LCARSSHFS?

My current NAS setup is based on a Gentoo server and access via SSHFS. That is fine and works: I can mount my remote data as another path in my local home directory and any file access is secured over SSH (using PKI). But retrieving information, e.g. based on metadata, is a mess. I have … Continue reading

LED-Illuminated Mirror

LED-Illuminated Mirror

Illuminated bathroom mirrors can be quite expensive (300 EUR and more), and most of them are shipped with integrated LEDs. This means that you cannot replace the lamps and have to dump the whole mirror in case of LED (or driver circuit) failure.

I did not like this concept, so I created my own mirror. Continue reading

Introducing brotherscankeyd

Recently I bought a Brother MFC-L2720DW printer/scanner. In the past I was used to buy HP because of the good Linux support. But now I have discovered that Brother offers quite a good Linux support as well. Installing the printer was a disappointment: everything worked as expected! (Driver source: brother overlay; installation via CUPS and … Continue reading

ThunderSync 2.6

ThunderSync 2.6

Christian Petereit pointed to a quirk in ThunderSync’s behaviour. If a remote resource path does not exist at startup, the ThunderSync preferences of that addressbook are cleared. I introduced this behaviour years ago to tackle problems with old preferences. But now it gets in the way if a user relies on a remote resource that … Continue reading