Occasionally I find myself working on things that are a bit too complex for me to keep in my head, so I take notes. If I feel that these notes might be of interest to others, I try to polish them a bit and share them on this page.
If you care, feel free to read on about the how and why. Meanwhile, on this page we continue with a bunch of articles, notes and incoherent babble.
Do you remember DVDs? Little plastic discs that are always in the wrong case, containing amazingly detailed versions of your favourite movies? Today we are going to figure out how to convert your old movies and burn them to a DVD in order to watch them on an ordinary standalone DVD player.
These days, free software is everywhere, giving people the freedom to modify the software they use on a daily basis, fix bugs they encounter and use their devices way beyond their originally intended life span. However, in most computers the BIOS is a closed-source, potentially buggy blob that sometimes deliberately gets in the way of you, the computer's user and owner. Coreboot allows us to fix that.
Installing the free Rockbox firmware on an iPod is very easy, the graphical installer can do that with just a few clicks. It does however require a working disk in the iPod and the disk must have initially been setup using iTunes. Today we are going to look into how to install Rockbox 'by hand' on a fresh disk, without using any proprietary software whatsoever.