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entries from August 2005

2005-08-29 21:37:10 +0200
is there really no easy way to get sms (read: short messages sent via gsm) as emails? strange. - I googled in vain today but maybe someone has an idea ... update: I know how to send an email via sms with t-mobile but what I'm looking for is a phone provider independent solution that allows me to collect sms as emails at the receiving end without any need for the sender to do something else than writing a standard sms to a specified number.
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2005-08-28 18:10:13 +0200
final performances
on saturday we got the ideal spot for playing: via san remo / inizio via delle volte - a crossing of two small streets. thousands of people went by, dozens stopped and listened, our small amps filled to place, and everybody was happy. we sold almost all of our CDs, and on all days together we earned 95,05 EUR. at 22:30 a thunderstorm made us relocate under a near arch where we played our program the last time for the other people seeking shelter there. at the end of the day and after some frustrations the 'finale' was reconciling with the Ferrara Buskers Festival 2005.
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2005-08-27 03:23:42 +0200
played on the piazza trento trieste. audience: rastamen hippie girls families & young couples. yeah!
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2005-08-26 14:12:32 +0200
first gigs
nice place (rotunda foschini); afternoon: success; evening: disaster (brasilian band blasted us away).
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2005-08-24 18:43:05 +0200
plus: moderately warm & relatively sunny. - minus: still no place for us to perform today.
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2005-08-23 21:09:09 +0200
early evening
klemi latexs his dissertation into his thinkpad, chrisu & /me sleep&snore.
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2005-08-23 17:42:12 +0200
no place for us to play until thursday; maybe wednesday. - & why haven't they answered our mails?
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2005-08-22 18:42:27 +0200
siamo arrivati
in ferrara. 5 hours' drive; left the autumn behind us; checked in at the hotel; ready for the festival.
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2005-08-22 02:27:10 +0200
gqview & thumbnails
gqview cannot create thumbnails? a little challenge :-) Cf. the short article.
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2005-08-21 18:08:20 +0200
tried to burn a few audio cds today. - is there really no program [1] that allows to say "I want n copies" (where n > 1)? and: I learned that burning audio cds in DAO mode leads to strange results (when playing the cds in a cd player afterwards) but TAO seems to work now. 3 finished, 27 more to go. [1] that doesn't need kde or gnome
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2005-08-19 22:58:49 +0200
holiday memories
just 'programmed' a new alarm time on my communicator; it suggested 6:00 - the time to get up in corsica on the last morning. - almost three weeks ago.
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2005-08-18 21:03:46 +0200
unintentionally uploaded a package to the debian server instead of our repository. but katie of course refused the package 'cause she doesn't know my gpg key. embarrassing ;-)
From: Archive Administrator <>
Subject: Processing of $package-2_i386.changes
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 11:50:13 -0700
PGP/GnuPG signature check failed on $package-2_i386.changes
gpg: Signature made Thu Aug 18 11:49:09 2005 PDT using DSA key ID 00F3CFE4
gpg: Can't check signature: public key not found
(Exit status 2)
$package-2_i386.changes has bad PGP/GnuPG signature!
Removing $package-2_i386.changes, but keeping its associated files for now.


        Your Debian queue daemon
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2005-08-17 23:53:46 +0200
cinema again
went to the open air cinema for the second time this year. it was not really warm, but my place (with a table at the side under the arcades) was fine, and the film ("maria, llena eres de gracia") was quite ok.
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2005-08-14 16:11:41 +0200
attended a wedding of 2 friends in a castle in spitz (wachau). nice location, delicious greek food, live music.
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2005-08-11 00:21:50 +0200
finally ...
... I went to the open air cinema tonight for the first time this year. it could have been warmer, and the movie was not the best-ever-seen ("kinsey") but the atmosphere in the court and the whole setting was great again.
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2005-08-10 18:32:56 +0200
I'm surprised - why is there no debian package for planet although planet debian seems to use it? - filed an RFP.
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2005-08-10 18:26:24 +0200
debian/unstable has a new version of unison (2.10.2). the changelog warns that it doesn't work with the old configuration and that it's incompatible with an older version running on the remote computer. *grmpf* downgraded. update: 2.13.16-2 has entered testing, so all machines can (and do) run the new version. good. - it's only a matter of patience :-)
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2005-08-09 08:54:57 +0200
WTF? early august is supposed to be summer, even here in austria. and what have we got? snow on the mountain peaks around innsbruck and less than 10°C in town. incroyable!
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2005-08-08 23:46:39 +0200
if you would like to get delicious indian food in innsbruck go to the "rama" restaurant in innstraße.
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2005-08-07 17:15:15 +0200
lintian told me about bashisms in post{inst,rm}. after some trial&error I found out that it was the '-a'. 'test foo -a bar' is a bashism but 'test foo && test bar' works.
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2005-08-07 17:04:02 +0200
bloggers are insane
at least that's what apple's tiger dictionary says: "an unhealthy interest in computers". cf. heise newsticker (article in german, screenshot in english).
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2005-08-07 05:47:21 +0200
blogging via GSM
I think I finally managed to set up nanoblogger & exim to accept new entries via SMS (like this one!) or e-mail. - and sometimes I hate the permission & umask stuff ... the day after: calling the script from procmail is much easier than from the aliases file. - thx for the idea, philipp! the day after the day after: now the script looks nicer and the procmail recipe is a little more intelligent, too (/dev/null if success, deliver to $MAILDIR if error). - time for writing docs ;-) the day after ...: created and published a small debian package.
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2005-08-06 17:53:09 +0200
I'm a little annoyed. since the thunderstorm last friday (2005-07-29) summer has vanished, and we have kind of an autumn weather now. never been to the open air cinema yet. hopefully the weather will be better in ferrara.
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2005-08-06 17:47:08 +0200
just installed nanoblogger. looks like a nice & straight forward tool.
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