Getting rid of NetworkManager authorization prompts

October 7, 2018

Not exactly rocket science but since it took me a while to find out I’ll keep this here for future reference: to get rid of NetworkManager authorization prompts in openSUSE Leap 15.0 and similar distros, create /etc/polkit-1/rules.d/80-networkmanager-allow-users-group.rules:

polkit.addRule(function(action, subject) {
    if (/^org\.freedesktop\.NetworkManager\./.test( &&
        subject.local && && subject.isInGroup("users"))
            return polkit.Result.YES;

Building an 90° angular power adapter for the C64

May 31, 2018

Some might know that I’ve been building a piece of furniture on my own to contain all of my retro computers, the “Retroaltar”, about which I might eventually blog in the future. Among these computers are two Commodore 64, a classic breadbox C64 and a C64-II. Unfortunately, when designing the shelves I only accounted for the dimensions of the C64 itself and forgot the joystick ports and power connector at the side: Continue Reading »

An alternative introduction to rspamd configuration: Configuration file structure (4/4)

May 22, 2018

Now that we know the what there is to configure let’s look at the how. Continue Reading »

An alternative introduction to rspamd configuration: Scores (3/4)

May 22, 2018

Let’s have a look at rspamd’s default scores. As mentioned, this is kind of a moving target, the scores in the default configuration can in theory change anytime unless you disable rspamd_update, so you should verify a particular score you want to override in your installation. Continue Reading »

An alternative introduction to rspamd configuration: Modules (2/4)

May 22, 2018

Updated August, 24th, 2018

We already learned that the choice of modules basically determines which tests rspamd executes in analyzing a message. But what are the modules we can choose from? The official documentation has an alphabetical list but let’s instead approach them differently here. Continue Reading »

An alternative introduction to rspamd configuration: Introduction (1/4)

May 22, 2018

rspamd is a mighty spam filtering solution but it can be hard to get a grip on its configuration. For this reason I’m starting a small blog posts series to write down a few things I have learned, current for rspamd version 1.7.x. Continue Reading »

My LOADays 2018 talk “Simple system testing with Roundup and Ansible”

April 19, 2018

In 2018 the LOADays conference returns to Antwerp, Belgium on April 21st/22nd. LOADays stands for “Linux Open Admin Days” and is a small non-commercial conference targeted not only at the Belgian sysadmin/infrastructure scene, run by many of the fine folks that also brought you cfgmgmtcamp in Ghent. As with cfgmgmtcamp, instead of pissing off people with ever-increasing ticket prices, entrance is for free thanks to a number of sponsors. Continue Reading »

python-netsnmpagent 0.6.0 released

April 5, 2017

python-netsnmpagent version 0.6.0 has just been released. Continue Reading »

A sorted channels setup with a LG 42LB671V TV and a USALS motorized satellite dish

March 24, 2017

My LG 42LV671V TV is capable of receiving multiple satellites in a USALS motorized satellite setup. However, there are bugs and deficits in LG’s firmware and the correct order of steps to perform to get a proper channel list is not trivial.
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Custom ZDDX device description files and flowchart for Philio 4-in-1 PST02-A and Qubino DIN dimmer ZWave devices

January 18, 2017

If you’re like me experimenting with home automation you’ll certainly have come across Philio’s 4-in-1 Multisensor PST02-A/B/C devices. They unite multiple functions: Continue Reading »

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