Containers are also for Selfhosters

My view so far So.. my view on Linux containers, managed with i.e. podman or docker so far were this: complicated, and for servers. I run Linux for myself on desktops, and on servers, where I host things like DNS/bind, webserver, Wikis, Tiny tiny RSS for collecting RSS feeds, and so on. I run these services on a virtual system in Germany. So far, almost all of these services were running natively: that makes it easy for me to update them as I trust the Linux distro maintainers of the distro to fix security issues when they get known. [Read More]

Getting Bad Apple onto the FiiO M3K mp3player

What is this about? Rockbox is an OpenSource operating system for mp3 players. I had many mp3 players which were lacking functions which I would really have liked. Trivial things like allowing playback without pause between tracks, or loudness normalization. It does not stop there: Doom has been ported, one can play mod and sid files from the Commodore Amiga/C64 era, and much more. Rockbox is a replacement firmware for various mp3 players. [Read More]

Power consumption on Linux, measurements

In the previous article I talked about external meters and pmda-denki. Now lets see how much power certain hardware components need. Pmda-denki usage pmda-denki is now in PCP upstream. One can use the code from there, via packages build regularly, or wait for the next PCP release to make it into the Linux distros. With that done, and pmda-denki being installed, metrics regarding electrical power are available. On laptops where pmda-denki can access both sources: As per ‘pmrep . [Read More]