Goodbye, skd!

I'm going to discontinue [skd](https://github.com/dploeger/skd), though it has never reached a productive version. I'm sorry. skd was born out of the idea of a small and easy way for a very basic configuration management. However, tools like [Puppet](http://puppetlabs.com/) or [Ansible](http://www.ansible.com/home) are doing a much better job at it and everybody's using them, so skd has Read More

New website

Well… You know, I've always been an advocate for the wonderful [Dokuwiki](http://www.dokuwiki.org) and used it as a CMS for my website. However, I found, that my website's mostly about the blog and all other pages are constantly outdated. So I removed them and only kept the welcome page, the imprint (which I have to hosting Read More

Announcing Disclaimr – A mail disclaimer server

Mail footers tend to be a political, rather then a technical thing. Especially in germany, where federal laws tell you to include certain information into your mail footer, this is a major headache for every company. When things change, everybody has to alter the footer with a large number of users forgetting that. Additionally, marketing Read More

Zimbra community’s adopted zimlets compatible with 8.5

The adopted zimlet available in the [[https://github.com/Zimbra-Community/adopted|Zimbra community repository]] all now officially Zimbra Collaboration Server 8.5 now. „All“, however, is the wrong word. There are two exceptions: * The [[https://github.com/Zimbra-Community/adopted/tree/master/ca_uoguelph_ccs_coloredemailsplus|“Colored E-Mails“ zimlet]] doesn’t work in 8.5, because of a missing functionality. I’ve created bug [[https://bugzilla.zimbra.com/show_bug.cgi?id=95344|95344]] at Zimbra about this * I will deprecate the [[https://github.com/Zimbra-Community/adopted/tree/master/com_zimbra_linkedin|Linkedin-Zimlet]], Read More

The road to Zimbra 8.5

I’m currently migrating my 8.0.6 (yes, I skipped the 8.0.7 for no apparent reason!) setup to the current 8.5 and these are some notes about the changes I found: ===== Systems administrators ===== * The localconfig-variable „postfix_virtual_alias_maps“ (that allows you to alter the postfix setting „virtual_alias_maps“) doesn’t exist anymore and was moved into the main Read More

Printing from Windows to a printer shared printer on a Mac

Last week I’ve set up my new home server based on a Mac Mini and obviously Mac OS X (Mavericks). What can I say? Like I expected, everything went like a breeze… Well, until I configured my wife’s PC laptop with Windows 7. I have shared the printer to all my Macs with no problem, Read More

August website cleanup

I’ve done some cleanup here and removed the bilingual setup as I noticed, that I’m only writing english posts. So I threw away all the clutter (although the german version of the CV is still reachable). And I made the people sad, who like my adaption of the zenlike template, because I switched to a Read More

Vectorized Twitter iconset

The guys at twitter created a basic set of icons for all developers using the Twitter api. It is located [[https://dev.twitter.com/docs/image-resources|on the Twitter developers site]]. However, they only provided very small version of the icons in a bitmap format. [[https://dev.twitter.com/issues/597|Like this guy says]], developers need various other icon sizes and it’s kinda hard do create Read More

udev-Quick setup for pci-based persistent network rules

This is just a short one. Based on the short script found [[http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/development/chapter07/network.html|in the linuxfromscratch-documentation]], I wrote this small script, that creates persistent network rules based on the pci bus. Just pipe the output to /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules and edit the output there, if you want to do renaming. #!/bin/bash for dir in /sys/class/net/* ; do [ Read More

A note about syslog-ng embedded log paths and the final flag

I’ve just spent some hours on investigating why the hell syslog-ng would log to two files while one logpath had the „final“-flag set. To share this lesson learned with you: The final-flag doesn’t do anything to embedded log statements. If you’ve read the syslog-ng handbook carefully (unlike me), you will already know this. Only top-level Read More

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