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Links for Sailfish OS users

Here's one I found today: https://www.noureddine.org/articles/sailfish-os-tips-tricks https://www.noureddine.org/articles/student-projects-with-sailfishos.....

Making sshd more secure on Sailfish OS

Assuming Remote connection is enabled in Settings -> Developer tools, and works. Recent versions of Sailfish OS (currently 4.4.0.58) use a socket that listens on port 22, and start sshd (to be precise, a per-connection sshd@.service) whenever someone knocks. Pretty neat, probably saves some res.....

AdBlocking on Sailfish OS via /etc/hosts

There are some apps in Openrepos which do not seem to work anymore for SFOS 4.x. But you don't really need an app, all you need is a systemd timer & service and a simplistic shell script. Gain command line access to your phone and become root. > cd /etc/systemd/system > nano hosts.timer ho.....

Short Review Diary ‑ Books and other Reading

An incomplete timeline of what I read - mostly contributions to various forum threads. Read books and stories (audio formats) are included here. Apr 24 2022 I found two Carl Hiaasen novels on a give-away shelf. Boy was I happy! I must've read 90% of his novels many years back. They are what is calle.....

Thunar Hidden Settings

Thunar is XFCE's file manager. Recently I have tried it again, after having used pcmanfm for many years. After setting everything up the way I like it I noticed that the shortcuts in the sidepane cannot be rearranged (I am used to having devices first, then bookmarks). After much searching, I found .....

A collection of Forum Posts I Don't Want to Sink into Oblivion

Sometimes I get a creative kick when writing a reply on some forum, and then I feel a little sorry to think that this "gem" will soon be forgotten and unfindable. So I decided to copy-paste some of these outbursts to a dedicated page. It's a little narcissistic. The typical Internet user The interne.....

Dist‑upgrade Debian from oldstable to stable

(before LTS support runs out) I have now dist-upgraded several times, always from (old)stable to stable. Originally written for a Jessie => Stretch upgrade, this text still applies for Buster => Bullseye and likely so on into the future. So just replace "jessie" and "stretch" in this text wit.....