Suppressing SSH banners

SSH banners are easy to suppress by editing ~/.ssh/config (create it if it doesn’t exist) and adding this line: LogLevel quiet Now when I work with CVS over SSH things will be more peaceful.

Support Wikipedia, donate today!

It’s that time of the year again, the Wikimedia Foundation (best known for Wikipedia) is raising funds. I do question the wisdom of raising money during Christmas time – perhaps it works well? So what does donations to the Wikimedia Foundation go toward? Let’s take a quick peak at the FAQ: To people and technology.… Read More »

IE, X, and You

While trying to get IEs4Linux installed (Why not call it ie4linux instead?), I ran into some issues with the latest Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala. The program ‘’ received an X Window System error. This probably reflects a bug in the program. The error was ‘RenderBadPicture (invalid Picture parameter)’. (Details: serial 5546 error_code 158 request_code 148… Read More »

Forget “PC load letter”, WTF does this mean?

Forget “PC load letter“, WTF is this supposed to mean? “NeverErr”. Are you sure about that? If you’re curious, this is the Lexmark X5470 all-in-one printer. If you’re looking for a solution, I hard reset (unplugged) the printer.

Link roundup: Dead fish in the Hudson

Link roundups are legitimate blog posts, right? It doesn’t matter because I’m going to post it anyhow. We’ll start with programming-related topics: Michael Nachbaur writes about automating iPhone app builds with Hudson. Of course this idea is particularly appealing to me since I love teh Hudson (even when it gives me fits ). The guys… Read More »