Upgrading your nexus phone the adb way

Because I got fed up with OTAs and I also play too much with my phone, I decided to load up factory images directly with ADB. This process does not wipe the data for me, as long as you are careful on what you wipe. In order to do this, you need to have your […]

Docker on Debian Wheezy

I recently got to play with Docker at work and thought, what would it take to get that running on a Debian stable system like Wheezy. In short, surprisingly little if you are not afraid to install a more recent, less tested kernel. So I guess, let’s start and see what is involved. I decided […]

Installing Skyline to monitor graphite

I had heard of that project a while back and was curious to give it a go, with this weekend, I ended up having a bit of time to test this. Skyline is a project created by etsy which is designed to monitor automatically graphs and detect anomalies. I would have normally used a CentOS […]

Fix you laptop GPU with a 26 euros heat gun

This post exists thanks to a friend of mine, Alexandre. I have an old trusty Sony Vaio laptop (FZ11Z) which one day froze while reading a video then displayed green and purple lines. After a few reboots, that was permanent, happening from bios screen to Windows. A good way to find out what was going […]

Safely overclocking your Raspberry Pi

Safely might be a slight overstatement but I have been in the overclocking business for a long time now. I did not really consider overclocking my Raspberry until I read some post than claimed that OpenElec (which is what I use) had gained some serious speed by doing so. My hardware is a Raspberry Pi […]

How to recover your google auth database

I seem to be forgetting this all the time so there you go, linked from another article: http://cadince.com/3-ways-to-move-google-authenticator/ But also manually, get the database in /data/data/com.google.android.apps.authenticator/databases/databases then you can open it with sqlite3.

Steam on Linux using Arch and Nvidia drivers

I have been testing Steam on Linux with no great deal of success on Arch compared to Ubuntu. I stepped onto that error today your video card is unsupported, or your OpenGL driver needs to be updated. This returned an interesting solution on the steam community forums. What fixed it for me was: sudo pacman […]

Happy New Year 2013!

This is that time of the year again. I have gathered some quick starts like last year, I have posted in average twice as less this year with only 15 entries (41 in 2011), visits have steadily stayed around 11k to 12k per month (while hits reached around 80.000 per month). This shows me that […]

Quagga and BGP

I recently got reminded of Quagga which is an OpenSource router solution supporting RIP/OSPF/BGP/ISIS and can connect quite nicely with Cisco/Juniper routers. Having done a bit of work with BGP on bare metal Cisco/Juniper, I thought it could be fun to try out Quagga. BIG FAT WARNING: This proof of concept does not include any […]