Two years ago I began migrating away from the Appleverse to Linux and opensource. The biggest issue I faced was my calendars and contacts. I still use my iPhone and needed to have access and synchronisation between my phone and desktop. I overcame this issue and wrote a blog (https://webby.land/2017/08/11/using-your-icloud-address-book-in-linux/ ) Moving on and settling… Continue reading iCloud contacts on Linux. 2 years on
Lately I’ve been focusing on home automation using Home Assistant and I’ve created a GitHub repository for my configuration to help version control and roll backs (and another source for backups) My GitHub Repository
Using Raspberry Pi. Just a quick shot of what happens when you don’t have a FTDI. Google helped enable me.
My hard drives were spinning at 7600 RPM 24/7…Arrgg! Why do I want power control over my spinning rust…spin down to save noise and heat = save energy For my home lab I buy enterprise HDD’s from ebay et al at amazing price points per Gb. Very few have issues but all need some amount… Continue reading SAS disk power mode control
dd has being my go to tool for everything-imges-and-iso, especially ever since the usb stick became ubiquitous and norm for installing new a OS. For the past month I’ve been trying out a new way/tool on both linux and MacOS called etcher. It’s light weight and easy to use. Have a look on github https://github.com/resin-io/etcher… Continue reading Etcher does away with dd*
Synopsis: NetworkManager bad. Systemd good. Netplan a curve ball. Make a yaml. I just completed a fresh (minimal) install of Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop. I used the new LTS release as an excuse to redo my workstation to simplify and unify since my use case flipped from more KVM virtual machines to more LXD containers. In… Continue reading Netplan bridging under Ubuntu 18.04
Continuing on with my theme of compiling and patching linux kernels a la: Kernel patch and compile the Fedora way A more elegant: Quick and dirty kernel patch and build Here is how I patch and compile new kernels for Ubuntu/Debian distributions. More specifically, create .deb files to be used by the Advanced Packaging Tool… Continue reading Kernel patch and compile the Debian/Ubuntu way