Category Archives: Notes

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Laptops for Ukraine

«Give your spare laptop, phone or tablet a new life in the hands of a Ukrainian healthcare worker, teacher or student.»

https://laptopsforukraine.com/

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NFS Server Won’t Start on Linux

Problem

If you want to start the NFS server in the terminal, the error message pops up:

Job for nfs-server.service canceled.

(Possible) Solution

Make sure all directories listed in /etc/exports are available.

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VirtualBox – The Display Resolution of a Linux Guest System Cannot Be Increased

Problem

If you want to increase the display resolution of a Linux guest system, one of the following error messages appears:

GDBus.Error:org.gtk.GDBus.UnmappedGError.Quark._gnome_2drr_2derror_2dquark.Code2:could not set the configuration for CRTC 63

[drm:drm_crtc_helper_set_config [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* failed to set mode on [CRTC:29:crtc-0]

(Possible) Solution

Allocate more video memory to the guest system in the VirtualBox settings.

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Official Donation Accounts of Ukraine

On May 5, President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced the launch of the United24 global initiative, the first component of which is an online platform to raise funds to support the state. The funds raised will be distributed in the most pressing areas: defense, humanitarian demining, humanitarian and medical assistance, reconstruction of Ukraine, education and science.

All funds are transferred to the accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and assigned to the relevant ministries: the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Healthcare, the Ministry of Infrastructure, and the Ministry of Education and Science.

Listed below are the official donation accounts for donations in Euro (€). For alternative payment methods or payments in other currencies visit the official website of the United24 initiative.

Donation Account for Defence

Beneficiary: National Bank of Ukraine, 01601 Kiev
IBAN: DE05504000005040040066
Beneficiary Bank Name: DEUTSCHE BUNDESBANK, Frankfurt
Beneficiary Bank BIC: MARKDEFF
Beneficiary Bank Address: Wilhelm-Epstein-Strasse 14, 60431 Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Purpose of Payment: for ac 47330992708

Donation Account for Humanitarian Demining

Beneficiary: Ministry of Economy of Ukraine
Beneficiary Address: 12/2 M. Grushevs’kyi Street, Kyiv, 01008, Ukraine
Beneficiary Account Number: UA863000010000032306338501027
Account Number: 5040040066
IBAN: DE05504000005040040066
Beneficiary Bank BIC: NBUA UA UX
SWIFT Code: MARK DE FF
Beneficiary Bank Name: DEUTSCHE BUNDESBANK, Frankfurt
Beneficiary Bank Address: Wilhelm-Epstein-Strasse 14, 60431 Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Purpose of Payment: for acc 32306338501027

Donation Account for Medical Aid

Beneficiary: Ministry of Health of Ukraine, 01601 Kiev
Beneficiary BIC: NBUAUAUX
IBAN: DE05504000005040040066
SWIFT Code: MARK DE FF
Correspondent Bank Name: DEUTSCHE BUNDESBANK, Frankfurt
Correspondent Bank Address: Wilhelm-Epstein-Strasse 14, 60431 Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Purpose of Payment: for acc 5040040066

Donation Account for Reconstruction

Beneficiary: Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, 01135 Kiev
Beneficiary BIC: NBUAUAUX
IBAN: DE05504000005040040066
Beneficiary Bank Name: DEUTSCHE BUNDESBANK, Frankfurt
Beneficiary Bank BIC: MARKDEFF
Beneficiary Bank Address: Wilhelm-Epstein-Strasse 14, 60431 Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Purpose of Payment: for crediting account 35157338401027

Donation Account for Education and Science

Beneficiary: Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
Beneficiary Address: 10, Peremogy str., Kyiv, 01135, Ukraine
Account Number: 5040040066
IBAN: DE05504000005040040066
Beneficiary Bank BIC: NBUA UA UX
SWIFT Code: MARK DE FF
Beneficiary Bank Name: DEUTSCHE BUNDESBANK, Frankfurt
Beneficiary Bank Address: Wilhelm-Epstein-Strasse 14, 60431 Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Purpose of Payment: for acc 32303338601027

Source: United24 – The initiative of the President of Ukraine (u24.gov.ua)
State: 31 March 2024

Further Information

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Initiative for Clean Drinking Water and Healthy Food

trinkwasserinitiative

www.initiative-sauberes-trinkwasser.ch
Information in English: www.admin.ch

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Cuban Radio Stations

– La cancion de la trova (link for media player)
– Radio Campesina Cubana
– Trova Radio (link for media player)

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Blood Donation – Length of the Regeneration Phase

Question

How long will it take for the body to replenish the pint of blood I donate?

Answer

«Your body will replace the blood volume (plasma) within 48 hours. It will take four to eight weeks for your body to completely replace the red blood cells you donated. The average adult has eight to 12 pints of blood. You will not notice any physical changes related to the pint you donated.» (Quelle: mskcc.org)

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Excel Formula for Discount Price Calculation

=IF(C1="",A1*B1,(100-C1)/100*A1*B1)

A1: Number of items
B1: Price per item
C1: Discount (percent)

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WooCommerce – Renaming the «Place Order» Button

Problem

The translation of the button «Place order» doesn’t seem to work with the current version of WooCommerce (2.4.10). It’s simply ignored.

(Possible) Solution

1. In the file «payment-method.php» look for the following code:

data-order_button_text="<?php echo esc_attr( $gateway->order_button_text ); ?>"

2. Replace the code within the quotes with the desired text. Example:

data-order_button_text="Bestellung abschicken"

Note

This procedure is a rather dirty solution. Especially because you have to redo it after every plugin update.

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Linux Mint – Starting Arm

On Linux Mint, the following command lets you start Arm, the monitoring program for Tor.

sudo -u debian-tor arm

Maybe you have to adjust the username, «debian-tor» in this case.