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April 12, 2020

Snap apps with Wayland and Zsh

There’s are two longstanding issues using snap apps in Ubuntu. Two issues that still exist in Ubuntu 20.04 beta. Snap apps don’t show up in Gnome’s Activities view when using Wayland instead...

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April 23, 2009

Linux L2TP/IPSec with iPhone and Mac OS/X clients

After moving to China I ran into a few issues that got me to install a VPN. Namely: Latency. I frequently use SSH to access remote servers in US and EU and for some reason the latency here is...

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March 12, 2009

RMVB files on (64-bit) Linux

The Chinese like to share their movies in RMVB (RealMedia) format as opposed to Xvid or DivX. Not sure why it got to be so popular (I would prefer the more open Xvid), but the file sizes and quality...

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February 3, 2009

AliPay on GNU/Linux

AliPay is the Paypal of China and hard to ignore if you want to use websites like TaoBao (the Chinese eBay.) Unlike Paypal however, it requires ActiveX components or Firefox plugins to function....

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February 2, 2009

Google Gears 64-bit

Links to outdated and potentially dangerous binaries have been removed. While eagerly installing Offline Gmail on my computers I ran into the fact the Google Gears is actually not available for...

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June 17, 2006

Asterisk, Zaptel 1.2.6, libpri 1.2.3 and bristuff 0.3.0-PRE-1q

Quite a big update to the Asterisk Debian packages for Sarge, including some security fixes. Let me know if you experience any problems installing these packages. Hint for your sources.list:

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May 31, 2006

Asterisk and Zaptel 1.2.5 for Debian Sarge

I’ve uploaded new packages that should solve the hangup problem in the bristuffed version. Let me know if it works for you. More information on the patch:...

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April 15, 2006

Asterisk and Zaptel 1.2.5 for Debian Sarge

By popular demand. You know the drill. /etc/apt/sources.list line: UPDATE: packages updated to dfsg-2

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March 28, 2006

Comparing web hosting packages

Comparing web hosting packages is harder than it seems. When searching for the best deal there is a huge list of companies claiming to offer all the features you could ever want and more bandwidth...

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March 4, 2006

Asterisk 1.2.4 with Sarge

Of course this had to happen: I finish my 1.2.4 packages and the Asterisk team releases 1.2.5. Oh well, the Debian VoIP team will probably follow soon enough and so will I. When upgrading, make sure...

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January 10, 2006

Bristuff 0.3.0-PRE-1f and XS4ALL VoIP

A small update to the Asterisk packages: bristuff is updated to 0.3.0-PRE-1f a oneliner related to XS4ALL VoIP is included: Add the following...

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December 31, 2005

Plesk with Clamav

Written while using Debian 3.1 (sarge) and Plesk 7.5. Install the Debian packages clamav, clamav-daemon and clamav-freshclam. Download and extract qsheff and ripmime tar balls. Building and...

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December 31, 2005

Postfix with Cyrus, Clamav and Spamassassin

This is a quick howto on how to get it all running. Most of the software used is a lot more powerful than this howto suggests. Once you have it all up and running make sure to spend some time...

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December 22, 2005

Bristuff 0.3.0-PRE-1d

As bristuff still seems to be the most popular way to use HFC Cologne based ISDN cards I’ve patched Asterisk with the lastest bristuff patches from Junghanns. Updated packages for Debian Sarge...

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November 30, 2005


Inspired by David’s urge to maximize eye candy on his newly installed Linux machine and old memories of a cutting edge Enlightenment DR16 I decided to check out its latest version. Although...

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July 16, 2005

Personal Livestream

Two weeks ago XS4ALL introduced ‘Personal Livestream‘, allowing their customers to share their own audio/video stream with an unlimited number of viewers within XS4ALL and a handful on the...

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July 13, 2005

Pilmo and Asterisk

The last few years I’ve been using Pilmo as my voip provider and am quite pleased with it. The good thing about them is that they supply me with a regular Dutch phone number including a normal...

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