BankID + Gentoo

March 26, 2009

For some god forsaken reason, the working BankID java applet that my bank used (Which worked in any operating system that had java) was removed and replaced with some monstrosity that only worked in windows since it needed an external application. When a Linux version finally was released, only Ubuntu was the officially supported distro. Son of a bitch.

However I got it to work in my Gentoo installation with the following steps:

  • Get the latest version from
  • Unpack it and open up the installation script (
  • Find the row that says #Install plugin for FF3. Edit the line under that to ln -s $INSTALL_DIR/personal/ /usr/lib/nsbrowser/plugins
  • Make sure you have curl compiled with the gnutls and kerberos USE flags enabled
  • Create a symlink to your called by running sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/
  • Install the BankID application by running the installation script
  • There you go. You should now be able to create new/edit/remove BankID’s in Gentoo Linux. Users of other “unsupported” distros can most likely follow these instructions with some modifications depending on their system.


    “He’s very anti-jeans now…”

    March 20, 2009

    Browsing the news site I stumble upon an article saying:
    “Läkare kapade fel vid en sterilisering… Mannen kunde varken cykla eller bära jeans.”

    which approximately translates to:
    “Doctor screwed up sterilisation… Man could not ride a bike or wear jeans.”

    Now…I find this head line quite fascinating. Not that a doctor made a mistake, but that the man specifically could not wear jeans after the accident. Chinos? Sure. A pair of slacks? No problem. Jeans? No.

    And what is the connection between riding a bike and not wearing jeans? They could have just as well written: “Man could not throw midgets or eat pineapple”. Are those the two specific things the man could not do after the accident? Could he walk just fine but as soon as he tried to ride a bike he just collapsed to the floor?

    Ok granted, if you actually read the article (And who wouldn’t read an article about a botched sterilisation?) they explain things a little better. I just love how the teaser just makes you wonder if a drunk monkey wrote it.

    Or maybe it’s just me.

    C# is the shizznit

    January 24, 2009

    Ok, I have no love for Microsoft what so ever. In fact I believe it just might be a cover for the devil trying to take over the world. I have to give it to them though, C# is a really nice language. I’ve been learning C# for a little while now and I do really enjoy it.
    I’ve been working on a project in C++ but I do believe I’m switching over to C# instead since it’s so much nicer to work with. Of course, give me a few weeks and I might be cursing the living hell out if it, but I doubt it.

    Oh the good old days…

    January 19, 2009

    When gay meant happy and AIDS didn’t exist.

    Why Al Franken is awesome…

    January 10, 2009

    Suck it Coulter!

    Mono here I come

    November 27, 2008

    Yeah I’m doing it. I’m going to learn Mono. I figure it can’t hurt to know more than C/C++ when looking for work in the future. And with Mono I might even get to work in Linux which would be nice.
    Give me a few weeks and I will be a Mono God! I mean I’ve only studied it for a few minutes and I already know how to write a “Hello world” program. It’s called talent people, and I has it.


    November 25, 2008