Starting a company

Long time no see, Mr Blog.
After a few years with a big home renovation rebuild i have been away from the blog. But that’s about to change since i’m going to focus on building a business. I’m going to build small websites for small local businesses and do some IT support at customers homes.

More about that later, i have a semi-done site at lundqvist-it.se

Server move complete

Sorry for the downtime, the site is up again in a new home :)

Getting tmdb scraper to work in xbmc

If you have trouble getting the tmdb scraper to work in xbmc, and your log shows this:
WARNING: failed to load scraper XML

Try to install the youtube addon, this installs the “Common Plugin Cache” and that fixed it for me.

Update xbmc library remotely

There are several solutions available for this, but all seems to call to the web interface of xbmc, you can make a script that uses curl to invoke the update library and call that with crontab/rtorrent/etc

I however settled with a simple bookmark in my browser on my workstation that leads to http://domain.something:8080/xbmcCmds/xbmcHttp?command=ExecBuiltIn&parameter=XBMC.updatelibrary(video)

You have to enable the webserver in your settings.

DDclient and loopia.se

Want to update a subdomain on loopia dns automatically?

Install ddclient

sudo apt-get install ddclient

step through the conf, you will replace this conf later.

after installed, edit the ddclient.conf

sudo nano /etc/ddclient.conf

And replace it with this below:

##
## LoopiaDNS (www.loopia.se/loopiadns/)
## (supports variables: wildcard,mx,backupmx)
##
protocol=dyndns2
custom=yes
server=dns.loopia.se/XDynDNSServer/XDynDNS.php
use=web, web=dns.loopia.se/checkip/checkip.php,
web-skip='Current IP Address:'

login=domain.com
password=your password

subdomain.domain.com

try restarting ddclient to see if it works

sudo /etc/init.d/ddclient restart

Stuck keys on apple keyboard?

Was just about to disassemble my apple keyboard when i tried to blow with some compressed air under the stuck keys, and it fixed it straight away!

Made a youtube-video so i can share this amazing discovery ;)


Picasa users that signs up for Google+ get free 2048×2048 storage

Picasa Web Albums offers 1 GB of free storage for photos and videos. However, files under certain size limits don’t count towards this free storage limit. This applies to uploads for other Google product that store photos and videos in Picasa Web Albums, including Blogger and Google Maps.

The free storage sizes are good for sharing photos on the web, but if you prefer to upload your images at a larger size for better quality (archival or print), you can buy more storage at any time. Learn more

If you’ve signed up for Google+

Free storage limits

Photos up to 2048 x 2048 pixels and videos up to 15 minutes won’t count towards your free storage.

Thats pretty neat, now about that invite…

RAS Syndrome

Some acronyms are often used incorrectly by adding the first (or any word) of said and thus making it redundant.
Today i found out there is a coined word for that: Ras Syndrome

There are only three examples in the article but i can come up with a few more:

DVD Disc (Compact Versatile Disc Disc)
ADSL Line (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line Line)
Microsoft MS-DOS (Microsoft MicroSoft-Disk Operating System)
PDF Format (Portable Document Format Format)
LAN Network (Local Area Network Network)
TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol Protocol)
MIDI Interface (Musical Instrument Digital Interface Interface)
LCD display (Liquid Crystal Display display)
VIP Person (Very Important Person Person)
JEB Bush(John Ellis Bush Bush)
RAID Array (Redundant Array of Independent Disks Array)
RPG Game (Role Playing Game Game)
ATI Technologies Inc (Array Technologies Incorporated Technologies Incorporated)
NHL Hockey League (National Hockey League Hokey League)

Would you add anything to this list?

Lupercalia by Patrick Wolf on Spotify

New album from my top 5 listen to artist: Patrick wolf

Lupercalia by Patrick Wolf on Spotify.

Haven’t listen to it much yet, but it shows promise!

Install spotify in ubuntu

This works for Ubuntu 10.04 and is quite straightforward:

First add “deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free” to your /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

And add “deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free” somewhere (without quotes)

Add the public key (optional)
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 4E9CFF4E

Run apt-get update
sudo apt-get update

Last step, promise!
sudo apt-get install spotify-client-qt spotify-client-gnome-support

It should now appear in your menu, if not, run “spotify” in a terminal and it should start.