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20 December 06 - 22:11Make SpamAssassin learn from Cyrus Mail

Trashcan Spam has become ever more harrasing than ever before. I am fed up with it and am taking more actions. I run Cyrus as our IMAP mail server at home. Mail gets filtered through SpamAssassin before it reaches the server. But how to let SpamAssassin learn from the mails you get that are spam but did not get detected?

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20 December 06 - 15:53What is better than chocolate: Xgl!

Today I tried using Xgl on my OpenSuse 10.2 laptop. To my amazement it is the best thing sice the invention of the dishwasher and the roomba! What can I say, try it, try it, try it.

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18 December 06 - 15:13Favorite books on philosphy, darwinism and science in general

BookAs part of my library at home I would like to present/review those books that have made an impact on my view of this world from a scientific perspective. The following books are not in any order. (more)

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23 November 06 - 10:52Reisebericht Las Vegas, Los Angeles bis San Francisco und zurück

CameraAm 8. November 2006 sind wir mit meiner Frau zwei Wochen in die USA zum Urlaub gefahren. Ziel war es von Las Vegas über Los Angeles und San Francisco und zurück zu fahren. Dies ist unser Reisebericht. (more)

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07 November 06 - 11:04Responce to 8 killer Windows Media Center plug-ins

Today I stubled uppon this blog entry at lifehacker.com. It list 8 killer Windows Media Center plug-ins. Well, as a long time MythTV user, I can only jawn! I will respond to each "killer" plug-in compared to the features of MythTV. (more)

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01 November 06 - 16:21Upgrade SuSE 10.0 to openSuSE 10.2 RC1

The 27th of November marks the day I started upgrading my all-round-does-everything server from SuSE 10.0 to openSuSE 10.2 RC1. This is the log of what I went through. (more)

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29 October 06 - 21:34Firefox 2.0 for SuSE 9.3, 10.0, 10.1

For some strange reason I have not seen as of today (29.10.2006) official Mozilla Firefox 2.0 RPMs from SuSE. Lucky us that some guys have taken up this task at openSuSE. Check out this ftp server and enjoy. Really, 2.0 is great! Spell check any form.

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25 October 06 - 19:47New drivers with updated kernel for SuSE 10.1

I have the luck of having to use a Toshiba Tecra M3. Its a quiet good laptop, but some hardware never wanted to work well under linux. The SD-Card slot was one of them. The kernel that comes with SuSE 10.1 does not have the apropriate driver (module) to work with the Texas Instrument chipset that Toshiba build into this laptop as the driver was not available when 10.1 was released. One way to fix this issue would be to download the patches for sdhci that are available scattered arround the internet and then compile the kernel for yourself. I am not that fond of doing that, so I came up with a different way of updateing the whole kernel: opensuse Factory. (more)

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29 September 06 - 10:51Migrating from one hard drive to more

HarddriveThe last week was branded by my franatic searches for more space on my MythTV server. Hard drive space (250G) was not enough to hold the movies I had been recording. I finaly thought it was time to get a bigger drive, but what to do with the smaller one. My goal was not to just add two drives and mount them at separate places, as this would not work with MythTV. I needed a way of "connecting" both drives such that they would look like one and I did not want to loose my 230G worth of recordings in the process. (more)

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28 September 06 - 11:38tv_grab_es_digital updated

Just because I needed it, I reworked some of the code that grabs the TV listings from plus.es and stores it into valid XMLTV data. Just copy this script into a file named tv_grab_es_digital, chmod +x and run it.

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25 September 06 - 13:37Cool your Athlon (old school)

HardwareMy server runs on a rather old Athlon CPU. My experience has been, that it keeps pumping heat at 52°C even when it has no load. I remembered that in my old SuSE 9.1 days there was a tool called athcool, that would enable more powerfull cooling of the CPU. (more)

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25 September 06 - 12:26Fix bad xmltv entries

I noticed that some channels that get populated using xmltv tend to have a generic title and the actual title of the show shows only in the subtitle. I needed to fix this, so I wrote a small SQL statement to do it. (more)

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25 September 06 - 11:41Server crashed breaking the jfs file system

This morning I was confronted with my server having overheated and locked up in the process (or the other way round). This is usually no problem as most Linux programs cope with this very gracefully. Today, though, was different as my storage hard drive where all my MythTV recordings are saved was corrupted.

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22 September 06 - 14:51Modeline for Sanyo Z1

I run my HTPC using SuSE linux. To get my video card to access the my Sanyo Z1 projector directly I needed a modeline that would make it switch to "PASS TRU" mode enabling the real 960x544 pixel ratio (16:9) without scaling. Under Linux this means that you have to edit the xorg.conf file usually in /etc/X11/

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20 September 06 - 10:38Why people switch from Windows 98/2000 to Linux

I have seen Windows 98 beening switched for Linux. Its true! As a matter of fact, it has been me who does it. As the support "specialist" for family & friends I often get asked to fix Win98/2000 PCs. Two years ago I made a cut and stopped supporting Windows. Yes, just as Microsoft did. Its not a "religious" kind of thing, its more about self protection. I noticed back then that fixing issues for these Operating Systems was not a matter of minutes as it used to be, but became a matter of hours and even days, often requiering me to reinstall OS/drivers/documents etc. (more)

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17 September 06 - 21:54Hide without deleting a set of channels in MythTV

MythTV 0.20 is still a bitch when you need to remove channels from it. Even more so when you need to remove more than 5 channels, since both GUI options available (mythtv-setup and mythweb) are subobtimal for their own reasons, I was inclined to find a third.

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14 September 06 - 12:15Ohh god, my telephone crashed!

While doing some consulting work in London (Sep. 2006) I ran into a public telephone that should enable you to browse the internet... but it had crashed. (more)

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14 September 06 - 11:47Deutschland Funk & Radio

Amazing! In Germany we are about to pay some 6 Euro (8 Dollar) for each PC or Internet connected device per month. This money is then passed on to the government sponsored TV/Radios for them to be able to keep their web services running. Up until now germans only had to pay for one TV and one Radio, regarless of if they watched those channels or stations. Well as this will come true any time soon I started to look arround the web pages of the TV and Radio shows I liked, just to check if they had contend I might like. (more)

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10 September 06 - 18:44SVN MythTV RPMs for SuSE 10.0

After being frustrated at trying to compile Myth Plugins (base mythtv and themes worked fine) I found that the site version6 has up-to-date 0.20 RPMs taken from SVN available for SuSE 10.0. (more)

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10 September 06 - 14:01galleryadd.pl and SuSE

I run Gallery on this webserver to mantain my snapshots updated. Using the form based upload tool provided by this PHP application makes uploading more than 10 images at a time very tedious. In comes galleryadd.pl. (more)

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17 August 06 - 15:25Electric sports car

Now, I have been dreaming of a commercialy available hydrogen fuelcell car. But this is just as great news! An electric sports car that burns rubber as fast as a Ferrari. (more)

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14 August 06 - 16:23public key not available with smart

I was faced with this message from the smart package manager under SuSE 10.1. (more)

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03 August 06 - 08:15SuSE 10.0 perl-xmltv RPMs

Frustrated at not being able to find updates to XMLTV packages I compiled the source RPM from Osteyo, ment for SuSE 10.1, on my 10.0 server. Updated files will be added to this section as I get the time.

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25 July 06 - 10:42MythTV compile script with sasc

I like to keep my MythTV system up to date with the backported fixes. (more)

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25 July 06 - 09:50Remote secure login

I run a small PC as a server at home. This machine provides Cyrus IMAP mail, MythTV DVB-S personal video recorder, NFS based fileserver (MP3s, videos, documents) and other services. This server has one complication, the RGB monitor out is connected to our Sharp Z1 projector, making it rarely possible to use it localy. (more)

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22 July 06 - 15:43Hunt for Gold (Pirate Ships)

PirateHunt for Gold is a project that intends to make a game that is similar to Pirates! but open source and GPLed. I have contributed some graphics to this project. (more)

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21 July 06 - 11:42How to use the messenger behind a very restrictive firewall

ChatNot only that, but on a machine that does not allow the user to install any application, making it accessible from internet cafes or your friends computer in china. (more)

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20 July 06 - 16:27The root of all Evil?

A few brief thoughts on the BBC documentary by Richard Dawkins on The root of all Evil?. (more)

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20 July 06 - 11:25GIMPshop

A lot of people tend to quote the lack of PhotoShop as a reason why they would not switch from Windows to Linux. (more)

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19 July 06 - 14:56Photos

Camera Here you can find photos we have shot or scanned for you. A lot of photos are password protected, so send us an e-Mail requesting a login and we will answer very soon.

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19 July 06 - 13:26Making Pivot

Its been several years since I last updated the main website "elkin.de". I have decided to use the popular bloging trend to build a site that is not static, but that works mor like a content management system. (more)

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18 July 06 - 23:18Our favorite Books

Check out the books we like to read and why. (more)

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