Other Linux Stuff

About Lloyd's Free PayPal/Chase/BNCR CSV to QIF Online Converter

The PayPal/Chase Bank/BNCR CSV to QIF converter requires an encrypted connection, and therefore is hosted on my company website.  Please first read the below, then convert your PayPal/Chase/BNCR CSV files. To convert a CSV file generated by Chase Bank, the file must be named 'chase.csv' (case-insensitive). Read more »

dxx-rebirth Debian/Ubuntu packages

The goal of these dxx-rebirth packages is to provide a playable version of the game for Debian 8+ (Jessie) and recent Ubuntu, and Debian-based distros such as Linspire, Xandros, Ubuntu, and Mepis.  There are official Debian packages of dxx-rebirth (d1x-rebirth and d2x-rebirth), but they don't provide the demo levels. and so are not "playable" out-of-the-box.

To install the game, it is best to add  my repository to your repository list.  There are 2 ways to do this. Read more »

Server Monitoring Script

Yesterday I got an email from Rimuhosting warning me about too-high load on my server.  It turned out that there was a runaway process (aftermath of executing a bugged CGI script) that was consuming 90%+ of the CPU resources on my VPS.

Of course, I immediately killed the process, which ended this issue.  Read more »

Multitech Multimodem driver package for Puppy Linux (GPRS/EDGE/CDMA)

Update:
nux kernel 2.6.30.1 and later have an updated version of the ti_usb_3410_5052 driver that works with the USB connection Multitech multimodem "out of the box."  Puppy 4.3 uses such a recent kernel.  Therefore, as-of Puppy 4.3, my driver package described in this article is no longer needed.  The only thing of continued usefulness here is my "pgprs" setup utility, which is included in the stock Puppy.  In sum, if you have a Multitech USB connection GPRS/EDGE/CDMA modem, get yourself a recent version of Puppy, and you're set.  Read more »

Use of the Multitech Multimodem MTCBA-G-U-F1 on Debian Linux

Multitech gprs modems are, I believe the best GPRS (Internet over GMS cellular telephone) modem available in the world today, at any price

In this article I refer to model  MTCBA-G-U-F1.  This is an industrial-quality modem with USB connection.

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