SAP MaxDB on Docker

Using containers for development and testing environments is pretty much state of the art these days. This way, developers and operations guys alike are able to gain speed by reducing the time wasted on handling various infrastructural aspects just to be able to work at all. Consequently, a load of applications and runtime environments are

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antergos: simple, straightforward Linux desktop

Installed antergos Linux on my everyday working laptop yesterday after quite a while running ubuntuGNOME. After upgrading 14.10 to 15.04, some things on my installation became somewhat messy (in example system losing connectivity when switching between WiFi and LAN); I was pondering a clean re-installation after all but so far hesitated as these problems weren’t

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In the beginning there was the … command line?

Re-occuring read on my pile of (electronic) books, yet as far as I can tell I never so far wrote about it: In the beginning there was the command line. Neal Stephenson, most likely known at least to some as author of novels such as “Snow Crash” (which might be considered a later cyberpunk classic

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KDE, Kubuntu, and a bit of rant.

So much for that. Again. A while ago and in quite a verbose way I announced my move to KDE 4.x, specifically in the Kubuntu 13.04 distribution which I adopted in early alpha, as most of the time. Finally. After fancying with this particular desktop environment for quite a while. Well guess I’ll better keep

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SAP MaxDB with Python

By now it should be known we’re notorious users of SAP MaxDB in a “non-SAP environment”, and, for that matter, we have done rather well throughout the last seven years. By now, we gained quite some experience running, administering, working with that RDBMS in our environment, and we manage to get our production work done

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Goin’ KDE.

Putting action where the mouth is, I guess: At the very least with its 4.x release, I then and now considered the K Desktop Environment (KDE) to be the most technically advanced at least amongst the Open Source / Software Libre desktop systems. Took me a while to actually adopt it for day-to-day use. However,

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XFCE 4.6: lean, usable, appealing.

It’s been quite a while… Apart from some short-term distractions (like playing with KDE2 for a short amount of time), I have been using the XFCE desktop pretty much ever since the early days of its 3.x incarnation, these days mainly looking at it as the thing it initially was intended to be: a fully-fledged

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e-17 ubuntu repositories… :)

Just stumbled across a site providing builds of the infamous enlightenment DR 17 (aka e-17) window manager for various releases of the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution. Look here, modify your sources.list and experience one of the still most ambitious window manager projects to date. 😉

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