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FotoPreProcessor Updated

FotoPreProcessor Updated

FotoPreProcessor has received an update. I fixed various bugs related to the PyQt4-to-5 porting, optimised variable initialisation (e.g. using {} instead of dict()), fixed the load progress calculation (non-image files ignored by exiftool were not taken into account) and added a new feature. FPP now saves the original file’s MD5 checksum as ImageUniqueID tag. Two … Continue reading

Brotherscankeyd Updated

A new version of brotherscankeyd is available via GitHub. After a system update my pysnmp instance did not work properly anymore. Thus I removed all pysnmp dependencies – the module felt somewhat overloaded  anyhow. Now SNMP requests are created with the program snmpset, part of the net-snmp package (


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

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