2021

Running the Searx metasearch engine on OpenBSD

    

Searx is a free metasearch engine. This means that it will aggregate search results from several search engines, like Bing, DuckDuckGo, Google or Qwant. But it will also interface with services like DailyMotion, DeviantArt, FramaLibre, GitHub, Reddit or Wikipedia to extract search results. For more information, have a look at the searx online documentation . It also removes Cookies and generate a random profile for each request you do. This is a step forward to privacy.

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Migrating from Apache/WordPress to relayd/httpd/Hugo

    

WordPress has served me well since 2010. But I finally got bored with managing the OAMP stack and having to deal with plugins updates, spam comments and general security warning because of the PHP backend. After reading a lot and testing a few Static Site Generator, I decided to go with Hugo to expose all my HTML stuff. And as PHP is not required anymore, I also decided to replace Apache with OpenBSD’s httpd(8) and relayd(8).

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Fixing UTF-8 filename encoding from macOS to OpenBSD

    

When detarring an archive file made on macOS onto OpenBSD, I got a bunch a files with “wrong” encoding name. And that even screwed up my Nextcloud synchronization. But there is a way to solve this.

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From Clean & Green Mockup to OpenBSD cwm(1) desktop

    

If the words CGA or Hercules raise sweet memories from your far away youth, the Mockup Clean & Green from u/awareofdistractions may hit you right in the heart. And if you like it so much, it may be used for real-life desktop environment using OpenBSD stock and ports material.

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Using a custom boot logo on Lenovo ThinkPad T460s

    

Lenovo makes it possible to change the boot logo of my refurbished ThinkPad T460s. So let’s turn the big red rectangle into something BSD.

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