We are living in instant messenger hell

I had to install WhatsApp, because some friends are refusing to communicate in any other way, which made me realise how tired and disillusioned I am when I have to face yet another instant messenger network - at least, with some work, Pidgin can still connect to more or less everything and anything.

How to install microG an odexed stock android ROM

The method of replacing Google Services Framework with microG suite on the stock, Android Marshmallow ROM of a Nomu S10

LinkedIn is ignoring user settings

Logged out users are prevented from reaching LinkedIn profiles set to complete public visibility

Living with a rugged, cheap Chinese Android phone, the Nomu S10

The story of falling in love with a £120 Android phone, learning about the Triada malware, re-diving into Android ROM flashing, and keeping the phone despite the problems - because it's brilliant.

Content, bloat, privacy, archives

I spent a lot of time trying centralising my online activities, including adding bookmarks and imports from social networks. Lately my site looked bloated and unmaintainable. I started questioning what data is my data, what data should or could I own - it was time to rethink some ideas.

Headless Spotify Debian linux server fine tunes

Fine tunes and extras for Vivek Panyam's guide "How to build a headless Spotify Streaming box"

Self-hosted home SMS gateway

How to set up Gammu on an old ThinkPad with a 3G modem and listen for MQTT messages to send them as text messages in case your internet is down but you still need to alert.

Environmental sensor logging with Rasbperry Pi, Adafruit BME280 and SI1145, collectd, and mosquitto

How to collect, monitor, read, and store pressure, temperature, humidity, visible, IR, and UV light data with a Raspberry Pi, an Adafruit BME280, Adafruit SI1145, collectd stats collector, and mosquitto MQTT.

Bookmarks, favs, likes - backfilling years of gaps

What do you do when you have years of hoarded internet on your computer and you want to put them into one place, to make it searchable? You put them on your website, while retroactively like, favorite, and bookmark them at their source.

A dirty fix for non-stop drifting Trackpoint

How to stop Trackpoint from constantly, slowly moving on it's own under linux

Logging Android sensor data with Automate

I've been searching for a long while for a sensor data logger app; it turns out Automate can do this just fine with a lot of extra, so here's my solution for a Galaxy S4.

ZFS NFS shares with avahi zeroconf

How to announce ZFS NFS shares on your home network for clients to automatically discover them.