Ansible meets CurseForge on Linux

If you want to play modern Minecraft ModPacks on CurseForge in Java on Linux, the Twitch Launcher for Windows is not very helpful.

But since the project artifacts are available for public download and the data format is pretty straightforward, it was not a big deal to script a download of all files. I have chosen an Ansible Playbook for this task.

Anonymized IPs in nginx Access Log

If you want to reduce your nginx logs to non-personalized resp. anonymized client addresses, you may apply the following method, running a slightly changed log format after setting a new variable $remote_addr_anon.

CyanogenMod 12 on LG’s Optimus G (E975)

An Optimus G E975 (Intl) was still waiting for wakeup, but official updates stuck at Android 4.4.2.

So I applied CyanogenMod to that phone and since it was not that easy to gather all the necessary information, I write down a short protocol of the steps, that helped in my case. I started with the rather incomplete (with respect to rooting and recovery) howto at wiki.cynogenmod.org.

NetworkManager DNS

By relaying DNS queries to local dnsmasq instances, debugging DNS servers in newer Ubuntu releases is no longer strictly file-based.