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Setting up a ThinkPad x250 with Linux

Two chapters in this article are Debian-specific, the rest is more or less Archlinux-specific. It never grew into the device-specific alround tutorial I envisioned and has been partially superseded by this article. The ThinkPad itself is in daily use. No regrets there! BIOS Update The latest BIOS .....

Installing a Commercial SSL Server Certificate (nginx)

Since CACert still isn't "Browser Trusted", and I still don't want to use letsencrypt, I decided to give this a try. The company resides inside the European Union and is the cheapest I could find. This was the process to get the certificate for anyone who's interested: Buy a certificate (the cheape.....

Sailfish OS ‑ Command Line Interface & Customisation

This article has a parent article. It contains some preliminaries to the topics here. Doing Things on the Command Line MTP (the same protocol Android devices use) will expose the /home/nemo folder to the connecting computer, both to graphical and command line applications. But it hides some files .....

Short Review Diary ‑ Films, TV Series etc.

A timeline of what I watch (too much really) - mostly contributions to various forum threads June 29 2021 Sex Education, both seasons. I like the choice of characters, some of which I can genuinely identify with, even if they're all a little simplified. It's reality simplified, a story well told, an.....

Short Review Diary ‑ Music and other Audio

What I listen to & want to share online. Nina Hagen in Ekstase Ich bin die Mutter des Punk - na Gott sei Dank! Cardiacs II Cardiacs I wrote about them before... never actually saw them, but have been listening to this album up and down for years. I wish I'd been woke enough back then to see them.....

Migrate Old Server to New

Situation Two virtual servers with command line ssh and sftp access, administered from my local machine. I want to migrate everything from one server to the other, without an additional stop on the local machine. The web site in question is located in a www subfolder of the home folder (sometimes al.....

Quotes

9 Schrödinger's Douchebag: When you make sexist or racist statements then decide whether or not it was "just a joke" based on people's reaction. Seen on reddit 8 My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. Where it’s safe to say what’s on your mind, especially w.....