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Does /tmp have a split personality?

April 12th, 2014 · No Comments · English, other stuff, web development

Today I had my first real encounter with the new Linux world, with namespaces, cgroups and systemd. As it turns out, old wisdoms like “an absolute file path is an absolute file path” don’t hold any more :-) But let’s start from the beginning. I just recently updated a machine to the latest openSUSE 13.1, […]

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On Reviewing Technology

February 11th, 2014 · No Comments · English, other stuff

Within the whole Debian init system debate, within all the heat and personal attacks, Russ Allbery managed to publish a couple calm and insightful posts very much worth reading. One quote particularly struck me. There is no such thing as a completely impartial review of technology, and you wouldn’t want someone who was completely impartial […]

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FOSDEM 2014

January 31st, 2014 · No Comments · English, other stuff

As for some years now I’ll be at FOSDEM in Brussels this weekend. But this time is special, I’ll give a talk about the project I’m working on most of the time now: OpTiMSoC. Join me on Sunday, February 2nd at 10am for an introduction on how to build y0ur own Manycore System-on-Chip!

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S/MIME und EGVP unter openSUSE 12.3

November 18th, 2013 · No Comments · German, other stuff

Ich hatte letztens die Freude bei einem Anwalt eine Signaturkarte für die Verwendung zur E-Mail Signierung mittels S/MIME sowie zur Nutzung des Elektronischen Gerichts- und Verwaltungspostfaches (EGVP) unter openSUSE 12.3 x86_64 (64 bit) einzurichten. Die Signaturkarte kam von Soldan (einem Anwalts-Bürodienstleister). An sich handelt es sich dabei nur um eine weiterverkaufte PKS-ECC Smartcard von Telesec […]

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A tiny update for Firefox OS on Raspberry Pi

September 20th, 2013 · No Comments · other stuff

Many of you have been waiting for updates on Firefox OS on the Raspberry Pi. Unfortunately my time is very limited at the moment, and a lot of things are to be done. To get you a bit better involved, I did two things. First, the patch repository with all necessary patches to get Firefox […]

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Firefox OS for Raspberry Pi: Now Available

April 14th, 2013 · 34 Comments · other stuff

It has been quite some time since my last post about Firefox OS running on a Raspberry Pi, but  the questions didn’t stop to come in “when will it be released”? Well, I’m sorry that it took so long (sometimes finding time is not that easy), but finally, here we are: the sources and build […]

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Contribute to openSUSE: Update a package

June 26th, 2012 · 1 Comment · English, other stuff

I’m sure many openSUSE users have already heard about the goodness of the openSUSE Build Service (OBS). But how many have already tried to use it as developer? I didn’t — until recently. A couple weeks ago I had found a wrong dependency in the calibre package, and today I was in the need for […]

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Using the the Sun/Oracle Multi-Schema XML Validator (MSV)

April 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment · English, other stuff

I regularly work with more or less complex XML Schemas, and debugging those requires some tools with command lines I usually forget after a while. So I decided to write down some of my frequently used command lines for MSV, the Sun/Oracle Multi-Schema XML Validator. Maybe you find some of those helpful as well (since […]

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See you at FOSDEM

January 23rd, 2012 · No Comments · other stuff

If you want to know more how to use XForms and XULRunner for application development and how the Mozilla Rapid Release Cycle has affected the development of such applications, join me for my talk as FOSDEM this year. More information is available at the FOSDEM website! See you there!

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Make VirtualBox USB Support Work in openSUSE 11.4

March 23rd, 2011 · 20 Comments · English, other stuff

VirtualBox and its USB support always have caused some trouble. Since VirtualBox 4, the USB support is not part of a different binary any more (PUEL vs. OSE), but lives inside an extension pack, which you can download from the VirtualBox download site. On openSUSE, this means you can install the VirtualBox package using Yast […]

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