In recent KMyMoney releases the list of choices for
online stock quotes has significantly decreased, mainly due to financial web
services terminating public access to data. Some of the available sources are
missing certain U.S. based ETF quotes, or occasionally the API will mismatch
certain symbols (when specified without
:EXCHANGE) for a similarly named one
on the European market, and thus returning the wrong price. To remediate this
one can add the open
IEXTrading API as a source for
quoting the U.S. stock market.
I’m happy to announce the first public release of OATH-URI, which is a C/C++ library, and command line tool to generate OATH OTP key sharing URIs. These URIs are usually encoded into QR codes for delivery to smartphone based two-factor authenticator applications. Now you can set up your TOTP/HOTP one-time password apps without leaving the shell! Get the source and find out more on the project page!
Conky is a really great system monitor application for X, however, since it does not work out of the box, one has to write a configuration to set up what to monitor and how to display it. Although there are tons of themes online (e.g. opendesktop.org or DeviantArt.com) I still decided to post my quite old (~10yrs), streamlined, but still informational configuration for laptops. It will fit any screen that has at least 768px vertical resolution.
While exploring options for a low power shared network storage for home use, I’ve considered using components already available to me: a TP-Link N750 router and an USB HDD as a lightweight NAS. I’ve decided to run some performance benchmarks on a test setup to assess the viability of it for everyday use.
Just like ants build colonies, we humans build cities to thrive and survive in large numbers within confined spaces. In these pictures I’m taking snapshots in time about our ever changing urban environments, which are full of beautiful and complex structures. See the urban gallery.