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Upgrading a CAcert.org Server Certificate (nginx)

Please don't ask me to consider anything else; I choose CAcert even though it isn't "trusted". But what use is trust that can be bought with $$$? CAcert are certainly trustworthy in my opinion. If you think so too you might want to import their root certificate from this page. I also wrot...

Using GNU bash? Forget date!

Since Version 4.2.0 GNU bash can print times in strftime format with printf. OK, the external date command can do a lot that bash's builtin cannot do, but for most use cases this is enough - and it's always better to use builtins, because if you're using bloated bash, at least take full advantage of...

How to REALLY Restore Lost Contacts from a LineageOS Phone

One day I ran my phone's battery down all the way to 0%, until it switched itself off. When I rebooted, of my hundreds of contacts only about a dozen were left. Of course my last backup was way too old, and I don't have any online accounts either. Ouch. But somehow I couldn't quite believe they were...

Finnish Metereological Institute Weather Forecast Conky

Global weather In English, Finnish or Swedish from the Finnish Metereological Institute You can put the forecast on your desktop via conky, where it is updated periodically, or bind it to a hotkey to see it in its own window. You can even use the script separately to produce plain text output to be...

An Open Letter To LinuxQuestions

...or maybe to myself. Introduction Two things first: 1. "This is a Linux Forum" - yes, it is. But wherever people come together to discuss whatever, the sociological, emotional and psychological aspects, and aspects of communication and language, are just as important as the (technical) t...