Author Archives: Nick

I moved!

Hi everyone, this past weekend I started a new blog at http://www.niklas-meinzer.de. I will post about the same topics as I did here and even moved some of my blogs over there. So if you are interested please head over … Continue reading

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Encrypted Dropbox Backups

Data backups are probably one of the most annoying topics in the world of computers. Yet they are a necessity if you want to minimize your risk of data loss. There is tons of commercial products that do the job … Continue reading

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Replacing the Wifi card on a Lenovo Thinkpad T420

A journey has ended! I have finally replaced the wifi card on my Lenovo Thinkpad T420. This is my Story: I bought this computer at the beginning of 2012 to replace my old Samsung R560, which was  three years old … Continue reading

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So I left Arch Linux… what’s up with that?

About a year ago I started this blog, primarily as a sort of public collection of notes on how to do things on Linux, especially Arch Linux. At the time I was annoyed by a lot of decisions Canonical made … Continue reading

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Got my piece of pi…

Check out what arrived this morning with the mail: That’s rght! I finally got my Raspberry PI! If you haven’t heard of it yet, go check out their page now! (Also: Wtf dude?) I can’t wait to get started playing … Continue reading

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How companies learn which sites you’re visiting and how to prevent it

Today I want to talk about a general issue that affects us all every time we are using the web. That is: the protection of our personal data. In the olden days when you visited a web site, your browser … Continue reading

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Thinkpads throttle CPUs down when battery is removed

I was pretty sure that the proper way to treat your laptop battery, if you want a long fulfilling life for it, is to remove it from the laptop when you are connected to an AC adapter. After all the lifespan of … Continue reading

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