OpenBSD on the Thinkpad X220

Recently I’ve installed OpenBSD on my laptop. I was curious about what the world of *BSD had to offer and I was planning on wiping the drive anyway. Here are some of my thoughts and tips. Enabling the middle mouse button Immediately after installing dwm I noticed that the middle mouse button was not working….

Tweaking Vim To Be A More Suitable C/C++-IDE

Being a true Vim patriot requires me to share with my fellow brethren my repertoire of handmade tools, lest they should be forsaken. Therefore I will present in this very post some script fragments to drastically improve productivity when developing C/C++ inside Vim. All of these fragments are part of my .vimrc and can thus…

Android Rooting

I have a love/hate relationship with Android. Clearly, Android has the superior platform, being customizable and being based off the Linux kernel. But it lacks uniform stability and is clustered among vendors. I’m not saying that individuality is a bad thing, what I’m saying is that Android means different things to different people, because they all…

Speed Up Ubuntu 15.10 Running on VirtualBox

The latest Ubuntu releases always lack good stability with not-so obvious solutions, as Ubuntu 12.04 and prior worked without any such problems. Here are some quick fixes to speed up Ubuntu 15.10 running on VirtualBox. Before you do any of this make sure your software is up to date. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get…

Access Hidden Files in Time Machine

Like using Time Machine? For me it’s a pleasure. The only annoyance is that OSX deliberately tries to keep you from accessing hidden files. Well, that’s why they are called “hidden”, but I’m a hacker, I need to see everything. There are three ways of doing this. 1. Show all hidden files in Finder Time Machine…

Developing on an iPad – How Much More Can You Simplify?

A sudden feeling of minimalism made me try out web development on an iPad. There are some crazy folks out there who replace their high-end laptops with thin, low-featured tablets. What’s appealing about this new cloud-only movement I thought? Seems like you just an iPad and a keyboard for this experiment. I then lend an iPad Air 2 from my mom…

My Hackintosh Experiences

In the past I have been known to disapprove of Apple-related products, but I’m not the kind who shoves his opinions down other people’s throat like many do. After being in war with Linux long enough, I decided give the world of Apple a chance. Read why I choose to run OSX instead of Linux or…

Enable VT-x on the ThinkPad X200

So I got this new laptop, a ThinkPad X200 that I’m mainly going to use for web development and school, but I had a problem getting virtual machines to start. I checked the BIOS and turned on VT-x (Intel Virtualization Technology), but the OS didn’t seem to care. Turns out you have to shutdown the laptop completely:…

Fix Grey Screen in Google Chrome on Ubuntu

I just booted back to my Ubuntu machine again only to find out that my Chrome browser was not working. They gave me a notice that some extensions just crashed all of a sudden. Restarting my browser, thinking everything was fixed, went bad. Only a grey screen and nothing more. To solve this: open a…