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mount encrypted disk with systemd

I would like to share some snippets to have an encrypted HDD mounted when both the cryptdisk and the keyfile stored on a second keydisk are provided. If the keydisk is removed, the cryptdisk will be unmounted and locked automatically.

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RPi als HDTV Streaming Server

Ein Raspberry Pi kann mit ein wenig Aufwand in eine multifunktionale Medienbox verwandelt werden. Ich habe ja früher schon über meine Liebe zum Music Player Daemon, mein Command-Keypad und jüngst über Netflix & Amazon Instant Video Addons berichtet. Ein weiterer Baustein ist

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RPi streaming station with Amazon Instant Video and Netflix

With Kodi 18 and inputstream, we can finally use DRM protected streams like used by Amazon and Netflix! Get Kodi 18 First install OSMC on your rpi2 or rpi3 (those addons will not work on rpi1 or zero). You will

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Command Keypad

If have to admit, the idea of having some small physical keyboard to bind arbitrary commands to control my Raspberry Pi came up long time ago. After that I learned that you could control the Kodi media center running on that

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Whatsapp with pidgin on Windows and Linux

I do not like Whatsapp. Not a bit. The reason is not, that it used to be very unsafe (today they claim to use a secure encryption), but rather that this affiliated company of the social media giant facebook has

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Posted in Gesellschaft, Technik

Set links on custom bibtex-keys with bibtex OR biblatex

Long time ago, while working on my thesis I fumbled with bibtex (do NOT do this) that creates bibliographies from *.bib files using a horrible stack-based scripting language for the styling. I wanted to have references directly linked to the

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Disable google click-tracking

I blogged already about the nicest firefox addons and improving google search by using greasemonkey userscripts. Only recently, I noticed, that the click-tracking redirection by google search is not blocked anymore. To not being click-tracked, please use this userscript, Remove-Google-Redirection,

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Script: notify by e-mail before running out of disk space

I just wanted to share another useful script, that can be run as a cronjob and send a warning notification via e-mail if your disk is running out of space. You may check it out on pastebin. It is supposed

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Management of ProFTPD users with kolab-webadmin

ProFTPD is a versatile ftp server. I recently integrated it in my Kolab 3.3 server environment, so that user access be can easily organized by the standard kolab-webadmin. The design looks as follows: Kolab users are be able to login

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Record two audio sources simultaneously

Have you ever wanted to record microphone sources seperately and had no mixer deck at hand? Here is an interactive bash script that uses pulseaudio to combine two hardware-sources (sinks are also possible) as left and right channel of a

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