Syncthing and Android's SD card

Already some time ago a friend of mine told me about syncthing. I've been using foldersync for longer time and was quite satisfied with it. I've been using it to sync the photos from my smartphone to my NAS. This works fine in the background as soon as the smartphone …

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Digikam segfaulting

Since few days digikam was segfaulting right after displaying the startup splash screen !

Found the hint to solve the issue : remove gstreamer0.10-good gstreamer0.10-good-plugins

Sideffects : none so far. According to KaOS website version 0.10is not really longer needed.

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Piwigo - Gallery3 replacement

Some weeks ago, the gallery team announced that they would end the development of their web based photo album software.

So... time for a replacement ! Looking for alternatives that were easy to set up and also provided nice-looking templates I came accross piwigo and it convinced me.

Some of the …

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Kdeconnect- how to make people NOT use your app

I wrote some time ago about kdeconnect and linconnect.

Kdeconnect was not working for me, empty screen, no error message.

Today I got an update of kdeconnect installed on my PC so I googled once more "kdeconnect empty screen" and found one post (sorry forgot to bookmark it) : the statement …

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Webtrees genealogy web frontend

I've been using Gramps for quite a long time to store my genealogy data. Biggest advantage : it runs locally, which is very handy when doing offline research. However, the GUI is not very nice to display to non-genealogists and it's HTML export features are very limited, creating mostly HTML 1 …

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Kitkkat restricting access to external SD card

With the upgrade to Kitkat finally available for the S4, new problems arose : android now restricts app access to external SD cards. Apps can read from SD card, but not store files anymore. This is rather annoying as I'm using the external SD card to store the maps for OsmAnd …

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Proftpd shutting down

Since the update of the rootserver to Ubuntu Saucy I've been experiencing strange shutdowns of proftpd. Logfiles only showed :

2013-12-29 06:25:27,355 zulu203 proftpd[18394] zulu203.server4you.de: ProFTPD killed (signal 15)
2013-12-29 06:25:27,457 zulu203 proftpd[18394] zulu203.server4you.de: ProFTPD 1.3.5rc3 standalone …
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Moving to pelican

In the end I was quite disappointed by ikiwiki, which I've used for the first relaunch of the techblog.

Ikiwiki is very simple to use. Create a new file, put content inside, git add and git commit. That's it, the "compiler" is run in the background, and also the upload …

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Evaluating cherrytree

Well, Zim recently dropped data from notes. I think I traced it down that it didn't save the currently open note I was editing, so that upon shutdown the edits were lost.

Time for a new tool then. I had been evaluating basKet, which turns out to be a nice …

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Basket

I recently had a closer look at Microsoft OneNote 2010. Already took a look at it some time (years) ago, didn't convince me. 2010 release seems to be much more the way I expect it to be. Storage of data is still proprietary format of course, but at least it's …

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