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12 January 2016

Bits from Debian: New Debian Developers and Maintainers (November and December 2015)

The following contributors got their Debian Developer accounts in the last two months: The following contributors were added as Debian Maintainers in the last two months: Congratulations!

11 November 2015

Bits from Debian: New Debian Developers and Maintainers (September and October 2015)

The following contributors got their Debian Developer accounts in the last two months: The following contributors were added as Debian Maintainers in the last two months: Congratulations!

06 April 2015

Daniel Leidert: Correct keyboard layout (QWERTZ) with Logitech K400 attached to an Android HDMI stick

I've bought an HDMI stick with Android 4.4.2 to connect a TV to the local network (stream, DLNA) and the internet (Video portals etc.). The stick comes with no input device whatsoever. So I decided for a wireless Logitech K400r keyboard. Unfortunately the keyboard layout used by Android seems to be American (QWERTY) although the language and location settings are set to German. So I neither get Umlauts nor special signs correct nor do the media keys of the K400 work. But there is an easy way to make all this work. I've recently seen some people suggesting to install an app called External Keyboard Helper to fix things, which comes in a demo and a pro version, the latter with costs. Fortunately I didn't need any of these for the Logitech keyboard plus I got all media keys of this keyboard to work in just three steps without any cost :) Step 1First I went to the Google Play Store and installed the Logitech Keyboard Plus app by Logitech Europe S.A. (See? No external stuff and without costs. Ignore anything that's written in its description about Bluetooth.)App Logitech Keyboard Plus shown at Google Play Store Step 2Then I opened the settings section and went for Settings > Language and Input (Einstellungen > Sprache und Eingabe). Under KEYBOARD & INPUT METHOD (TASTATUR & EINGABEMETHODEN) I activated the entry called Logitech keyboard (Logitech Tastatur) as shown below.Activate the entry &quote;Logitech keyboard&quote; under Settings > Language and Input Step 3Now a click on the field above that is called Default (Standard) and (here) defaults to Deutsch - Android-Tastatur (AOSP) ...Click on the field &quote;Default&quote;... opened a popup called Choose input method and there I've chosen Logitech keyboard (Logitech Tastatur) as shown below and confirmed it.Activate the Logitech keyboard on the popup called &quote;Choose input method&quote;The default now is the Logitech keyboard:The default keyboard now is the Logitech keyboard Finally ...... it's done. The keyboard now behaves as expected and also the media/function keys do work. It is however not possible to adjust or configure anything, because this presumes a confirmed Bluetooth pairing between the keyboard and the android device and the K400 is not a Bluetooth device. It would probably be a good idea for Logitech to make this app usable for all available Logitech keyboards, even USB and Unifying(TM) ones. Update: As of now it is possible to cancel the Bluetooth pairing attempt without leaving the application. So this app in fact can be used for USB and Unifying(TM)-based Logitech keyboards.

10 March 2013

Gregor Herrmann: RC bugs 2013/10

the number of RC bugs concerning wheezy is going down, & here are my small contributions:

08 March 2009

Axel Beckert: How to make talk

The listeners of yesterday s episode of Venty s Hackerfunk radio show on Radio LoRa already know and heard it: We made talk. And we did it with help of other microbloggers. (The podcast version of this Hackerfunk episode will be online in a few days, too. Will link it here and either Venty or me will post it on, too, as soon as it s published.) A few weeks ago we thought about how we could show microblogging on the radio. With s Jabber (XMPP) interface we have real time access, and so the idea was born to pipe all incoming dents into a speech synthesis system. Then we tried to figure out which tools would be appropriate. Quite fast, people on as well as on the LUGS IRC (e.g. bones0) pointed us to festival and espeak. We found no support for German in festival, so we went for espeak although festival would have had the advantage of the existence of a festival plugin for the popular multiprotocol messenger Pidgin. Next step was more difficult than expected: How to make a tail -f of XMPP incoming messages? Something like rsstail, just for XMPP. Although using the IM to IRC gateway Bitlbee (as I use it myself) and using tail -f (or better inotail -f ) on the IRC client s log file (ii comes to my mind for such purposes) would have been an option, nobody had the idea at that time. And since @deepspawn conjured xmpptail in less than two hours we happily took it. xmpptail (tar.gz) is written in Python and uses Twisted Words (Debian package python-twisted-words) as XMPP libraries. I had to patch xmpptail slightly for unbuffered I/O, Unicode support and for removing things we don t want to hear on the radio as follows, but it worked more or less out of the box.
--- 2009-02-25 20:47:48.000000000 +0100
+++ 2009-03-07 18:48:57.000000000 +0100
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
+#!/usr/bin/python -u
 # -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
 # author: Carlos A. Perilla 
 # This file is part of Jance bot.
@@ -65,7 +65,8 @@
          body = unicode(e.__str__())
-    print("%s: %s" % (from_id,body))
+#    print("%s: %s" % (from_id,body))
+    print("%s" % (body.encode('utf-8')))
 def authfailedEvent(xmlstream):
@@ -80,9 +81,9 @@
   dprint('Got something: %s -> %s' % (, str(el.attributes)))
 if __name__ == '__main__':
-    print "Starting"
+    #print "Starting"
-    print USER_HANDLE
+    #print USER_HANDLE
     me = USER_HANDLE + "/xmpptail"
     myJid = jid.JID(me)
     server = USER_HANDLE[USER_HANDLE.find('@')+1:]
So after configuring xmpptail to use the hackerfunk Jabber account, we successfully ran the following script during the radio show:
./   while read LINE; do
        if [ "$LINE" = "empty" ]; then
        echo $LINE
        echo $LINE   tee -a xmpp-espeak.log   espeak --stdin -v de;
At the end of the show, @rebugger found this howto which describes very detailed how to get festival working together with the non-free ( non-free as in DFSG) MBROLA project which offers also the appropriate files for German. But because of how much work this would be to get it running, I currently prefer to stay with espeak for German speech synthesis . Next step would be to use mnoGosearch s mguesser to detect the language of a dent and run espeak (or whatever text-to-speech system is appropriate for the guessed language) with the appropiate options for that language, because otherwise many dents sound really funny. ;-) Update, 15:02: Venty gave the whole system the name Identibla .

02 January 2009

Ingo Juergensmann: Happy New Year - Frohes Neues Jahr

To all of my readers: I wish you a happy new year 2009!
Being late with new years greetings, because of family reasons like visiting, eating and such, I hope these images will compensate you:

Warnem nde - Leuchtturm in Flammen

More images can be found in my Gallery.

Auch meinen deutschsprachigen Lesern w nsche ich alles Gute und ein sch nes neues Jahr 2009!

Leuchtturm in Flammen 2009
Warnem nder Leuchtturm

Das gestrige Ereignes "Leuchtturm in Flammen" in Warnem nde war wieder sehr gut besucht. Nicht nur die Promenade war mehr als voll, sondern auch der Strand. Wir standen in H he des Kurhause am Strand, was vielleicht 100-200m zu weit weg f r mein Nikkor 18-105mm 1:3.5-5.6G ED Objektiv war, aber es gab ja trotzdem ganz gute Bilder.

Nach Beendigung der Veranstaltung str mten die Menschenmassen jedenfalls wieder zu ihren Autos, was in einem sch nem Verkehrschaos endete. Auf der Parkstra e ging es sicherlich fast eine Stunde nur in beiden Seiten mit Stop and Go voran. Auch die Nutzer von ffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln hatten wenig Freude daran, da der Bus ja genauso im Stau stand wie all die anderen Autos.

24 February 2008

Jaldhar Vyas: The 2008 Things Jaldhar Discovered Last Year That Everyone Else Knew About Already Awards

And the Golden Sombrero goes to... Another awards show took place today but nobody is paying any attention to that. All of Hollywoods elite can be found at the King Plaza Buffet in Jersey City for the 80th annual Things Jaldhar Discovered Last Year That Every Else Knew About Already Awards. (Known in the industry as "the Golden Sombreros") Here is a list of the winners. Game: Hungry Hungry Hippos This game is awesome! But don't play with three year olds. They cheat. Book: Discworld series by Terry Prachett When The Color Of Magic came out in 1983, I dismissed it as merely "The Hichhikers Guide to Mordor" but last year I read it again and this time it grew on me. Since then I've been steadily reading the whole series since June at an average of one a week. Music: Rammstein Smell the umlauts! I have no idea what they are actually going on about but this is what Metal is supposed to sound like. Mental Condition: Oedipus Complex All of sudden last October or so, my son started screaming and crying whenever I got anywhere near my wife and he would cling to her like the proverbial limpet. Then three months later, just as suddenly, he stopped. Very strange, not to mention creepy. Linux command: grep --color=auto Everyone knows GNU ls can be colorized but did you know the same is true of GNU grep? I didn't. Why wasn't I informed of this earlier? L. Ron Hubbard Lifetime Achievement Award: Coke Zero I used to drink way more Coke than was good for me so I decided to give it up. Diet sodas don't taste very good so I was resigned to not drinking soda at all. Luckily for me Coke Zero has no calories or sodium but does have caffeine and a taste like actual Coca-Cola. Perfect!

06 November 2007

Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho: Also sprach Spam

I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.
Edit: Turns out that’s a Desmond Tutu quote. Still, it’s interesting to see it as a spam subject line.

18 October 2006

Ben Hutchings: Ich lerne die deutsche Sprache

For some years I've been meaning to learn more German than I remember from my GCSE and the little I've managed to absorb from [info]tea_cantata and others speaking it around me. I am repeatedly embarrassed by my inability to join in conversation when we visit Nattie's relatives in Germany. In fact I've made some attempts to learn from books and tapes, but with little effect. Nattie finally persuaded me to sign up for an evening AS (half an A-Level) German course starting this term. It's tough going with only one lesson (2.5 hours) per week though I believe I'm making some progress. I don't have much of a problem with grammar, and my pronunciation seems to be as good as anyone in the class, but I continue to find myself frustrated in being unable to think of the words to express what I mean to say. I think my vocabulary may be relatively poor, but this is compounded by my difficulty in working around the lack of a word for the concept I mean to express. This also applies to English, but I have a large enough vocabulary that this is much more rarely a problem. In addition, some of the topics of conversation or question are so broad that I would have trouble formulating an intelligent comment in English, let alone one in German. Maybe I should just say something dumb that I don't really believe purely as linguistic practice, but I don't feel comfortable doing that.

12 January 2006

Joachim Breitner: Sneak: Terkel i Knibe

Heute stattete ich der Sneak-Preview der Schauburg einen Besuch ab. Gezeigt wurde der Film “Terkel i Knibe” aus D nemark, in deutscher Synchronisation. Da wohl die wenigsten von dem Film geh rt haben (und das wohl auch so bleiben wird), dazu etwas ausf hrlicher.Terkel i Knibe ist ein Animationsfilm, der in etwa wie eine 3D-gerenderte Version von Southpark anmutet. Erz hlt wird die Geschichte des 9-j hrigen Terkel und seinen Problemen in der Schule, vor allem mit Mobbing. Um dem Mobbing zu entkommen, beginnt er selbst zu Mobben, was eine in ihn verliebte Mitsch lerin in einen u erst spritzigen Selbstmord treibt und seine Freundschaft zu Jason gef hrdet. Das Ganze spitzt sich dann auf dem Zeltlager, von einem furchtbar beliebten ko-Lehrer organisiert, dramatisch zu...Einiges hat mich gest rt. So waren mir die animierten Gesichter zu steif und die M uler zu breit, so dass viel Mimik verloren ging, und die Muskeinlagen h tte man sich sparen k nnen - obwohl sie immerhin eher im Stile von “Charlie und die Schokoladenfabrik” als dem grausamen der Disney-Kinderfilme gehalten sind. Ich mag halt kein Rap, und das war es meist.Die meisten Meinungen im Foyer des Kinos schienen in Richtung “Rausgeschmissenes Geld” zu gehen. Ich selbst fand den Film eigentlich recht gelungen: Er stellt die Wirkung von Mobbing auf Kinder zwar bertriebern, aber doch glaubw rdig da. Auch die d nische Skrupellosigkeit, wie man sie aus “In China essen sie Hunde” kennet, was Gewalt und Sprache angeht, passte gut ins Bild. Da lernt man sogar nach 13 Jahren deutschem Schulalltag noch neue Beleidungen, und bisweilen machte die graphische Darstellung den “Happy Tree Friends” konkurrenz. berhaupt war der Film bisweilen so bizzar, dass kein l stiger moralischer Unterton aufkommt, ohne jedoch die Aussage zu verraten.Fazit: Wer die Gelegenheit einmal haben sollte: Warum nicht, macht euch ein Bild. Zum Lachen werdet ihr kommen! Nur allen wird es sicherlich nicht gefallen.

24 November 2005

Uwe Hermann: 22C3 Fahrplan Online

22C3 banner The Fahrplan (yes, that's German — it means "schedule") of the 22C3 (the 22nd Chaos Communication Congress) is online now. Joi Ito will deliver the keynote speech titled "Private Investigations". Here's a small (really!) selection out of the plethora of great lectures: Four days, four rooms, lectures from 12:00 am to 12:00 pm every day. Need I say more?