Backup solutions are great. But can you make the static files more useful? Here’s how you can turn them into a self-hosted archive that can be accessed in similar ways to the real thing.
PGP is an interesting technology. But usability in the traditional use-case has often been criticised. But can it be used to secure emails in case the email account gets hacked, to reduce the risk of a “complete digital life takeover”? Here’s a thought experiment and an analysed candidate solution.
In this blog post I describe the journey from buying a Rock64 single board computer (basically a less mainstream but more powerful Raspberry Pi), booting, troubleshooting and porting Arch Linux ARM to it.
Setting up a Windows VM to use a graphics card via PCI-passthrough can yield great performance benefits for the VM. However, one loses the flexibility of easily moving the VM’s video output from one monitor to another; in the past, one could just drag the VM’s VirtualBox window from one screen to another and maybe …
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.
My quest to setup a perfect VM to replace my native Windows installation continues… Can I install Windows on a dedicated HDD in such a way that I can run it natively as and as a VM? That would allow me to squeeze out the remaining percentages of performance if I absolutely have to.
I’ve finally managed to setup a Windows VM with direct access to my graphics card and my network interface card (NIC)!
In this blog post I’ll describe the process I went through while upgrading my desktop PC. Expect a comprehensive buildlog outlining everything from window-shopping to solving UEFI installation issues. Most of this was written around end of 2013/early 2014.
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 …
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 keyring for storing …