Moved from pebble to serendipity / apache to lighttpd / courier to postfix + cyrus

I moved from pebble to serendipity (or s9y as they call it). Mainly, because pebble was the only JAVA process here and that sucked up quite a lot of resources on a host with 32 virtual machines. I imported the old posts and added redirects for all the old urls. Although s9y is written in […]

Using Cosmo / Bedework CalDAV with Evolution

This evening I was toying around with Cosmo, Bedework and Evolution v2.9.6 on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn. In a perfect world that only would have taken a few minutes… Unfortunately, Evolution did not really like  the URL I tried to feed it for Cosmo: caldav://localhost:8080/cosmo/home/testuser/Cosmo – for the current release Using a browser (and the HTTP […]

Feuerzangenbowle

Yeah! I had a small „Feuerzangenbowle“ evening where we watched the movie and also had fun with rum, sugar and flames – it is always interesting to see people reduced to pyromaniacs. Anyway, we had just inflamed the sugar loaf when Maria asked: „So, will I get a hangover tomorrow? I got eleven hours of […]

4th International Fujaba Days 2006

Arrival began Wednesday with Christian missing. We assumed he’d rather stay with his pregnant wife as the baby was expected every hour. After the social event on Thursday I met a good friend of mine and dumped a load of people on him as we all wanted to party somewhere. Sorry bro 😉

What led me to Objectivism …

After reading Terry Goodkinds Sword of Truth fantasy series I somewhere snatched up that he was influenced by Ayn Rand. Reading up on her and Objectivism made me recognize the behaviour pattern of its protagonist Richard (spoiler warning). On the one hand, that made him a little less genuine. On the other hand, I got […]

In Kassel People don’t know about entering / leaving the train …

I assume that I am have a few prejudices concerning people living in Kassel. When you want to leave the subway they will simply stand in the door opening staring at you. What about stepping aside so people can actually leave the train? No way! You sometimes have to shove them away! I come from […]

You don’t want to switch desktops. You want to switch tasks, don’t you?

When do you switch the (virtual) desktop? When you are interrupted and have to do something else: you switch to another free desktop to start working on a new task. So, why not support the concept of tasks? Sure, you could create a desktops for each task you are working on (as someone on this […]

Yet another idea for a nfsroot pool …

Ok, seems I finally understood the magic around linux initrd.gz files. Basically, it provides a minimal rootfs with an optional /linuxrc executable. Using something like busybox (e.g. via ln -s /bin/busybox /bin/ash) that can even be a shell script. It should be possible to mount the nfsroot ro, create a tmpfs for unionfs changes and […]