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How to extract the cover image from an e-book

I have successfully used Google Drive and Insync to organize all of the e-books that I have acquired during the last years. Currently plan to upload them to a personal DokuWiki instance since I use it more every day. Before I can start, I need to extract cover images to ensure that I will get a decent outcome.

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How to convert manual pages to DokuWiki

I have created a simple shell script to convert manual pages to DokuWiki as I want to have them always at hand and easily interlink to them from other pages.

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How to setup Jekyll virtual private server

It is not a secret that I am using Gandi Simple Hosting to host sleeplessbeastie’s notes website. This solution is almost maintenance-free and does not require any additional work to use Jekyll, as hosting static content is dead simple (see shell script to automate build and upload process).

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How to generate directory index files

Recently I needed a simple utility to generate index files at briefcase.sleeplessbeastie.eu, so after a while, I came up with two simple solutions, each of which has different strengths and weaknesses.

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Kolab – How to integrate Piwik Web Analytics

A quite lengthy but very straightforward description of the Kolab Groupware integration with Piwik Web Analytics.
The integration process is simpler than you think as the additional application (Piwik) is hosted externally and doesn’t use a single sign-on.

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How to use post parameters as a custom taxonomy in Jekyll

I decided to drop tags and categories during the migration from WordPress to Jekyll, but it was not the best decision as it turned out.

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How to quickly create rewrite rules for all WordPress posts

This post describes a quick way to create .htaccess rewrite rules after permalinks change from /%post_id% to /%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/

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Create web thumbnail for SemanticScuttle using cutycapt

This simple script will create web thumbnail using cutycapt console command.

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Nginx + WordPress + SSL

Configuration snippet for later reference.

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How to use ImageMagick effects with Coppermine

After getting fun with Coppermine Photo Gallery for some time, I wanted to achieve a polaroid-like effect (using ImageMagick) for thumbnails and intermediate pictures.