rrsync Setup Notes25 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.
locking xscreensaver before suspending11 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.
radicale setup11 November 2017
how to setup a current radicale on a server with no existing python 3000 and staying sane in the process.
syslinux on usb key11 November 2017
steps to install syslinux to an usb key. shown here is how to boot memtest.
upspin suffix setup23 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 acme24 June 2017
iwlwifi15 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 scrolling29 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.
Using KDM with window managers26 January 2017
Using a window manager with KDM as login manager can be a bit tricky. This is how I’ve got dwm and ssh-agent with prompting for passphrases to startup correctly.