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Guitar

MXR Carbon Copy Mini Trim Pots

If you call yourself a proud owner of the MXR Carbon Copy Mini Delay pedal, you might know that the pedal features two internal trim pots. They control both width and speed of the modulation. The manual shows a “nice” “diagram” of what the trim pots do. Here it is: Well, if you’re like me, […]

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Guitar

Adam Jones HX Stomp Patch

I created an Adam Jones Tool Sound Patch for the Line6 HX Stomp. Check it out for free.

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Programming

Howto: WordPress Child Themes

Last week, I had to make some HTML/CSS/PHP changes to a wordpress blog. I remembered, that the last time I made something like that, all of my changes made directly to the running theme have been overwritten by a theme update. So this time, I really wanted to make things right, make it the wordpress […]

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Programming

WordPress Spam on Attachment Pages

The other day I recognized in the dashboard of one of my pages, that I had 1600 something unanswered comments. ALTHOUGH I completely disabled comments on my page. I used a fancy theme together with a bunch of plugins to enable a Flickr’ish kind of gallery display with a lightbox. It turns out that wordpress […]

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Programming

iMacros enhanced using Javascript

Introduction The other day, I had to automate interactions on a web page, for testing purposes. I stumbled across the iMacros Firefox extension, which turned out to be very mighty. Basics With iMacros you can automate sequences of events on web pages in order to test them in terms of behavior and/or performance. The extension […]

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Guitar

Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 18 Headphones

Introduction After a couple of years of abstinence, I bought myself a new guitar and a new amp. Since I wasn’t really happy with my Gibson Les Paul LPJ 2014 (tonally), I got myself a Fender HSS Strat (Made in Mexico) this time. It was the mid-ish tone that I didn’t like with the Les […]

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Programming

Howto find memory leaks using code injection via LD_PRELOAD

Introduction I recently had to find a memory leak in a huge C/C++ application running on linux. Unfortunately, I was not able to use valgrind, because the application was too slow when running inside the valgrind VM. So I decided to write my own memory debugging library. The key idea is to overwrite/replace the original […]

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Linux

Postfix and SASL

Motivation Postfix and SMTP authentication can be a very time intensive issue, I had to cope with twice. The second time I had to reread all the documentation, because there were almost 5 years between the first and second attempt. This is what motivated me to write this documentation. Introduction Given a running postfix mail […]

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Graphics

PS Selective Colorization

Hello my friends out there! I know, it’s been a long time… Because I had to do it so many times now, here are some essential steps for selective colorization in Adobe PS: Open the desired image in PS Choose Layers – New Settings Layer – Black & White Confirm the popup with Ok, which […]

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Misc

Fetch youtube annotations

Hi peeps, it’s me again. I just thought that it might be time to share something. I’ve tried to copy the text from a youtube annotation (those neat boxes that appear within a video). Unfortunately, it seems that flash doesn’t support it or youtube deactivates it. However, those annotations are kept in an xml-file attached […]