Author: herd
A coder that is slightly older than 'the giant leap for all mankind'.

The hamster in its wheel

This is a small xfce4 panel plug-in I wrote for tracking my projects both at work and home office. Apparently it is on its way into the fedora rawhide repositories and has attracted a small but friendly user base. My

The sorry state this page is in…

… is mostly due to the fact that it has been partially hacked. Unprotected visitors might have been tracked or redirected to malevolent sites. I hope I have removed all hidden content and apologize for the inconvenience. Every index.php was

Xfce 4.8 and pragha

xfce4-squeezebox-plugin update: Consonance was supported ever since 2006 or so and is about to be replaced by pragha, available in the 4.6 branch. Ever since xfce 4.8 was released, I was fighting with mysterious crashes when removing the plugin; rewrote

Squeezebox update

The settings dialog has been upgraded; dynamic attachment to running clients, real configurable media buttons… Unfortunately, in the last year the Player’s D-Bus APIs changed somewhat so currently only Mpd appears stable. Consonance seems to be dead. Muine too.


The SqueezeBox plug-in for xfce4 is almost ready for going public. Left to do is an automatic attach to running players, last one wins style. Downloads: source package intrepid .deb

Hello world!

Welcome to my blog. It was about time for a change and coincidentally my provider just quit from my contract – I was plain too small for him. With the new hosting, new techncial opportunities beyond static HTML arise as