Older blog entries for Gilbou (starting at number 1)

just received my lemote yeelong netbook, the 8101B model. it uses a loongson-2F chip (chinese made, MIPS-III based with some IV operands, very low power, 64-bit out of order execution). i took a lot of pictures of the machine from the box to pictures with a centimers/inches ruler so you can check its size. machine is notable for its open hardware approach : nothing inside of it uses nor requires a binary blob. even the bios is available in source : it's PMON, and written in C, with all sources available. every part of the machine is thus available for hacking which makes it, in my opinion, the hacker's choice. i do think this machine is currently the only one used by the venerable stallman. wikipedia has information about the chip and platform. it comes with linux and i believe debian can be installed on it. i am going to replace the linux with openbsd so i won't be able to tell you about linux on it, i won't even try it. can be bought from two places in europe : hackable devices (wim works there, of kd85 fame) and tekmote.nl ; if you are in europe, this will avoid you paying custom tax for ordering it (VAT will be paid in the country you buy it, either Belgium for hackable devices, or Netherlands for Tekmote). i will soon post a full article about how openbsd is installed and used on the platform, and make sure even a total noob with no bsd knowledge can buy one, install bsd and start learning what a real unix looks like, you penguin stuffing kiddies out there ! =)
18 May 2011 (updated 18 May 2011 at 22:44 UTC) »
recreated my account. previous posts gone :p
not been doing much lately so will only give a few links that might be interesting to people using some old crappy hardware, like using netbsd on soekris 4801, setting up the hibernation partition on thinkpad to have it work nicely with bsd, and doing a full disk cgd encrypt install of netbsd.
i got some web pages from my first computer to almost the last one (got some update to do there). on a less serious level, i got a collection of some bsd pics and funny pics collected over some years of browsing

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