Video tutorials

Below you see a QAD (quick and dirty) screenshot video tuorial which shows how to convert a roster using the www method. Screenshots taken on iPhone 6S (iOS 11.2.6). rostics 1.0.18-PL2 was used.


CrewLink App


Details about the CrewLink App (by Harold Dijkstra) can be found here: CrewLink App (App Store)

It is designed to be a standalone App to locally store the roster as .pdf file. Calendar integration, like rostoics does it, is not featured. In the context of rostoics, CrewLink can be used to download and e-mail the roster to a specific address. This might sometimes be faster than accessing the company's NetLIne/Crew Crewlink web interface for downloading the roster. Such an e-mailed roster .pdf file is identical to the one downloaded directly via web interface.

Below some screenshots. Use the "Email" button on the second screenshot to send the roster .pdf file.

rostoics_crewlinkapp_1

rostoics_crewlinkapp_2


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DNS Stock update script

dnsstock_update_screenshotThis script updates the DNS records of DNS Stock.

It generates an URL http://dyndns.dns-stock.com/?hostname=<domain>&username=<username>&password=<pass>&myip=<ipaddr>, which is eventually passed to the DNS Stock server. The code is basically about parsing, validating, checking and formatting the returned WAN IP <ipaddr>. Two URLs are configured to check WAN IP. If the first one returns an error, the second one is queried. If that one fails as well, the script abandons. The logfile dnsstock_update.log reveals relevant details about what happened.

Configured passwords can either be plain text (depreciated) or MD5 crypted (preferred), as visible on DNS Stock site. The DNS Stock server accepts both formats.

Code and logfile entries should be self-explanatory.

Download: dnsstock_update.sh

Comments are desired.

Thanks,


.htaccess rewrite of directory to new domain

Online files stored on a web server have, most of the time, many references pointing to these files.

In my case, my web hoster decided that I had to take away files stored in a folder called downloads. However many links from my phpbb3 forum pointed to that directory. Needless to say, that this would require a lot of manual work adjust all these links.


Logitech Media Server for Squeezebox on Ubuntu Server 12.04.5

Logitech Media Server (formerly SlimServer, SqueezeCenter and Squeezebox Server) is a streaming audio server supported by Logitech (formerly Slim Devices), developed in particular to support their Squeezebox range of digital audio receivers. The following post describes how to install Logitech Media Server for Squeezebox on Ubuntu Server 12.04.5.


Move Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop ESP partition

The following article describes how Ubuntu 14.04 is installed on the same HDD having Windows 7 already installed, Ubuntu 14.04 using use a separate ESP partition.