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mhddfs – One folder to rule them all

mhddfs – One folder to rule them all

By on Mar 11, 2015 in filesystem, geek, linux, News |

Recently, my data drive got full, so I had to add a drive in the computer. Raid was either too expensive in terms of space, or in terms of reliability, additionally, it would have required me to purchase more than one hard drive… I was considering switching data between different folders, to split the data across multiple disks, but this solution also lacks in...

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Microsoft – Cyanogen: Why it might fail

Microsoft – Cyanogen: Why it might fail

By on Jan 30, 2015 in android, cyanogen, economy, microsoft, News, phone, strategy |

As reported by ArsTechnica, Microsoft to invest in Cyanogen, which hopes to take Android from Google. Another 70 million in the bin? If you ask me, it will take a lot more to take Android away from Google… Why? Because one of the main strengths of Android are the apps available through the Play store (which is not open source and is controlled by Google). The...

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Burn a DVD in commands with linux

Burn a DVD in commands with linux

By on Jan 19, 2015 in BlueOnyx, burn dvd, geek, linux, News |

This afternoon, I tried to burn the latest BlueOnyx to install a server, unfortunately, the image was too big to fit on a CD, and installation through USB was not working. Using a DVD is the logical workaround, but what when k3b throws an error, and I can’t enable TAO mode? After a few unsuccessful tries, I found that growisofs could do the trick in command...

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Aquaris 5 + MTK flash root recovery

Aquaris 5 + MTK flash root recovery

By on Jan 4, 2015 in android, geek, MTK, News, phone |

A friend, owner of an Aquaris 5 wanted to get a new phone; I asked her to give me one night to refresh her phone… and see if anything could be done with her old one. As it took me a few hours of trial and error to get to a decent, working solution, here is a summarised version of what worked for me. 0. Disclaimer: things can go wrong, the process explained...

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Aquaris E5 FHD

Aquaris E5 FHD

By on Dec 30, 2014 in android, geek, News, phone |

Just got this new phone; Octocore (MTK6592) full HD with Android 4.4.2 Works well, however no custom roms seem to have been published so far. Managed to gain root through install of “Philz” custom recovery, as explained on HTCMania I got Philz from another HTCMania page , which points to a Mega link  … However, seen Kim’s little issues,...

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