1. The Cubox Has Landed

    By peter

    Finally (and thanks to some nice people in Graz who resent a misaddressed package -- thanks guys!) my Cubox has arrived! It really is a cute little box:


    The Cubox is a nice little ARM-based computer, capable of running Linux and decoding HD content. It sports HDMI and SPDIF outputs, and …

  2. Evernote?

    By peter

    I'm a great fan of taking notes. I've collected notes for years, mainly on technical topics. The main goal was to prevent the "I know how to do this, I've done it before -- but how did I do it?" phenomenon -- ie. to collect a log of solutions to technical problems …

  3. Disk half empty, but no space left

    By peter

    Had a “huh?” moment today: a copying job erroring out with the message“no space left on device”, even though there were plenty of free blockson said disk device. What the copy process wanted to tell me of coursewas that it ran out of inodes,not free blocks.

    I was …

  4. Easy Bash Completion

    By peter

    I’m a lazy/impatient typist and therefore a big fan of shell completion.There’s a lot of good completion support for common programs, but whatif I want to have shell completion for a custom program or shellfunction? A quick and easy way is to bind one of the …

  5. Puppet & Ruby

    By peter

    So I spent the last week in Amsterdam for training. Amsterdam is a great city, so it's unfortunate that I didn't have all that much time for exploration. Luckily I at least managed a small trip to the Rijksmuseum; while most of the museum is closed for restoration, they have …

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