timg, a text mode image viewer and video player

Yes, you read it right. timg is a text mode image viewer and can also play videos. But, but, how is that possible? timg uses suitable Unicode characters and also the colour support that is available in many terminal emulators. timg is developed by Henner Zeller, and in 2017 I wrote a blog post about …

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How to setup multiple WordPress sites in LXD containers

My article was recently published on Linode on how to setup many WordPress websites on a single server, and put each website inside LXD containers. By doing so, you can have greater density on your VPS and more value for money. Apart from that, it also has great educational value to go through all the …

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How to compile lxd-p2c to migrate physical servers to LXD containers

The lxd-p2c utility helps you to migrate your physical servers to LXD containers. Dan Mac Donald wrote a tutorial with practical instructions on how to perform such a migration. There has been a recent discussion on compiling lxd-p2c and I am summarizing here. You would run lxd-p2c on a physical server that is to be …

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How to run a Windows virtual machine on LXD on Linux

UPDATE 2024-02-01: This post is deprecated. Please read instead the fresh new tutorial, at

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How to get LXD containers obtain IP from the LAN with ipvlan networking

You are using LXD containers and you want a container (or more) to use an IP address from the LAN (or, get an IP address just like the host does). LXD currently supports four ways to do that, and depending on your needs, you select the appropriate way. Using macvlan. See https://blog.simos.info/how-to-make-your-lxd-container-get-ip-addresses-from-your-lan/ Using bridged. See …

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Γιατί δεν δουλεύουν οι τεχνοτροπίες (style) στο LibreOffice;

Γρήγορη απάντηση Επιλέγουμε το ανυπάκουο κείμενο και πατάμε στο «Καθαρισμός άμεσης μορφοποίησης/Clear direct formatting». Μετά από αυτό, οι τεχνοτροπίες λειτουργούν όπως αναμένουμε. Γράφουμε στο LibreOffice και θέλουμε να στοιχίσουμε τις παραγράφους σε πλήρη στοίχιση (justified). Τι κάνουμε; Επιλέξουμε τις παραγράφους και πατάμε το κουμπί για Πλήρη στοίχιση; Όχι, ασφαλώς και όχι. Διότι χρησιμοποιούμε τεχνοτροπίες (styles). …

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