Category Archives: Tips’n’Tricks

Tips and tricks about computers, software and Internet

Viglen MPC-L from Xubuntu 10.04 LTS to Debian stable

With Ubuntu not supplying a kernel suitable for the CPU (a Geode GX2 by National Semiconductors, a 486 buzzing at 399MHz clock rate) of my Viglen MPC-L (the one Duncan documented the installation of Xubuntu in 2010), it was time … Continue reading

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When have you last changed you password (and is it complex enough)?

I’ve had a policy of changing most of my passwords every 60 days since 2003 or so. This has made generating passwords I can remember an artform. Some people swear on pwgen, while I always brew my own. Here’s how … Continue reading

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HOWTO: sync s60v3 phone to Google Calendar and make backups of contacts/calendar/notes (in Ubuntu/Linux)

I’ve used a SyncML capable phone since May 2006. SyncML is a great way to synchronize my phone and some of its data to outside sources. I also try to put all my events and happening to my calendar either … Continue reading

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HOWTO: Symbian60v3 (Nokia N95), SIP and ekiga.net

Finally VoIP craze hit me. I’ve had Skype account for ages, ekiga.net account for about a year, and a Nokia N95 for about a year also. I knew it is possible to configure my phone into using SIP, but never … Continue reading

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Yay for teenage hobbies

Once upon a time I was a teenager with lots of idle time and angst and will to do pretty things in my life. Those were the times I didn’t yet own a computer – the computer at home concept … Continue reading

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Flickr love & f-spot hugs

I can’t remember anymore have I blogged about my deep and utterly incomprehensible love towards my phone, Nokia N95. If I have, I apologize. If I haven’t, may I do so? Oh never mind, I will anyway. Nokia N95 is … Continue reading

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Podcasts to Nokia 6233

I got a new phone, as stated earlier, and I got a new memorycard for it. Now I can download huge amounts of podcasts and listen to them with my phone. replace ff:ee:dd:cc:bb:aa with your phone’s mac address, Memorycard as … Continue reading

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A few tricks

if you’ve got software raid on xubuntu: sudo nano /usr/bin/procmdstat #!/bin/sh while true do clear date cat /proc/mdstat sleep 60 done sudo chmod a+x /usr/bin/procmdstat Add a program to launch at session startup: xfce4-terminal –hide-borders –hide-menubar –hide-toolbar –title “RAID-monitor” –geometry … Continue reading

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