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Short Review Diary ‑ Films, TV Series etc.

A timeline of what I watch (too much really) - mostly contributions to various forum threads December 24 2021 My Christmas recommendations: 🎄🌟🎄🌟🎄🌟🎄🌟🎄🌟🎄🌟🎄🌟🎄🌟🎄🌟🎄 A Quiet Night In Somehow black British humor is part of the holidays, I think. If you need a change from Dinner For One, I highly recommend .....

Short Review Diary ‑ Books and other Reading

An incomplete timeline of what I read - mostly contributions to various forum threads. Read books and stories (audio formats) are included here. Dec 24 2021 I am currently re-reading Stanisław Lem's Eden for the third time. It has always been my favourite Lem novel. It's mainly an exploration of an .....

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. Intel video drivers and configuration.....

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 It never grew into the device-specific alround tutorial I envisioned and has been partially superseded by this article.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

Installing a Commercial SSL Server Certificate (nginx)

Since CACert still isn't "Browser Trusted", and I still don't want to use letsencrypt, I decided to give this a try. The company resides inside the European Union and is the cheapest I could find. This was the process to get the certificate for anyone who's interested: Buy a certificate (the cheape.....

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 .....

Short Review Diary ‑ Music and other Audio

What I listen to & want to share online. Nina Hagen in Ekstase Ich bin die Mutter des Punk - na Gott sei Dank! Cardiacs II Cardiacs I wrote about them before... never actually saw them, but have been listening to this album up and down for years. I wish I'd been woke enough back then to see them.....