Oh, hi! I'm Ruben Schuller and here are some notes about things, mostly tech-related. At the top you can also find links to my Sourcehut and remaining Microsoft GitHub repositories.
If you want to write me you can use
mail ate rbn.im for emails or
ate rbn colon orgizm.net using matrix.
backing up a SQLite database with Go01 August 2021
open SQLite databases can't just be copied to back them up.
while you can use the sqlite3 shell
.backup builtin for this,
it may be preferrable to do it from inside your Go program.
slackware extlinux installation05 May 2021
slackware extlinux installation
how to install extlinux as bootloader for BIOS based systems, with GPT partitions. this assumes slackware,
tlog static site generator04 December 2020
for some time now this blog was generated using hugo. not anymore! i've built my own generator, tlog. in tcl.
rrsync Setup Notes24 February 2019
rrsync is a wrapper script which limits the access of rsync to a sub-hierarchy of the filesystem. this is useful for automated tasks like backups or deploying things. i bet there are plenty other write-ups on this, so i have to add mine.
Rarely Used Go Constructs08 September 2018
There are some constructs in Go which are not commonly used. The first can be used a bit like pattern matching, the second is function values of type methods.
locking xscreensaver before suspending10 July 2018
xscreensaver takes a little duration when resuming to lock the screen. to fix this, the screen has to be locked before pm-suspend is called.
setting up a matrix homeserver02 March 2018
syslinux on usb key10 November 2017
steps to install syslinux to an usb key. shown here is how to boot memtest.
upspin suffix setup22 September 2017
basic setup for servers and clients is described at upspin.io/doc/. to use suffixes (normal and +snapshot), a bit more setup is required on the client side.
using ttf fonts with plan9ports acme23 June 2017
iwlwifi14 June 2017
i recently noticed that my wifi was really slow. checking it revealed that i only had 1Mbit as bitrate, while the link quality was fine.
The sane way of .. trackpad scrolling28 April 2017
i use thinkpads and really like the trackpoint. i also like middle clicking. this leaves one in a state where no sane scolling is possible, hold-middle-scrolling-trackpoint just seems wrong. so heres how to use the wretched trackpad for scrolling, disabling it as mouse.