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GalliumOS Kernel Panics? Install Ubuntu’s Kernel!

Since late July I’ve been running GalliumOS 2.0 on my Acer C720p. I like the lightweight XFCE interface (key on a machine with 2Gigs of ram),  but have run into a few stability bugs. By and large the biggest issue has been with the GalliumOS kernel itself – it just can’t seem to take sleeping/waking without … Continue reading GalliumOS Kernel Panics? Install Ubuntu’s Kernel!

Minecraft on a NetBSD Desktop

Note: This tutorial assumes you have basic knowledge of how to use pkgsrc, and have it and a full base system of NetBSD installed.  If you don’t know how to use pkgsrc, read up more here. Minecraft is written in Java, so porting it across systems is a non issue, right?  That is mostly true … Continue reading Minecraft on a NetBSD Desktop

Adding Quota Support to LXC Containers

I’m in the process of deploying an HA / LXC cluster for my university’s Engineering Society, and despite LXC being well documented by this point, there are still ample opportunities to run into quirks. One of the biggest you’ll run into are disk quotas: the documentation says you need an LVM backing store… or do you? … Continue reading Adding Quota Support to LXC Containers

Pico TTS, or: How to get your PC to read your PDFs to you

When faced with having to read a large book, my eyes can get very strained, forcing me to rest, though my brain remains awake enough to work. This is especially true for non-recreational (read: work) purposes,  when I do not have the liberty of reading slowly. Tasked with reading a 200-page e-book in one day, I … Continue reading Pico TTS, or: How to get your PC to read your PDFs to you

DROWN: Vulnerable? Not exactly!

Apology from the Writer: Excuse the kitschy title image, but it really seems like everyone already thinks of SSL as little locks on the intertubes, so I really just had to go along with it! Public disclosure of the DROWN attack is a little over a week old now, but for the end user it can … Continue reading DROWN: Vulnerable? Not exactly!

PF and Proxies

Pliny and my main web server share the same subnet, and each device has only one NIC. My router forwards all relevant ports down to the main server, and the main server proxies requests to Pliny. This setup allows me to avoid messing with my gateway router (which serves my whole home, see below) whenever I need to change … Continue reading PF and Proxies

Linux and BSD Cheat Sheet

Moving from Linux (Debian) to BSD (NetBSD) meant relearning a lot of commands. While the most basic of commands work, a lot of management tools for block devices, networking and the like are different enough that they require some “translating”. FreeBSD has a good Quickstart guide on this, but NetBSD/OpenBSD seem not to, so I’ve … Continue reading Linux and BSD Cheat Sheet

AutoLight and the Acer C720

The chromebook hacker’s fav, the Acer C720, is neat in that it comes with a little grey plastic lens at the top corner of its keyboard. What is neat about it is that this lens houses a combination light/infra-red/proximity sensor. What is not so neat is that this sensor is enabled in the kernel, but does not … Continue reading AutoLight and the Acer C720