Author Archives: silverdrs

One – liner to batch rename files with regex-remove part of the filename

Don’t read this post. It’s only for me so that I don’t forget it 😉 After a long fight with bash, find, sed, … Here is the one – liner: for i in $(find -E . -regex ‘(.*[a-zA-Z]{3}[0-9]{3}[a-zA-Z]{3}_[0-9]{9})(\.[0-9])(\.[jJ][pP]([eE])*[gG])’) ; do … Continue reading

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One-bash-liner to get rid of .WMV container

For reasons known probably to only a very few, selected ones – videos contained in the “.WMV” container seem to have occasional problems with seeking and positioning when played back with XBMC (or “Kodi” if you adapted to the brave … Continue reading

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Rails derailed again (and again)

Executive summary (aka TL;DR) Rails docs suck… erm, no. I mean they are great but most probably written by people who never actually had to use them. If you want to follow Rails Guides and install a fresh Rails environment … Continue reading

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PHP’s “associative array”: removing blacklisted or keeping whitelisted keys

Yup, if there is one language I loathe more than PHP, it’s Javascript… but this here is about PHP and how to either remove unwanted keys from an “associative array” (as they call it in PHP world) or leave only … Continue reading

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openvpn inactivity timeout (–ping-restart) restarting

So, there’s a nicely configured OpenVPN server, there is the client config that is proven to work with all your colleagues around and everything “just works” … or maybe, rather “just needs more work”? was it? If you happen to … Continue reading

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How come this crap creeps in for so many years?!

perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), LC_ALL = (unset), LC_CTYPE = “UTF-8”, LANG = “en_US.UTF-8” are supported and installed on your system. perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi, hub USB 3.0, error -71

If you have a USB 3.0 hub connected to your Pi and devices plugged into this hub are not configured properly, you check the logs and you see something like device descriptor read/64, error -71 around USB activity – chances … Continue reading

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