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Updating Archlinux Mirrorlist with Reflector

Reflector has an archwiki page, and you should consult it in any case. It is also mentioned in the Installation guide. By default, pacman does not update its own mirrorlist; however, there is the pacman-mirrorlist package which gets updated regularly. But it does not overwrite the actual mirrorlist .....

Updating PicoCMS with Composer

How it works composer is installed locally on the server (Debian oldstable) via apt. All I had to do is navigate to the folder including the PicoCMS installation execute composer update $ composer update Loading composer repositories with package information Updating dependencies (including requ.....

Sailfish OS on a Sony Xperia XA2

Some Chapters have been split off to their own pages: Applications and CLI/Customisation. I was lucky to get a device that already comes with Sailfish OS 3 preinstalled. This is the most recent free version of Sailfish OS; I assume I will be able to upgrade it to Sailfish X (same version + Android.....

Get Your IP with this PHP snippet

This site provides a link to get your external IP. It contains only this: <?php echo $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']; For example, it could be used in a shell script like this: my_ip="$(curl https://dt.iki.fi/ip.php)".....

TWM Window Manager

twm is historical. It dates back to 1987, and is still maintained. I wanted to try it out and see what I can do with it, if I can customize it to my needs, both in functionality and looks. Screenshot Gallery click me! Installation It's in most Linux distros' repos. If it isn't, the source is availab.....

Video Streaming without a Browser

The advice is twofold but simple: The python script youtube-dl is able to extract and download video and audio from many, many different sites The media player mpv automatically looks for youtube-dl when passed an internet URL to extract the media and play it directly. Additionally one can use a G.....

Change Useragent string without addon (Mozilla browsers)

Why some webpages deny access because I'm not using one of the top four browsers is beyond me... Anyhow, here's how you can spoof your useragent on all Mozilla-based (Firefox-like) browsers, e.g. Seamonkey, Palemoon etc. - and of course Firefox itself: Enter about:config in your URL bar. Search for.....