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floyd - Tue 06 October 2015 - elasticsearch, tips, linux

I figured I should start a series of short notes (can't call them articles) about random stuff I encounter in my day-to-day job, and which took me some time to figure out. Here we go.

Elasticsearch tip #1:

TL;DR: make use of the network.publish_host setting when deploying ES …

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floyd - Tue 11 November 2014 - fluxbox, tips, linux

Just for future reference. If you want - use it, at your own risk ;)

# click on the desktop to get menus
OnDesktop Mouse1 :HideMenus
OnDesktop Mouse2 :WorkspaceMenu
OnDesktop Mouse3 :RootMenu

# scroll on the desktop to change workspaces
OnDesktop Mouse4 :PrevWorkspace
OnDesktop Mouse5 :NextWorkspace

# scroll on the toolbar to change current window …
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floyd - Mon 10 November 2014 - pelican, blog

A short update for the few people that read this: I moved away from blogger. Too feature-rich for the type of content I'm aiming for. Why should anyone need to wait on 2-3 js libs and a bunch of images when all the blog has is usually plain text content …

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floyd - Tue 25 February 2014 - git, github

For people hacking on stuff using github repos:
Whenever you fork someone else's repo, make some changes to it, and then want to update your repo with the changes made upstream by the author, it's easy enough as:

# Add the remote, call it "upstream":  
git remote add upstream https://github …
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floyd - Fri 24 January 2014 - linux, git, slackware

Ok, another issue I was facing after returning to Slackware:
I was getting weird escape codes in the terminal when issuing some git commands, like git log or git diff:

ESC[33mcommit e5f753a1ae0acf48110589ed654c1e1f67fd1a6fESC[m
Author: Floyd ****
Date:   Fri Jan 24 13:13:33 2014 -0800

    Initial commit

ESC[1mdiff --git …
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floyd - Fri 24 January 2014 - linux, slackware

After about 5 years of debian, I'm running Slackware again on my laptop.

It's a beautiful distro, despite the fact that it doesn't have a 'proper' package management system by current standards. I'm managing my packages by using sbopkg, which is basically an automated tool that allows you to easily …

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floyd - Tue 19 November 2013 - electronics, flatbed, scanner, hacks, hardware

So, I've got this old cheap HP Scanjet 2400 flatbed scanner for a couple of bucks, but with a minor, yet unpleasant, mechanical problem.
After scanning, when the mobile head was returning to the original position, it was stopping at around 2-3cm from the resting position, continuing to make a …

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floyd - Mon 18 November 2013 - electronics, radio

I recently started looking again into electronics, and radio-related stuff. Not enough time for it, but I'm trying my best :P

During the last few months I was able to score a few CB radios for a good price on the local Amsterdam monthly flea market.

A couple of weeks …

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floyd - Tue 28 May 2013 - linux, mail, sieve

If you're wondering how to install sieveshell on Ubuntu (12.X), search no more, there's no such package. Instead, this tool is contained in the cyrus-admin package. Just do an aptitude install cyrus-admin and you're set!

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floyd - Wed 15 May 2013 - screen, linux, terminal

It's been a long time since I've posted anything in here. In the meantime, I've changed my job (2 times), I've moved to another country :)

Just started using tmux, as a replacement for GNU screen. So far - so good, except that the default C-b control combination is not too convenient …

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