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A collection of technical tips, tricks and HOWTOs. Mostly to do with Free and Open Source software and in particular Debian, Python, Shell Scripting and system administration.

Google Mesh Wi-Fi

What could possibly go wrong?

2017-04-07 13:12 | Read more

Discovering your Debian version

I have been a Debian user for more than 15 years but I only discovered today that there is a simple way to ascertain which version you are currently running

2015-07-09 00:37 | Read more


An efficient way to rip CDs

2015-05-15 21:45 | Read more

My favourite software package names

FOSS projects often have fun names for their packages as they have a different set of marketing considerations compared to commercial software. This is a list of some of my favourite names.

2013-03-05 21:10 | Read more

GVim and printing

How to get GVim to play nicely with CUPS

2012-08-06 20:45 | Read more

Creating lined writing paper using GLE

Looking for a way to create lined paper templates programmatically I discovered Graphics Language Editor (GLE). This short tutorial explains some basics of GLE and how you can use it to produce your ...

2012-05-31 21:45 | Read more

GVim and Firefox together

"View Page Source" in Firefox/Iceweasel is really useful but sometimes seeing the code in your usual Editor is so much better.

2012-02-28 18:55 | Read more