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Pinebook update: Got Ubuntu Mate flashed to the emmc from a script in /usr/local/sbin on the Ubuntu Mate SD imagesudo ./pine64_install_to_emmc.sh xenial-mate”  {Verified, omit the image selection (i.e. “xenial-mate” in the example above) and you will get a list to choose from. Other choices are xenial-minimal, xenial-i3, Androids 7.0 and 7.1}.  Thanks again to Door for the hint.  There is also a tool for making installation SDs here https://github.com/pine64dev/PINE64-Installer/blob/master/README.md     I put Android on an SD card, so I can dual boot of a sort.  Glued micro to full size SD adapter to bottom of Pinebook as convenient storage for Android SD.

New SBCs on Market:
Pi Zero sized SBCs with quad core power
Banana PI BPI-M2 Zero http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/banana-pi-bpi-m2-zero-quad-core-singel-board-computer-with-allwinner-h2-chip-design/3532
Rock64 https://www.pine64.org/?page_id=7147
“Full sized” SBC
Le Potato (clocked faster than RPi 3, $25)
GIGABYTE GA-SBCAP3350 SBC looks like an Up Board killer http://www.cnx-software.com/2017/07/21/gigabyte-ga-sbcap3350-celeron-n3350-single-computer-computer-offers-upgradeable-memory-and-storage/
Android set top box in a cable https://liliputing.com/2017/06/inncable-is-an-android-pc-in-an-ethernethdmi-cable.html
Current Meter for RPi https://www.elektormagazine.com/news/review-smartpi-smart-meter-extension-for-raspberry-pi

Microsoft commits to bringing broadband to rural areas http://mashable.com/2017/07/11/microsoft-airband-initiative-rural-internet/#FH7DSKEtamqG
People agree to clean toilets for free WiFi https://gizmodo.com/22-000-people-agree-to-clean-toilets-for-wifi-because-t-1796959482


Blackarch linux
A arch based pentesting os

Installing blackarch linux

Using wpa_supplicant to connect to wifi

Make a file called /etc/wpa_supplicant/example.conf


Then what I had to do was

Wpa_supplicant -B -i <wlan0> -D wext -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/example.conf

I had to add the “-D wext” because I was using older hardware

Then just type

>add_network 0
>set_network 0 ssid “myssid”
>set_network 0 psk “passphrase”
>enable_network 0

To update Blackarch linux you need to type as root (or with root permission)

Pacman -Syyu –needed –force blackarch

Uzbl browser

Youtube with uzbl

Next recording date: Aug. 4, 2017



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Linux is better:  Windows 10 removed support  for rotating monitors
Has the CIA hacked your router? https://www.wired.com/story/wikileaks-cia-router-hack/

First looks:
Pinebook 14”: Overall disappointed, internal speakers not fit for purpose, poor trackpad, slow scrolling in browser, not compatible with all access points (could be just me).  On the plus side, it is inexpensive and compact; battery life.

Distros can be booted of the SD card or flashed to the emmc from an image on the SD (I’ve found two types of images on the support forum, ones meant to be booted from the SD and others that flash an image on the emmc.  Door posted that he was able to flash the emmc from a script  “sudo ./pine64_install_to_emmc.sh xenial-mate”  Script is in /usr/local/sbin.

Recommendations for better Firefox performance: https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=4535

Mycroft A.I.:  Right on 12 months late, many of the functions promised in the crowd funding campaign are not implemented (to be fair, the makers say set it on a shelf for six months before plugging it in).  About all that works is answering questions from Wikipedia and playing news highlights from NPR.   My fears are Alexa and Google Home already have too big a lead and the resources to stay well ahead of community development.  Generally impressed with the voice recognition.

List of Linux browsers


Next recording date: July. 21, 2017