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Running the Searx metasearch engine on OpenBSD

    

Searx is a free metasearch engine. This means that it will aggregate search results from several search engines, like Bing, DuckDuckGo, Google or Qwant. But it will also interface with services like DailyMotion, DeviantArt, FramaLibre, GitHub, Reddit or Wikipedia to extract search results. For more information, have a look at the searx online documentation . It also removes Cookies and generate a random profile for each request you do. This is a step forward to privacy.

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Fixing UTF-8 filename encoding from macOS to OpenBSD

    

When detarring an archive file made on macOS onto OpenBSD, I got a bunch a files with “wrong” encoding name. And that even screwed up my Nextcloud synchronization. But there is a way to solve this.

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From Clean & Green Mockup to OpenBSD cwm(1) desktop

    

If the words CGA or Hercules raise sweet memories from your far away youth, the Mockup Clean & Green from u/awareofdistractions may hit you right in the heart. And if you like it so much, it may be used for real-life desktop environment using OpenBSD stock and ports material.

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Using a custom boot logo on Lenovo ThinkPad T460s

    

Lenovo makes it possible to change the boot logo of my refurbished ThinkPad T460s. So let’s turn the big red rectangle into something BSD.

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Annotate your PDF files on OpenBSD

    

On my journey to leave macOS, I regularly look to mimic some of the features I use. Namely, annotating (or signing) PDF files is a really simple task using Preview. I couldn’t do it on OpenBSD using Zathura, Xpdf etc. But there is a software in the ports that can achieve this: Xournal.

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