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Sync calendar and contacts (ownCloud): General (Part 1)

Posted 07-14-2015 at 08:07 AM by jere21
Updated 07-14-2015 at 09:07 AM by jere21

This is the first of a series of blog posts with a complete guide to sync calendar and contacts between Debian Jessie laptop (as server and client) and Android (CyanogenMod) mobile:
  1. General
  2. Setup CalDAV/CardDAV server (on my laptop):
    ownCloud, Apache, self-signed certificate
  3. Setup calendar and contacts in Icedove (rebranded Thunderbird) and Iceowl (rebranded Lightning):
    export, transform and backup the data with a script (owncloud.export), SOGo connector, ThunderSync,
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Automatically update flashplayer-plugin

Posted 07-11-2015 at 04:03 PM by jere21
Updated 07-20-2015 at 08:13 PM by jere21

ii  flashplugin-nonfree  1:3.6.1  amd64  Adobe Flash Player - browser plugin
Debian doesn't update the flashplayer-plugin automatically to avoid downloading an unchecked 3rd party proprietary binary. If you want to ignore that risk for convenience do the following:

update-flashplugin-nonfree --install

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Smokeping and Slipknot

Posted 07-09-2015 at 07:45 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

Random thoughts ahead...

I'm riding the train back home from work, headphones blasting Slipknot and reviewing my VPN mesh latencies on my laptop...thinking about this past year and three months or so. Seattle has been a fun city.

I had a crazy busy day today. We managed to get my team's work queue down to zero. Didn't last long, mind you, but just being able to do that for even a brief moment was an accomplishment. Following a holiday certainly helps, of course...but...
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Debian Stretch (Gnome et al.) on my laptop

Posted 07-09-2015 at 08:41 AM by jere21
Updated 07-19-2016 at 09:01 AM by jere21

EDIT 2015-08-04: Window resizing issue fixed.
EDIT 2015-11-01: Add more install tips. Modal dialog issue fixed.
EDIT 2016-01-17:
EDIT 2016-03-30: Nautilus (Gnome Files) settings.
EDIT 2016-04-21: Hint for terminal alternative to Gnome openweather extension.
EDIT 2016-07-12: Touchpad changes (synaptics/libinput). Gnome-photos still lacks functionality. gnome-system-tools dropped by upstream.
EDIT 2016-07-19: gnome-shell-extension-top-icons-plus (newly packaged)...
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E-cigarettes not endorsed by American Lung Association

Posted 07-08-2015 at 09:01 PM by BenCollver

The purpose of this post is to set the record straight on e-cigarettes.

I received a problem report on my personal web page [1]. It resembled spam, but I replied anyway. The response appealed to my sense of charity, and suggested that they are supported by the American Lung Association [2]. I asked the American Lung Association and they responded [3] that they do NOT support this charity nor do they endorse e-cigarettes [3].

The tobacco habit drains the wallets and...
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