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Chemnitzer Linux Tage 2015 - Wrap-up

22 Mar 2015 | Read more... | 0 comments

Dieses Wochenende war ich auf den Chemnitzer Linux Tagen und aergere mich, dass ich jetzt 8 Jahre lang aus terminlichen Gruenden nicht kommen konnte. Ich hoffe, dass der Termin Ende Maerz beibehalten wird. Dieses Jahr war ich auf drei Vortraegen: Git Workflows im Alltag von Valentin Haenel Hier bin ich...

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Current projects

03 Mar 2015 | Read more... | 0 comments

Some updates on what I’m currently up to (hint: it’s not no-good). I’m pretty happily active on my Tiny automated version checker for Project Zomboid, having just released v0.4.0 with a bit tweaked UI. Now that Project Zomboids Early Access Build 31 has hit the public release, I’ll need to...

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There can't be trust in the Internet of Things

09 Feb 2015 | Read more... | 0 comments

These days, news of Samsung asking their customers not to talk about sensitive information in front of Samsung devices. While I agree that they deserve any and all kind of shaming and ridiculing, Samsung and their “do-not-buy-our-stuff” policy are not the problem, but only a symptom of the problem. I...

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Bash builtin -e and symlinks

26 Jan 2015 | Read more... | 0 comments

Just a quick reminder that bashs builtin -e test returns false for symlinks whose destination doesn’t exist: [11:11:52][blindcoder@flora:~]$ bash --version GNU bash, version 4.3.30(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html> This is free software; you are free to change...

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Shared and exclusive locks

20 Jan 2015 | Read more... | 0 comments

Here’s a few snippets to get and release shared and exclusive filesystem locks. I don’t remember where I first found these, but enjoy them anyway: stalelock_exclusive () { # Check if exclusive locks are stale, ie the process they point to no # longer exists # returns 0 if lock...

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