Decentralized social networks

Ilya, [27/07/2023 17:52] Studying the structure of social networks was interesting. I read about how bluesky, mastodon, and nostr are organized. And honestly, I don't know which approach is better. They all have their issues. Mastodon has problems... Continue Reading

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Using Kepler Nvidia GPU with Wayland (Sway)

Nvidia dropped support for Kepler GPUs with 470xx series driver. And that driver still doesn't have GBM support, so you can't use modern Wayland compositors without EGL streams support. I still have a couple of Kepler GPUs that are quite a bit more... Continue Reading

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DVB-T/DVB-T2 Transmission to a TV with Gnu Radio

I have a Hackrf One and have been wanting to try and transmit some digital tv signal. It seemed quite hard when I started, but after just a few hours of trial and error I managed to get some very exciting results! I can now stream my computer screen... Continue Reading

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Some microsoldering tips

First of all, I'm not some sort of a professional. I've just been watching lots of YT videos and practicing soldering at home with the tools I have. What tools do I have? Well, my main tool is the soldering station Lukey 852D+. Not something fancy.... Continue Reading

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Linux Secure boot with encryption and TPM

I used to think that secure boot and tpm are just gimmicky features, that don't really help with security. But if you set up everything correctly, you'll get a somewhat steal proof computer (depenging on the UEFI and linux passwords strength) without... Continue Reading

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Linux Blu-ray backup storage

I use BD-RE disks as a backup storage (combined with HDDs and cloud storage). Because the usual way of using optical media implies wiping the whole disk to remove/add/change a file, I decided to experiment with different solutions. Actually, you can... Continue Reading

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USB trackpoint from an old Thinkpad

I really like the concept of trackpoints that are used in Lenovo Thinkpads. While it's not as precise as a normal computer mouse, the ability to move the cursor or scroll without even moving your fingers is great. Despite visual similarity with a... Continue Reading

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Ace of Spades server

A few months ago I've tried to host an Ace of Spades server on a raspberry pi 4. It kinda worked and there was no lag during the game, but map loading took too much time, so players got disconnected between rounds. I stopped trying to solve that issue... Continue Reading

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Linux Server from an Android smartphone

Most of the smartphones have quite powerful processors (better than even raspberry pi 4 has), 2 or more gigabytes of RAM and some storage that is faster than a lot of SD cards. Wouldn't it be nice if you could host a site, game server or media storage... Continue Reading

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Hello World

This is the first post on this blog. I desided to scrap my old blog completely. It was based on static pages and required a standalone script to add new posts. Today I desided to give a try to Bluelog. It's a flask based blog. I did make some minor... Continue Reading

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