Several years ago, I was intensively using Pidgin with a lot of satisfaction. When returning to it recently, I realized that Yahoo access was rejected.
This is linked to changes in the way Yahoo specifies its messaging tool nowadays.
Hopefully there are solutions…
When investigating this Yahoo issue, I also found a way to capture Skype chats in Pidgin too…
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I was recently requested to transform a slideset (originally generated with LibreOffice, but shared as PDF), into a set of images.
This is very simple, using Imagemagick program : convert
The question is : how ? Continue reading “How to extract pages from a PDF as a set of images ?” »
OwnCloud is really a terrific program.
I use it for many purposes, among which, of course, storing files that I can access from anywhere.
I faced a simple, but not trivial issue : I had a lot of files to move to my Cloud repository, already available on my server, and I didn’t want to go through the web interface or the webdav access (unnecessary bandwidth usage). I simply wanted to “move” them from directories, using Unix command line interface.
This is not straight forward, but not difficult either. Here is how I proceeded:
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I recently installed Let’s Encrypt mechanism on some of my sites.
Currently, the upgrade is not automatic (beta version + I personally need to be convinced )
So, I need to monitor the validity dates of the certificates.
Here is a one-liner that do the job:
echo | openssl s_client -connect <site>:<port> 2>/dev/null | openssl x509 -noout -enddate
Note that I added the initial “echo”, as the openssl is waiting for an input…
$ echo | openssl s_client -connect raistlin.alphamaths.fr:443 2>/dev/null | openssl x509 -noout -enddate
notAfter=Mar 5 16:30:49 2017 GMT
You can imagine any kind of monitoring / notification on top of that !
I’ve been running a NAS at home for years.
I recently added 2 new 2TB disks, that were not recognized by SMART.
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Device Model: ST2000DM001-1ER164
Serial Number: W4Z103H5
Firmware Version: CC25
User Capacity: 2,000,398,934,016 bytes
Device is: Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall]
ATA Version is: 9
ATA Standard is: Not recognized. Minor revision code: 0x001f
Local Time is: Sun May 15 15:17:35 2016 CEST
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled
=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
Here is how to solve this issue:
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