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Upgrading Fedora to 32 broke my Nextcloud login

How to fix the broken nextcloud login after upgrading Fedora to release 32

Words of Wisdom (August edition)

Perfection is not achieved when there’s nothing more to add but when there’s nothing left to take away.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Turning off the Raspi LEDs (on libreelec)

My approach on fighting the disturbing illumination from Raspberry PI LEDs when used in dark surroundings.

Words of Wisdom (July edition)

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

– Confucius

Nextcloud, nginx and the missing "SAMEORIGIN" header

My cumbersome way of fixing a config error that only occured because I’m lazy

Words of Wisdom (June edition)

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

– Mark Twain

Remote controlling Volumio with keyboard hotkeys

How to control a Volumio Player in your network by using curl, Volumio’s REST API and custom keyboard shortcuts…

Words of Wisom (March edition)

If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.

– Mario Andretti

Cross-platform fun with space-named samba shares

My new DSL router features 2 USB ports for attaching and sharing mass-storage devices or printers on the network. Lately I found some time to check out how that could serve my needs and stumbled across something I wasn’t really prepared for.

The myth of the cost of defect

Be it Bloody Mary, the sewer alligators, the
kidney heist or you name it, we all know myths and urban legends. Today, let me add another really scary one to that list: The “cost of defect” metric.

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