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About magvar

Technical guy, worked with computers since I was twelve, complete nerd, but managed to get married and am now the happy father of three kids.

Java CA Certs gone missing (Ubuntu 16.04)

One of the sons had Minecraft fail violently with CA Certificates errors. I looked around for the solution all over the place (re-installing Oracle Java 8 and so on), but nothing worked. Got this error; Then I realised all you … Continue reading

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OpenTTD Server – or How to build enormous railroads virtually

My kids love the transportation simulation OpenTTD, a fantastic game made by the geniuses behind Spotify, among others. It’s an open version of the old Transport Tycoon Deluxe, which was a sequel to Railroad Tycoon. Amazing game, and great fun. … Continue reading

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Sölvesborg local car show

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Scout hike and late spring scenery

 

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Out abouting scouting

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BZFlag Server 2.4.0 on Debian

I did a bit of work to get a BZFlag 2.4.0 game server running on one of my virtual Debian servers. I’m sure there must be a better/smarter way to do the same thing, but this is what I did. … Continue reading

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Debian on a SunFire V120

Well, after a number of attempts and numerous restarts, I’ve learned what it takes to install Debian on a SunFire V120. It’s an antiquated computer, for sure, but it’s… interesting. Makes a lot of noise, to. Maybe possible to mod … Continue reading

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XML to flat file (CSV) using awk

NOTE. Since WordPress doesn’t allow proper XML to be shown on its pages, and I can’t even link to simple shell scripts, all sample files and command lines are shown as png images. Sorry about that. END OF NOTE. Recently, … Continue reading

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Installing Debian via network-inst / PXE

I had a bit of a challenge over the weekend. Oldest sons computer, an Intel Atom 330-based machine, refuses to boot from USB-sticks. It doesn’t have a normal CD/DVD reader, so I hooked one up that I found on the … Continue reading

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Installed Linux Mint Debian Edition

Well, in the end I got tired of Ubuntu and the weird hoops I had to go through to make sure things worked the way I wanted. Removing Unity (the desktop shown in the screenshot) was the first thing I … Continue reading

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