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Keyboard rate and delay

Here's how to change the rate and delay of your linux system, in direct console or in X, thanks to the command line. TL;DR You are using X Set: Command: xset r rate DELAY [RATE] DELAY is in milliseconds, and …

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ecryptfs made straightforward

Using ecryptfs outside of Ubuntu's very controlled environment can be tedious. I wanted to have a fully automated script that could simply mount an ecryptfs partition given a single key (roughly along these lines): ecryptfs-mount PATH KEY Here are the …

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quick hints about installing mobile-org

I use org-mode and I have android mobile devices. I ought to try MobileOrg. But configuration is quite rough, and these are information I found lacking: This won't be a synchronization of files as Dropbox handles usually. Instead you'll need …

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simple gnome-terminal bomb

In the need of an (other) argument against gnome-terminal (as of version 2.30.2-0ubuntu1 in lucid) ? Run this command in a more than 200+ column wide terminal: for _c in $(seq 1 512); do for i in $(seq 1 $(stty …

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Postfix from scratch – episode 2 – mail delivery

In previous blog entry, we have seen that postfix (on debian systems) can be installed with an empty (but existent) configuration file. This is only possible because all values have defaults. postconf (called with no arguments) is a tool to …

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Postfix from scratch – episode 1 – open relay

Let's play a little with installation of postfix along the setup of complete solution. Before we start I'll be illustrating what is directly possible through the use of netcat on SMTP/25 port. So you might concider installing it. # sudo …

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Import Contacts with Gammu

After syncing my contacts between Thunderbird / Google / iPhone I realized that all my contacts were stuck in my old phone (Nokia 6230). I'll explain here how I managed to extract all the contact info from Nokia phone to …

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