New laptop, time to play

I gave myself a nice treat and bought a new laptop. After some consideration, I decided to go with the HP Pavilion DV7 3150EB. Years ago, I didn't take an HP laptop as the reviews were not that satisfying. However, it looks as if that is past. So I first …

more ...

Executing, but only when you're home

Sometimes you want to execute a particular command, but only when you're at home. Examples would be running fetchmail (or fetchnews) through cron, but you don't want this to run when you're in the train, connected to the Internet through GPRS...

My idea here would be to create a script …

more ...


hex2passwd, a password generator

I know that repeatable password generators are less secure than random character generators. After all, if you want a strong password, you can simply perform head -c 8 /dev/urandom | mimencode to obtain a nice, random password string.

However, in certain cases you might want to generate passwords given a …

more ...

Playing with gqview

Some time ago I received a digital camera; however, due to diskspace shortage I need to clean up my home directory. One of the directories that eats most of my sectors is one where I store all my pictures.

I know I have a lot of duplicate pictures, pictures deduced …

more ...