I’ve been a longtime user of Crashplan, an easy-to-use cloud backup solution. It works well, and it used to work also on nearly any platform that had a java run-time and some add-on opensource libraries. I’ve used it for some time on my raspberry pi to automatically backup … Continue reading
I finally decided to retire my custom-written CMS (wrote it back in 2003, when I had more free time), which – while obviously fantastic, super advanced, and capable of making coffee for you – had some drawbacks. Mostly being that it was a pain to use and update content with.
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An update on the “My history in gadgets“, the 2014 and the 2015 update, now the 2016 update. Who would have guessed!
Mobile phone history:
I’ve retired the LG Nexus 5 (sold), and the Motorola E2 (LTE) (for now kept as a backup phone), and … Continue reading
Something like this, perhaps…
In my grand scheme of “abuse all the low-power computing things!”, I’ve moved my crashplan backups over to the Raspberry Pi 2 (rpi2 for short). Installation is relatively painless: download the installer from the crashplan site, and unpack and execute. I installed mine under /opt/crashplan.
Afterwards, there … Continue reading
The ASUS UX305UA is an ultrabook with the Skylake microarchitecture – the (as of writing) latest iteration in Intel processors. Unfortunately, Skylake support on Linux wasn’t really a granted thing the time the device got released. Fortunately it’s gotten a lot better of late.
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… is not really that hard. Just annoying. Since OnePlus’ USB ID is not in the default adb list, you need to add it yourself:
echo "0x2a70" >> ~/.android/adb_usb.ini
where 0x2a70 is the identifier for OnePlus. (you can find this with lsusb)
To add automatic permissions to the … Continue reading
I still had an old Mac Mini (model 2,1) – which I bought during a period of experimentation with different operating systems – connected to the TV, running Mac OS X Lion. Not Apple’s finest installment of OS X, truth be told.
The reasons I wanted to get rid … Continue reading
I’ve had a Google Chromecast (1st generation) for a while now, connected over WiFi. Works great, although sometimes the wireless reception cuts out, or the signal gets saturated. Since I’m mostly streaming from a device which sits less than 10 cm away, it is also rather … Continue reading