Step-by-Step Guide: Installing NixOS on VirtualBox for librephoenix's NixOS Config

Image generated by DALL-E-3 TL;DR Download the Minimal ISO image and follow the Manual Installation to install librephoenix-nixos-config. I can’t stress this enough: DO NOT use any graphical ISO images like GNOME or Plasma Desktop! Use the Minimal ISO image not because we’re trying to be cool but because we want to make it work. Introduction If you think it’s as straightforward as installing Ubuntu, you’re in for a big surprise....

March 10, 2024 · 6 min

3 Ways to Use Reverse Split Tunneling for ProtonVPN on Linux

Image generated by StableDiffusionXL TL;DR Reverse split tunneling: ProtonVPN with WireGuard <– what I current use proton-privoxy <– what I used but broke one day forked protonvpn-cli-community Bonus: A dedicated app like browser/terminal routing through VPN: vopono Introduction I use ProtonVPN when connecting to api.openai.com. For all other traffic, I don’t want need a VPN. Turned out it’s a feature called reverse split tunneling. This feature is only available on Windows and Android (ref), and not supported for the official Linux CLI (ref)....

October 23, 2023 · 4 min

The Definitive Guide To qmk Compiling And Flashing chocofi With Sea Picro (rp2040)

I recently bought a chocofi and it took me days to figure out how to compile and flash my keymaps to it. Introduction Spec chocofi: low profile 36 keys split keyboard Controller: Sea Picro (USB-C, RP2040, 16MB, Black - no display) This Flashing Controllers is a very good introduction. With our controller being Sea Picro, we can’t just use qmk commands such as qmk compile -kb chocofi -km default, because it compiles to a hex file....

September 9, 2023 · 3 min

kanata: qmk for Your Laptop Keyboard When Your qmk Keyboard is Not Around

TL;DR Use kanata when your qmk keyboard is not around. Introduction I have a qmk keyboard bought from keebio (note: highly recommend!): However, sometimes I’m on the go, and I’m forced to use my laptop keyboard. After being spoiled by qmk’s insane customizability, I couldn’t go back to a regular keyboard. I found kanata and kmonad and they could simulate most of my qmk experience. Why kanata over kmonad? The exact reason Why I built and use kanata....

May 9, 2023 · 2 min

plocate: Not a Drop-in Replacement If You're Using btfrs

TL;DR If you want to use plocate while your filesystem is btrfs, do the following: edit /etc/updatedb.conf: replace PRUNE_BIND_MOUNTS = "yes" with PRUNE_BIND_MOUNTS = "no" save the file update the db with sudo updatedb test again with $ locate home to see any outputs from home directory Introduction plocate is supposed to be a much faster drop-in replacement for mlocate, but I had a lot of troble getting it to work....

May 9, 2023 · 1 min