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Simple Samba Configuration for Public Shares

The Aim Sometimes it is necessary to share files from a POSIX operating system (Linux, FreeBSD, etc.) with Windows computers via the network. For this task Samba is the powerful interoperability suite which can handle this task. To distinguish between these two systems I will differentiate between POSIX (that is the samba server) and Windows […]

Writing a Parser Is Boring?

When interacting with different services or program there often comes the point where some sort of file has to be parsed into a data structure, which can be processed later. For standard file formats like XML or JSON parsers are available for almost any language out there. (BTW I love the graphical representation of the […]

Dancing the DHCP Samba

After a hardware failure of a Linux computer I took the chance to set up a Debian installation from scratch. So I saved the data that was important to a server, burned the Debian DVD and installed it on the computer. When it came to networking it got a little more complicated: as the server […]

Solarized – A Balanced Color Scheme for Text Editors

Colors schemes for text editors is just like the favorite editor itself a controversially discussed and often very personal matter. Speaking about colors often the personal taste is the main reason for a custom color scheme or why a special scheme was chosen. However the relation between different colors has been studied by artists for […]

Backing up a Server to Amazon S3

Motivation When deploying a server on the internet you always have to deal with security issues. You harden your server by setting up encrypted connections, configuring a tight firewall and putting critical services in a chroot jail. However what happens if an intruder hacks into your server and deletes your content? Or if you make […]

DTerm – A Terminal at Your Fingertips for Mac OS X

Sometimes it would be great if one could just enter a command in the terminal which is related to the directory of the file you are working on: send it to a server via scp, build a tar.gz archive, compile it or open another file. These are all operations which have also a graphical “nice” […]

Update wordpress using subversion

WordPress is one of the well know solutions for running your own blog and is maintained very actively. To keep the pace with the updates wordpress has an integrated updating mechanism which allows updating your installation directly from the administration backend. In my case I did not like this because I used subversion to install […]

New Highlighting Support in PasteBinIt

There is a new beta of PasteBinIt available with a nice feature: highlighting support. This means that you can click in the line number gutter of the code view to set a marker that will show up in the pastebin as a yellow marked line In addition some UI tweaks have been made such as […]

Getting started

Having my server up and running, WordPress installed in a way I like it, I am getting started with my new web page. Until now nothing interesting can be found here, however after finding and adapting the right theme for me I will be blogging about technical stuff and my programming projects here. Hope you […]