Thank You for visiting this page.
As of 2023_12 this page is still under construction and
probably won't be updated anytime soon, because
I try to redesign my whole web site and I also
have other priorities, which, unfortunately, tend to be
related to getting any computers to run at all.
As of 2023_12 I have came to a conclusion that
I do not want to reinstall operating systems over and over again,
which is why I'm experimenting with a solution, where
I have one desktop computer with operating system booting
from HDD and a set of SSHFS+VNC/RDP connected old laptops and other desktop
computers that may use internal HDDs, but boot from
an MDisc based live-DVD.
That idea also fits well
with a usage pattern for using Raspberry_Pi like computers.
The usage pattern is that Raspberry_Pi boot-SDCARD content is public,
shared with everybody, but all data is on USB-storage, preferably on
magnetic USB storage (classical HDDs) in an USB-HDD-box
that has its own power supply. As Flash memory, including
that of the various memory cards, holds data, inlcuding
filesystem formatting data, reliably only about one year,
the Raspberry_Pi memory card needs to be over-written (by using Linux program "dd")
with a proper, uncorrupted, image about once per year.
So it makes perfect sense to keep all user specific data
off from the Raspgerry_Pi memory card anyway.
As of 2023_12 the operating systems that I use are
(antibot passwords need to be manually inserted, not copy-pasted):
In the past I have had some luck with
openSUSE Linux, but
the policy at openSUSE seems to be that they only offer
drivers for newer hardware, so older laptops and desktop computers
may work by chance, but there might be some hardware drivers missing.
In the past I have also had some luck with the original Debian, but
as of 2023 it seems to me that the Debian project has an awesome package
collection, but the Debian operating system specific parts
seem to be not-that-well-tested. Hence my inclinaton to
use some Debian based distro that is not the original Debian.
What regards to packaging one's development tools to
some virtual appliance, then the virtual appliances have
the fundamental issue that they are stored on
real appliances that have the HDD/SSD/storage_device and
filesystem related instabilities, specially if
some driver makes the Linux kernel go cracy/semicrash and then
the flawed Linux kernel in RAM writes whatever it happens
to write to any of the sotrage devices that are
connected to that device. No RAID is going to help
in that scenario, but a RAID-like system across
different computers so that there is only one "RAID-disc"
per computer _might_help_.
(Again, that's still subject to experimentation and yet another
hurdle that I have to overcome besides "real work"
of software development.)
Hopefully that explains, why my home page development
has such a low priority right now (2023_12).
My main Accounts
Download Links to some of my Creations
Antibot passwords need to be manually inserted, not copy-pasted.
Thank You for reading this page.