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GNU/Linux configurations

On Saturday, 18th December 2010, Uwe, this blogs sole author, died from cancer at the young age of 23.

He was one great guy. He was there, when someone needed help, he was loved by the people around him and most of all, he inspired me. He had a way of believing in the future, he had a way of thinking no other person had.
He didn’t care what happened or why something happened, he always pointed out the good things, even though many other people thought, there were no good things.

He will be greatly missed.


Written by body0r

December 21, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Posted in death, Twitter and Jabber with BitlBee via Irssi

New entry, new entry, finally \o/

A few weeks ago I discovered BitlBee supports Twitter, and, with a few changes, every other microblogging network, that uses the StatusNet software.
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Written by body0r

October 14, 2010 at 6:00 pm

xmonad, Zsh – in short: my desktop

I’ve been asked quite a few times now, how I could handle all those terminals – four terminals per workspace, at least three workspaces.
That makes twelve terminals opened at the same time (scripting, tweaking, etc… Sysadmins know that there can be a lot to do, even if you think, everything’s done).
By the way that’s nothing compared to when I’m running in, and I’m quoting my wife on this one, “freak mode” (eight to ten workspaces, six terminals each), but it’s just about enough for daily use.

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Written by body0r

April 21, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Posted in GNU/Linux

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Xorg, udev && Touchpad/Mouse Toggle (>=xorg-server-1.8.0)

One year after outsourcing those input devices from my xorg.conf to hal, I think those xorg developers are toying with me. First hal and now udev, what backend will be used next? ~

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Written by body0r

April 16, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Trouble with programs after upgrading some packages?

I’m syncing my portage tree every saturday morning at 04:19 AM and after every sync, there are a ton of packages in need of an upgrade.
While these packages itself compile fine, there could be a problem with already installed packages and the new versions.
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Written by body0r

February 13, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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Linux and sound … failure expected

With what I’ve written before, I thought, using the same things after a recreation of my system should give me a surround sound system.
It was one of the funniest things that ever happened to me.

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Written by body0r

January 18, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Improved mplayer with ffmpeg-mt for ordered chapters

The method described in my previous post is still working, but there are several issues regarding ffmpeg-mt and mplayer.

1. That mplayer includes a libass version old enough to have been written at the same time the pharaos were born
2. That git version for ffmpeg-mt isn’t compiling properly and it needs a git reset to an older version.
3. Outdated.
4. I wanted to write a new post :p

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Written by body0r

October 31, 2009 at 11:00 pm


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