Okay, more like 10 minutes. Phew 😴
Building the #Coreboot toolchain late at night. Can't remember if this takes 15 minutes or 2 hours 🤔
Anyway, we're currently in the process of replacing #Libreboot with blobless Coreboot. This fixes a number of bugs and gives us more control over the resulting flash image. We've tested this on a number of laptops and so far it seems to be working fine.
It is however considerably less straight-forward than using Libreboot or #Skulls. One could probably spend years studying it.
"What could go wrong with devices that have non replaceable batteries?"
A very important post-mortem of trying to get #Replicant running on a Samsung SM-N930F. Must read.
»Was können wir durch das Modifizieren des Betriebssystems oder anderer Software [des „smartphones“] erreichen und was nicht?“, also „Wovor können wir uns wie schützen und wovor nicht?«
The Thinkpad T400 is the best laptop of all times IMHO:
- 14" display and 1440x900 pixels are just fine
- you can run #Libreboot or blobless #Coreboot, and then Atheros WiFi
- you can upgrade the CPU to 3.06 GHz dualcore (Intel T9900) or at least 2.26 GHz quadcore (Intel Q9100) with some modding
- 8 GB RAM and any size SSD work well
- the keyboard has 2.5 mm lash
- the touchpad is small but super precise
- every component is easy to replace
- DVD drive
- docking station
Available for <100€ 😊
Covid-19 in Berlin, cautiously optimistic
It's slowing down, folks. I assume we will see a significant reduction in new case numbers soon. It's certainly no longer exponential and the doubling times are increasing rapidly:
This also means that we should come up with plans how we can help regions that are still in the early ramp-up phase. Many countries will be hit much harder, and the brunt will only come in a couple of weeks. We have a certain responsibility there.
In CR258 haben Lutz, Mirco, Sascha und @danimo mit @monoxyd über digitale Infrastruktur in Krisenzeiten gesprochen. Hört rein: https://chaosradio.de/cr258-digitale-infrastruktur-in-krisenzeiten
The thing is, we need more content and less technology in these times, at least less technology that is in the way.
Thinking about starting a blog that is just a hand-written ASCII file.
- very low computational and bandwidth requirements
- should display correctly on any device
- downloadable and printable
- lends itself to incorporating ASCII art
- no distractions at all
- collaboration is difficult
- links are highly impractical
- pictures are impossible
Yes, Nine Inch Nails released a new album, Ghosts V and VI, for "free". Yes, it's probably #cyberpunk and generally very laudable. My comrade couldn't download it because "site not found".
Until they've fixed this issue, be aware that Ghosts I-IV is available for download at archive.org: https://archive.org/details/nineinchnails_ghosts_I_IV
Some bonus tracks: https://archive.org/details/NineInchNails37Ghosts38Ghosts
And here are the stems, if you want to make a remix: https://archive.org/details/NineInchNailsGhostsI-ivMulti-trackStems
#CitizenFour featured 02 Ghosts I and 20 Ghosts III, btw.
Solidarität: die Fähigkeit, sich deutschen Interessen unterzuordnen.
Shoutout to @resist_berlin_ for fixing my laptop just in time for my conference call tomorrow! ❤️