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Archive for March, 2008

Mutt: delete duplicate e-mail messages

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Sometimes, if you consolidate different mailboxes where some of the messages are in both mailboxes, you end up with duplicates. With mutt, it is really easy to delete one copy of each duplicate. I got this tip from here. You need to have set duplicate_threads = yes, either put it in your ~/.muttrc, or check […]

Sort printer (cupsys & lpq) password problem and quickly cancel print jobs

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

My Brother HL-2030 printer got recognized automatically and printed without a problem, but until now I wasn’t able to fully manage it: both the web interface (http://localhost:631) and the settings in Xfce Menu → Settings → Printing kept asking for a password but wouldn’t accept my username and password. I had to add my user to […]

Kinesis Advantage keyboard

Monday, March 24th, 2008

I’m generallly quite happy with this keyboard. It could be a bit smaller for my hands. To alleviate the stretch in some key combinations, I’ve switched the “Caps Lock”, the “+/=” and the tab keys around. Sometimes, the keyboard “forgets” this remapped layout after restart. In some of these cases, unplugging the keyboard and plugging […]

Where my Apache settings are

Friday, March 21st, 2008

This is just a note to self, because I run Apache to test some online experiments locally. Settings are in /etc/apache2 I changed the document root to my home directory; this setting is in /etc/apache2/sites-available/default. I allow only connections from 127.0.0.1 (localhost), this setting is also in that file. More general settings are in /etc/apache2/httpd.conf […]

Mutt and Gmail via IMAP: How to delete messages

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Mutt is a very fast and highly configurable mail reader. Gmail now supports IMAP, and so I read my Gmail mail using mutt. The relevant lines in my ~/.muttrc look like this: account-hook imaps://imap.gmail.com ‘set imap_user=USERNAME@gmail.com imap_pass=PASSWORD’ folder-hook imaps://imap.gmail.com ‘set folder=imaps://imap.gmail.com’ So far, I was happily deleting messages from my Gmail inbox by hitting “d” […]