Flatpak is a utility for software deployment and package management for Linux. It is advertised as offering a sandbox environment in which users can run application software in isolation from the rest of the system. Flatpak was developed as part of the freedesktop.org project and was originally called xdg-app …
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Finally got fedup with github pages and its jekyll static site generator. Essentially things would break without any particular reason and there would be nearly no way to tell what went wrong. I addition, it was not easy to test changes before making them public.
So I switched to pelican …
My ISP provider is KPN. They recently enabled IPv6 in my street. I was using before a IPv6 Tunnel Broker, starting with SixXS and after they went out, with Hurricane Electric. So naturally, I decided to switch to KPN's native IPv6 service.
They provide a /64 prefix, which is reasonable …
These tips are for void linux as that is the distro I am using nowadays.
- mate tricks: change background from cli
dconf write /org/mate/desktop/background/picture-filename "'PATH-TO-JPEG'"
- web page to check if your browser is html5 compliant:
- Add to startup …
- On my linux distribution this creates the following directories:
/usr/libexec/xscreensaver: contains the screensaver hacks executables
/usr/libexec/mate-screensaver: contains the
/usr/share/applications/screensavers: containes the …
I am running void-linux at home with
musl as the standard
While most things work well, there is a number of programs that
do not and must be using
To enable this I followed this guide here: Live switching Void Linux from glibc to musl.
I made the switch to void linux. Except for compatibility
glibc, it works quite well. Most compatibility
I have worked around with a combination of
The high lights of void linux:
- musl build - which is very lightweigth
- Does not depend on
Need to create diagrams, flowcharts, circuits, or other kinds of entity-relationship models? Microsoft Visio is without a doubt the best software for that, but that doesn't mean it's the best choice for you.
Visio may be the industry standard in the corporate world, but it comes with a huge drawback …
- muninlite (can it support plugins?)
- flock, pwgen, ifstat
- diags&tools: usbutils, netstat-nat
- sniffer: tcpdump[-mini] 317K/617K, libpcap 191K
- DNSMASQ: DHCP + DNS
- NTP server
- Dynamic DNS updating (mushu porker)
- IPv6 tunnel
- Provisioning server: (PXE, TFTP, NFS …
During my last vacation I wanted to move how we manage our personal finances away from the ad-hoc spreadsheet that we had been using for the past few years. I envisioned something server side, so I wouldn't need to add software on my wife's computer. And initial quick run through …
So I finally tried my hand at 3D printing. Obviously I did not buy at 3D printer. These are either quite expensive or you need to assemble them yourself, which I don't think is in my capacity level.
To get started, you first need a 3D model to print. There …
This is a service that let's you get SSL certificates for HTTPS. These certificates are trusted by major browsers. See Let's Encrypt This is a barebones howto to get SSL certificates:
git clone https://github.com/letsencrypt/letsencrypt cd letsencrypt
This contains the client software for let's encrypt.
./letsencrypt-auto certonly …
rpmgot is a simple/lightweight software package download proxy. It was designed to run on an OpenWRT router with some USB storage. So it is fully implemented as an
The basic idea has been implemented multiple times. For example refer to this article on …
A good tutorial on creating a low cost surveillance camera using the raspberry Pi camera module and one of thos fake surveillance camera things.
Instructables has a good tutorial on creating a low cost surveillance camera.
Essentially makes use of a Pi, the Camera module and fitted into one of …
So finally took the time to try out a Raspberry Pi. For this weekend project wanted to do something relatively simple. Essentially, I wanted to recreate/enhance the functionality of a TL-WR702N.
The TL-WR702N Nano Router is a neat device but being closed, can not be customized to what I …
This one is an interesting site.
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Testing, code coverage, style enforcement are all check-in and merge requirements that can be automated and driven from Git.
If you're among the rising number of Git users out there, you're in luck: You can automate pieces of your development workflow with Git hooks. Hooks are a native Git mechanism …
So when upgrading software packages sometimes you need to merge changes. My recipe in archlinux is as follows:
- Look for *.pacnew files.
- Retrieve the original version (from /var/cache/pacman) from the old source package.
- Use a 3 way merge tool between old version, current file and the pacnew file …