Roman's Tech Blog

I work and play as a programmer, open source consultant & trainer. Here I share some of the odds & ends I discover along the way.

Signal Messenger - A cure for WhatsApp?

Signal is an easy to use, privacy first alternative to WhatsApp. Can it cure the world of the WhatsApp Virus?

Mac OS Hacks for Power Users

Mac OS has many hidden powers that allow you to make it more suitable for you as a power user. In this article you will learn how to disable annoying features, add powerful tools and speed up your workflow.

Macbook & Linux - disable nvidia gpu

Force a Macbook pro running Linux to enable it's Intel GPU and optionally disable the discreet nvidia GPU.

SimpleSAMLphp installation on Ubuntu 18.04

Installation of SimpleSAMLphp in Ubuntu Linux 18.04 for testing purposes.

Fix - Thunderbird 78 doesn't download any messages

Thunderbird 78 disabled some older TLS standards by default. Read this if this broke your connection with your IMAP server.

Linux Softlinks vs. Hardlink

Explaining the different between different filesystem links in Linux

Bind function keys to the bash

Use your F keys in the bash to get things done quicker.

Static websites with pandoc

Use pandoc to create a simple static website without any extra tools or frameworks.

Install Xorg and KDE on Arch Linux

Installing the KDE/Plasma desktop on Arch Linux on top of Xorg

OBS Multi Track Recording and Editing

Record multiple tracks to a single file using OBS. Then split them up for later editing.