cannot force it to use my old profile with all its bookmarks, ad.....

What happened to Eric Raymond & OSI?

Eric S. Raymond got kicked off a mailing list of an organisation he is the co-founder of, the Open Source Initiative OSI. As is often the case, I got wind of this through an article that does not document what really happened, citing as proof what are other articles commenting on the incident, follo.....

Setup NFS Share on Debian

I did practically everything described here. However, for automating the whole process with fstab on both client & server, this provided important extra information, esp. about bind-mounting existing filesystems into a dedicated NFS folder, and also about /etc/fstab entries. That's it really; it.....

Pico CMS TagBlog Theme

Symlink to README.md of the repository of the tagblog theme (as seen in this blog), with screenshots and instructions. Warning: can be ahead of the official repo.