Pixel phones are sold with bootloader unlocking disabled

Request to Google: ungrey the “OEM unlocking” toggle in the factory, before shipping store.google.com devices to customers. Do not make your customers connect the device to the Internet before they are allowed to install the operating system they want. My wife had a requirement to use Android1, and she wanted to run GrapheneOS; I experimented […]

Printing an A4 document on US letter paper using Debian

My wife bought a dress pattern on Etsy that she received as a PDF. It was a large pattern that spanned many pages, meant to be trimmed and taped together into a large continuous sheet. The pattern was labelled “A4-letter“, meaning that it should be printable on A4 or letter paper. For accuracy, the pattern […]

Think Penguin

I bought a ThinkPenguin.com laptop for my Mom for her birthday. She’s a long time GNU/Linux user and she was ready for an upgrade from her ThinkPad T41. I decided to try ThinkPenguin.com. I’m really impressed with their service and their product. The laptop shipped within a few days, and when it arrived it had […]