Blog Posts

Here you will find various writings on subjects which I deem interesting enough to write about. That typically includes web development, miscellaneous programming with python and the Godot game engine, and linux things.

If you wish to discuss anything you read here, feel free to open an issue over at the Github source of this blog.

  1. Improving Fedora Silverblue's Toolbox Prompt

    Fedora Silverblue uses a read-only /usr folder, meaning software should be installed via other means. One of those means is via Podman containers using a tool called Toolbox (which is being renamed Toolbx).

    When you enter one of these Toolbox containers, your prompt gains a small pink dot and the …

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  2. Using Fedora Silverblue for a more secure development machine

    I'd been having a few problems with my three-year-old install of OpenSuse Leap on my work laptop, and this seemed like the perfect excuse for a clean re-install. So, I backed up my important files and replaced the drive with a fresh, encrypted install of Fedora Silverblue. There have also …

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  3. Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Review - Linux

    I recently bought myself a Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Pro (bit of a mouthful of a name!) and have put Fedora Silverblue on it. This post will be a short review of my experience after 3 weeks.


    Here's the output of neofetch, which contains info about the CPU, GPU …

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  4. Installing Linux on a Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Pro

    Short post to help anyone else who is trying to get Linux working on a Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Pro (Intel).

    The machine did not work perfectly out-of-the-box for me, even on a very new Kernel (5.15, Fedora Silverblue).

    The keyboard does not work properly after booting, and the …

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  5. Installing Fedora Alongside Windows 10 Dual Boot

    I've recently installed Fedora Silverblue on my Gaming Laptop, the last of my machines running Windows 10. Getting it installed to dual boot took quite a few attempts, so I'll document here how to set it up successfully.

    If you haven't already, you will need to clear some space on …

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  6. How to Mount a 9p Share in a Centos 7 or 8 KVM Guest

    Just a short post as this is something I've been needing for a while, but it doesn't come up when searching online.

    If you try and use 9p in a vanilla centos install, you'll see Unknown filesystem type 9p.

    In your Centos guest, run this:

    sudo yum --enablerepo centosplus install …

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  7. Linux on a Thinkpad T490s

    My work laptop was recently due for an upgrade, and after careful deliberation, I landed on a Thinkpad T490s. Compared to my previous E570, it was a huge upgrade. The specs are as follows:

    • Size : 14 Inch
    • Weight : 1.49 KG
    • CPU : i7-8665U
    • RAM : 16 GB DDR4
    • Drive : 256 GB …
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  8. Switching from JetBrains IDEs to Vim

    The JetBrains IDEs are the industry standard when it comes to writing code - and for very good reason. It's hard to deny that they're probably the best IDEs out there. An easy excuse to not try them out was their lack of semantic highlighting, but they eventually added that in …

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  9. Entroware Zeus Review

    Update 07/2019 It seems Entroware have released a new version of the Zeus. It's now a 16" machine which features less IO than the model I purchased, but comes with a better processor and a 2080 GPU. This means my review is now somewhat obsolete.

    The Zeus is a …

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