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Welcome to my site! I will write here about Arch Linux, open source, my Jolla Devices, Raspberry Pi and other stuff that interests me. Have fun looking around! If you have questions, suggestions or corrections feel free to leave a comment or send me an email.

Blog Posts

Migrating a xencon vserver from gentoo to archlinux

Recently I switched all my machines from running gentoo to archlinux. Last gentoo-based machine for some time has been my http://www.xencon.net hosted vserver which runs this website and my mailserver. Unfortunalety xencon doesn't provide preconfigured archlinux images like they do for gentoo, ubuntu, debian and others. But since they have an excellent service and therefore I wanted to stay with them as my hosting provider, I decided to take the hard route and install archlinux via the provided rescue system. In the following article I will outline how I did this.

n900-encode.py: Create N900-friendly MP4-Videos

Today I present a (relatively) simple script that I wrote to convert videos to a format suitable for viewing on the Nokia N900. I know that there are many solutions for doing this, but none could handle subtitles (especially styled ones like SSA) well. Also I wanted the script to be scriptable, e.g. for converting a whole directory. Finally its a follow-up from my old n800-encode.sh script. So here is my solution to creating N900-friendly MP4:

SSC Has Started!

After some time I finally have come around to realize an idea that I have had for some time. I wrote (and still write) a whole lot of scripts to make my daily Computer life more efficient and comfortable. So from today on I will post the best of my creations here on my blog and collect them in a new Category: Seiichiros Scripting Corner or short, the SSC. I hope some of my scripts will be as usefull for readers of this page as they are for me.

Thanks to all Visitors!

With the end of Sepember my site reached 200000 Hits. I'd like to thank all visitors, it's nice to know that my work here is usefull for people out there and that I'm able to give something back to the community that gave and gives me so many great programs, help and so on. I hope to bring you more interesting posts and articles in the future, so stay tuned!

Openbox: Generating a Menu from your Self-Written Scripts

I have a collection of scripts for various tasks, which reside in ~/.bin/ Some of them start graphical programs like games installed with wine and similar stuff. I wanted an easy way to add these scripts to my Openbox menu. Thanks to openbox' pipe-menu functionality this is quite easy to do.

Creating a separate Guest Network with Tomato

A neighboor recently asked me if he could get access to my wireless network for internet access (with paying me some Euro/month for it). Problem with this was in my current setup giving access to the wireless would mean to give complete access to my network and so to all my machines smb-shares and so on. So I needed a solution to have a seperate network with the neighboors PCs that only has access to internet but not to my LAN. In the following I will explain how I did this with a Linksys WRT54GL router running the latest version of the Tomato firmware.

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