Author Archives: Johan Thelin

Adventures in (Dyn)DNS

So, I made the silly move to rely on my hardware supplier to provide me with a dynamic DNS service. Naturally, this offer expired, and I could no longer reach my home server. Because of Murphy, this naturally took place when I was away from home with no access to anything. So – how does […]

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It finally arrived

After waiting a bit over a month, followed by an agonizing week when the new gizmo was at my DHL pickup point and I was some 2h by car away in our summer house. What gizmo? A Pinebook Pro! The Pinebook comes in many layers. Like, properly many. I guess this means that it is […]

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foss-north kdenlive workflow

As some of you might already have noticed, we’ve complemented foss-north with a new pod / vod / vlog – I’m not sure what to call it. Basically, it is a video based pod cast (making it available as a audio only pod-cast is high on the todo). Our main focus right now is a […]

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foss-north: Enablement Talks

During foss-north 2020 we had a group of talks related to using free and open source in various settings. I call them enablement talks. Someone with a more salesy mind might have said success stories. This year we had tree such talks. One from about SVT’s (the Swedish public TV broadcaster) video streaming platform by […]

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Photoframe Hack

Sometimes you just want to get something done. Something for yourself. You do not intend it to be reused, or even pretty. You build a tool. My tool was a photoframe with some basic overlays. I wanted the family calendar, some weather information (current temperature + forecast), time, and the next bus heading for the […]

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The Cost of no Architecture

Like many others, I enjoy various reverse engineering and tear-down stories. Personally, I mean things like iFixit tear-downs and Ken Shirriff’s blog, so I started following this tweet thread by foone. I'm trying to get this Logitech Harmony 900 remote working, but it keeps telling me the battery level is extremely low… — foone […]

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The Internet Talks

I’ve previously written about the licensing and embedded talks of foss-north 2020. This time around, I’d like to share the recordings of the Internet related talks. Internet is a very broad topic, so it is hard to classify talks as not being Internet related these days, but the following three talks stand out. The first […]

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The Embedded Talks

The foss-north conference strives to have an assortment of various talks. The point is that visitors should see something unexpected and that the conference should attract all types of visitors to ensure that we as a community can meet across various industries and problem spaces. This time I’ve selected three talks about embedded systems from […]

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What a License Track!

The foss-north 2020 videos are rolling out. This year we’re doing a small experiment, so everything is available at once over at, while we roll the videos out gradually at YouTube in an attempt to feed the algorithm (like and subscribe!). This year we had a great set of licensing related talks, and I’d […]

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foss-north – or doing many things at once

When placing this year’s foss-north event over a quarter break I knew that I would be busy both at work and at the conference. Little did I know what was beyond the horizon ;-) As a consequence of the COVID-19 situation, the event has to be converted from a physical meeting to a virtual event. […]

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