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Thomas projects, tutorials and tips and tricks

This is an overview about my projects, accomplishments, interests and other things I have been working on. Please feel free to comment or add any tips or ideas you may have.

RStudio - RStudio Server and Shiny

RStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for R. It includes a console, syntax-highlighting editor that supports direct code execution, as well as tools for plotting, history, debugging and…

ARPI600 Expansion Board for Raspberry Pi - Arduino shields

The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It has the ability to interact with the outside world, and has…

LudwigDisqus - SEO based Disqus for MODX with Microdata

I've been searching for a good comment system for a while now. So I ended up going with Disqus because of the easy social media integration and to use threaded replies. The integration of Disqus in MODX…

Seafile - Manage your own Cloud

Seafile is a private open source cloud storage to manage teams and organizations. It supports file syncing and sharing and editing and commenting files online. Furthermore, you can use it as a mobile office,…

HTML5 & Schema.org - Structured Microdata for SEO

Formats like Microdata, Microformats or RDFa can be used to improve your site semantic by standardized code. In this tutorial you can find SEO Best Practices for microdata, which helps to optimize the…

LudwigShariff - Shariff social media buttons for Modx

Social buttons from Facebook, Google+ or Twitter became very popular. However, these buttons send private information to these social networks even if the user doesn't click them, but even if they are…

LudwigQRcode - SVG QR-Code online generator for Modx

Quick Response Codes (QR Codes) are used to take a piece of information from a transitory media and put it in to your smartphone or tablet. The reason why they are more useful than a standard barcode is…

MODX update and backup by using Git, MySQL and Cronjob

MODX is a free, open source content management system and web application framework for publishing content on the web where it is essential that you always back up your content and have a plan for recovering…

Sync your IMAP Account - Synchronization with IMAPSync

The purpose of imapsync is to migrate an IMAP mailbox or to backup IMAP accounts. IMAP is one of the three current standard protocols to access mailboxes, the two other are POP3 and HTTP with webmails…

Logitech G500s Laser Mouse buttons and XBindKeys in Ubuntu

You are looking for a Laser Mouse under Linux? I bought the Logitech G500s Laser Mouse, which features hyper-fast, dual-mode scrolling, 10 programmable keys as well as up to 27 grams of extra weight. As…

TwonkyServer or Twonky using UPnP, DLNA and DTCP-IP

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) is a set of networking protocols that permits networked devices, such as personal computers, printers, Internet gateways, Wi-Fi access points and…

Twonkyserver and OwnCloud using Samba4 with Zentyal

Samba 4 has been under development for 10 years and it brings an Active Directory functionality to the open source Server Message Block/Common Internet File System (SMB/CIFS) file and print server. Next…

Wake Up On Lan, Wake-on-LAN or WOL in Ubuntu or Debian

The advantage of the Wake-on-LAN (WOL) function is, that client systems can be remotely and automatically powered up in a local network by sending a special data packet, which is called "Magic Packet".…

Dynamic DNS service for your homeserver by using Domaisy

If you’re hosting your Web site or running a mail server on a private server behind a Cable or a DSL modem, every time you connect to your Internet Service Provider (ISP), your computer is getting a different…

SSL Certificate for Zentyal - HaProxy, Apache2 and Stunnel

The use of an SSL Certificate prevents online hijacking of web sites or connections to encrypted data. The value of a SSL certificate is not only the secure transfer of details between the end user and…

Hints for Steam with fglrx and nvidia-current in Ubuntu

Linux has been a strategic goal for Valve, since Microsoft is involved in the gaming sector by publishing the Windows 8 Store. Therefore, Valve is clearly looking to have a "reference" gaming platform…