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Archives for 2020

Installing GNU/Linux on my Samsung S7

I want to do something useful with my old Samsung S7. Previously I’ve tried LineageOS, and while it works OK, it wasn’t as stable as the stock Samsung ROM and you still end up installing a lot of proprietary apps on it by necessity. I’d much rather run a proper GNU/Linux distro on it. This […]

Sunset

A few minutes too late. 🙁

Xcowsay 1.5

Xcowsay is starting to show it’s age a bit, and with Gtk2 and legacy GDK fast disappearing from distributions it’s time to upgrade to Gtk3! (Yes I know Gtk4 is out soon…) Migrating from GDK to Cairo was fairly painless as the drawing API is very similar. The main problem is the removal of the […]

Taking out the Rubbish

On the plus side I got an extra 10 days holiday. Downside is I can’t go outside.