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OS switcher

OS switcher

The OS switcher

My latest hack is for dual-booters: The OS switcher lets you select the operating system (OS) you wish to boot at the flick of a switch, anytime. Booting the OS of your choice no longer requires you to sit in front of your computer, wait for a boot selection screen to show up, and then press some buttons at just the right time.

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Moving GPT partitions to another SSD

Moving GPT partitions to another SSD

I started off with one 240GB SSD having both my Windows and Linux partitions, and wanted to upgrade my PC to have 2 SSDs, one with Windows and one with Linux. I run Windows Server 2008r2, which is basically Windows 7 once you've set it up appropriately, and Arch Linux. Both are installed as UEFI sys ...

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Using GnuPG 2.1.x on Windows

I use GPG, specifically GnuPG, on Arch Linux and Windows. Both OSes mount my home directory from my NAS, which contains amongst others my GPG settings and keys. Now, my Arch Linux GnuPG installation got updated from the "stable" 2.0.x series to the "modern" 2.1.x series, which seems to use a new key ...

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Quadcopter build: DJI F450 + Pixhawk

Quadcopter build: DJI F450 + Pixhawk

My DJI F450 with Pixhawk inside. You can also see some basic telemetry on the Taranis' display.

After training with a Hubsan X4, I wanted to build a more hackable quadcopter. After a lot of research, here's what I ended up assembling. Equipment As mentioned above, I wanted to build a hackable quad, so I didn't want to go with a Ready-To-Fly (RTF) model, least of all one that comes w ...

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Broadband monitoring tools

Broadband monitoring tools

A few weeks back I was faced with 30, 60 and sometimes even 95% packet loss every 3-4 days, so I wanted to setup some simple network monitoring to keep track of my broadband connection. I started off using ad-hoc tools whenever the internet mis-behaved, and then I would call up my ISP and wait for ...

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Windows 10, kvm and iSCSI

Windows 10, kvm and iSCSI

Tempted to run Windows 10? Low on disk space? Have a NAS that supports iSCSI? Thinking what I'm thinking? I found a really good tutorial on setting up iSCSI on a QNAP NAS, which got me most of the way there. But then I had to install Windows... I spent some time fiddling with settings unti ...