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Fedora 21 & Broadband connections not working -> Workaround to enter your PIN

Are you running Fedora 21? And are you trying to establish a Broadband Connection? And you can not get it to work? And I used to work nicely under Fedora 19 & 20?

This is caused by the fact you try to establish the connection, and your Gnome desktop does not ask you for . . . → Read More: Fedora 21 & Broadband connections not working -> Workaround to enter your PIN

Puppet, Puppet functions & CouchDB: A powerful combination

Are you automating your deployments with Puppet? We are too.I believe it’s a great tool to manage your infrastructure in an organized way.

But what about all the rich data that is stored in the Puppet nodes files? Isn’t that data that could be useful for other processes/purposes? Yes it is, and that’s why . . . → Read More: Puppet, Puppet functions & CouchDB: A powerful combination

Using a Pidgin SIPE account to connect to MS Lync

Is your company using MS Lync as a chat/communication service? You can connect to it with Pidgin using the SIPE plugin. Text-chat and file-transfers work, but I havn’t found a way to get audio and video conversations to work under Fedora 17, unfortunately.

One tip: If you see this error in Pidgin:

Web ticket . . . → Read More: Using a Pidgin SIPE account to connect to MS Lync

Logitech Gamepad F310 on Fedora 16

Recently I bought a Logitech F310 gamepad and I found out that it works like a charm under Linux Fedora 16.

Here is the lsusb output:

$ lsusb Bus 001 Device 013: ID 046d:c21d Logitech, Inc. F310 Gamepad [XInput Mode]

$lsmod|grep joy joydev                 17412  0

I have tested the following games, and they work . . . → Read More: Logitech Gamepad F310 on Fedora 16

Logitech Professional Presenter R800 under Linux Fedora 16 with LibreOffice Impress

Recently I got a Logitech Professional Presenter R800. (the one with the green laser pointer) I tested it under Linux Fedora 16, and it works like a charm! The device also works nicely under LibreOffice Impress 3.4 ( 1:3.4.3.2-11.fc16 in my case ).

The USB device is detected as a keyboard/mouse device: ( /var/log/messages . . . → Read More: Logitech Professional Presenter R800 under Linux Fedora 16 with LibreOffice Impress

Waarom ook wij mee zouden moeten doen met al die sociale media gekte

Facebook, Twitter, Hyves, Android Apps…. Waarom, niet voor mij zou ik bijna gezegd hebben….

Maar dan. Ik kan me nog herinneren dat mijn ouders zeiden… ICQ is niet meer voor ons, zijn we te oud voor. Ik ben blij dat mijn moeder het toch actief is gaan gebruiken, zo lees ik nog eens iets . . . → Read More: Waarom ook wij mee zouden moeten doen met al die sociale media gekte

Cyrus-imapd i/o performance (100x speedup)

Yesterday I experienced some serious performance problems with Cyrus-imapd.

My INBOX contains about 2500 messages, and accessing it through Squirrelmail took my browser about ~120 seconds to display the overview page.

I found out that performance problem was caused by the imapd process which was causing a lot of iowait. The iowait was caused . . . → Read More: Cyrus-imapd i/o performance (100x speedup)

Bug in OpenID plugin for wordpress

Do you suffer the fact that you just updated your wordpress plugins, and openID in special, after which your wordpress becomes unusable? I had the same and here’s how to resolve..

Open wp-includes/user.php and at the line that says:

function get_usermeta( $user_id, $meta_key = ”) {

Just write a new function just above That . . . → Read More: Bug in OpenID plugin for wordpress

New mobile phone

Yep, it’s about two years now.. pondering away…

My mobile phone is facing retirement… it’s a blazing two years old (you know how many DAYS that is.. sheesh).

Time goes fast though.. also in mobile technology.. so I invested quite some time in selecting my new phone.. It’s clear that Android has my favour. . . . → Read More: New mobile phone

Merry Christmas

From here I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy, successful and healthy 2010 !!