‘Frustration’ Archive

How to disable MySQL binary logging 2018-02-05 No Comments

I “know someone” who took way to long to find an answer to the question how to disable binary logging with MySQL so that it would no longer fills up all disk space putting a certain instance of WordPress offline every now and then. I find this solution rather unexpected: Putting [mysqld] skip-log-bin into /etc/mysql/my.cnf […]

Openmailbox.org turns against existing users, drops IMAP support without prior notice 2017-08-06 No Comments

Short version: Openmailbox “upgrade”: outages, broken app, paywalled or removed features https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14935004 Longer version: Openmailbox 2.0: new owner, outages, brokenness, paywalled and removed features http://phoe-krk.tumblr.com/post/163837468388/openmailbox-20-new-owner-outages-brokenness Update: I moved to disroot.org now.

Fwd: An der Basis gegen Amazon 2017-04-09 No Comments

An der Basis gegen Amazon (jetzt.de, Eva Hoffmann)

Why I recommend Debian over Ubuntu by now 2017-02-28 No Comments

I recently noticed that I would clearly suggest Debian over Ubuntu to someone about to make that choice. A few reasons why: The Chromium browser lagged so much behind Debian in Ubuntu recently, that payment on AirBnB would fail on Ubuntu (16.10) while working well on Debian; the update/fix took way too long. The corefonts […]

Fwd: (German) Telefónica verkauft Bewegungsdaten seiner O2/E-Plus-Kunden (auch blau.de) 2017-01-09 No Comments

Telefónica verkauft jetzt Bewegungsdaten seiner O2/E-Plus-Kunden http://winfuture.de/news,94116.html Widersprechen auf: https://www.telefonica.de/dap/selbst-entscheiden.html

Fwd: Amazon’s customer service backdoor 2016-01-26 No Comments

https://medium.com/@espringe/amazon-s-customer-service-backdoor-be375b3428c4#.lds36jwqp Check the image links in the first reply up there, too.

XScreenSaver unlock dialog tuning 2015-12-19 No Comments

I’m having a bit of trouble accepting that one of the dialogs that is presented to me as frequently as the XScreenSaver unlock window below is by far the least shiny part of my daily Linux desktop experience. Tuning just the knobs that XScreenSaver already comes with, I eventually got to this point: The logo […]

Critical Mass Berlin: Closing the gaps 2015-08-31 Comments Off on Critical Mass Berlin: Closing the gaps

Hi! I have been participating with Critical Mass Berlin a few times now. Simplified, it’s a few hours running a bike through the city with all street lights green by definition, except for those people running the head. It goes a few rounds at Siegessäule sometimes, has gone through Tempelhofer Feld before. It’s a few […]

(German) Fwd: Petition gegen Vorratsdatenspeicherung 2015-04-19 No Comments

Ich bin ehrlich gesagt irritiert, dass wir diese dumme Idee schon wieder aufgekommen ist. Bitte mit-unterschreiben https://www.change.org/p/heiko-maas-bundesregierung-stoppen-sie-die-vorratsdatenspeicherung-vds und weiter verteilen. Danke!

(German) Fwd: Petition “Fracking gesetzlich verbieten” (Gasgewinnung, Grundwasser) 2015-04-08 No Comments

Zitat: “Mit dieser Petition fordern wir ein generelles und ausnahmsloses Fracking-Verbot für Kohlenwasserstoffe in Deutschland!” https://www.change.org/p/bundestag-fracking-gesetzlich-verbieten-ausgfrackt-is