Flashing LineageOS on an Xperia Z Tablet

Some weeks ago I got a Xperia Z Tablet for free. The former owner was unable to charge it. A plugged in charger didn't do anything. As the battery was already dead, the Xperia Z Tablet only showed a 3 times blinking red light while pressing the ON button, I thought that it could be the charger itself. I tested 3 different chargers one with even 2.1A. Some forums suggested that the tablet should be charged for a longer time, some suggested 24 hours, I let the tablet on the charger for that long, but it didn't charge.

When the nfs-kernel-server at the Raspberry Pi won't serve

Some years ago a friend pointed out that it is easier to boot Raspberry Pi images from an NFS instead heaving the entire Linux sit on the SD. The benefit is that on the server machine everything can be stored on a SSD or hard drive, whatever you prefer. 

My problem was that when I had a power outage the Raspberry Pis won't boot anymore because the couldn't access the NFS machine. I was looking for long for a solution and didn't find anything. The service was up and running and the /etc/exportfs showed the right directories.

Connman and its problem with an NFS booted OSMC images

Recently I installed OSMC, the Open Source Media Center. I had to replace the old XMBC installation on my Raspberry PI I as the software was totally outdated and Plugins won't work anymore or run pretty slow.  

Once I had the image flashed I set the image up to boot from NFS instead of having all the system files on the SD. Everything went smooth so I saved the iso back to the backup storage and started OSMC. Booting and configuration went fine. 

How to buy a smartphone the smart way for long term usage

When a friend of mine showed me the first Fairphone I didn't quite realize what she was showing me. I actually did know what the Fairphone was, the media I'm reading were covered with stories about it. They actually made pretty huge hype out of it. But the question was: What does it mean to me. So, some month later I realized what it meant to me: It was a status symbol, like a organic fair trade t-shirt. Putting money into a more long lasting approach, creating a phone whose materials where traded fair. 


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