Merging hard drives without RAID?

Some time ago, I noticed that the harddisk of my home server filled up more and more and I needed to add some more space. As this server is made to be as energy-efficient as possible, I don’t use a RAID which I can extend easily. Additionally I don’t like some facts about RAID, e.g. that I can not pull out a single drive and read the data on it on another machine – or that you need to e.g. add four drives to fulfill the requirements for your RAID level. But how can I “merge” multiple drives without a RAID transparently and without much effort? weiterlesen…

Roundcube: Error “Undefined index: 1.0.0.0-RC” when updating

RoundCubeI recently updated the roundcube installation of my server to the latest version. After that, I wanted to update all plugins using composer but only got the error “[ErrorException] Undefined index: 1.0.0.0-RC”. I googled around but only found some other guy with the same problem and so I decided to play around with the composer.json and hopefully find a way to fix the error. The cause of the error was sadly very simple… weiterlesen…

How to get some Linux-feeling on your Windows machine [Update]

I am a passionate Linux user but unfortunately I can’t use it anywhere I like. Especially at work I have no choice and have to use Microsoft Windows. Everytime I used a Windows computer I missed some goodies from my Linux desktop, for example a multi-clipboard and to be able to scroll in windows, that currently don’t have the focus. But fortunately I found two good tools to get them on Windows.

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Geotagging Photos from your Location History

In a recent post, I described a solution to constantly track your location and privately store a history of it. Besides the possibility to find out, where you have been, this can also be used to add GPS coordinates your photos, so that your will never have to wonder again, where a photo has been taken – but without having to buy a special camera with a GPS receiver.

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