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Building and installing Metview in openSUSE

Building and installing Metview in openSUSE

Recently I ventured to build and install a copy of Metview on a local computer, in order to provide my wife a testing platform when she is working from home. Metview is a meteorological workstation application and its capabilities include powerful data access, processing and visualisation. It is maintained and developed in part by ECMWF. Read more

Solve reCAPTCHA in JDownloader by e-mail

Solve reCAPTCHA in JDownloader by e-mail

reCAPTCHA is nowadays one of the safest way to perform a Turing test. Many file hosts have implemented it for their free users, so it's becoming more and more of a problem when there is need to download multiple files from a single uploader (such as spanned file archives). As an occasional downloader, I don't have need to purchase premium accounts and lift these restrictions, so I mainly use JDownloader with free accounts to download them. Read more

Simple internet checker

Simple internet checker

In my corporate workplace we have a dedicated ADSL line for the Windows® mail server. As all connections go it's a little buggy, so every now and then ADSL router locks up, mails stop flowing and the only thing that helps is the manual reboot of the router. Since this seems to happen only on the weekends and other non-working hours (Murphy's Law?), the need arose for an automated solution to this problem. Read more

Text mode by default in Ubuntu Linux

Text mode by default in Ubuntu Linux

So, I needed an installation of Linux in order to try something development related. Recently I tried several major LiveCD distributions in order to see which one has evolved significantly, and I thought that Fedora and SuSE did a good job, but was not completely satisfied. Somehow I managed to miss Ubuntu in these tests, and by hearing some good things about it recently, I managed to grab some time and try it. Read more