A strangely cleansing experience

I recently got back to Karlsruhe from being home for the holidays. Besides the usual heap of problems waiting for me at my "normal" home, I was pretty surprised how easily you get spoiled again by the amenities of having a mom around (and a dad, to be fair). For …

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Just don't use ACPI on old computers

A brief hint for those using Linux: If you have an old computer, and Linux chooses to disable ACPI, leave it at that. That is, do not use acpi=force. I just had a case of a computer that appeared to work fine with it. Only that the ACPI option …

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Comment Spam

I've had this site for barely two weeks, and even this short time was enough for comment spammers to catch on. The site emailed me with notifications of new comments, and even from the notification emails, I was pretty certain as to what had happened. Somebody was trying to direct …

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What were they thinking?

The German tax administration has published software to file your taxes online, and they promise that you'll get your money back faster if you do that. That sounds good, doesn't it? But, as often, they missed the mark ever so slightly. Why, oh, why does the thing have to be …

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More Drupal wizardry

I've been molding this site according to my publishing needs, and in the process of doing so, I've ventured into the Drupal source code. I've made a few changes that I believe are generally useful. Besides submitting them to the respective maintainers, I'll post them here for added accessibility.

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