Monthly Archives: January 2016

the joy of non-standard graphic formats

It was a wild and carefree time in the nineties.  Partying with friends, going on vacations, as well as traveling to exotic locations.  Some of my friends had not only gone on vacations but they had Kodak create some CD’s … Continue reading

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command line fun – logs and logging

Before writing this blog entry, I never considered the actual similarities between the Linux shell and the dos shell. I shouldn’t have been too surprised as the similarities have less to do with the operating systems than with the general … Continue reading

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can’t shutdown my §$%&/#+ Windows PC

Most people would likely say that their work computer isn’t fast enough, but then which computer is.  I am not actually unsatisfied, my laptop is good enough for compiling, using secure shell, mail and word processing. The company actually does … Continue reading

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securing your computer – veraCrypt

In a previous article I described how you can use ecryptfs to secure your partition on your computer.  It was a cool solution that but it was only available on Linux and all of the setup was done from the … Continue reading

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booting Linux from a USB stick

Most of the Linux distributions are downloadable as a ISO image which can be burned to a CD or DVD.  This is pretty convenient, download the distribution and create your own disks. In the beginning floppy disks were used by … Continue reading

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WordPress upgrade by hand

I received a email from my own blog.  Yup, wordpress@paranoidprofessor.com, which is actually pretty amazing as that email address doesn’t really exist. The content of the mail was as follows. Please update your site at http://blog.paranoidprofessor.com to WordPress 4.4.1. Updating … Continue reading

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New York gunning to eliminate smart phone sales?

It seems that the fine legislators from the great state of New York feel that smart phone sales in the state have been just a bit too robust.  Well, that is my analysis based on reading the proposed bill. The … Continue reading

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… and yet I must pay for ketchup

The other day we ended up at a fast food restaurant for dinner.  I guess my body is not the temple I thought it was.  Of course it took the children a while to make up their mind yet eventually the … Continue reading

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not plug and play

The author accepts no liability for the content of this article, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided. I went to Amazon.de and found a light fixture, SUPER SET LED Deckenleuchten mit … Continue reading

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