Monthly Archives: May 2016

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OpenPHT 1.5.2 for Debian/sid

I have updated the openpht repository with builds of OpenPHT 1.5.2 for Debian/sid for both amd64 and i386 architecture. For those who have forgotten it, OpenPHT is the open source fork of Plex Home Theater that is used on RasPlex, see my for details. The repository also contains packages (source and amd64/i386) for shairplay which is necessary for building and […]

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Shotwell vs. digiKam

How to manage your photos? – That is probably the biggest question for anyone doing anything with a photo camera. As resolutions of cameras grow, the data we have to manage is ever growing. In my case I am talking about more than 50000 photos and videos measuring up to about 200Gb of disk space, constantly growing. There are several […]

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美味しいコーヒー豆

今日悲しい朝だった:うちの一番好きなコーヒー豆がなくなった。昔イタリアのトスカナのシエナ市に住んでいた時、できるだけ毎日このお店でコーヒーを飲んだ。コーヒーということは、日本で一番人気な「フィルターコーヒー」かアメリカン・コーヒーじゃなくて、ちゃんとしたエスプレッソ、カフェ・マキアート、朝食のためにカプチーノ。でも、やはり美味しいコーヒーの味を満々に楽しみたいとき、エスプレッソだった。 享年の12月シエナにいる間に、3キロを買って帰国したけど、今朝最後の粉を使ってコーヒーを作った。悲しい!!!この様な深くて、濃い味をなかなか見つけにくい。イタリアンローストのLavazzaなどのコーヒー粉は悪くないけど、やっぱりFiorellina, tu mi manchi!

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Foreigners in Japan are evil …

…at least what Tokyo Shinjuku ward belives. They have put out a very nice brochure about how to behave as a foreigner in Japan: English (local copy) and Japanese (local copy). Nothing in there is really bad, but the tendency is so clear that it makes me think – what on earth do you believe we are doing in this […]

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Gaming: The Room series

After having finished Monument Valley and some spin-offs, Google Play suggested me The Room series games (The Room, The Room II, Room III), classical puzzle games with a common theme – one needs to escape from some confinement. I have finished all the three games, game play was very nice and smooth on my phone (Nexus 6P). The graphics and […]

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Yubikey NEO

Two Factor authentication and general improvement of my security infrastructure was long on my todo list. Some month ago I finally purchased a Yubikey NEO from Yubico and try to consistently use it as second factor, as well as gpg signing/encrypting device. I am trying to get the best out of my Yubikey NEO by using as many of its […]

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