LXC 1.0.0 stable quick howto (for debian-wheezy) – part 1

DISCLAIMER (aka THE BIG FAT WARNING):
I do not take responsibility for breaking your stuff.

This guide does not use the (heavily broken and outdated) Debian (wheezy) packages. I’m also assuming you are able to understand basic sysadmin stuff and am not going to go into details with this.

Czytaj dalej LXC 1.0.0 stable quick howto (for debian-wheezy) – part 1

German for beginners

It is quite easy to learn German! Someone who knows the Latin declensions will feel confident enough in learning German. This is, at least, what German language teachers claim during the first lesson…

But how to learn German by yourself? It’s easy… The first step is, of course, to buy a German language course, like the excellent edition, published in Dortmund, which tells us about customs of Hottentots’ tribe (die Hottentotten). The textbook also explains that the opossums (die Beutelratten) are chased and kept in closed wicker baskets (die Lattengitter). This kind of cages is called in German Lattengitterkoffer; and if it contains an opossum it is called Beutelrattenlattengitterkoffer.

THE STORY
One day, some Hottentots capture a murder (der Attentäter) 
who is thought to be a killer of one of the mothers (die Mutter) from the Hottentot tribe (die Hottentottenmutter), 
mother of a stupid and stuttering person (der Stottertrottel). 
This type of mother, in German, is called Hottentottenstottertrottelmutter, 
and her killer Hottentottenstottertrottelmutterattentäter… 
Well, you should know that when Hottentots capture a criminal or an enemy, they put him in the opossum cage (der Beutelrattenlattengitterkoffer). 
But, unexpectedly, the murder who was recently caught escapes: so the searching starts! 
After a while one of the Hottentot warriors runs up to the leader and says:
„I caught the murder! (der Attentäter)”,

„Yes? Which one?” – the leader asks.

”the Beutelrattenlattengitterkofferattentäter” replied the warrior.

”What? The murder who was kept in the cage for opossum, made of wickerplaited material?” asks the boss.
„Sure, the Hottentottenstottertrottelmutterattentäter (i.e. the murder of the mother of the stupid and stuttering Hottentot)”, replies the warrior.
„Ah, yes…” says the Hottentot leader, „you should say it at the beginning that you caught the Hottentottenstottertrottelmutterbeutelrattenlattengitterkofferattentäter!”…

MORAL of the story: Always beware of a German-speaking Hottentot who wants to offer you an opossum.

Source: http://linguacuriosa.blogspot.de/2009/10/german-for-beginners.html

How to rearm windows 7 instance

Resetting the rearm count in Windows 7 (source: IT Funk)

After installing Windows 7, and before activation, the operating system will run in an Initial Grace Period license status for 30 days. When this grace period expires, users can rearm Windows 7 for an additional 30 days, and do this up to 3 times, effectively allowing the OS to run legally for 120 days without a genuine product key.

When a user uses up all three rearms available rearms, the only option left is to enter a genuine product key to activate Windows 7, or leave the operating system in a crippled, non-genuine state. Users will then be subjected to certain annoyances such as black desktop background, repetitive notification messages stating that this copy of Windows is illegal or counterfeited, and a reminder to register the software at login. Czytaj dalej How to rearm windows 7 instance

Browser wars

Jako, że na FB (ostatnio popularne miejsce) wynikła dyskusja o niższości IE w stosunku do innych przeglądarek, postanowiłem zestawić kilka syntetycznych testów możliwych do wykonania w IE9, z najnowszymi (stabilnymi) wydaniami innych przeglądarek dostępnych na tej samej platformie. W rozwinięciu wyniki, z tendencyjnym i zdawkowym komentarzem. Czytaj dalej Browser wars

Quo Vadis Gentoo?!


arab@arab-lap ~ $ eix ladish
No matches found.
arab@arab-lap ~ $ eix darktable
No matches found.
arab@arab-lap ~ $ eix ramen
No matches found.
arab@arab-lap ~ $

Skąd lista softu?

What’s up with free multimedia production tools in 2010

Przykre widzieć, jak gentoo – kiedyś ostoja ebuildów dla nowego softu, po równi pochyłej zapierdala w nicość :( Stabilne GNOME/KDE to ja mogę sobie w *buntu zainstalować… :(

Quo Vadis Gentoo? Quo Vadis?

Postfix – virtual maps

I znowu zjadłem zęby na pytaniu: „czemu nie działa”:

$ cat /etc/postfix/virtual
konto@jakas.domena.pl konto

OK, niby wszystko w pąsiu? Nie!

First off:
$ postmap /etc/postfix/virtual

Prawie w domu…

$ grep virtual /etc/postfix/main.cf
virtual_alias_domains = jakas.domena.pl
virtual_alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/virtual

$ grep permit_sasl /etc/postfix/main.cf
smtpd_recipient_restrictions = permit_sasl_authenticated, (…)

Fkorz:
$ /etc/init.d/saslauthd restart

A potem fkorz:
$ /etc/init.d/posfix reload

No, działa… w końcu…

Do poczytania:
http://www.postfix.org/VIRTUAL_README.html
Oczywiście o SASL tam nic nie ma… Na szczęście pamiętałem, że czegoś może w smtpd_recipient_restrictions brakować.

Warszawa, rok 2020…

Szkolna wycieczka – Warszawa, rok 2020.

Wycieczka szkolna uczniów szkoły podstawowej zwiedza stolicę.
– Uwaga, dzieci, dochodzimy do ulicy Lecha Kaczyńskiego, która przez wiele
lat była nazywana Krakowskim Przedmieściem – mówi pani nauczycielka.
– Jak to? Przecież przed chwilą byliśmy na ulicy Lecha Kaczyńskiego!
– Oj, Piotrusiu, znowu nie uważałeś. To nie była ulica, tylko aleja, i nie
Lecha Kaczyńskiego, tylko Prezydenta Kaczyńskiego.
– Psze pani, a co to za budynek? Czytaj dalej Warszawa, rok 2020…