The Android XBMC Remote app has a “Power on” button. This button sends a wake-on-lan (WOL) packet to the XBMC server, so that it can wake up. However, my XBMC server runs all kinds of server stuff, so I don’t want to let it sleep.
To sync my mail between computers I use offlineimap on a secure filesystem. Today I mistakenly ran offlineimap before mounting the secure filesystem, which caused it to duplicate all emails. Not wanting to do any manual work to fix this, I wrote a small Python 3 program that repaired the damage.
Big Brother is watching you. More and more invasions of your rights are done in the quest for “digital rights management” and “protection of intellectual property”. Check out Farhad Manjoo’s post Why 2024 Will Be Like Nineteen Eighty-Four, as he describes it much better than I ever could.
Ubuntu uses quite a nifty package manager. It keeps track of which file belongs to which package. Not only that - it also keeps track of which packages you requested, and which were installed as a dependency.
For my Master of Science degree I have to work with Voronoi diagrams. They can be easily visualized (and toyed with) with the DotPlacer applet.
Just enable the “Voronoi” check box, and add some points!