Tag Archives: Tech Stuff

Documents are taking much longer to upload than download.

From the Daily WTF, especially a good one, as more sysadmin than dev stuff this time. The phone rang and the boss told to drop everything and work on this issue: a client was on the verge of dropping their contract because no one from any department — sales, customer service, engineering, and so on […]

Ubuntu Linux, Cups and a HP DeskJet 722C

I reinstalled my system from scratch with Dapper last weekend. Why from scratch you might ask? My previous setup was the AMD64 version of 5.10, and just like Kristof, I found a 64 bit system too much a hassle to cope with. Anyway, this remembered me of the trouble I had to make my old […]

Status: all ripped

I Started ripping my cd collection about 2 months ago. I’m relieved I finally finished. If my directory counting script is correct, I handled 537 cd’s. (I really threw out money to that in the old days.) I ripped them to ogg as well as to mp3, on an average of 192kbps. $ du -hs […]

OpenID gets Verisign support

About a year ago I reported about OpenID as a Open alternative to proprietary stuff like Microsoft Passport (which is again rebranded to Windows Live ID nowadays..) I didn’t follow up on OpenID lately, but it looks like it’s getting more and more support. Now also Verisign starts supporting OpenID. Looks like those guys do […]


Ik weet dat veel Geeks redelijk geschift zijn, maar Perligata is nog een klasse apart. A Perl module — Lingua::Romana::Perligata — that makes it possible to write Perl programs in Latin. Even proeven: #! /usr/local/bin/perl -w use Lingua::Romana::Perligata; maximum inquementum tum biguttam egresso scribe. meo maximo vestibulo perlegamentum da. da duo tum maximum conscribementa meis […]

Ripping status

I already told bout how I started ripping my music cd’s. For the time being, I’m ripping locally from my ATA DVD player. It seemed those SCSI mutli-cd stuff get quite flacky on the scsi bus. Need to check further on that. I encode to mp3 and ogg, with a VBR averaged on about 192kbps. […]

SSL web traffic in China

We have a customer with problems to sync his pda with his groupware application. Communication happens to a web server through a SSL socket. Whereas here in belgium we cannot see any problems, it doesn’t work for the customer. That customer happens to be in China at this moment. Are The Big Firewalls blocking (certain) […]