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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 It never grew into the device-specific alround tutorial I envisioned and has been partially superseded by this article.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 .....

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.....

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.....

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 XTerm's Window Icon

Venerable and versatile XTerm. Carrying cruft from four decades. I am a big friend of lightweight terminal emulators - I want them to pop up immediately, without having to run a daemon. Despite all its baggage, xterm is extremely fast. Change the Window Icon (pixmap) The default icon is absolutely h.....

Sending email off my (non‑mail) server with sSMTP (and PHP)

This article is originally from 2016, but I edited it a few times. It seems I have to fix my sSMTP setup every now and then... Be aware that some settings depend not only on your system but also on your email provider. My server is not a mail server, and I never learned to make use of UNIX' intern.....

A collection of Forum Posts I Don't Want to Sink into Oblivion

Sometimes I get a creative kick when writing a reply on some forum, and then I feel a little sorry to think that this "gem" will soon be forgotten and unfindable. So I decided to copy-paste some of these outbursts to a dedicated page. It's a little narcissistic. 15 It's been a few years, maybe 2013 .....