Long long time ago I posted the last entry.

This time I’m just telling you, that I updated to the default WordPress Theme Twenty Sixteen, as I do everytime they release a new one.

This one is pretty cool I think, fully responsive and supports header background images!


Cyanogen OS 12.1

As a OnePlus One owner my phone was updated with Cyanogen OS 12.1 today. Previously I read about Cyanogen teaming up with TrueCaller, who provide a service for searching phone numbers. They collect their data by uploading users address books to their servers and indexing them, which is some kind of a severe privacy issue!

They integrated the functionality as an opt-in, but i do not want to have an app like this installed on my phone at all! You can easily uninstall it like this:

  • Go to „Settings“ > „Apps“
  • Navigate to the „All“-Card
  • Search the TrueCaller App and select it
  • click „Uninstall“!

Thats it! TrueCaller is now uninstalled. When opening the Dialer-Settings the TrueCaller options do not show up any more!


WD My Cloud Mirror

Today I set up a WD Cloud Mirror NAS. Just plugin the network cable, attach power cable and you’re ready to go.

Login to the admin panel and start configuring. Pretty easy and works pretty fine. I enabled the FTP-Feature and even this works pretty fine.

But one drawback still persists: the admin panel of the NAS is designed to be accessed using a DNS Record like http://wdmycloudmirror.local/ which does not work very well. Using the IP of the NAS works much better, although it can change when used in a DHCP environment.

Anyway, the whole thing works much better than I expected!

git submodules and merging

Did you ever wonder what a „submodule“ is in git? In fact this is pretty simple. A git submodule is a git repository inside a git repository. Sometimes people claim to need this, although I never have.

Now imagine you want to merge all those submodules into the super-repository.

User Sigi pointed out how you can do this on stackoverflow.com/a/23328223.


At first add the submodule repositories as proper remote remositories to your super-repository:

git remote add site 
git remote add wpsite 

Fetch the contents of the remote repositories in your super-repository:

git fetch --all

Now the super-repository has access to every branch you might want to merge.

Merge the branches you wish to into your super-repository. You might want to use the --prefix property to merge the branches into subfolders of your super-repository:

git read-tree --prefix=site/ -u site-branch
git read-tree --prefix=wpsite/ -u wpsite-branch

Typo3 default „Number Of Columns“

When creating a website using the open source CMS Typo3 one might want the „number of columns“ for CE type „Text & Images“ and „Images“ to default to 1.

There is a TCAdefaults property called TCAdefaults.tt_content.imagecols, but it does not work at all!

Andreas Becker presented a solution on his personal blog:

# CE Type "textpic"
mod.wizards.newContentElement.wizardItems.common.elements.textpic.tt_content_defValues.imagecols = 0

# CE Type "image"
mod.wizards.newContentElement.wizardItems.common.elements.image.tt_content_defValues.imagecols = 0

Thank you for sharing this solution with us!


As you might have noticed this blog has moved from hofbauer.bplaced.net to wordpress.hofbauer.rocks. This is due to the fact that I recently desided to create a promotion page for myself as I plan to become a professional musician. The movement of the page was not necessary but it makes the handling and updating of the whole page much easier.

Anyway, the old web adress still works but redirects the browsers to this new page on my own personal domain.

I don’t have time to work on this blog a lot, so again a longer pause will follow probably.

Spam warning

Spammers and Phishers get more and more straight forward. They don’t waste time to fake email, just rely on the users‘ lightheartedness.

Screenshot_2015-05-28 09:38:25_Funkmeldung - Mozilla Thunderbird_001_aadbThe text says something like „New TAN-List Method available is. Please klick the lower link and activate the new TAN-List.“ and this sounds a bit like Yoda!


Well done @google, #AndroidLollipop made my Nexus 4 unusable due to heavy performance issues!…

GnuPG and Cloud Storage

2000px-GnuPG.svgI’ve played with the idea of upgrading my current Dropbox plan to a payed one to have 1 TB in sync. I wanted to have a backup of my data. I could achieve this with some wort of RAID system or a cloud storage provider.

There were a few other criteria such as network availablity and redundancy. The result would be a NAS RAID system which, unfortunately, is quite expensive and I have to care for harddrive changes myself.

I therefore decided to go with a cloud storage provider and I decided for Dropbox, because I’ve been using dropbox regularly for years and I feel quite safe to have my data with them.

BUT there are is some data I do not want any algorithm or person to watch without my permission, such as holiday photographes. I started searching the web for ideas on this problem and I’ve ended up with GnuPG.

GnuPG (GNU Privacy Guard) uses asynchronus encryption to secure your files (and folders). I will use it to encrypt all files I do not want the NSA to be able to access without any effort.

You can easily encrypt and decrypt single files. Folders will be encrypted into one single *.gpg file.

You can do this on Linux using the command line:

gpg -e -r <recipient email or UID> filenameToEncrypt
gpg filenameToDecrypt

For use with folders the syntax is slightly different:

gpg-zip -e -r <recipient email or UID> folder/to/encrypt > encrypted.gpg
gpg-zip -d encrypted.gpg

This is it mainly. I recommend asking Google for help. Fell free to contact me if you have questions.

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