Author Archives: darksider15

Odroid XU4: Fix kodi/xbmc freezes (fixed in newer versions)

At the beginning of this year I bought my new odroid XU4 with a preinstalled ubuntu 15.04 and was eager to set it up as multimedia station for my TV. Using the shipped kodi/xbmc which has hardware acceleration I’m able to watch the videos of choice on my TV which is connected by HDMI. Unfortunately […]

Recover file extensions for multiple files (Linux)

When recovering files I sometimes face the problem of lost file names and file extensions (most recent case here). To help me dealing with this I problem I need a way to automatically add the file extension, which facilitates the process of reorganising the recovered files. I based my idea on Drav Sloans SO answer […]

How To Write Desktop Files (Linux)

Desktop-files are part of a standard by freedesktop.org for defining the behaviour of applications running on Xorg (an X-server implementation). In an GNOME or KDE environment most applications conveniently include a desktop-file. I mostly write desktop files for GUI applications not coming with one and as a way to connect GUI-users with shell scripts. For […]

Check SSH-KEY Fingerprint

In theory the SSH-key fingerprint should be checked at the first communication with each machine. In practice it seems like many SSH-users didn’t even know how to to verify that they are connected with the correct machine (man-in-the-middle attack). When to check fingerprints When connecting to a server for the first time SSH shows you […]

Git Undo Reset Hard: Recover Staged Files Which Got Deleted By Git Reset –Hard (Linux)

Did you ever delete hours of progress by carelessly using git reset –hard? I did, so I spent the next hours searching for a way to restore my hard work which I will share with you here. This solution only works for files which got staged before the reset (e.g. by git add *) and […]

to_gif: A Bash Script for Easy JPG to GIF Conversion

When taking pictures of moving objects or scenes it would often be awesome to convert them into an animated gif. Unless you used a tripod you will still have slight camera movements and shifts which are then visible in the gif. There is a geekoverdose post which describes how to use the hugin commandline-interface for […]