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Git tricks

Collection of useful git commands etc. Revert a pull/merge etc. get a list of recent commits with git log --oneline select the hash (first word on each line) of the one you want to revert git revert -m 1 <selected_hash> ...

Encrypt a USB stick

This is still work in progress. A USB stick set up in this way is recognised by common filemanagers (e.g. Thunar, PCManFM) - it shows up as an encrypted device in the side bar, a password dialog pops up, and the twofold decrypt/mount process happens on one click. We will be using LUKS. The "plain ...

ArchLinux (Re-)Installation

My current install is getting old (5+ years) and I thought it might be a good idea to start from scratch. Obviously I follow the Installation Guide as if my life depends on it; this document is for additional notes. These notes are for an MBR/BIOS install with full system encryption. Before you star...

TWM Window Manager

twm is historical. It dates back to 1987, and is still being developed (although I think "maintained" would be more appropriate). I simply wanted to try it out and see what I can do with it, if I can customize it to my needs, both in functionality and looks. Screenshot Gallery Installation It's in ...

nocache - minimize filesystem caching effects

Once again I have to copy tons of files to a USB stick, and it's way too slow. It's a known effect on Linux systems. Why filemanagers cannot recognize that, I don't know. It's be enough to copy files one by one (queuing) instead of starting all those operation all at once. It also happens on the com...

Sailfish OS on a Sony Xperia XA2 - Applications

This article has a parent article. Stock Browser A.k.a "sailfish-browser". Its settings are not accessed from a pulldown but from the main app menu => Settings => Apps => Browser. There isn't much. Most notably: no (to me) acceptable search engine. But you can install the Search engines m...

Sailfish OS on a Sony Xperia XA2

Some Chapters have been split off to their own pages: Applications and Tweaking. I was lucky to get a device that already comes with Sailfish OS 3 preinstalled. This is the most recent free version of Sailfish OS; I assume I will be able to upgrade it to Sailfish X (same version + Android support)...