I primarily started using Debian 11 as a debug machine for my current projects. It took me an stupid amount of time to fine-tune Debian to my workflow and comfort, so when I wanted to encrypt my root partition and was told by multiple guides that it was basically “not possible and you’ll have to reinstall your operating system anyways”, I wasn’t willing to do that. Luckily, I didn’t have to.
With a lot of shareware tools demanding steep license fees for what should be a one-time-event for most folks, an experiment with some open source utilities mean that we can achieve a successful transfer…. mostly
Setting up Docker instances to run on an AMD-based macOS Mojave Hackintosh without Hypervisor.framework
One of the biggest gripes I’ve had with macOS, aside from the inability to run Team Fortress 2 is the inability to use Docker instances without having to resort to using VirtualBox, which for some reason provided degraded performance on my system. After the excitement and disappointment from knowing that Vagrant has a VMWare plugin but it’s behind a license requirement (though this has since been waved), I decided to make do with Docker and set it up to work with my VMWare Fusion installation
Nothing comes free, that includes the wonderful world of Ryzentoshing. Intel’s platform-specific Math Kernel Library rains on the parades of many hackintosh enthusiasts and it’s been up to crafty enthusiasts and an undocumented variable to get them running
When I found myself needing to setup a public-facing private Minecraft vServer, the guides I found online scattered the instructions on how to do so, some only covering the basics, some only covering security, some covering the usage of tools that don’t exist anymore and as I found myself switching between multiple providers, I wanted to see how quickly I could setup a vServer and this my attempt at documenting it.