Recovering some lost information on the Internet

I will be adding more information as I learn more. This is a summary of the knowledge on the subject I have gained so far. Wayback machine This is an obvious go-to website where you can see historic versions of sites. It is run by Internet Archive non-profit digital library. https://archive.org/web/ Google cache You can see cached version of sites in Google search by clicking the little down-arrow next to the URL.

How to enable VP9 codec on Google Stadia in Chromium

This is a DRAFT. I put it together as the original post on Reddit about this was removed. The solution and most Reasoning I needed to run Stadia on a Libreboot laptop which runs entirely free software. This includes Chromium, which meeans, that I have to use VP9 codec in Stadia to even make it work. Otherwisee it would not work. Introduction First we have to understand what is going on.

How to remove supervisor password on older Thinkpads

If you lock your 2008-2010-era Thinkpad with a supervisor password and forget it, there is not much you can do. Unplugging the battery won’t help (although I have heard that supervisor password on some models can be removed this way) and getting Lenovo to fix it for you can be time-consuming, especially compared to how easy to service and how well documented these machines are.


The smart and easy ACME client

After trying out different ACME clients, like dehydrated or getssl, I always came back to certbot. But now, I have finally switched to acme.sh, which, as a simple shell script, is compatible with my KISS ideology. It is used by some big projects like FreeBSD and Proxmox, for their SSL needs.


How to enable Chrome's dark mode on Android

Recently Google started rolling out this new feature to Windows users and apparently it is possible on Android as well. It has been in the Chrome for Android Beta for quite some time. You can follow this tutorial to guide you through the process.


Changing disk identifiers in ZFS zpool

With ZFS on Linux, it often happens that zpool is created using disk identifiers such as /dev/sda. While this is fine for most scenarios, the recommended practice is to use the more guaranteed disk identifiers such as the ones found in /dev/disk/by-id. This blog post describes 3 methods how to change the disk identifiers in such zpool after it has been created. All this without migrating data, adding disks or having physical access to the machine.

Voidlinux with encrypted root on Raspberry Pi

So I have decided to go Void Linux on all my machines. One of the advantages for me was the absence of systemd and the presence of musl libc, my admiration for which I shared in a recent blog post about Alpine Linux. I was trying to find a tutorial on how to make an encrypted root partition work with Raspberry Pi. I have a strong belief that all offline storage should be encrypted today.

Alpine Linux as a desktop operating system

Alpine Linux is an interesting Linux distribution meant for embedded devices. Its key ability is running on a diskless system. Unlike other embedded distributions, it remains very usable for desktop use. The recommended, standard edition, runs a hardened Linux kernel with grsec and PaX patchsets. This strengthens the security of an already secure operating system. I will explain why I chose Alpine as my daily driver and share my opinion on its package management, memory footprint and shortcomings.

Hello world

I have picked a blogging engine, played around with it, published this initial blog and now it’s time to start writing. Or tomorrow. Or later.