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OpenStack IPs, part II

Just a short one. Now that I can list IPs (see last post), it might be nice to associate them on the command line, too. First I wanted to extend the little script, but then I remembered there must already be a CLI way for this. And there is. $ openstack server list $ nova […]

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LibreOffice tables

Filed my first LibreOffice bugs. And I must say: A free and open source word processor with an open doucment format is desperately needed, but one that actually works. LibreOffice is really … well, bad looking and playing catch-up with “the other”, and crashing really way too often for my taste. And while working with […]

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OpenStack floating IP convenience

Problem: I am working in a tenant which has a couple of hosts with floating IPs assigned. I always have to look them up either manually using the command line clients (and dealing with all those UUIDs), or manually in the web GUI. Didn’t like. Solution: Python script, which outputs FLOATING_IP -> HOST_NAME. Here it […]

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Microsoft Code and Typescript

So being on the enterJS conference I wanted to get started with JavaScript. And TypeScript seems really promising. And once again I stumbled over the DIW pattern – Download, Install, Weird error messages. So, here’s my take on how to get started. I wanted … ┬áto try node-hid to see my USB HID devices, using […]

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Shared clipboard for Arch as VMWare guest

… aaaand I wanted to have a shared clipboard. It’s again all in the wiki, but again a bit distributed. So here we go. First: Install open-vm-tools and gtkmm, then add some modules to system bootup “sudo pacman -S open-vm-tools gtkmm“ “sudo vim /etc/mkinitcpio.conf” Under “MODULES=…” add the following: “vmxnet3 vmw_vmci vmw_pvscsi vmw_balloon” (You probably […]

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Install infinality fonts bundle in arch

Installing custom repos in Arch is kind of annoying. But here’s how it goes (especially if you’re behding a firewall which permits only ports 80, 443 and 22): First. Switch the keyserver to a HTTP based one. To do this: edit /etc/pacman.d/gnupg/gnupg.conf replace “keyserver hkp://…” with “keyserver hkp://keyserver.kjsl.com:80” Second. Get the key ID for the […]