Podcasts with flexget and transmission

Some podcasts are available via RSS feeds, so you can get notified of new episodes, so the best way I’ve found so far to automate this procedure is to use the utility flexget. Flexget can download a RSS feed and get the .torrent files associated to them and store locally, which makes a perfect fit for later using Transmission’s watch folder, to automatically add them to your download queue. In order to do so, install flexget either via pip (pip install flexget) or using a package for your distribution and create a configuration file similar to this:...

March 16, 2015 · 1 min · Pablo Iranzo Gómez

duplicity for managing backups

A few days ago, I was checking a friend’s system for backing up. It was based on rsync at the Linux side and rsync server on a windows machine he uses for storing information generated by other software. The solution with rsync worked pretty well for him until he started to put several strange characters in filenames which rendered the backup unusable to certain point. After being asked for alternative backup software that was available on several platforms, I’ve ended testing duplicity....

June 27, 2011 · 1 min · Pablo Iranzo Gómez

Firsts steps with Fedora 15 pre-alpha

Today I’ve decided to give it a try to F15-prealpha (expected to release tomorrow). The upgrade performed in the unsupported way (getting and forcing install for newer fedora-release from a mirror then start issuing several yum upgrades) when reasonably good. Only some minor dependency problems et voilà, system started fine. Problems so far: Firefox 4 has a few approved extensions, I used the “nightly tester tools” to disable version check and enable most of the ones I had with 3....

March 7, 2011 · 2 min · Pablo Iranzo Gómez
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