Hardware

Quick OOTB support of Topton GM1 on *BSD

       1822 words, 9 minutes

I bought a Topton GM1 Industrial Mini PC for my HomeLab. It is aimed at running Slackware Linux but I wanted to have a quick look at how well BSD OSes support it out-of-the-box.

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The Nuphy Field75 mechanical keyboard

       1268 words, 6 minutes

After a whole lot of YouTubing, I decided to get a NuPhy Field75 . I went for the Electro (Green and Grey) edition. This is my kinda-review of the mechanical keyboard from the POV of a ThinkPad keyboard long-lover and French user of OpenBSD as a desktop.

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Using tmux on Synology DSM

       124 words, 1 minutes

tmux is not available on Synology by default. But it only takes a command call to get it.

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Build a Unison package for Synology DSM

       508 words, 3 minutes

For reasons, I’m turning my Synology DS918+ on and start using it again. One thing I need is files synchronization with my OpenBSD laptop. There is no Synology Drive client for OpenBSD so I’ll keep using Unison . But there is no Unison client / server binary for DSM 7.2.1-69057 Update 4. Here’s how to compile and install the Unison File Synchronizer for Synology DSM 7.2.

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Using the Kensington SlimBlade Pro TrackBall with OpenBSD

       762 words, 4 minutes

I remembered my Dad brought home a Logitech TrackBall years ago and I have not bad memories of it. As part of my recent desktop changes, I decided to try a TrackBall. Internet reviews seem to acknowledge the Kensington SlimBlade Pro TrackBall is one of the best devices out there. So I decided to try it with my OpenBSD laptop.

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