Author: Vratislav Hutsky

I’ve had this mail server of mine for some time. I was an early adopter of Gmail back then, but as years went on and it became obvious that messages were data-mined by Gmail, I eventually started running my own …

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I ran into a problem with Apache on Centos 6. For some time, I was the only person who had access to this particular machine so permissions were not a problem. However, now that somebody else is taking care of the website …

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A funny thing happened to me the other day. Someone brought me a 4-bay Synology NAS which had been hit by ransomware called Synolocker. The usual scenario – the NAS was exposed to the internet, maybe not updated as regularly …

“Lazy” Synolocker Read More »

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Yet another game from the 90’s that I wanted to tick off as done. Here are a few screenshots:

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I got a machine on which I wanted to try Centos 7 and KVM virtualization. As usual, I had to search for how to do a network bridge as it’s been quite long since I did it last time (on …

Centos 7 – bridge for KVM Read More »

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At home, I’ve been using rolling release of Debian for my desktop for quite some time. The good thing about it is that years go by and you need not worry about the end of life of this or that …

Systemd problem Read More »

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I’ve been tinkering with my computers ever since the days of ZX Spectrum, more or less. In the last eight years or so, however, people would come to me with their broken laptops and computers every now and then. It …

Hardware repairs Read More »

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Gettext is a great way to localize and internationalize (simply put, to translate) your (web)applications. It’s especially useful when you’re building a multi-language application because you can separate the code from the translation process effectively. all strings that need to …

Gettext translations Read More »

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Some time ago, I started playing Lands of Lore. Then I took a short break (for about five years 🙂 ) and now I happened to stumble across the saved games so I decided to go on again this Xmas. …

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Although jabber is my preferred IM protocol, sometimes I have to communicate with people who, for some reason, only use Skype. On Debian, that can be quite a problem, supposing you are not particularly keen on weed infestation of your …

Skype in Docker Read More »

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