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Archive for October 2010

HP's newest invention

2010-10-25 (76) by Ton Kersten, tagged as news

HP has got something new again: HP ePrint.

This surely comes from the 'Useless inventions department'.

What is ePrint?

This lets you print from virtually everywhere. One of the ways that ePrint works is to assign an email address to your printer. To print, simply send an email containing your document to your printer's address. You can print images, Microsoft Word, Excel* and PowerPoint documents, PDFs, and photos. You can view and manage print jobs sent to your printer using your printer Job History that is available on HP ePrintCenter.

The following email clients have been tested by HP ePrint:

  • Outlook 2003, 2007
  • Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail
  • Apple Mail (iPhone, iPad, Macbook, MacbookPro)
  • BlackBerry mail client
  • Nokia/Symbian client (Nokia)

To bad Mutt isn't in this list.

First thing I wondered when I read this is: HP ePrint: What is wrong with lpr and lp and RFC 1179?

I think I jump to the disable section right away and I'm glad my printer doesn't support it

Being bored

2010-10-22 (75) by Ton Kersten, tagged as humor

Every once in while everybody gets bored a bit. And what does a nerd/geek do when bored? Yes, he will write a bogus man page for some non-existing Linux feature.

Read my man page about the happy yes device.

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Bugfix in Mysqlbackup

2010-10-14 (74) by Ton Kersten, tagged as mysql

Harry Sappe reported a bug in Mysqlbackup.

When only dumping one database the program gives an "unbound variable".

I repaired id an a new version is now online. It's in the Files section or on Github.

First North Korean website online

2010-10-11 (73) by Ton Kersten, tagged as news

Today the first First North Korean website is online and if you want to see it, go to They do not have DNS yet.

A second server is up and running and this one can be reached at The certificate is a nice and funny one.


To bad they did't get a real one.

I'm on Github

2010-10-04 (72) by Ton Kersten, tagged as git

As I develop some scripts and other things for fun I decided to make some of these more public.

The following projects can be found on Github, with this URL.

  • Header
  • MySQL backup

Have fun ans let me know what you think.