Category Archives: Snippets

Poor Man’s Data Munging in the Linux Shell

This is just a brief cheat sheet style of post. While there are many sophisticated tools for processing data out there, sometimes, it may be more convenient or quicker to just use the tools the Linux shell provides (Please note … Continue reading

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Note to self: Compile kdepim with Mobile UI

Some month ago, I got a Samsung Slate 7 Tablet PC on which I am using Fedora as my main OS. The only thing that bothered me a little was that the built-in e-mail client cannot be comfortably used via … Continue reading

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Automatically clone all repositories defined in conf/gitolite.conf

In this post, I post a simple, hackish script to clone all repositories defined in a gitolite config file. There may be various reasons why one should want to clone a bunch of repositories at a time, e.g., in case … Continue reading

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KDE Lock Screen vs. Touch Input

With respect to touch input, most parts of KDE can be handled very easily. However, one, imho, very important aspect, simply lacks all touch UI support: the lock screen (and also the login screen), right now, do not support touch … Continue reading

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Note to self: Resize animated PNG (APNG)

Interestingly, animated PNG (APNG) files seem to be so scarce that neither Gimp nor ImageMagick support this format. In fact, it took me quite a bit of searching until I found a way to scale an animated PNG preserving the … Continue reading

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New Rootfs Tarball of Plasma Active for Nexus 7

I uploaded a new rootfs tarball of Plasma Active for Nexus 7. You can get it from here: http://files.kde.org/plasma/active/3.0/images/nexus7/ The latest version is “plasma-active-nexus7-testing-mer-latest-2013-03-12.tar.gz“. There you can also get the according .ks files. Some changes are: Integrated nemo-compatibility (You can … Continue reading

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Note to Self: Debugging Telepathy

Just a short note to myself: I found the following snippets useful when debugging telepathy.

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