Accented characters using a US keyboard layout on OpenBSD

    

My refurbished ThinkPad T460s shipped with an International US layout keyboard. And with the default Xenocara configuration, I couldn’t type accents. As I write 90% of my real-life emails in French, this was an issue.

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Self-host a password manager on OpenBSD

    

I’ve been using Rubywarden to store and access my passwords from OpenBSD workstations and iOS toys. But recent redondant failures from the iOS App and rubywarden not being maintained anymore led to the need for a new solution. I was investing on pass+pgp+git but it was quite complex. Following a toot from Solene@, I tried KeePassXC and it does cover my requirements: Access and manage passwords from iOS devices ; Filling credentials in iOS apps ; Accessible and manageable from an OpenBSD and MacOS workstation.

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A Big Sur look for WindowMaker on OpenBSD

    

A rainy day leads to an attempt to give a 2020 look to some old 90s software I love: a macos Big Sur look for WindowMaker. Obviously running on OpenBSD here but this is not mandatory. OS: OpenBSD 6.8-current WM: WindowMaker with WhiteSur inspired style Wallpaper: The Beach-5 GTK theme: WhiteSur light solid Icon theme: WhiteSur Cursor theme: DMZ Vanilla Applications: Firefox, Thunar, Thunderbird, KeePassXC, XTerm, WPrefs, wmmon, wmapm, wmCalClock

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OpenBSD on TECLAST F7 Plus

    

I got myself a TECLAST F7 Plus laptop. It comes preinstalled with Windows 10 but I planned to use it as my daily driver. So I installed OpenBSD 6.8 on it.

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A mesh VPN using OpenBSD and WireGuard

    

WireGuard is a new coming to OpenBSD 6.8 and it looks like a simple and efficient way to connect computers. I own a few VPS (hello Vultr, hello OpenBSD.amsterdam) that tend to be connected through filtered public services and/or SSH tunnels. And that’s neither efficient nor easy to manage. Here comes the wg(4) era where all those peers will communicate with a bit more privacy and ease of management.

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