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Ebook reader app for Nextcloud

Because of lack of altenatives I decided to write a small ebook reader plugin for Nextcloud. The task of creating such an app was quite easy: I just forked the files_pdfviewer extension and replaced PDF.js with the Epub.js library. In the app template file, I used the reference ebook reader …

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Hardware

Fix a bend bicycle fork

Bend forks are hard to fix — I thought. But to get it somewhat straight is sometimes not that big of a deal! This is the bend fork. It is also the reason that made the bike go to trash before I saved it: To bend the fork back to …

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Gorgon – Der Kreatur

Gorgon dares to go on stage! Don’t miss it!

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Software

Hacking replay gain audio normalization into Jellyfin

There is already a feature request for audio normalization in Jellyfin media server. This is important if you want to listen to your music collection while always having the same loudness level. Usually, in different recordings or music genres some tracks are louder and others are more quiet. The standard …

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Software

Importing playlists to Jellyfin media server

In the following post I would like to describe a way to import music playlists to Jellyfin media server, for example in case you want to migrate them from a former Plex or Emby installation. Usually, Jellyfin is already able to detect playlist files within the media library. Unfortunately my …

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Software

Jellyfin media server on Archlinux ARM

In this post, I want to share some insights on building Jellyfin media server for Archlinux ARM. The PKGBUILD for Jellyfin one can find on the AUR, is specifically made for 64 bit architectures. Nevertheless Microsoft released the dotnet runtime, which Jellyfin relies on instead of Mono, also for Linux …

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Voice control Archlinux with Amazon Alexa

I was interested to see how commercial voice recognition software would behave on an usual Linux laptop and tried to deploy an Amazon Alexa instance. There are some installation scripts and tutorials available for Ubuntu and Raspberry PI using the avs-device-sdk from Github. Even though some of them are official …

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Auto update Archlinux and user repository

In this post I’m going to describe on how to setup automatic package upgrades / system updates. In the first part, a systemd service script and timer triggers the package manager pacman to automatically sync the repositories and upgrade the packages every hour: The last command enables (on boot) and …

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