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Debian Squeeze, Apache 2 and chroot

28 Mar 2011 13:11:20 rant, software

Using obscure Apache 2 modules can mean asking for trouble. Why would’ve known?

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icasefile

27 Feb 2011 21:42:12 software

icasefile is a LD_PRELOADable wrapper for several libc functions such as open(), stat() and chown(). It allows user to access files regardless of filename case – just like underlying filesystem was case-insensitive. If you can’t think of a reason why this would be useful, you don’t need this toy.

Minimal project page with link to sources.

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Random photos: 2008

21 Jan 2011 14:44:51 photos
Töölönlahti, Helsinki, Finland

Small set of random photos taken in 2008. It surely took long to get these online.

See the pictures.

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Nokia N810 as Bluetooth GPS dongle

11 Jan 2011 13:16:17 maemo

bt-gps is a wrapper script for making Nokia N810 running Maemo 4 (Diablo) to act as Bluetooth GPS dongle. I’ve used an old (and more complicated) version of the script with my dumbphone for over a year now. After reading this thread at talk.maemo.org for nth time I decided to improve, package and release the script to public. Have fun.

See the project page for more details or install for Diablo.

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kikai.katei.fi, new and improved?

24 Sep 2010 09:16:50 diary, hardware

I’ve been planning to upgrade my home computer for the past year, and this Monday I finally did just that. My old computer’s motherboard and memory were from 2005 and the CPU was from 2007. The biggest issue I had with my old computer wasn’t the CPU speed, but rather the amount of memory I had. Now, I could have just bought more memory, but nowadays DDR1 modules are rather expensive. Expensive RAM was a good motivation to upgrade my system as whole.

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katei.fi is down, or, magic smoke

13 Sep 2010 21:24:37 hardware

My old new server from two years back let the magic smoke escape just earlier today. :-( chikan.katei.fi was churning in hundreds of thousands of lines into PostgreSQL database when disaster struck. When the process stopped, at first I thought it was yet another hickup with chikan’s integrated network card, but when my automagic script didn’t kick in and save the day, I got nervous.

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wanha 2010-03-22-r224

22 Mar 2010 09:57:40 software

This release of wanha fixes an HTML-injection issue that affected some browsers. Also, wanha IRC robot can now be told to check URLs and announce them on the chanel if they’re not wanha. Finally, some output strings were fixed.

Sources.

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SID of the day: Tetris by Wally Beben

18 Mar 2010 12:51:03 SotD

Tetris by Wally Beben

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Rome, August 2008

3 Jan 2010 16:43:45 photos
Colosseum, Rome, Italy

These pictures have been waiting for a review and tagging for ages. I almost finished the task last summer but somehow that final push was missing. Without further introduction here are the pictures – only 15 months late.

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Python (2.5) and me

28 Dec 2009 13:53:17 rant, software

Python was sold to me as the best things since sliced bread. I can appreciate its principles such as “explicit is better than implicit”, “one way to do a thing”, and even “whitespace matters”. However, to me, there is a lot to compensate for the good stuff.

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