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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Raspberry Pi 4 doing domotics

    

I already run Domoticz using a Synology package and a couple of docker containers. But this is complicated to maintain. And the Syno App doesn’t seem to be updated frequently. Not being said the management of the USB sticks is quite random. So I decided to get myself a Raspberry Pi 4 and run everything from there.

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Switching Xorg keyboard layout on OpenBSD

    

I own laptops with a French keyboard. And when my Cloud servers reboot for maintenance, I have to enter their FDE passphrase. This is done by some VNC-like stuff that don’t work well with non-US layout keyboard. Here’s a few minimalistic options to switch keyboard layout on OpenBSD.

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