Dell XPS 13 battery charge treshold on Linux

Just like with any battery powered device (a Tesla, or your smartphone), it's the last stretch to a 100% full charge that taxes the battery the most. You might have noticed charging on modern smartphones and laptops goes pretty fast, until you start hitting the upper percentiles (80%, 90%) - then …

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Keychain, GNOME Keyring and ssh-agent interaction on Wayland

I let Gnome Keyring handle my SSH and GPG keys; so far this has worked just fine and it hasn't gotten in the way. However, recently I switched to Wayland and I noticed Keychain wasn't picking up the SSH agent anymore, so my scripts relying on the cached SSH keys …

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Setting up WireGuard on OpenWrt

WireGuard is a modern VPN solution that has been getting a lot of attention recently, even earning accolades from Linus Torvalds himself. The developer's website states the following about WireGuard:

[...] an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and …

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Emulating hdparm's standby timeout functionality

Somewhere between the last few weeks and my home server's upgrade to Debian Buster (pre-release), hdparm stopped putting the disks into standby. I had hdparm configured to put the server's disks to sleep after 10 minutes (which in hdparm speak translates to spindown_time 120). That used to work fine, until …

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Compiling LineageOS on Linux - quick 'n' dirty

This is a quick summary on how to compile an existing LineageOS tree on Linux. LineageOS is one of the bigger Android distributions out there, so I'll provide instructions based on their tree, although most projects handle a very similar workflow, often being based on AOSP. LineageOS offers multiple features …

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OVH versus TransIP: how VPSes can be worlds apart

Like a lot of stuff on the internet, this website is running off a VPS. Back in the days, when VPS'es weren't as ubiquitous and cheap, I used to have one with Linode, untill I took it offline because I really wasn't using it. Then, a few years later, I …

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Setting up a Hifiberry AMP+ with Raspbian, Mopidy and Spotify

My brother decided he wanted a multi-room audio set-up in his new house, but also wanted to be able to play separate streams in each room. Things had to be done on a budget, so a Sonos set-up or something similar with a beefy receiver with multiple zone support was …

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Dell DA200 USB-C adapter and USB autosuspend

I recently purchased a Dell DA200 USB-C adapter to have Ethernet without needing to sacrifice one of the two regular USB 3 ports. Debian Testing picks it up just fine, according to dmesg:

[    2.167530] usb 4-1.4: new SuperSpeed USB device number 3 using xhci_hcd
[    2.184448] usb 4-1 …
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