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Pidgin: “XMPP Message Error Message delivery to xyz@gmail.com failed: (Code 503)”

March 22nd, 2010 No comments

For some reason, pidgin sometimes refuses adding gmail-XMPP-contacts with the above-mentioned error-message, which translates to “service-unavailable”, if you enter a local alias when adding the contact. Removing the contact and re-adding it without entering a local alias will solve the problem.
Thanks to leowandersleb.de for the useful hint.

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M’era Luna 2009: Dark sounds and pink shoes

August 16th, 2009 2 comments

Last Weekend, we went to the M’era Luna Festival in Hildesheim, Germany, one of the few big yearly events for all kinds of dark music in Germany.

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woof – share files easily

December 12th, 2008 1 comment

Computers nowadays are an essential part of our everyday life, yet a simple “just send that file over” often still is a problem. There obviously are numerous solutions, most of them are however tailored to set up permanent access, e.g. samba shared, fileservers. Setting these up involves quite some work – too much work for just sharing one file once. Enter woof. woof allows you to share single files and directories with great ease, all you need is a linux shell and python installed. Read more…

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Outlook: Cannot turn off the reminder.

August 4th, 2008 20 comments

Some time ago, my Outlook 2007 kept prompting me with the following error: “Cannot turn off the reminder. You may be reminded again. Could not open the item. Try again.” After experimenting for quite some time, I finally found a solution somewhere on google. Unfortunately, I only noted down the solution, but not where I found it – please let me know if you think I stole it from you. :-)

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