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Using your Slackware to control your Android

Linux and Android No worries, even though this article is a side-step into the Android ecosystem, it is still on-topic for Slackware users. I recently bought a Huawei Watch 2, when it was in a sale on Amazon. It’s the 4G version and long ago I had made a deal with myself that if a […]

Build box: step 1, install Slackware

The new computer with its Ryzen CPU created some issues for me. To start with… I had not considered the possibility that a Ryzen CPU would not have an embedded GPU and so I did not order a graphics card. Bad idea! I ended up ripping a GPU from one of my other computers (the […]

New server arrived in the post

The hardware I ordered for the new build server arrived today – all components assembled and tested. I am too tired to connect and boot the thing, so all I provide today is a pic of the package. Then I have a lot of installation and configuration work to do the next couple of days… […]

New build server was ordered

OK, so I got frustrated too many times when waiting for packages that were compiling. My current build machine with its AMD ‘Athlon II X4 640’ CPU and 8 GB of RAM, is now 5 years old and obviously no longer quite fit for the tasks I need it to perform. Compiling Chromium for 64bit […]

Alien Pastures switched to HTTPS

The “Alien Pastures” blog has been moved into a Virtual Machine (hence the short downtime yesterday) after its previous host hardware was replaced with a much beefier machine.¬†This was a nice opportunity to configure the VM with a SSL certificate issued by LetsEncrypt¬†(again, thanks Robby Workman). So, from now on, the blog is served with […]