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Revival of an old forgotten Netbook with Chrome OS and Arch Linux.

I’ve always wanted to take a deeper look at the whole Chrome OS paired with a full-featured Linux thing, especially since there are some very interesting Chromebooks around [1][2]. There’s also an old Samsung NC10 gathering dust in my cupboard. Let’s get it … Continue reading

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Chromium App Launcher on Linux

How to integrate Google’s Chromium App Launcher into Gnome Shell. Continue reading

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Carl Sagan in Cosmos: A Personal Voyage

Carl Sagan had some precise thoughts on the matter how we could abandon the concept of god altogether. If the general picture, however, of a Big Bang followed by an expanding Universe is correct, what happened before that? Was the Universe … Continue reading

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Archive and encrypt a directory from terminal [example]

I want to back up my SSH keys using Dropbox. Since the NSA will get and abuse my private key I have to encrypt ~/.ssh when using cloud services. This is very easy to accomplish: Archive directory and pipe the … Continue reading

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Arch Linux – connect to WiFi network from terminal (i.e. for installation process)

Since the latest Arch Linux Live ISO dropped netcfg, I had to adopt wpa_supplicant to connect to my WiFi AP. First, identify the name of your wireless interface. # iwconfig wlp1s0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:”” Bit Rate=65 Mb/s Tx-Power=16 dBm Retry long limit:7 … Continue reading

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