Category Archives: Technology

The web design process

Been there before?

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Doctorow’s First Law

“Any time someone puts a lock on something that belongs to you, and won’t give you a key, they’re not doing it for your benefit.” Cory Doctorow This is an interesting article about Cory Doctorow’s struggle to remove DRM from … Continue reading

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Ja til moms på ebøker!

Norske bøker har vært fritatt for moms, så når regjeringspartiene avviste forslag om fritak fra moms på ebøker kom dette som en overraskelse på mange. Momsfritaket har vært knyttet til fysiske bøker, lydbøker og tidsskrifter som har et politisk, litterært … Continue reading

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DRM on iPad

I’m really looking forward to when the DRM on the iPad epub is broken, so it’s worthwhile purchasing books there.

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Ebooks exceeds sale of hardcover books on Amazon

The New York times reports that the sale of ebooks have exceeded the sale of hardcover books for three months now. For every 100 hardcover book that are sold, it sold 143 kindle books. Good news, good news 😀 The … Continue reading

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Enter optimization

A couple of days ago I wrote about Sugarsync, a service that stores all your data online and makes the data available on most devices. I have spent some days uploading all my data (which takes a bit of time). … Continue reading

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Never worry about losing data again

I have a lot of data – that’s where it started. Secondly, I use a lot of computers and operating systems (OS). I have a private macbook pro, a notebook with windows,  a work computer (usually with Linux), iphone and … Continue reading

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Setting date and time in linux

Server clocks has a tendency to drift, so to ensure correct date, time and zone once and for all is a good thing. Setting the date sudo date +%Y%m%d -s “20081128” Setting the time sudo date +%T -s “08:23:00” Setting … Continue reading

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New gadget acquired

Yesterday I bought myself a new gadget. Something I have been pining for about a year now, a notebook. I spent some time researching what was available, and I ended up with HP dm1-1100eo. There is only one thing that … Continue reading

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iPad

I have been wanting a notebook for a long time. A small computer I can just put in my bag and have with me everywhere I go. I have for a long time been reading every rumor that has been … Continue reading

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Hot Tea Wanted!

I’m never able to drink up my tea before it gets cold, which have resulted in that I either throw the leftovers into the waste bin or out the window (there is no kitchen sink nearby). I have gotten some … Continue reading

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N00b boyfriend

My friend, einar, found this hilarious video on youtube (unfortunately embedded video has been disabled by those that published it): N00b boyfriend

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Love at second sight

For about a year now I have not bought myself any gadgets, and because of this I have been suffering from gadget withdrawal for some time now. The result have been that for christmas I bought Nintendo Wii and Wii … Continue reading

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My identity have been stolen… again

and again… and numerous times more. In the Norwegian newspaper, Aftenposten, one can read about Malin who were told that her name had been used for selling viagra, cars etc. through emails (also known as spam). “This is the easiest … Continue reading

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iRex let’s users decide what DRM to use

iRex Technologies is the company behind a line of ebook devices/readers like the iliad and the digital reader series. In a recent blog entry iRex announces that in the fourth quarter of 2009 they will provide support for Adobe PDF … Continue reading

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Automount Windows Active Directory shared drives in Linux

Requirements: Likewise-open is installed and working. Likewise-open plug in to pam to authenticate Windows AD users on a linux box. pam-mount will mount shared drives at login time using the login credentials. There is no need for samba to do … Continue reading

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Alfresco and CIFS troubleshooting on Ubuntu

When installing Alfresco on an Ubuntu machine, CIFS doesn’t work out of the box. First question: is Samba installed? sudo apt-get install samba smbfs The configuration files for file-server setups: $ALFRESCO_HOME/tomcat/webapps/alfresco/WEB-INF/classes/alfresco/file-servers.xml $ALFRESCO_HOME/tomcat/webapps/alfresco/WEB-INF/classes/alfresco/file-servers.properties Uncomment these lines in file-servers.xml (though to make … Continue reading

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How to create an Alfresco Module Package (AMP)

In this post I will set up the basic settings to create an Alfresco Module Package (AMP). Ant needs to be installed to make this work. This creates a skeleton AMP module that does nothing except being a module. So … Continue reading

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How to remove DRM from ITunes music and videos

Requiem is an application that works on all platforms and it removes the DRM on (purchased) videos and music in ITunes. The application can be downloaded from this torrent. This is of course something Apple is not happy about, so … Continue reading

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Alfresco: The first lessons learned

The last couple of weeks I have learned some lessons the hard way. 1. When doing changes to faces-config(-custom).xml, put it in a jar-file. This is stated in Developing an Alfresco Module, but it’s very easy to forget because so … Continue reading

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