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Getting rid of the annoying pcspeaker sound

If you, like me, hate the annoying beep of the pc speaker, then you can get rid of it by doing:

# rmmod pcspkr

The problem with that is that you need to do it every time you restart, so here’s how you can get rid of it forever:

# vim /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

And add a line that says:

blacklist pcspkr

Ok, there you go. Short post today, but hopefully useful.

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Free software conference in Prishtina

I have been meaning to write this blog post for a long time, but for some reason or another it always ended up as a draft. First of all, for those of you who still don’t know, I came to Kosovo for a free software conference [0] that will take place on August 29th and 30th at the University of Prishtina. I was invited to speak about two different topics which are translation with free software and basic Python. If you are in the area (or you are rich and feel like spending money on plane tickets) then I’d be really glad if you could join us here in Kosovo. Now, I came to Kosovo some time in advance to get to know the place and to help organize the conference. During my stay here I’ve had a great time visiting places like Mirushe [1]. People here are very nice and I was pleasantly surprised when the locals at Gjakova even helped me carry my bags when I got at the bus station and then took me to a place where I could phone my friend Heroid (who’s letting me stay at his house and I really thank him for that). To top it all, these nice gentlemen that carried my bags even paid for the phone call I made. Also, and I think this is something that I need to point out, Kosovar girls are extremely beautiful 😉 Nobody is as beautiful as my loving girlfriend fiancée wife!!! :D. So, this has been a great trip so far and, after all my US / Buenos Aires winters, I really welcome this European summer sun. You should also come to the free software conference in Prishtina; it’s definitely worth it.
[0] http://kosovasoftwarefreedom.org
[1] http://picasaweb.google.com/arianit/PrizrenMirushe

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