Category: OpenSource

StarFive RISC-V Dual Core SoC for 179 bucks – building a riscv pc – risc-v fedora emulator in javascript in browser
08.10.2019

Update: 2022: RISC-V Dual Core SoC for 179 bucks! where to buy? https://shop.allnetchina.cn/collections/starfive/products/starfive-visionfive-ai-single-board-computer https://riscv.org/blog/2021/03/risc-v-star-rising-from-the-east-introducing-starfive/ https://rvspace.org keep an eye on: RISC-V SoCs: https://riscv.org/exchange/ 2018-04: RISC-V CPUs not affected by spectre & meltdown “No announced RISC-V silicon is susceptible, and the popular […]

RUST – most loved programming language ever – C++ with safety – new programming language from Mozilla for Mozilla and Safety – now also with step debugging
17.08.2019

is Rust safer than C/C++? “show me the src” https://github.com/rust-lang https://github.com/rust-lang/rust/tree/master/src DebConf 2019: Why would a python programmer learn rust when there are no jobs in it https://ytpak.net/watch?v=IYLf8lUqR40 “This means no matter what language you use, the only safe way […]

Cinnamon Desktop (Gnome3 fork) vs MATE Desktop (Gnome2) a review
06.08.2019

Cinnamon desktop developed by Developer(s) Linux Mint team! – is a beautiful desktop (default on Linux Mint) alternative to Gnome2 MATE. BUT: still prefer Gnome2 MATE (at least on GNU Debian Linux) because it is: minimalistic / very resource efficient […]

ntpd – when fundamentals fail
06.07.2019

servers/clients/computers/programs/services/webservers need accurate time… they usually get it from time servers that have an atomic clock attached to their USB port. (just guessing) ping time.google.com PING time.google.com (216.239.35.4) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from time2.google.com (216.239.35.4): icmp_seq=1 ttl=46 time=43.5 […]

Recommended tested Hardware – Superb Wifi WLAN Adapter Chipset Atheros AR9285 Mini PCIE for GNU Linux Debian 10 Ubuntu and Trisquel 8.0 test run on Lenovo t440 and LibreBooted Lenovo x60s – disabled by evil “hardware switch” wifi card pin 20 fix
03.07.2019

different sizes… different standards… every year? why? it is hard to find wifi cards that are supported by open source drivers even worse: there seems to be NOT A SINGLE wifi card vendor, that makes the firmware public (why actually?) […]

how to ssh into your android phone
01.07.2019

update: 2020-05 for whatever reason the following SSHDroid app does not work anymore. please checkout the even easier to use (default port: 2222) and setup: SimpleSSHD (Easy to use SSH server) – https://f-droid.org/app/org.galexander.sshd # start the ssh server app # […]

cost of cybercrime and lawful backdoors
09.03.2019

“The cost to companies from malware and “malicious insider”-related cyberattacks jumped +12 percent in 2018 and accounted for one-third of all cyberattack costs, according to new research published today by Accenture and the Ponemon Institute.” src: helpnetsecurity.com logical consequence: stop […]

Pine64 – Pine Phone Pine Laptop Notebook Free Hardware
08.02.2019

update: 2022: ah oh: Pine community in Pain? https://blog.brixit.nl/why-i-left-pine64/ “In February 2021, PINE64 announced the end of the community editions. At this moment, PINE64’s focus shifted from supporting a diverse ecosystem of distributions and software projects around the PinePhone to […]

lnav – like less but more colorful output of log files
03.02.2019

CentOS8: ccze author not willing to maintain ccze. no ccze and not even lnav available. how to monitor all logs… https://dwaves.de/2017/06/15/linux-monitor-all-logs-in-real-time-d-follow-all-show-changes-to-log-files-under-varlog/ as i was wondering what combination of less -R with or without ccze would allow me to view log […]

17.12.2018

Thanks! thanks to all the contributors of open source soft- and hardware and people that share their knowledge online for free 🙂 i hope/think that better technology could possibly also change humans to the better… freely sharing information surely does […]

Spectre and Meltdown – Linus Torvalds infuriated by Intel insanity – Open CPU and rise of RISC? RISCV – hifive1
09.05.2018

Update: 2020.03 “The newly developed Rowhammer- attack TRRespass can crack the RAM-a security mechanism by many DDR4-DRAM-modules as well as LPDDR4 Chips. Until now, these were considered to be almost immune to Rowhammer attacks.” https://www.com-magazin.de/news/sicherheit/software-hammer-ram-schutz-attackiert-2515621.html Update: 2019.10 Zombieload is back. […]

Free Web Video Conferencing with firefox
25.07.2017

install firefox app and test it for free here: https://appr.tc/ When Browsers start to talk to each other – Open Source HTML5 based Web Video Audio Conferencing WebCam ScreenSharing – Collaboration over internet WebRTC (“Web Real-Time Communication“) enables applications such […]