Sven and the Art of Computer Maintenance

14 Dec 2021

VPN as WAN for guest network on OpenWRT - 2021 edition

Sometimes it is required or socially expected to offer an internet connection to untrusted devices. Segmentation in a guest network keeps these away from trusted devices. However, letting untrusted devices use the internet connection directly can have unforeseen consequences, especially for the owner of the connection. In this guide an outgoing VPN connection on the router is configured as a mandatory WAN interface for a guest network. Traffic from and to the guest network will seemingly enter and exit the internet at the VPN server.
20 Jun 2021

Arch Linux ARM on a Pinebook Pro

Arch Linux ARM was not available for the Pinebook Pro. Now it is.
07 Jun 2021

Pinebook Pro eMMC factory image

Download an unmodified Pinebook Pro eMMC factory image here. This is useful for restoring a Pinebook Pro to its original state.
28 May 2021

64-bit Arch Linux ARM on a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B with 8 GB of RAM (May 2021 update)

Using 64-bit ('aarch64') Arch Linux ARM on a Raspberry Pi 4 with 8 GB of RAM presents several challenges related to headless (no HDMI) boot, USB support, and a wireless network adapter that sometimes fails to initiate. This short guide can help in overcoming these challenges.
22 Apr 2021

Installing Arch Linux ARM on an Iomega ix2-200

The Iomega ix2-200 is an old NAS, of which the original software has been stuck in the year 2008. In this post the aging stock software is replaced with a state-of-the-art Linux distribution.