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You know you’ve been in Finland too long, when…

This text has been around the internet for a long while. I took the longest version I could find, removed a few outdated points and added one. A stranger on the street smiles at you - you think: they're slightly insane they're a foreigner You don’t think twice about putting the wet dishes away in.....

Short Review Diary ‑ Films, TV Series etc.

A timeline of what I watch (too much really) - mostly contributions to various forum threads Feb 23 2022 I found a solution to a problem I didn't know I had! The problem: I really like all sorts of conspiration myths for their entertainment value, but I just can't be arsed to actually seek out and w.....

FFmpeg Tips and Tricks

Cut a video without re-encoding... ...at keyframes only (forsaking time accuracy), and without messing up timestamps: ffmpeg -noaccurate_seek -ss [START_TIME] -i [INPUT] -t [DURATION] -c copy -avoid_negative_ts make_zero [OUTPUT] As always with ffmpeg, the order of the options is relevant. Either -s.....

Updating SailfishOS (Suomenlinna)

The phone will alert you that there's an update. Go to Settings => Sailfish OS Updates. As always, backup first. Then, download the update. I get a message that I need to "remove or revert the following packages". Time to look around for help, like the Suomenlinna release notes Long story short (.....

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 It never grew into the device-specific alround tutorial I envisioned and has been partially superseded by this article.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