Etcher: new image burner on the block

Etcher

Etcher is a open source image burner developed by Resin.io, a product to make development and deployment easier for singe-board devices like the Pi, Beaglebone or Intel Edison. To make deployment of project images on thee boards easier, the team wrote their own image burner for SD cards and USB. Etcher is an Electron app using JS and npm modules. Continue reading Etcher: new image burner on the block

Save battery on Intel Linux

tux_compYou’ll find several threads on how Linux drains your battery on Google. While many of the issues might be hardware specific, there are some ways to enhance your battery life in addition to the standard TLP and powertop utilities. This article deals with some advanced mechanisms and utilities to go deeper into power management. Continue reading Save battery on Intel Linux

Enterprise & Mac Linux USB Loader: boot Linux on Intel Mac

If you own a Mac and want to try out Linux on it, the first resistance you’ll face will be at the bootloader. Loading Linux on a Mac is not straightforward due to Apple’s own EFI tweaks. Enterprise is a tool to create Linux bootable USB without any external tools like rEFIt or rEFInd. Continue reading Enterprise & Mac Linux USB Loader: boot Linux on Intel Mac

FinalKey: cheap hardware password manager you can build

Many of us need to maintain numerous accounts and associated passwords. It’s barely possible to memorize all of them if it’s not the same or there’s a pattern. Cloud based password managers cannot be trusted. Storing everything on a local system isn’t always possible, e.g., on an office laptop. FinalKey is a small device that tries to solve the problem. Continue reading FinalKey: cheap hardware password manager you can build