[Howto] ownCloud auto setup including LDAP

The self hosting file sharing solution ownCloud is becoming increasingly popular, even in companies you regularly come across installations. To make auto setup of ownCloud easier the following howto shows the steps to automatically connect it to a LDAP server. File exchange services like Dropbox or Google Drive offer a neat and quick way to … Continue reading [Howto] ownCloud auto setup including LDAP

[Short Tip] Use host names for Docker links

Whenever you link Docker containers together, the question comes up how to access services provided by the linked container: the actual IP address of the container is not static and cannot be guessed beforehand. Sure, the IP address can be looked up by the environment variables ($ env), but not all programs can be modfied … Continue reading [Short Tip] Use host names for Docker links

[Short Tip] Splitting and merging PDF files

I recently had to modify quite a stack of PDF files. Many of them where scanned documents, and sometimes I only needed certain pages, or had to re-arrange parts of some files in new documents. A set of handy tools to perform such low level tasks quick and easy comes along in the package poppler-utils. … Continue reading [Short Tip] Splitting and merging PDF files