Monthly Archives: February 2010

Online file converter for MS-and OpenOffice Documents

I stumbled upon this really nice site, and spontaniously decided to code a small page,

wich lets you convert Office documents into various formats.

[update]Today I’ve found a few uploaded documents, which weren’t converted neither deleled. They all had a white space in their filename in common. I’ve fixed this bug, and deleted the documents. Sorry for the inconvenience.[/update] Continue reading

HOWTO: Migration from VMWare to KVM (Linux)

migrating from vmware to kvmIf you’re not satisfied with VMWare’s support regarding Linux, and your VMWare Server 2.0.x doesn’t behave reliably, it’s time to migrate to KVM, if you are on Linux. I’ve done this, and I am quite happy. It’s working better, than I thought.
Although there are quite a few HOWTOs and Migration instructions, nevertheless none of them met my needs. This is a step be step migration guide for an Ubuntu Karmic (9.10). (Should work for SuSE, Gentoo and Fedora with a few mods, too) Continue reading

HOWTO: Adding Multimedia Keys to MMS

This little HOWTO is nothing special, and have been mentioned at http://forum.mymediasystem.org before, but actually every second year I need one special command in order to teach MMS about the new Multimedia keys of my new keyboard. And guess what – I have alwas to look for it. To be precise, there are two such commands. To retrieve keycodes or scan codes from your keyboard use one of these: Continue reading

Linux: Getting Information About Your Video Device

I was about to teach Skype about how to use HQ video transmission, means a transmission where your video resolution is more than 176×144 or 352×288 (PAL). I’ve read, that adding these lines into your $HOME/.Skype/<your skype user name here>/.config.xml

<Video>
<CaptureHeight>480</CaptureHeight>
<CaptureWidth>640</CaptureWidth>
</Video>

into the <Lib> section, would Skype make HQ Video transmission. But it didn’t for some reasons. Some mentioned to use also the <Fps> tag, but also gave the advice to check if the hardware even supports such frame-rates and resolutions. Continue reading

Linux Administration: The Top of the Tops

top 5 Linux top commandsIf you are a Linux beginner and want to look like a pro instantly, this is the right article for you!
Joke aside – it’s actually not for beginner only, these are my tools I’m using on a every-day basis. And I can’t imagine to live without them anymore. I’m going to show You my top 5 Linux command line top tools. This is actually a word pun, or a recursion, because the tools I’m talking about, do have the word ‘top’ in them. Here goes my extremely helpful collection: Continue reading