How to (really) restore legacy behavior of `su` in Debian Buster

From https://wiki.debian.org/NewInBuster: The su command in buster is provided by the util-linux source package, instead of the shadow source package, and no longer alters the PATH variable by default. This means that after doing su, your PATH may not contain directories like /sbin, and many system administration commands will fail. There are several workarounds: Use Read More …

How to keep using Dropbox even if you don’t use unencrypted ext4 (workaround)

Dropbox has recently announced that they will be dropping support for all file systems that do not mount as plain ext4, that includes btrfs, zfs, xfs and ecryptfs (the home encryption shipped with many popular Linux distributions). Poop-emoticon! Luckily, it seems like ext4 on top of cryptsetup/LUKS is not affected by this awful business decision. Read More …

How to automatically stop charging your Android phone when a certain battery level is reached

I recently found out about AccuBattery, an Android app that encourages behavior to increase the lifespan of your battery. Batteries have a limited lifespan. Every time you charge your device, it wears out the battery, lowering its total capacity. Scientific research shows that battery lifespan can be extended up to 200%, when you charge your Read More …

I moved to the United States

Just a quick heads-up. The last couple months were very busy, because I was moving to the U.S. I will keep blogging about as many German banks as possible, however some already told me that as a U.S. resident, they will close my account. However, to pretend to be German, I currently use privateinternetaccess.com VPN, Read More …

mycard2go VISA and VPAY prepaid review: quite good if you don’t need it asap

After using the mycard2go for almost two weeks now, I can give you some additional information on top of what the official website tells you. Please do not hesitate to ask any further questions that you might have in the comments section. Purchasing and activating Purchasing this card was harder than I thought. However, once Read More …