Category: OpenSource

building a riscv pc – riscv fedora emulator in javascript in browser
08.10.2019

RISC-V hardware would definitely recommend to support this project.: if one has little money: https://www.crowdsupply.com/sifive/hifive1-rev-b ($60) with massive amounts of money… https://www.crowdsupply.com/sifive/hifive-unleashed ($1000) + https://www.crowdsupply.com/microsemi/hifive-unleashed-expansion-board ($2000) one can even build one’s own risc-v pc: (one can only hope that mass production […]

Cinnamon Desktop (Gnome3 fork) vs MATE Desktop (Gnome2) a review
06.08.2019

the fancy 3D Cube Workspace switching is done with the hotkey: Ctrl+Alt+Cursor+(Left|Right) having worked many many years with the outstanding minimalistic (Mac-like control menu) Gnome2 MATE, wanted to reinstall the laptop Lenovo t440 with Debian 9.8 and encrypted lvm partition. […]

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

get a ssh server app, like the very excellent SSHDroid: officially: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=berserker.android.apps.sshdroid&hl=en unofficially: (if you trust this server) https://dwaves.org/software/apps/SSHDroid_2.1.2_44.apk https://dwaves.org/software/apps/SSHDroid_2.1.2_44.apk.sha512sum.txt sha512sum SSHDroid_2.1.2_44.apk 535ec2e1ae2153fe5cb99bcd5ebaaf580b4d1358c77c9bb134f0ecde4601dc0f53c918b95c856a92d8373309ea95e83052a93529a49ef35c196819517b40bd2e SSHDroid_2.1.2_44.apk if you are running a custom rom, have rooted your phone and AFWall+ Firewall installed… you […]

cost of cybercrime and lawful backdoors
09.03.2019

„The cost to companies from malware and “malicious insider”-related cyberattacks jumped +12 percent in 2018 and accounted for one-third of all cyberattack costs, according to new research published today by Accenture and the Ponemon Institute.“ src: helpnetsecurity.com logical consequence: stop […]

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 […]

Pine64 – Pine Phone Pine Laptop Notebook Free Hardware
08.02.2019

https://www.pine64.org/ Low cost Board and a ARM based laptop for below 100USD? NICE! https://www.pine64.org/?post_type=product https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=pine-64-benchmark https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine64 Pine Phone Pine Book LOOKS GREAT 🙂 cheap, light, 6h battery 14″ display: https://www.pine64.org/?product=pinebook 11″ display: https://www.pine64.org/?product=11-6-pinebook http://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/1080P_Pinebook_Main_Page OS: can run Debian/Ubuntu http://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/Pinebook_Software_Release#Xenial_Mate_eMMC Benchmarks: […]

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

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 files colorful (because a desert of black and white… does not give you a good […]

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 […]

Free Web Video Conferencing with firefox
25.07.2017

install firefox app and test it for free here: https://appr.tc/ When Browsers start to talk to each other – Open Source HTML5 based Web Video Audio Conferencing WebCam ScreenSharing – Collaboration over internet WebRTC („Web Real-Time Communication„) enables applications such […]

CentOS7 / RedHat compiling the latest kernel – updated 2019-08
30.06.2017

Intro: (if one wants the latest kernel for Debian: debian9 stretch go here) it seems very relevant to have the late as possible kernel up and running: https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2018/09/a-cache-invalidation-bug-in-linux.html first: backup one’s system! on boot time (under „Advanced“ for Debian) one […]

The Unix philosophy – simple and beautiful
02.05.2017

src: https://homepage.cs.uri.edu/~thenry/resources/unix_art/ch01s07.html The Unix philosophy emphasizes building simple, short, clear, modular, and extensible code that can be easily maintained and repurposed by developers other than its creators. The Unix philosophy favors composability as opposed to monolithic design. Later summarized by […]

The Problem with Closed Source Drivers
01.05.2017

Unfortunately Debian – and i guess the rest of the Linux world as well – users have a pretty hard time finding WIFI and LAN cards but also grafix cards that can run with 100% free software. (FSF! STALLMAN! HELP! […]