New year

Happy new year everyone! Sorry for posting so few here, I had some things to do. I know: ‘not enough discipline’ Also not enough time. But I hope to do some more work in the next days. NO, Not new years revolution. Just I’ll work fewer hours. So there will be more time for this blog. so far and good start into the next year. Akendo

A OpenWrt sysupgrade trap

So yesterday I upgraded my router to the latest version via Sysupgrade. The upgrade went fine without any problem. But when I tried to login to the router something went wrong. The ssh connection was reseted and closed. Fuck! logout of my router! Does something wrong with dropbear? No no no… ssh is working fine. Ok check the documenation… what my I have change on the system that seems not be normal?


In the last days I had to work on an out-dated version of etherpad. etherpad is a collaborative editing tool that runs with NodeJS. It’s used a lot for planning or maintenances. I was looking for a good way for deploying this onto different nodes. We had a version running with a MySQL database. So I wanted to migrate this as well. But I had some issue getting a etherpad onto my system deployed.

30C3 Torrents

I was on the 30C3, but this year I wasn’t able to find the torrent in a esay way. So I created a small script in python to download this from the. You can download the torrent form the here: MP4 Torrent webm Torrent I’ll update the script later so you can download it on your own. The webm isn’t completed duo some connection issue or bug in my script.

KDE4 - Simple KScreensaver using custom background image

For the beauty of a system you can placed your current background for your Kscreensaver instead of the default. KDE is by default not able to changes this for the ‘Simple Lock’, see in this[1] open bug for more Info. But there is a a small workaround for this[2][3]. Change into the /usr/share/apps/ksmserver/screenlocker/org.kde.passworddialog/contents/ui/ directory and edit the main.qml with your editor of your choice. Create a backup of this file,

My work with Puppet

So I have been busy in the past weeks. I’m currently working a lots with OpenStack and Ceph. This Post is about some issue I found inside the puppet-ceph module, further I forked it and solved it. More here osd::devices allow working on dmcrypt block devices. Lets get start: When you want to run Ceph, there different ways to handle this. Inktank provide a tool called ceph-deploy. It’s in python develop software, but this is no option for environment that has to work automatically.

Useful find cmd

This command allows me to get the md5sum of all files inside of a folder. I did run it on two system with almost the same content inside some folder. On Host A: root@A: find . -type f 2>/dev/null -exec md5sum {} \; >listA. On Host B: root@B: find . -type f 2>/dev/null -exec md5sum {} \; >listB.txt I get it on my localsystem via scp. Then I run a diff between the both to see where are the differences.

[ArchLinux]pacman dead lock

There is since some days a problem with a pacman. I just saw this post on Google+ Maybe this as an addtional link to the ArchLinux froum For me did a remove of the packages package-query and pacman-color it. sudo pacman -Rdd package-query sudo pacman -Rdd pacman-color Update: An upgrade from yaourt to the latest version seem to fix the problem so far Akendo

Update of My Blog 3

Status I updated some days ago my blog. I migrated to Octopress, an awesome tool that allows me to write my Blog inside of markdown. My main problem was that Wordpress had become to fat, at some point I started to drop off everything from the server that I didn’t need. But still Apache went into “out of memory” problems. Connections was failing. Duo an outdated kernel version (which i can’t control) there is no OOM and at some point I wasn’t able to login to the server.

My Gentoo Mirror

The Idea I wanted to give back something to the Gentoo Community for doing such a great job. Using Gentoo for some years did makes me happy. So how I can i give something back? For this I’ll try to host a mirror of the gentoo emerge portage tree. I just updated the rsyncd service followed this documenation.(Warning its’ in German) The vps may not fit the requirements, but I give it a try.