March 18, 2012
The videos of the last Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting 2012 have been uploaded. The most interesting videos for me are the following: ARM BoF: state of the ARM architecture porting of various Linux distros (54:40 video) Debian secrets: useful information to get started on using or developing Debian (41:24 video) Multiarch: why […]
January 3, 2012
In this post I suggest a way to have an encrypted Linux installation on a USB key, which to me is useful when I travel and I want to securely access the functionality that desktop Linux offers. I want to have no fear that what I take with me will be stolen, even if what I take with me is a full Linux OS, together with my data and maybe some online passwords saved in the browser.
January 1, 2012
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 170,000 times in 2011. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 7 days for that many people to see […]
December 13, 2011
I noticed that on my Debian Testing installation the system beep is active, even though my computer has a nice and common integrated sound card. To disable the annoying beeps at start-up and shut-down, the common solution is to blacklist the “pcspkr” module, which is responsible for the beeping noise. I noticed that most advices […]
October 18, 2011
I’ll probably never be as good, I’ll certainly never stop trying. The things we take for granted today are the revolutions of yesterday.
October 16, 2011
Google has recently implemented two-factor authentication for user accounts. After reading its description and watching the explanatory video (here is the guide) I activated this option as soon as I could. It really is as user-friendly as it gets, for the security it gives. Since I own an Android phone I also activated the ability […]