and keep scrobbling. But it’s not exactly getting easier…
Pablo got his first trout on the hook this summer, but ouch – I failed to land it. Still, we landed 2 others – and it was a great experience – not least thanks to his faithful Abumatic 170iN. Below’s a scan of the leaflet that comes with the reel.
Quality time with my boys on the peninsula of my own childhoods summer vacations.
I’ve finally been trying out Android lately, more specifically, trying out my OnePlus One. So, I’ve been looking for ways to keep my iPhone and OnePlus in sync regarding calls and SMSs. At least I’d like to have SMS to email forwarding on both devices. On Android there is Relay ME. On the iPhone, there are some pretty extensive … Read the rest
My mail setup is perhaps a bit unusual:
- I like to read and send all my email via gmail
- I also want to keep all received and sent mail on my personal mail server
The final destination of all my email addresses is my personal mail server and a copy of every received mails is sent to gmail.… Read the rest
Since my last post on on the subject, the number of ‘squeezeboxes’ in my home has actually grown – with of a couple of OpenSqueeze boxes. These boxes are simply boxed Cubieboard2 boards with Cubian Linux (a minimal Debian derivative) and … Read the rest
So, Ubuntu-14.04, Trusty Tahr, is out; and booting the cloud images requires a bit more hacking than booting the 12.04 cloud images. Here goes:
Get the image, resize and loop-back mount it:
qemu-img convert -c -O qcow2 trusty-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk1.img trusty-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk1_30GB.qcow2
qemu-img resize trusty-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk1_30GB.qcow2 30G
sudo modprobe nbd
sudo qemu-nbd -c /dev/nbd0 `pwd`/trusty-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk1_30GB.qcow2
ls image || mkdir image
sudo … Read the rest
Like Ubuntu, Fedora distributes cloud images and like in the case of Ubuntu (see my previous post), I’d like to boot the image without actually running a cloud. At least not an OpenStack, CloudStack or Eucalyptus cloud that is.
Again, I did not manage to find any simple recipe for doing this, but it turned out to be even … Read the rest
I was recently asking myself why the P2V concept has not been more fully embraced by the open-source community – and generalized to V2C, virtual machine to cloud instance. From a scientific computing perspective, it would be ideal to seamlessly be able to prototype a data analysis in a virtual machine on a laptop and then run large-scale data … Read the rest
Cloud storage is often used for backup, but finding myself relying more and more on cloud-only documents, I felt a need for backup in the opposite direction: backing up my entire Google Drive to local storage – preserving the folder hierarchy. I was not able to find a script that does this, so I wrote one myself. I chose … Read the rest
For a long time I’ve been looking for a note-taking app that:
1) is available as an iPhone/iPad app ✔
2) synchronizes to either my own server or Google Docs/Drive ✔
3) has a web interface
4) supports organization of notes in hierarchical folders
5) has “todo” functionality (creation and due dates) ✔
6) allows assignment of priorities ✔
This … Read the rest
Since my last post about SqueezeScrobbler on my Squeezebox, I’ve enjoyed 3 years of LastFM listening on Squeezeboxes, Linux and Mac boxes, iPhones and iPads.
Well, this fall, LastFM announced that they would hit my listening pleasure with dual strikes: deprecation of the old API and discontinuation of the radio service in other countries than the US, UK and Germany. … Read the rest
Back in Canada for my second 3PGCIC conference – this time as coorganizer. A long flight followed by a small one and a taxi ride – I just managed to arrive in time to present my paper on REStful web services for distributed computing.
It was a short stay, but I took a walk around downtown Victoria, saw a few … Read the rest
This post is a reflection on the DeIC conference I attended in November 2012.
The conference marked the initiation of the … Read the rest