Category: free software

Merry Christmas mankind
24.12.2019

May The (Open) Source Be With You! this never get’s old 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂  

Fedora CentOS RedHat – adding new fonts to the system for LibreOffice to use
15.12.2019

Adding new fonts for all users To install fonts for all users for example the boring company font: https://www.futurafree.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/futura-bold.zip one need to login as root and create a directory under /usr/share/fonts/ # tested on hostnamectl Static hostname: centos.localdomain Chassis: laptop […]

ntpd – when fundamentals fail
06.07.2019

servers/clients/computers/programs/services/webservers need accurate time… they usually get it from time servers that have an atomic clock attached to their USB port. (just guessing) ping time.google.com PING time.google.com (216.239.35.4) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from time2.google.com (216.239.35.4): icmp_seq=1 ttl=46 time=43.5 […]

how to ssh into your android phone
01.07.2019

update: 2020-05 for whatever reason the following SSHDroid app does not work anymore. please checkout the even easier to use (default port: 2222) and setup: SimpleSSHD (Easy to use SSH server) – https://f-droid.org/app/org.galexander.sshd # start the ssh server app # […]

Purism making progress on Librem5 SmartPhone
27.02.2019

more latest news on: https://puri.sm/news/ Progress has been quick and steady, and because we only use components that respect both our ethical values and your personal privacy and freedoms, you can imagine the layers of complexity that go into delivering […]

lnav – like less but more colorful output of log files
03.02.2019

CentOS8: ccze author not willing to maintain ccze. no ccze and not even lnav available. how to monitor all logs… https://dwaves.org/2017/06/15/linux-monitor-all-logs-in-real-time-d-follow-all-show-changes-to-log-files-under-varlog/ as i was wondering what combination of less -R with or without ccze would allow me to view log […]

The Y2038 Problem – cars and embedded systems
23.01.2019

in comparison to Y2K: “The issue became when it became 2000 because that would be stored as 00 in the program. This caused many to believe that say, bank software wouldn’t be able to get your money out because it […]

17.12.2018

Thanks! thanks to all the contributors of open source soft- and hardware and people that share their knowledge online for free 🙂 i hope/think that better technology could possibly also change humans to the better… freely sharing information surely does […]

OpenBios CoreBoot a BIOS and EFI replacement
21.05.2018

…and it is even FAST! hardware support: 250 mainboards supported in 2012! Chromebook (IvyBridge / Thinkpad X60 / Thinkpad T 60 It comes with OpenBoot = also good and a direct rival to Intel’s EFI adoption. (checkout: https://www.coreboot.org/, coreboot interview: […]