Power Cosumption – Intel Based Laptops

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With the Teclast F5 (same hardware: BMAX Y11) being my portable little workstation I try to maximize battery life under Linux as much as I can and while doing that try to figure out which are high consumers and how to bring these down. One of the very first things I found useful was to run powertop and going to… Read more »

USB Type-C – Heartbeat Moments

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Do you know that feeling when a device you really care about, that you put a lot of effort into and that you love suddenly starts to misbehave? That it actually feels broken? And that you have admit that this fail has probably something to do with what you did last? When something like this happens my blood pressure rises,… Read more »

Teclast F5 – Update

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Some time ago I wrote a review of my experiences with the Teclast F5 11.6″ slim laptop and Linux. I am still a fan of this low cost but super slim and light weight laptop. It offers everything I need as an ultra mobile laptop for travel – 8GB RAM, M.2 SATA SSD slot, full-HD display and even touch. It… Read more »

Singapore Airlines – Airbus A380-800

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This was my first travel with Singapore Airlines and more especially on an Airbus A380-800, from New York JFK back to Frankfurt Germany. I was pretty excited about this flight. I heard that Singapore Airlines offered outstanding service onboard and I was looking forward to experiencing the world’s largest long haul passenger plane first hand. So far I had just… Read more »

China and back – for US$500 !

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For my work for Purism I just had to book, even pretty short term, a trip from California USA to Shenzhen China. Since I needed to go in less than a week I already expected a pretty expensive ticket. But I was proven wrong, I got a roundtrip flight from Los Angeles (LAX) for US$500! With Hainan airlines, which I… Read more »

GNOME Foundation faces software patent lawsuit!

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Just today it came to my attention that the GNOME Foundation, a non-profit free software governing foundation, has been approached by what seems to be a patent troll trying to squeeze money out of the non for profit GNOME foundation over a patent, which can only be laughed at. Here is the information that the GNOME foundation gave: https://www.gnome.org/news/2019/09/gnome-foundation-facing-lawsuit-from-rothschild-patent-imaging/ Looking… Read more »

AMScope MA500 Camera – Linux?

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We got ourselves an AMScope stereo microscope with their MA500 camera – the camera more or less came for free with it. The problem with the MA500 camera is that there is no Linux driver for it and AMScope has no intention to provide one. So I took the camera apart to see what’s inside. I found a Cypress USB… Read more »

CCC Camp 2019

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I will be at CCC Camp 2019 next week, starting from Monday all through to Sunday. I will have a talk there on Thursday at 5pm in tent ‘Curie’ called “A mobile phone that respects your freedom”, where I will be presenting why a free mobile phone is important to create and have and how I approached this problem at… Read more »

Kernel update for Marvell Kirkwood TK71 board

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After some silence and in preparation for CCC Camp 2019 where I want to use this board as small FTP server I updated the kernel a bit to 3.16.72 (LTS), information here: https://www.warpcomm.org/ and patch here: https://www.warpcomm.org/downloads/tk71/20190815/linux-3.16.72-tk71.patch Maybe some time in the future I’ll forward port the stuff to 4.x or 5.x but this is a bit more effort since… Read more »

Shortlisted CTO Of The Year 2019 – Women in IT Awards Europe

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With great honor and pride I can announce that I have been shortlisted as CTO of the year 2019 of the Women in IT Awards Europe. This is very important to me in several ways. First of course an award like this shows the recognition of the importance of women in IT in general and the category CTO in special… Read more »