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Gentoo Wiki is growing
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Sat 03 January 2015

Perhaps it is because of the winter holidays, but the last weeks I've noticed a lot of updates and edits on the Gentoo wiki.

The move to the Tyrian layout, whose purpose is to eventually become the unified layout for all Gentoo resources, happened first. Then, three common templates (Code …

Added UEFI instructions to AMD64/x86 handbooks
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Tue 23 December 2014

I just finished up adding some UEFI instructions to the Gentoo handbooks for AMD64 and x86 (I don't know how many systems are still using x86 instead of the AMD64 one, and if those support UEFI, but the instructions are shared and they don't collide). The entire EFI stuff can …

Updated Linux Sea, now with viewport thingie
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Mon 16 December 2013

I just pushed out an update to Linux Sea (an online resource to introduce you to Linux, using Gentoo Linux as an example), including its PDF and ePub versions. The changes are pretty small (see its ChangeLog).

Together with the update, it now also includes a <meta name="viewport"...> so …

Majority of GDP documents moved to Gentoo wiki
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Tue 10 December 2013

The majority of the English gentoo documents that resided in www.gentoo.org/doc/en have now been moved to the Gentoo Wiki. All those documents have been made available in the main namespace, meaning that non-developers can continue to contribute on those articles and guides, fully in the spirit …

Moving Gentoo docs to the wiki
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Sun 28 July 2013

Slowly but surely Gentoo documentation guides are being moved to the Gentoo Wiki. Thanks to the translation support provided by the infrastructure, all "reasons" not to go forward with this have been resolved. At first, I'm focusing on documentation with open bugs that have not been picked up (usually due …

My application base: draw.io
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Mon 03 June 2013

The next few weeks (months even) will be challenging my free time as I'm working on (too many) projects simultaneously (sadly, only a few of those are free software related, most are house renovations). But that shouldn't stop me from starting a new set of posts, being my application base …

A simple IPv6 setup
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Mon 20 May 2013

For internal communication between guests on my workstation, I use IPv6 which is set up using the Router Advertisement "feature" of IPv6. The tools I use are dnsmasq for DNS/DHCP and router advertisement support, and dhcpcd as client. It might be a total mess (grew almost organically until it …

Added "predictable network interface" info into the handbook
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Tue 07 May 2013

Being long overdue - like many of our documentation-reported bugs :-( I worked on bug 466262 to update the Gentoo Handbook with information about Network Interface Naming. Of course, the installation instructions have also seen the necessary updates to refer to this change.

With some luck (read: time) I might be able …

Simple drawing for I/O positioning
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Thu 18 April 2013

Instead of repeatedly trying to create an overview of the various layers involved with I/O operations within Linux on whatever white-board is in the vicinity, I decided to draw one up in Draw.io that I can then update as I learn more from this fascinating world. The drawing's …

Integrity checking with AIDE
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Thu 11 April 2013

As to at least do some progress in the integrity part of Gentoo Hardened (a subproject I'd like to extend towards greater heights), I dediced to write up a small guide on how to work with AIDE. The tool is simple enough (and it allowed me to test its SELinux …