Enabling the suspend hotkey in KDE4

There are several reports of problems with the suspend hotkey on KDE4 [1] [2]. And there is even a bug report on that issue. Naturally, I wouldn’t write about this if I hadn’t experienced the same problem myself. I solved it by slightly modifiying the approach described at Linux Basement, avoiding the need to create […]

WebDAV on Windows Vista & Windows 7

There are quite a number of tales of woe around that topic. I had to find that out when I experienced some trouble myself today. If you’re in the same situation skip right down to the last two lines of this posting, the stuff in between just details the problem to associate the solution to […]

Find overlapping polygons with Python

Yesterday I was confronted with a seemingly simple problem: how can one find out if the rectangles or, more general, polygons on a surface are overlapping or not? Surprisingly, because they have an amazing collection of tools, the matplotlib library used in this context to actually draw the rectangles, doesn’t seem to have this kind […]