Foo Wordpress

Theme Choices Foo…

WordPress themes, an abundance of choices. And of course the urge to create my own theme. The latter will happen sooner or later, but at the moment I simply don’t have the time to sit down and design.

So I browsed the themes on the WordPress themes page and I found a couple interesting ones. After trying some for a while I decided that it is about the content and not about the looks. The good old “form follows function” is my favorite approach. So I settled (for the moment!) for the Manifest theme. I like it, so get used to it ;).

Foo Windows

Windows 7 Upgrade Installation Foo

It is, again, the time to re-install my virtual machine with Windows 7. So far so bad. I don’t like to install Windows in the first place but from time to time I needed it and Windows 7 is actually not that bad. But for a good reason ($$$) I bought an upgrade license of the Ultimate Edition. Now this would force me to install Windows Vista first, just to perform an upgrade. Sounds kinda silly, doesn’t it? So I won’t do it and I dug out an old c’t magazine (issue 24/2009) where they discuss a way to install the upgrade without going the normal upgrade path. I am sure there are some other resources out there that explain the same thing, but here is my take on it.

DLNA Foo Linux PS3 UPnP

PS3 Media Server And Ubuntu Foo

After I finally got my video and audio files a little bit better organized I decided that I need some kind of streaming server for all my possible devices. Blu-ray players from Sony and LG, a PS3 and some Android devices (HTC Thunderbolt and Incredible 2) want to be fed with music and movies. Seeing that eclectic collection of renderers it was immediately clear that I need some on the fly transcoding. So I looked into a couple media servers and finally decided to go with the PS3 Media Server.

Foo Nagios

check_process_runtime v1.0 Released

After revamping the site a bit to support multiple projects and some other stuff I finally found the time to upload some projects. The first is the check_process_runtime plugin for Nagios.

check_process_runtime has a simple purpose. Find processes that run for too long. You can give the script the name of the process or part of the process. It will then determine if the process will cause a warning or if it is critical. This happens by determining if a process runs too too long since it started. This is a Nagios plugin that will only run on Linux. It is using special features that are only available on Linux and on no other Unix or Windows!

But, again, I talk too much. The download is readily available here.

Y’all have a great night and please play with the plugin and tell me about the problems, questions, etc you have.

Foo Twitter


I spent some time playing around with some themes and even looked into creating one of my own. I finally found one that I like and that is as simple as possible. I don’t need all the glitter.

At the same time I added my twitter feed. Please feel free to follow me.


The RFC 3092

I think it is time to honor the RFC that is the name giver for my site. So lean back and enjoy the RFC that was one of the April fools joke of 2001.


Welcome To The World Of Foo

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome,….

I greet everybody who stumbles across these pages. Finally this blog is online and I can start rambling, ranting,  philosophizing or whatever comes to my mind.  But what are the topics that you can expect here. Well, the name of this blog derives from the RFC 3092 which deals with the etymology of the word foo.  So stay tuned for some posts about everything around foo. Also all kind of stuff out of the life of a software developer, system administrator and simply a German in the USA will be posted here.

So thanks for stepping by and if you have an interesting find about foo let me know.

Keep on hackin’