How To: Set up NextcloudPi with Docker

I’ve been successfully running a Nextcloud instance for a while now and it’s quite useful. When I did the setup the first time I installed the entire stack on bare metal by hand. Raspberry Pi with Raspbian (now Raspberry Pi OS), Apache, MariaDB, PHP, the works. I closely followed tutorials on it because I knew very little of what I was doing and there’s a lot to keep in mind in terms of performance, security, configuration of various things and so on....

April 6, 2022 · 5 min

How To: Disable Origin Overlay for Steam Games

The Origin launcher is a blight upon the galaxy. Period. It just sucks. Unfortunately the company making it and forcing it on people happens to be the publisher of some of my favorite game franchises, namely all of the current Star Wars games, Mass Effect and Dragon Age. I’m not willing to refrain from playing any of them because of ideological reasons. An added difficulty is that Origin doesn’t play too nicely with Linux....

March 23, 2022 · 2 min

My Gaming on Linux

A few years back I made the full switch to Linux for all of my personal machines for a couple of reasons (which you can read about here). For the most part this was a painless transition which came with many more upsides than downsides for me and I was quite happy about it. However, one big deterrent for many people is the gaming situation on Linux. Since I am a non-professional gamer myself and this is one of my primary hobbies this was a potential issue for me and I want to write about the experience a bit....

March 22, 2022 · 4 min

How to: Run Gothic 2 on Linux

There are many challenges when it comes to gaming on Linux but it’s even more difficult to get something up and running that’s so old that it’s a hassle to do it under Windows as well. In essence you have to deal with the setup you’d do in Windows (which is already nontrivial) and apply all of it through the layer of abstraction that is running Windows software on Linux. Fun....

December 14, 2021 · 2 min

Choosing an Operating System

How to choose a (desktop) operating system and why you should care in the first place

September 3, 2021 · 10 min