Re-enable alsaequal in PiCorePlayer 5

After the upgrade of PiCorePlayer 4 to version 5 I noticed that there has been a change in the caps module. Unfortunately I was unable to configure the alsaequal equalizer using the webinterface.PiZero devices with JustBoom Zero Amp hat are still working fine with equalizer and v5. But my Raspberry Pi 2/3/3b with a HifiBerry…

Modify HC-SR501 PIR sensor to work with 3.3V

Using a PIR sensor, motion of persons or pets can be detected. The inexpensive HC-SR501 (and clones) is worth the price, but without modification a 5V signal is required. To make it work with ESP8266 / ESP32 3.3V would be much better. With a slight modification 3.3V can be used as input voltage and the…

Unix permissions on WSL NTFS mount

WSL suffers from missing unix permissions for Windows mounts.Storing ssh keys on NTFS and having it mounted on any WSL environment will not meet file permissions requirements. The files on the NTFS mount will have 777 which is far too open.SSH agent will complain about file permissions set too open. NTFS does not support unix…

A brave new world

After several weeks of usage, I can’t say much bad about the Chromium-based brave browser.Built-in ad-blocker, private browsing using Tor, Chrome-like feeling, cross OS availability.MacOS, Windows, Android, IOS!One feature I like very much is the blockchain-style sync function. Google Chrome sync feeling without Google – features I have been looking for years now. You simply…

Arrow keys not working with bash or WSL in cmder

After reloading my tasks in cmder (ConEmu) arrow keys are not working within WSL or other terminal applications. There is an easy fix. https://github.com/cmderdev/cmder/issues/1832#issuecomment-406810992 Just ensure there is following line added to your tasks. Ensure it is not p, it needs to be “p5”. -cur_console:p5

Curated list of Windows 10 software packages

Some of you are wondering how to use Windows successfully while knowing about the advantages of a Linux workstation. To clarify a bit I created a plain, curated list. You are welcome to comment and recommend useful (free or open source) tools. First I’d like to have an apt-like application installer. This is where chocolatey…