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ASUS UX305UA and Linux

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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.

Using adb with a OnePlus X on Linux…

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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)

Replacing OS X with Linux on my Mac Mini 2,1

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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.

Connecting your Chromecast to wired networking – DIY

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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 stupid to have all those packets going back and forth to my router, causing unnecessary load. Google has a nifty solution, the...