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Series Tagging on a Kobo Libra 2 17 December 2022

I recently got a Kobo Libra 2, after my Aura ONE died. And I've been looking into its series tagging features.

Home audio with mpd and snapcast 28 November 2022

I have a multi-channel home audio setup that works quite remarkably well.

Dymo label printers 02 November 2022

I now have three Dymo label printers, each ideal for its task. But some care is needed in buying them.

mpd and YouTube 15 January 2020

I've extended my mpd-tools suite to allow for a new mode of operation.

Xandikos Calendar Server on Debian 10 20 July 2019 - 2 comments

Why have a calendar server in the first place? Because I want to check my schedule from multiple devices, and because I don't want to sell out to Google. (Which of course just means that when Google takes over I won't have been paid.)

Moving filenames to UTF-8 11 May 2019 - 1 comment

I've been renaming my large music collection into UTF-8.

Music for Barbecues 03 May 2019

I've been improving the ways people can get access to the local music server during my barbecues and similar events.

How I saved 2.2 terabytes by disabling compression 17 February 2019 - 3 comments

As part of the procedure for making sure a large set of work-related data remains intact and recoverable, I keep backups at home.

Happiness is a warm SSLLabs test 11 August 2018 - 1 comment

I've recently set up HTTPS on the servers at work, running in parallel with HTTP. For reasons which were good at the time and are still not entirely wrong, we're using lighttpd as a front-end, and the process was less trivial than I'd have preferred.

Garmin Drive favourites and Linux 16 October 2016

Getting "favourites" (stored locations) on and off the Garmin Drive navi is slightly more fiddly than it needs to be, but doesn't require Windows even slightly. Here's what worked for me.

How To Use a Garmin Drive navi with Linux 27 September 2016

I have recently purchased a Garmin DriveSmart navigation unit. It is quite possible to get this up and running, legally, without buying a copy of Windows or Mac OS. Here's how. I believe this will also work with DriveAware and DriveLuxe models.

Introducing pyromachy 15 September 2015 - 7 comments

My old file server is Full. So it's time to build a new one. All images are cc-by-sa.

Networking without network-manager 07 March 2015

I don't like network-manager. It's too big and complicated and hard to persuade to do the things I want. Fortunately it's not too hard to do without it.

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