Making your Stock Android phone safer

07 Jun

This is not a complete step-by-step HowTo.
You will have to look at each of the linked articles and make your own choices depending on your device, android version and so on.

Last year I got myself a used Acer Liquid E700. It's a nice phone, big enough, and very powerful for...

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SSL/https - Secure Browsing with CAcert

22 Mar

tl;dr: Install this and this certificate, then click here to get straight to the https version.

It makes sense to encrypt web traffic.
This is achieved through SSL and addresses then start with https://.
Everyone can encrypt their web traffic, but it requires a certificate for...

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Download all files of (a) certain type(s) from a website

16 Feb

If you get a "Forbidden" error for certain folders, it might help to start at the root of the site.

wget --recursive --no-directories --level=2 --accept pls,PLS,m3u,M3U \
--reject "*32.pls","*24.pls" \
http://somafm.com/ ; rm robots.txt

This will download all playlists for all s...

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Bash prompt and Icon font

09 Feb

Thanks to Head_on_a_Stick, who made me aware of powerline and its accompanying fonts. I'm a long-time user of the Terminus font, and I was very happy to find a patched version called Terminess.

However, powerline itself seems far too convoluted for my needs, and even after studying the docs...

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