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Hibernate after suspend (on Fedora)

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I recently found out that Windows has this nice feature where, after suspending your laptop, it’ll go to hibernate after a while to preserve battery. Seems like a really cool feature, saves your battery too, so I wanted it on my linux installation. I’m using Fedora 27 right now. To get it working, you’ll first need to verify that your suspend to ram and suspend to disk actually work. There are...

DIY ambilight with Hyperion and a Raspberry Pi

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I’ve always liked the Ambilight technology Philips builds into some of their TV’s. I just don’t like the price that they ask for it… so I looked around if there was no way to build that yourself. There is, using a Raspberry Pi, some leds, and some bits and pieces ;)

Why you should use Syncthing

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I’ve been a user of Dropbox for ages, I’ve tried Owncloud, I’ve tried Box, and probably numerous others that I’ve forgotten about, but in the past year I’ve migrated over to Syncthing, and I haven’t looked back. Opensource software, well designed protocol, complete ownership of your data, I could go on… but this post by gbolo explains it perfectly!

Upgrading the TP-Link Archer C5 (v1.2) to an Archer C7 (v2.0)

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I own a TP-Link Archer C5 router, version 1.2 - which is identical to the TP-Link Archer C7, version 2.0, save for some limitations which are introduced through software. These limitations include a 300Mbps cap on 2.4GHz (450Mbps for the C7) and a 876Mbps cap on 5GHz (1300Mbps on the C7). Not that much, but still enough to be worth tinkering for. Since I was looking at increasing the WiFi sp...

Installing microG services (as Play Services replacement) on the Asus TF101 tablet

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I still have an Asus Transformer TF101 tablet in use - running MarshMallow - but after a Play Services upgrade, in which Google inserted some NEON instructions (which the TF101 does not support) , a lot of “Play Services has stopped working” popups showed up  - making the tablet nigh unusable. Initial tests blocking upgrade of the services yielded no success, and a lot of programs demand the ne...