using “calibre” for “e-book management”

http://calibre-ebook.com I listened to colleagues nearby here in the office this morning. Colleague A had gotten a Kindle as birthday present, he “certainly” doesn’t want to get the typical publications for the Kindle, instead he wants to get dusty PDFs and whatever from the 16th century, and his initial question to colleague B was, whether… Continue reading using “calibre” for “e-book management”

disk back-ups sorted, new scanning computer sorted – happily looking forward

Integrated my “new” Synology NAS into my back-up concept in practice; I can of course back up at home on the LAN, but I can also back up over WAN (which is the more crucial variant) – rsync-wise “of course”, i.e. sort of “differentially”. And for the time being rsync-ing to my NAS seems to… Continue reading disk back-ups sorted, new scanning computer sorted – happily looking forward

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How to access files on Synology NAS NFS-wise …

How to access files on Synology NAS … – Synology Inc. Network Attached Storage – NEW NAS Experience Maybe I will have to play a little with the “Root squashing” next time, I have LAN access to the NAS. Remember: NFS goes over LAN, not WAN (AFAIRC).

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using my old iPhone as secondary phone w/o Internet access over mobile network

How do I switch “Internet access over mobile network” off in my old iPhone3? I may want to hook on the Internet over Wi-Fi once in a while, but I must avoid “Internet access over mobile network“, as its current SIM card has no dedicated tariff for that any longer. In my Android set-up I… Continue reading using my old iPhone as secondary phone w/o Internet access over mobile network

CPAN modules for generating passwords (remember “pwgen”!)

I started digging a little into this, when I faced the challenge to provide a customer with a password generator available on his platform. I myself had used Theodore Ts’o’s pwgen for years, so that was my search keyword. Neil Bowers on CPAN modules for generating passwords [link] (looks like THE CONTEMPORARY REPORT on the topic)… Continue reading CPAN modules for generating passwords (remember “pwgen”!)