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Make love, not postcards!

SysAdmin'ish Blog: Kill ethernet with USB, the easy way

Fixed a bug in mycolorize-r.sh

Some old pages have been removed

Old pages about Outlook Express 6 removed
archive.org offers various archived copies of the pages which were available at http://www.fam.tuwien.ac.at/~schamane/sysadmin/oe6/.

Old pages about Software RAID on a c't-Debian-Servers removed
Archived copies of http://www.fam.tuwien.ac.at/~schamane/sysadmin/ctsrvraid/ are available thanks to archive.org.

Old pages about a Captcha hack for Menalto Gallery 1.5 removed
Archived copies of http://www.fam.tuwien.ac.at/~schamane/_/gallery1_captcha are available thanks to archive.org.

Batch file to check version numbers of Windows programs

SysAdmin'ish Blog: Windows 7 installation: No new devices could be found

New version 0.10 of showmydisks.sh
Disks with no /sys/block/$MYDEV/size (e.g. empty SD/smart card drives) are skipped; some code cleanup and cosmetic changes.

Updated netstat.php: Now more KISS, more IPv6, and flushing
See also the new list of changes.

Old defunct literature database removed
Since the early 2000s, I had a small searchable literature database on-line, listing books and short comments mostly about system theory, modelling, and philosophy. The list hasn't been updated since many years, the code doesn't work well anymore, and focuses shifted, apparently. So, I figured is was time to say goodbye.
It was available at http://www.fam.tuwien.ac.at/~schamane/cgi-bin/literatur/, and archive.org captured a bit of it.

SysAdmin'ish Blog: Courier IMAP & POP3 stats per user

New version 2.05 of autoreply_deferentially.rc

SysAdmin'ish Blog: Vertical panel with JS auto-hide & pin

SysAdmin'ish Blog: Does Google fight spam?

Public mUps code and related pages removed
mUps (short for mUlti-Purpose Text Database System) was a set of PHP files that allowed to set up a simple database system that worked on plain text files, offering basic CRUD functions. The code was publicly available and licensed under GPL. In May 2012, I removed the public pages, basically because I consider the code to be of minor use for anyone (except myself). Besides, it does have significant design flaws. Archived pages are available thanks to archive.org.

Verfassungsklage gegen Vorratsdatenspeicherung

ChooSE: removed Scroogle + Yauba, added DuckDuckGo + StartPage
Unfortunately, Scroogle (link to Wikipedia entry) had to give up. Yauba didn't stay up long. DuckDuckGo and the ixquick-powered StartPage look promising.
Added 2012-03-14: An interesting thread on StackExchange's IT security forum: Why would someone trust DuckDuckGo or other providers with a similar privacy policy?

Updated choose.php: extended link now includes search text
and hence passes it on when clicked

in gedenken

A new version of netstat.php by Todd Johnson is now available on GitHub

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