RGB Delight on Linux: We can have nice things too!

RGB Delight on Linux: We can have nice things too!

There's no doubt about it, the latest NZXT cases like the H7 Flow are absolutely amazing from both a performance and aesthetics point of view. However why have a tempered glass window in your case if there's nothing nice to look at inside right? You want them RGB fans and LED strips in order to really show off your FPS monster build. Well those were my thoughts at least when I went ahead and purchased my new case and several overly expensive RGB fans (model: NZXT AER RGB2). I opted to connect t…

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Speed up your Virtual machines with Qemu

Speed up your Virtual machines with Qemu

If you're into Virtual Machines for whatever reason at all there's a big chance you've been using Virtualbox and are quite happy with it. I was the same until I saw this YouTube video by ChrisTitusTech. This post will be mostly based off of his excellent tutorial but tailored towards the Arch Linux users. Check if virtualization is enabled in BIOS egrep -c '(vmx|svm)' /proc/cpuinfo If this command returns a number greater than 0 it should be enabled. If the output is zero however, you shoul…

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20 Must have Open Source Android Apps

20 Must have Open Source Android Apps

For this list I will be focusing primarily on Open Source apps available through the F-Droid distribution platform. In no particular order of one over the other let's have a look! 1) KeePassDX This one is mostly relevant for people using a Keepass file to securely store and access their passwords and secrets. KeepassDX 2) Antennapod This podcast app is quite amazing. It sports all the features you expect from a Podcast player/manager plus a fair bit of extras. It's quite feature clean in…

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Tomato: Selectively backup and restore configuration

Tomato: Selectively backup and restore configuration

I don't know about you but in these times of working from home and social distancing I get way more annoyed when internet speeds are not reaching the levels required for a decent video conference. I have three routers in my home all of which are running FreshTomato firmware. In my setup two of those routers actually don't do much more than serve as a access point for the WiFi. The real magic is done on my main router (Netgear Nighthawk R7000). Here I take care of all DHCP requests, static lease…

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Hardening Firefox for privacy

Hardening Firefox for privacy

Firefox is widely considered to be a very secure browser, however their default settings focus primarily on security with some basic privacy protection. This article will go through some of the more refined privacy settings and additional steps to improve overall privacy.

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