I have a great Rika pellet stove, but despite all the embedded electronics, it is unable to warn me just before the pellets tank is empty. As I already have my own low-power wireless devices and home automation tools, I just added a distance sensor and designed some enclosures.
I was looking to use InteractiveHtmlBom plugin for KiCad but unfortunately, Debian maintainers did not set
KICAD_SCRIPTING option in the official package. After a few failing attempts I even tested the official flatpak package but it is an old version (currently 4.x) and scripting is not enabled too.
So I dug further until it actually succeeds to compile :-)
There are a lot of pages stating that the Thinkpad T440p fingerprint sensor is not working well under Linux, but those are old and outdated. For me it worked well after figured out which packets to install:
WireGuard is a new VPN software, which is
It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPSec, while avoiding the massive headache and using state-of-the-art cryptography.
a black hole for Internet advertisements,
ie a server blocking advertisements at DNS level.
I have Pi-hole on my home network but wanted to have it also as DNS server on my
phone when I am not at home. As I have a bad DSL connection, I can not rely on
my home server. So I put Pi-hole on a VPS server I rent: it works, flawlessly.
Nevertheless, it was an open DNS resolver, which can be used to amplify DDoS attacks; there is already 2212 unsecured Pi-hole on the Internet, so I do not want to add another one.
Pi-hole provides documentation to use OpenVPN, even to redirect only DNS requests but it is not efficient on a phone as it is not a stateless connection, so it consumes battery; moreover, GSM/Wifi switch is not really handled, you have to reconnect. The solution comes from WireGuard which is stateless, and provides Android & iOS apps. I struggle to configure everything, so here is what I did:
I lost some time figuring out how to associate “.stl” extensions with Slic3r. Gnome wrote a good documentation but it is not obvious to find. I did not use the package manager for that because I wanted the up to date AppImage.