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.

Banana Pi on Bananian

After ongoing stability problems (i.e. freezes) with LUbuntu I switched to Bananian two weeks ago and the BPI is now running solid and stable.

Changing the power supply and SD card did not help the former behaviour in contrast to the change from LUbuntu to Bananian.

Linux Mint 17/Qiana (KDE Edition)

I applied a classical (in the context of Debian) upgrade on my Linux Mint installation and even though Mint is not recommending this option (instead their favorite is a fresh install with restore). Nevertheless my system still works without drawbacks.