ra`s fnord » Tips http://ra.fnord.at blog Thu, 20 Sep 2012 12:06:12 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=abc en hourly 1 2 Monate Arte-Magazin (gratis) http://ra.fnord.at/2008/12/2-monate-arte-magazin-gratis/ http://ra.fnord.at/2008/12/2-monate-arte-magazin-gratis/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2008 11:16:18 +0000 ra http://ra.fnord.at/?p=147 Einfach bei arte-magazin.de bestellen. (:

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Firefox extensions http://ra.fnord.at/2008/11/firefox-extensions/ http://ra.fnord.at/2008/11/firefox-extensions/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2008 10:23:50 +0000 ra http://ra.fnord.at/?p=128 These are the firefox extensions I use today. I hope some of them are as useful for you as they are for me. If you know any extensions I should not have left out or think that one of the below is outdated just leave a comment..

  • adblock plus: ad blocker
  • cookiesafe: control cookie persmissions from within the statusbar.
  • customizegoogle: enhance google search results by adding extra information and remove ads and spam.
  • download statusbar: nice download manager
  • tagsifter: tag your bookmarks. finally bookmarks become useable..
  • update scanner: monitors webpages for updates which still don’t provide rss feeds
  • mitm me: bypass the very annoying ssl errors introduced in firefox3 with a single click.
  • gtranslate: translates the selected text via google translate
  • keyconfig: nice key configuration. Personally I use it to configure the forward and back keys.
  • noscript: allows JavaScript, Java, Flash and other plugins to be executed only by web sites of your choice.
  • fasterfox: performance and network tweaks for firefox
  • unplug: download flash movies easily (for firefox3 there is no “official” but a “modded” version which just alters the version check).
  • add n edit cookies: cookie editor that allows you add and edit session and saved cookies
  • bugmenot: bypass annoying web registrations with the context menu (input from ).
  • refcontrol: control what gets sent as http referer on per-site basis.
  • tab mix plus: has a very rich (not to say bloated) feature set. Currently I use the multi row tab feature and the closed tabs icon (which is way better than the default one).
  • firebug: edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live
  • safecache: defends against cache-based tracking techniques but is currently only available for firefox2.
  • safehistory: defends against visited-link-based tracking techniques but is also only available for firefox2.
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Google proxy http://ra.fnord.at/2008/10/google-proxy/ http://ra.fnord.at/2008/10/google-proxy/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2008 13:44:20 +0000 ra http://ra.fnord.at/?p=115 Some time ago I had the idea to write a google proxy which implements the features of the customizegoogle extension for firefox but should be browser and operating system independent. Today I stumbled across scroogle which apparently does implement some of the features (and uses ssl).
If you want to use it as default search engine in firefox, enter “about:config” in the location bar, search for “keyword.url” and change the value to “https://ssl.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/nbbwssl.cgi?Gw=”.
There are also search engine plugins available.

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Google Earth http://ra.fnord.at/2008/09/google-earth/ http://ra.fnord.at/2008/09/google-earth/#comments Wed, 03 Sep 2008 19:09:48 +0000 ra http://ra.fnord.at/?p=107 I experienced Google Earth being really slow after updating it to version 4.3. Disabling atmosphere in the view menu made it work again.

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NetworkManager applet for KDE http://ra.fnord.at/2008/04/networkmanager-applet-for-kde/ http://ra.fnord.at/2008/04/networkmanager-applet-for-kde/#comments Sat, 26 Apr 2008 09:59:52 +0000 ra http://ra.fnord.at/2008/04/networkmanager-applet-for-kde/ A few days ago I figured out that the NetworkManager applet for Gnome is also working in KDE. I use it because it has less bugs, compiles against the current svn of NetworkManager and works more reliable in general then the KNetworkManager. Someone should have told me before that this works. (:

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Seitan http://ra.fnord.at/2007/09/seitan/ http://ra.fnord.at/2007/09/seitan/#comments Fri, 28 Sep 2007 18:35:41 +0000 ra http://ra.fnord.at/2007/09/seitan/ Den Freunden der guten Küche kann ich Seitan nur ans Herz legen. Er ist gesund und ausgesprochen lecker.

Mittlerweile ist Seitan auch in diversen Großmärkten erhältlich (Rewe und andere, für die man keine Werbung machen sollte). Empfehlenswert ist allerdings Reinberger Naturküche für Seitan in Österreich.

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konq-pdf (various PDF service menus for KDE) http://ra.fnord.at/2007/09/konq-pdf-various-pdf-service-menus-for-kde/ http://ra.fnord.at/2007/09/konq-pdf-various-pdf-service-menus-for-kde/#comments Fri, 28 Sep 2007 18:20:47 +0000 ra http://ra.fnord.at/2007/09/konq-pdf-various-pdf-service-menus-for-kde/ A few weeks ago I stumbled accross konq-pdf which offers various PDF related service (“right click”) menus for konqueror. These menus contain joining/adding files, changing pages per sheet, rotating, converting to other formats, extracting images, .. in a few words: it’s very handy if you don’t want to remember all the command line parameters for pdftk/pdfjam you just need once in a while. (:

There are just two things I found in the software:
The kde submenu text in pdfnup.desktop “X-KDE-Submenu=Paginate” is not
very clear. “X-KDE-Submenu=Pages per sheet” would be better imho.

A small bug in pdfjoin.desktop makes it always display the italian kde
submenu: “X-KDE-Submenu=Unisci o aggiungi” should be replaced by
“X-KDE-Submenu[it]=Unisci o aggiungi”.

I just wrote the author Giuseppe Benigno an email, so these “bugs” probably get fixed soon.

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bugmenot firefox extension http://ra.fnord.at/2007/09/bugmenot-firefox-extension/ http://ra.fnord.at/2007/09/bugmenot-firefox-extension/#comments Fri, 21 Sep 2007 14:02:43 +0000 ra https://sunkist.annessi.at/wordpress/2007/09/21/bugmenot-firefox-extension/ The firefox extension for bugmenot is still working (at least for firefox

Source: http://roachfiend.com/archives/2005/02/07/bugmenot/
Direct installation link: http://extensions.roachfiend.com/bugmenot.xpi

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Linux Power Saving Projects http://ra.fnord.at/2007/09/linux-power-saving-projects/ http://ra.fnord.at/2007/09/linux-power-saving-projects/#comments Fri, 21 Sep 2007 11:46:51 +0000 ra https://sunkist.annessi.at/wordpress/2007/09/21/linux-power-saving-projects/ Even more linux power saving information from intel on LessWatts.org.

Source: http://kerneltrap.org/Linux/Power_Saving_Projects

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uswsusp http://ra.fnord.at/2007/09/uswsusp/ http://ra.fnord.at/2007/09/uswsusp/#comments Tue, 18 Sep 2007 20:01:59 +0000 ra https://sunkist.annessi.at/wordpress/2007/09/18/uswsusp/ Ich habe eigentlich die letzten Jahre auf suspend2/tuxonice gesetzt, nun aber uswsusp ausprobiert, da hier mittlerweile auch compression und splash funktioniert, und bin begeistert: selbe Funktionalität und stabiler. (:

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LCD-Display Reinigen http://ra.fnord.at/2007/09/lcd-display-reinigen/ http://ra.fnord.at/2007/09/lcd-display-reinigen/#comments Tue, 18 Sep 2007 19:57:57 +0000 ra https://sunkist.annessi.at/wordpress/2007/09/18/lcd-display-reinigen/ Lt IBM-Handbuch nimmt man dazu am besten eine 1:1-Mischung Wasser:Isopropylalkohol. Funktioniert einwandfrei (auch für die Tasten – da allerdings 1:4)

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Firefox “restore dialog”-patch http://ra.fnord.at/2007/08/firefox-restore-dialog-patch/ http://ra.fnord.at/2007/08/firefox-restore-dialog-patch/#comments Thu, 30 Aug 2007 16:41:08 +0000 ra https://sunkist.annessi.at/wordpress/2007/08/30/firefox-restore-dialog-patch/ If browser.startup.page is set to 3 (“When firefox starts” -> “Show my windows and tabs from last time”) firefox should always restore automatically the browsing session (but after a crash).
Each time after logging out (at least from kde) the restore dialog appears (“Restore session” / “Start new session”).
This is quite annoying for me since I never pressed “Start new session”, but by mistake.

The ideal solution is that logging out will not result in an improper shutdown of firefox, but I wrote a small patch that introduces the browser.sessionstore.resume_session_always setting which works for me.

I also updated Gentoo’s ebuild for firefox to use this patch (just extract it to your /usr/local/portage directory).

Update: The above bug is fixed in firefox3. As a work around, you can create a new string preference “browser.sessionstore.restore_prompt_uri” and set it to “javascript:window.close();” (without the quotes).
Unfortunately I could not find a way to make this work with NoScript (yet).

Update #2:
Good news (:
Giorgio Maone kindly updated the NoScript plugin to allow the trick above. You currently have to use the development version (

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OpenWRT: 802.1x WPA2 TLS http://ra.fnord.at/2007/07/openwrt-8021x-wpa2-tls/ http://ra.fnord.at/2007/07/openwrt-8021x-wpa2-tls/#comments Tue, 31 Jul 2007 16:26:55 +0000 ra https://sunkist.annessi.at/wordpress/2007/07/31/openwrt-8021x-wpa2-tls/ Ein nettes Howto wie man unter OpenWRT WPA2 TLS lauffähig bekommt. Auch nützlich, wenn man kein OpenWRT nutzt (im speziellen die Zertifikatgenerierung für Windows Clients).


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How to fold a t-shirt? http://ra.fnord.at/2007/07/how-to-fold-a-t-shirt/ http://ra.fnord.at/2007/07/how-to-fold-a-t-shirt/#comments Tue, 17 Jul 2007 18:08:42 +0000 ra https://sunkist.annessi.at/wordpress/2007/07/17/how-to-fold-a-t-shirt/ Did you ever get angry about folding t-shirts?
Try this! (:

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Chaos Communication Camp 2007 http://ra.fnord.at/2007/07/chaos-communication-camp-2007/ http://ra.fnord.at/2007/07/chaos-communication-camp-2007/#comments Sun, 15 Jul 2007 12:30:29 +0000 ra https://sunkist.annessi.at/wordpress/2007/07/15/chaos-communication-camp-2007/ The Chaos Communication Camp is an international, five-day open-air event for hackers and associated life-forms.
The Camp features two conference tracks with interesting lectures, workshops and other stuff.
It will take place from August 8th to 12th 2007 in Finowfurt near Berlin.

The Metalab crew organizes flight & shuttle from vienna to the camp and back: http://campflug.at/

Chaos Communication Camp Poster

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Arte-Themenabend: “Überwachungsstaat” http://ra.fnord.at/2007/06/arte-themenabend-berwachungsstaat/ http://ra.fnord.at/2007/06/arte-themenabend-berwachungsstaat/#comments Mon, 25 Jun 2007 07:04:31 +0000 ra https://sunkist.annessi.at/wordpress/2007/06/25/arte-themenabend-berwachungsstaat/ Dienstag 19.06 ab 20:40

Quelle: http://netzpolitik.org/2007/arte-themenabend-ueberwachungsstaat/

Mittlerweile auch schon im Netz gelandet:

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Im Sommer kostenlos nach Deutschland, USA, Grossbritannien, Italien, Schweiz und Polen telefonieren http://ra.fnord.at/2007/06/im-sommer-kostenlos-nach-deutschland-usa-grossbritannien-italien-schweiz-und-polen-telefonieren/ http://ra.fnord.at/2007/06/im-sommer-kostenlos-nach-deutschland-usa-grossbritannien-italien-schweiz-und-polen-telefonieren/#comments Wed, 20 Jun 2007 11:22:41 +0000 ra https://sunkist.annessi.at/wordpress/2007/06/20/im-sommer-kostenlos-nach-deutschland-usa-grossbritannien-italien-schweiz-und-polen-telefonieren/ Ist doch mal was. (:

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Seedcamp Festival http://ra.fnord.at/2007/05/seedcamp-festival/ http://ra.fnord.at/2007/05/seedcamp-festival/#comments Sun, 20 May 2007 09:00:24 +0000 ra https://sunkist.annessi.at/wordpress/2007/05/20/seedcamp-festival/ Vom 8.-10. Juni findet dieses Jahr wieder ein Seedcamp Festival statt!


See you there! (:

Festival: http://www.seedcamp.at/festival/
Programm: http://www.seedcamp.at/festival/programm/
Webseite: http://www.seedcamp.at/

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Understanding Power Consumption http://ra.fnord.at/2007/05/understanding-power-consumption/ http://ra.fnord.at/2007/05/understanding-power-consumption/#comments Wed, 16 May 2007 07:50:06 +0000 ra https://sunkist.annessi.at/wordpress/2007/05/16/understanding-power-consumption/ Intel released a utility “powertop” for detecting what Linux programs and kernel tunables are resulting in the most power consumption.

Source: http://kerneltrap.org/node/8207

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Who can you trust? http://ra.fnord.at/2006/12/who-can-you-trust/ http://ra.fnord.at/2006/12/who-can-you-trust/#comments Fri, 22 Dec 2006 18:28:23 +0000 ra https://sunkist.annessi.at/wordpress/2006/12/22/who-can-you-trust/ is the title of the 23rd Chaos Communication Congress which will take place from 27th to 30th december in Berlin.


See you there! (:

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Teegeschäft in Wien http://ra.fnord.at/2006/11/teegeschft-in-wien/ http://ra.fnord.at/2006/11/teegeschft-in-wien/#comments Fri, 10 Nov 2006 10:42:00 +0000 ra https://sunkist.annessi.at/wordpress/1970/01/01/teegeschft-in-wien/ Wer in Wien auf der Suche nach einem guten Teegeschäft ist, dem kann ich das Tastea ans Herz legen.

Sehr gute Auswahl, sehr freundlich, gute Lage (altes AKH). (:

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Google code search http://ra.fnord.at/2006/10/google-code-search/ http://ra.fnord.at/2006/10/google-code-search/#comments Thu, 05 Oct 2006 10:59:00 +0000 ra https://sunkist.annessi.at/wordpress/1970/01/01/google-code-search/ Now google offers the possibility to search in public source code with regular expressions and limit the results depending on the license used.


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Six Tips to Protect Your Online Search Privacy http://ra.fnord.at/2006/09/six-tips-to-protect-your-online-search-privacy/ http://ra.fnord.at/2006/09/six-tips-to-protect-your-online-search-privacy/#comments Sun, 24 Sep 2006 21:13:20 +0000 ra https://sunkist.annessi.at/wordpress/2006/09/24/six-tips-to-protect-your-online-search-privacy/ Summary:
1. Don’t put personally identifying information in your search terms (easy)
2. Don’t use your ISP’s search engine (easy)
3. Don’t login to your search engine or related tools (intermediate)
4. Block “cookies” from your search engine (intermediate)
5. Vary your IP address (intermediate)
6. Use web proxies and anonymizing software like Tor (advanced)

More in depth original version

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WTH & 22C3 Videos http://ra.fnord.at/2006/09/wth-22c3-videos/ http://ra.fnord.at/2006/09/wth-22c3-videos/#comments Thu, 07 Sep 2006 14:38:00 +0000 ra https://sunkist.annessi.at/wordpress/1970/01/01/wth-22c3-videos/ Beside from the lock bumping video I enjoyed this WTH & 22C3 videos most (every video is several 100Mb in size):

ftp://ftp.ccc.de/congress/22c3/lectures/video/mp4/720×576/22C3-408-en-private_investigations_in_searching.mp4 (this one’s really great!)

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