A cellphone is basically a linux device that you're always carrying with you. Since I've got root access on mine - why not add a few tools that make my daily tasks easier? To this end I set out to modify my android system image.
I'm somewhat...[read more]
The phone I'm currently using is a Ulefone Armor 3W. It's a very capable device with a 10.000mah battery that will last days if not weeks, a 8-core CPU and storage comparable to a laptop if you add a suitable microSD card. I'm using a 512gb card ...[read more]
To modprobe or not to modprobe? That's the quesion. Udev has many advantages, for instance not loading unneccesary drivers - quick startup times and reduced power consumption. That is why I've recently updated my gentoo installation's initrd to s...[read more]
As I stated in my previous post I recently bought a new laptop, a Clevo PA70ES. It's quite a power hungry beast when running on maximum settings. In this post I'll be taking you through the optimisations I've done to enable this laptop to run off...[read more]
I recently bought a new laptop, a Clevo PA70ES with a i7-8750H processor and a nvidia 1070 graphics card. Since this is a game laptop it's fairly power-hungry and does not last long when running on battery. To be able to use this thing as a some...[read more]
For a while now I've been using the Brave privacy oriented browser. It's Chromium based, reasonably fast and doesn't have the usual Google dependencies that plain Chrome does. However since Brave started showing ads on the new-tab page I started ...[read more]
Since I haven't updated my bootable Gentoo image since years, and I was in ineed of a fully fledged distro that I could use anywhere and everywhere I've updated my old gentoo image with some new Features. The most important being EFI support - th...[read more]
The Dutch site Buienradar contains the most accurate weather radar for the Netherlands. However I could not find an app that offered me Linux desktop integration for Buienradar. That's why I scripted it myself.
To develop the app I...[read more]
After a quick look at the recent Gentoo installations I set up, I noticed a few, recurring problems. The first being that my scripts for building an initrd were hacks centered around genkernel. The second being that genkernel's extensibi...[read more]
I've recently cooked up a Gentoo installation for my brother, the basis of which was formed by the root file-system of the VirtualBox image on this site. During this process I came across a few problems, mainly with my Xorg installation a...[read more]