Computing and Networks

iCloud contacts on Linux. 2 years on

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

Computing and Networks

Etcher does away with dd*

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*

Computing and Networks

Netplan bridging under Ubuntu 18.04

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

Computing and Networks

Kernel patch and compile the Debian/Ubuntu way

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