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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.....

Git tricks

Collection of useful git commands etc. Revert a pull/merge etc. get a list of recent commits with git log --oneline select the hash (first word on each line) of the one you want to revert git revert -m 1 <selected_hash> .....

nocache ‑ minimize filesystem caching effects

Once again I have to copy tons of files to a USB stick, and it's way too slow. It's a known effect on Linux systems. Why filemanagers cannot recognize that, I don't know. It's be enough to copy files one by one (queuing) instead of starting all those operation all at once. It also happens on the com.....

The Fluxbox Windowmanager

This article is part of a series. Here you can see the old Fluxbox web page from ~2002: How nice is that! What fascinates me about Fluxbox is its history. It has developed from blackbox around 2001, is still actively developed and has a devoted user base. In its early days it must have been the num.....

dwm window manager

I am interested in window managers that can do both tiling and floating layouts. I don't think I'll ever become a tiling purist, but trying out dwm for some longer time has been a good experience. There's some truth in it - the lack of "features" helps to focus on what's relevant. Both looking at an.....

Dotfiles

The term usually refers to a (shareable) collection of all sorts of user configuration files, often through a VCS such as git. A collection of dotfiles might help to set up a fresh system, incorporate ideas & changes from different (but similar) systems, or to share these files with other Linux .....

32‑bit Only Hardware ‑ Still Usable in 2019?

I understand your reluctance to throw that nice little netbook away. Actually I used to own a very similar model until recently, an Acer Aspire One ZG5, with one of those infamously underpowered intel Atom processors (and GPU). I bought it used (dirt cheap) in 2015 (it was new in 2010) and installed.....

Submit a Package to the Arch User Repository

My first AUR package! I assume you are somewhat familiar with makepkg, git and the process of creating packages under Arch Linux. Once your PKGBUILD is created, works as desired and the package builds, is installable and works, this is how you continue: Preparation, Initial Upload create the .SRCIN.....