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Debian On Debian-based systems /lib/modules tends to fill up with obsolete files. The reason is that kernel packages have to be purged to remove those files, and that doesn't happen while normal upgrade/remove operations. This script is my solution to this problem. Deletion is disabled by default, verify the output of … more

Dice The folder sensor in home assistant is good if you need a random file from one directory, but how about a random file from a file hierarchy? more

Glasses I often want to mock reading from a file when writing unit tests in Python, and I always struggle to find the right solution again. So I'm posting it on my own blog in the hope of finding it later 🤣 My solution is to return a StringIO object from … more

Friendship I recently had to restore some data from backups, and was using Django serializers to get the job done. Objects of one class were not deleted, but the relationships were set to None when the related objects were deleted. Here's how I restored the relationship information. more

Pumpkin Soup I ran into this error several times recently while trying to run a few Python-based GTK apps. Here's how I solved the problem. more

Yachts I didn't want to download the AWS CLI client over and over, so I wrote a tiny wrapper script and run it in a docker container now. more

Letter Procmail is an old tool, and the reason you're using it today is probably because you started using it many years ago, and changing to something else is not something you want to do. Procmail doesn't know about unicode, so unicode in headers is problematic. This post contains my solution to creating procmail rules that understand unicode subjects. more

Thunderbird I recently got XPCOMGlueLoad errors when launching Firefox and Thunderbird, a web search wasn't very helpful. This is my solution. more

Magnifying glass I use find on a network filesystem and pipe the output to rofi for a nice menu, but the list of files got longer and longer over time and getting the results took too long. I looked around and couldn't find a solution I liked a lot so I wrote … more

I use Gajim for Jabber chats with OMEMO on several machines. OMEMO keys are supposed to be per device, but I don't agree with that. more

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