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A location where I keep articles that are works-in-progress (unpublished). They'll get written eventually...

Draft articles

Handbook enhancements




Linux kernel

Digital Survival

  • cjdns - Encrypted IPv6 mesh network software.



  • Screenkey - Screencast software that writes key presses to the display.
  • Brackets - An open source text editor from Adobe with a focus on web development.
  • Geeknote - An open source, command-line Evernote client.
  • Light Table - Light Table is an open source IDE created for web development.
  • lynis - A security auditing tool to assist with compliance and hardening testing for Unix based systems.
  • Makekit - Write build systems in POSIX shell.
  • N1 - A cross platform open source mail client build on modern web frameworks.
  • NixNote - An open source Evernote clone for Linux.
  • Perfect Paper Passwords - A high security, multi-factor one-time password generator.
  • Plinth - A Python-powered web interface for FreedomBox.
  • PowerBroker Open - An Active Directory authentication front-end.
  • SocioBoard - Manage multiple social media accounts from a central location.
  • Sopel - An IRC-bot written in Python. Every developer needs a sidekick, right?
  • Titan - A command-line password manager supporting AES encryption and 256-bit keys.
  • Taiga - A project management platform.
  • Unreal Engine - Generation 4 of the Unreal Engine.

General articles

  • NILFS - A new implementation of a log structured filesystem for Linux.
  • util-linux - Userspace utilities for Linux specific system management including device control, terminal logins, process management, and tty messaging.
  • OpenVAS - An open source vulnerability scanner.
  • GNU Binutils - A collection of binary tools used for software development.
  • taskd - The server part of a command-line todo list manager.
  • GlusterFS - A scalable network filesystem.
  • GNU make - One of the original build systems. Standard tool to compile source trees.
  • bcachefs - A 'next generation' CoW filesystem for Linux.
  • eCryptfs - The enterprise cryptographic filesystem for Linux.
  • Synergy - Software to manage multiple machines over multiple displays with a single keyboard and mouse.
  • Tripwire - An open source file integrity checker and IDS.
  • CRIU - A utility to checkpoint/restore a process tree.
  • WireGuard - Extra details on setting up WireGuard on Gentoo.
  • fprint - A service to access fingerprint readers.
  • iozone - A filesystem benchmarking program with lots of options.
  • CMake - A Cross platform Make tool.
  • systemd/Handbook extension - Resume where the handbook left off on using systemd.
  • Salt - A remote execution and configuration manager.
  • Gentoo Primers - Parent article for the Gentoo Primers.
  • The Meta OS Primer - A guide on creating a Gentoo-based Linux distribution.
  • The Gentoo Primer - An introduction to Gentoo.
  • The Gentoo Developer Primer - Start here
  • The Gentoo Studio Primer - Configure Gentoo for hi fidelity audio/video editing.
  • Elf Utils - Libraries and utilities to handle ELF objects (a drop in replacement for libelf).
  • Raspberry Pi 2 - An article that explains how to install Gentoo on the Raspberry Pi 2.
  • automake - GNU's build system. Used in many projects for efficient compiling.
  • Kernel hacking - An article on developing the Linux kernel with a Gentoo base.
  • kexec - A set of kernel hacking tools for the Linux kernel.
  • File POSIX Capabilities - An article on getcap and setcap and other related goodies.
  • Catalyst Guide - Explains how to use Catalyst...details included.
  • Gentoo Wallpapers - An article on where to find Gentoo wallpapers.
  • GParted - GNOME's partition editor.
  • gentoo.conf - Move when git stuff is done.

Gentoo Developer tools


  • ffcast - Record screencasts using ffmpeg.
  • recordmydesktop - A desktop session recorder producing OGG video/audio files.


  • top - A utility that displays Linux processes.
  • atop - A top-like interactive monitor that displays load on the Linux system.
  • htop - Another top-like clone that displays Linux processes. Explained.


Hardware testing

  • stress - A tool to stress test system hardware.
  • stress-ng - A "next generation" stress tool designed to test system hardware.
  • Phoronix Test Suite - An open source benchmarking suite.

My software

  • stager - The perfect installer for Gentoo.
  • kaudit - A python powered auditor for the Linux kernel.
  • gencache - Like aptcache, but for Gentoo.