Online file converter for MS-and OpenOffice Documents

UPDATE 2017-06-20: This service has been shut down. Sorry.

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 “Online file converter for MS-and OpenOffice Documents”

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: Migration from VMWare to KVM (Linux)”

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: Getting Information About Your Video Device”

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 “Linux Administration: The Top of the Tops”

nvgpumon – Nvidia GPU Performance Monitor for Windows 7 x64

Have you been looking for a performance monitor tool for your brand new and expensive Nvidia graphics card, and didn’t find anything working for a Windows 7 x64 system? Me either 😉

Even the brand new GPU-z tool, available in version 0.3.8 (as of 1st December, 2009) doesn’t show a graph on my Windows 7 x64. See picture to the right.
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Windows 7 on a RAID

This is a documentation installation of a Windows 7 x64 on a Asus P5K motherboard using a RAID0. First of all I must say, that I’ve managed this RAID0 installation and the speed increase was very impressive, and I’d like to share my experiences on how to set up a hardware based RAID0 with Windows 7 x64, since it was all, but straight forward.
In advance: I do not use a RAID anymore, because I’ve noticed some ugly side effects, which urged me to drop this RAID idea again. FarCry2 and Crysis Warhead simply didn’t work on my RAID system. Maybe more titles are affected. Feedback welcome. Continue reading “Windows 7 on a RAID”

The nvidia-glx-180-opengl3 Divert Problem

Few month ago I’ve messed around with a bunch of launchpad debs for Nvidia’s VDPAU support, and it supposed to happen I’ve installed more or less accidentally the nvidia-glx-180-opengl3 (don’t ask my anything about it). From this day on, I’ve occasionally tried to get rid of it, but didn’t succeed. Every time I’ve tried to install e.g. nvidia-glx-180 or something, I’ve got one of these errors (full log) slapped into my face:

E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:

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Fetchmail, Cyrus and Exim4 – a Mail Server for Linux

This is a short installation HOWTO for a mail server for Linux. I’m on Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala x86_64). A mail server basically consists – and the most Windows user won’t believe it – of three parts. This is because it gives you the freedom to decide which components you exactly want to use. There are a bunch of different applications out there, and even a higher number of constellations. The components usually a mail server consist of are: Continue reading “Fetchmail, Cyrus and Exim4 – a Mail Server for Linux”

VMware-server 2.0.x Installation HOWTO for Karmic Koala (x86_64)

[UPDATE]This HOWTO works also for VMware-Server 2.0.2[/UPDATE], but after all I’ve migrated my VMs to KVM: Here’s a detailed HOWTO

I was trying to install the VMware server 2.0.1 x86_64 on my new Karmic Koala (Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.31-13) server, but I’ve got a bunch of errors. Looking for an any-any patch haven’t been successful, but I’ve found an discussion thread, where the problem was solved. Unfortunately it sucks a bit going through the links and threads. That’s why here is a short and clear HOWTO with an already fixed patch: Continue reading “VMware-server 2.0.x Installation HOWTO for Karmic Koala (x86_64)”