New article: Google Pixel 5
26 Apr 2021
New phone days are always fun!
You can read more here: Google Pixel 5.
New article: Nokia 6.1
11 May 2018
In a return to an old brand, I decided to get a Nokia 6.1, also known as Nokia 6 2018. This phone runs Android One, which should be as stock as one can get, without actually getting an expensive Pixel phone.
You can read more here: Nokia 6.1.
New article: NBN Fiasco
3 January 2018
After months of having the NBN service, I was compelled to write something about it, despite the mountains of material one can find on this topic floating around already. Quick summary: simply not good enough. :-(
You can read more here: NBN Fiasco.
New article: Motorola Moto X Play
3 March 2016
My experiences with this mid-range smartphone from Motorola.
You can read more here: Motorola Moto X Play.
New article: Asus RT-AC68U
30 Jul 2015
The WiFi coverage in my home was a bit lacking, so after doing some research, I decided to get this Asus router. It seemed like a good value for money and the reviews were mostly positive. I run it as an access point.
You can read more here: Asus RT-AC68U.
New article: Linux on Lenovo ThinkPad T450s
8 Jul 2015
It was time to upgrade the hardware again. Previous experience with Lenovo was pretty good, so I stuck with the brand. From what I can see thus far, getting T450s was not a mistake. In fact, the machine is far more sophisticated and better put together than my old T510.
You can read more here: Linux on Lenovo ThinkPad T450s.
New article: Tproxy: Squid, Fedora and MikroTik
6 November 2014
A brief writeup about my Tproxy setup with Squid on Fedora 20, complicated by the fact that my router is another device, MikroTik RB750GL.
You can read more here: Tproxy: Squid, Fedora and MikroTik.
6 August 2014
Time doesn't stand still, so let's get on with it. Most generated pages should now be HTML 5.
New menu system
6 August 2014
Touch screen devices are ubiquitous these days, so having a hover style menu is no longer the best option. So, I have reworked the menu to work on both conventional computers (i.e. with the mouse) and touch screens. Unfortunately, CSS hacks used for the menu are not compatible with Internet Explorer 8 and below. Yeah - get yourself a decent browser if you're still running IE8. ;-)
New article: Google Chromecast
3 June 2014
A brief writeup about Google's video casting device.
You can read more here: Google Chromecast.
New article: Google Nexus 4
8 October 2013
A short recount of my experiences with Google's vanilla smartphone offering.
You can read more here: Google Nexus 4.
New article: Cisco Linksys E4200 v2
9 May 2012
In an attempt to enable IPv6 on my network, I got one of those. Well, that did not turn out to be a very good decision.
You can read more here: Cisco Linksys E4200 v2.
Linux kernel: Suspend to both
9 May 2012
This patch enables what is known as "suspend to both". The system prepares a hibernation image and then suspends to memory. Resume is faster and if the power is lost, the system can still resume from the image written to swap.
You can read more here: Linux kernel: Suspend to both.
New article: Samsung Galaxy S II
19 Mar 2012
Everyone has one, right? So, I decided to get mine, given my Nokia E72 was getting a bit behind times...
You can read more here: Samsung Galaxy S II.
Linux kernel: Threaded LZO hibernation
20 Sep 2011
Further improvement in hibernate/thaw speed for Linux kernel 3.1.0-rc6 and above.
You can read more here: Linux kernel: Threaded LZO hibernation.
Gnome fallback with Mutter
6 Jul 2011
A little helper package to enable Mutter window manager in Gnome's fallback mode on Fedora 15.
Find out more on the Fedora page.
Linux kernel: Compress hibernation image with LZO
12 Aug 2010
Fed up with slow in kernel hibernation of Fedora 13, I prepared this small patch to speed up hibernate/thaw operations on my ThinkPad.
You can read more here: Linux kernel: Compress hibernation image with LZO.
New article: Linux on Lenovo ThinkPad T510
2 Jul 2010
It was time to upgrade the hardware. Change of brands this time - we'll see how Lenovo fares. So far, so good.
You can read more here: Linux on Lenovo ThinkPad T510.
mod_spin 1.2.0 released
30 Dec 2009
Not a lot of changes since 1.1.9, just a stable release to finalise the API.
Find out more on the mod_spin page.
2 Dec 2009
My encounter with Nokia E72 smartphone.
Find out more on the Nokia E72 page.