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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.....

Short Review Diary ‑ Films, TV Series etc.

A timeline of what I watch (too much really) - mostly contributions to various forum threads Oct 14 2020 Upload Imagine a cross between a particularly dystopian Black Mirror episode (or Iain M. Banks' concept of digital afterlife), Idiocracy, and The Truman Show... four episodes in, good fun! Oct 4 .....

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.

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 ‑ Command Line Interface & Customisation

This article has a parent article. It contains some preliminaries to the topics here. Doing Things on the Command Line MTP (the same protocol Android devices use) will expose the /home/nemo folder to the connecting computer, both to graphical and command line applications. But it hides some files .....