GnuCash with python bindings

Hats off to the GnuCash developers and the Parit Worker Collective for the python bindings to GnuCash.

So long email, it's been good to know yuh

Yesterday I permanently deleted 15 years of email. It wasn’t because I didn’t have enough hard disk space to store it.

Getting to know systemd

Update 2014-08-20: apcid needs tweaking. See update section below. Somehow both my regular work laptop and home entertainment computers (both running Debian Jessie) were switched to systemd without me noticing.

New OpenPGP key

After playing around with How secure is my password, I dediced to start changing the handful of passwords I have committed to memory to being very long phrases rather than shorter, concentrated collections of random-seeming characters (another interesting blog post would be to understand the algorythm behind that site but for now I’ve just taken it at face value).

Administering CUPS from the command line

I usually try to avoid administering printers whenever possible. As a result I end of flailing around the CUPS web interface before I figure out how to re-enable a printer.

If you don't know what a quine is, consider yourself lucky

rhatto just asked me to approve a change in keygringer’s license from AGPLv3+ to GPLv3+ citing a discussion about a Berkeley DB’s switch to AGPLv3.

Sharing screen with remote Linux user behind a firewall

Intentionally helping someone poke a hole through their firewall to allow any users on a remote machine access to their computer is generally a bad idea… unless they want you to help them with their computer.

Creating virtual machines

I recently setup an Alix board from PC Engines. I installed Debian onto a Compact Flash card using grml for the first time.

Key Mapping for console redirection

This always flashes by too quickly for me to read…

Killing MySQL

MySQL is supposed to allow one + the max_connections from a super user so you can stop/restartmysql even when it is reporting too many connections.