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scanbuttond on fritz 7390

A recent commit integrates my pull request to incorporate scanbuttond into freetz, a custom firmware for Fritz Box 7390. scanbuttond's job description is, to trigger a script whenever a button is pressed on a scanner. This is all I need in order to turn my 7390 and an old (three …

Monitor AVM fritz box 7390 with Munin

These days it apparently has become important again to monitor how much traffic one uses. Otherwise you might end up with pre-internet-era link speed (thanks to capital t here in Germany). So lets configure a (running) munin instance to monitor the bandwidth usage of your AVM fritz box (7390).

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Audiobooks2Podcast

As an audiobook addict I have always hated the way audiobook mp3s are handled by the various players. This is because I get my fix from the local public library that rents countless audiobooks pressed on this legacy technology called CDs. Ripping audio CDs to mp3 isn't a problem (it …

Export to docbook xml with LyX (on Ubuntu 12.10)

  1. Install LyX as well as the dependencies need to author docbook in LyX

    1. apt-get install docbook-dsssl sgmltools-lite jade docbook docbook-xml lyx jadetex
  2. It is commonly written on the web to tell LyX where to find the docbook catalogs by explicitly exporting SGML_CATALOG_FILES. This turned out to be not needed on …

Permanently remove dropbox client from autostart on Gnome

Dropbox Inc. seems to think that I want its client to start automatically, always! Even if I manually remove the dropbox entry from startup applications or turn it off, it will be "magically" re-added/-enabled simply by running the dropbox client once. Well, I still prefer to stay in control …