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Installing Gentoo on Android with chroot

Note: recently edited 8th Nov 2014 Installing Gentoo in a chroot alongside Android is easy, so if you already use Gentoo and have an Android phone, there’s really no reason why you shouldn’t do it. With a ginormous phablet like the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and a bluetooth keyboard, you can get a super-mobile full […]

DraftSight: a free and cross-platform alternative to AutoCAD

Whilst Linux is an excellent system for programmers, it’s certainly a little wanting for people who deal with creative graphics. There are tools like Krita, GIMP, Inkscape, Blender and Digikam and so on to help fill this gap, but one area which isn’t talked about so often are CAD tools. As an architecture student and […]

Design, photography, and servers.

It’s been a hectic few days. First off, I was pleasantly surprised to read on the KDE dot news that the KPresenter template contest winners were announced. I was very happy to hear that my submission had been chosen for 1st place! Here’s a picture for those too lazy to click. Secondly, I’ve been learning […]

Screenshot October 09

I update my system on a two-weekly basis. Apparently the last update I did something stupid like unmerging qt-*, which left me without a working KDE desktop for a good while (also killed most of the apps I use). Fluxbox is the WM I fall back to at this point, and so I was back […]

Setting up FreeNX (nxserver-freenx) on Gentoo

NX is, in laymans’ terms, some fancy technology that allows you to remote desktop control your computer. If you’ve used VNC before, where VNC simply works by sending screenshots over the internet, NX does cool stuff in between like compression that makes NX much faster and better. NX is a pain to set up. Maybe […]

You’re putting your mum on Gentoo? You’re mad.

This is the second time I’m putting Gentoo on my mum’s computer. The first time was a good year or so ago – however my own old laptop got a hardware failure soon after and so I *ahem* took her computer. (I’m innocent I swear!) She’s decently computer illiterate and has always wanted to learn. […]

Lang-8: Learning languages the fun (and free) way.

People that have known me for a while know three things. Firstly, they know me (well, duh). Secondly, they know that I know Chinese. Thirdly, they know that I just lied, I know how to pretend I know Chinese – actually I suck pretty darn bad at it. In fact, I suck at the whole […]

rtm – a Command Line Tool for RememberTheMilk

Before I begin my post, I’d like to apologise to all the Planet Larry readers for the 10 hours or so of downtime I caused sometime yesterday. I don’t always break things, and that borkage was, well – quite unintended. For the technically inclined, basically I had set some .htaccess restrictions on another domain which […]

Setting up SSH to work whilst at college.

Well, if you’re out and about quite a bit and you run a Linux computer at home, you should have a good relationship with SSH. If you’ve never felt the need to access your home computer remotely, this is what you should do. For those that don’t know what SSH is, it is basically a […]

How to install Chromium (Google Chome) on Gentoo Linux

Update: As of 27th August the buildbot now provides 64-bit builds. Thanks Jeff :) The other day I was surfing the web and read an article about Google Chrome in some sort of hacking competition – this then prompted me to check out Google’s progress on porting Google Chrome to Linux and Mac. For those […]

kde-crazy: KDE Devs on Steroids!

I recently added the kde-crazy overlay to my portage. Aside from the rather nasty feeling in my gut (seriously, don’t put the word “crazy” when advertising unstable software, it scares people!), I also got access to the KDE snapshots. (What currently is version 4.1.80 – the stable is 4.1.3). Well, I don’t know about how […]

Gentoo, build it like Lego.

It seems as though I’m again too busy to come up with a proper long techy post. I decided to tackle an old problem that many people overlook: the ability to communicate the advantages of a project properly to potential customers. Right now, I’m reffering to Gentoo. Gentoo is a Linux distribution which targets a […]

Now with … 2.6.25-gentoo-r9!

Being somewhat of a techy-related blog, I guess that should warrant a post on my recent battle with the Kernel gentoo-sources 2.6.25-gentoo-r9. The version I was running before was r7, which was sadly two revisions out of date. :( Even worse before that was I was using 2.6.24-r4. Which was a whole version out of […]

Gentoo installed (again).

My mum got a new laptop the other day and I’ve just put Gentoo Linux on it. *awaits exclamations of “WHAT!? … you cruel sick person.”* Well, obviously I would hide everything that’s considered “complex” and keep her happy on a GUI all the time (KDE). That’s the great thing about Gentoo. You can make […]

KDE 4.1.2 in main tree!

For those who don’t know, KDE is a desktop environment (a GUI – graphical user interface) that can be used with Linux. In Linux, you choose what GUI you want, if you want one in the first place :) The KDE v4.1.2 has moved from the overlay to the main portage tree on October the […]

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