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Creating Backups with borgbackup and Maintaining them with Systemd

After major data loss, I made a plan: Backups! I reorganized my hard drive, which now contains a separate partition only for backups. This will be mounted when needed. After a little preliminary search i decided on Borg - it is simple to use, and deduplicating. Automation is the key. Weekly backups,.....

Hacking and stripping Armbian for Pinebook (Ubuntu 16.04 based)

Get Rid of Login Manager, Back to Startx systemctl disable graphical.target didn't cut it. Armbian uses nodm, which has its own sysvinit service, but it can be disabled with: systemctl disable nodm. This brings me to a familiar console login after a reboot. startx is possible, ~/.xinitrc is parsed. .....

Making your Stock Android phone safer

This is not a complete step-by-step HowTo. You will have to look at each of the linked articles and make your own choices depending on your device, android version and so on. Last year I got myself a used Acer Liquid E700. It's a nice phone, big enough, and very powerful for its price. A cruci.....

Make a screencast with ffmpeg

Several applications to record your desktop exist, but ffmpeg can do it all by itself, via its x11grab format specifier. But there were some challenges: Performance What ffmpeg does when recording your screen is to transcode the X11 video into compressed output, based on file extension. But I wanted.....

Customizing the Linux Console

A collection of tricks that also have an effect on the non-graphical environment, a.k.a. the console. Keep boot messages on tty1 I do not use a display manager or splash screen. When my computer boots, I see all messages, then a login prompt. By default the screen would clear before the login prompt.....

Arrange long Command Output in Columns

There's this one command whose output you need to look at again and again. It's a long list of short words and whizzes by too fast and using your terminal's scroll function is cumbersome. Of course there's more or less, but that is cumbersome, too! Searching the web for a solution only leeds to more.....