linux

Install WhatsApp in Anbox on Debian

May 26, 2021
Anbox logo

To this day, I've never used WhatsApp on my phone. On the topic of security and privacy, WhatsApp has a long and checkered history, worthy of a special page on Wikipedia. For instance, earlier this year the company found themselves in the news again when they gave their users an ultimatum: hand over your data to Facebook or stop using WhatsApp. That's the kind of demand that sends people running. Nevertheless, people around the world continue to use WhatsApp.

In this tutorial, I explain how to install WhatsApp in Anbox on Debian 10 (Buster).

Create Slideshows with Audio on the Command Line

February 16, 2021
Screenshot of  command line showing audio and image files

During COVID I have been creating slideshows with audio to send to meditation groups in my local prison system. I have developed a process that I find to be quick, useful, and reliable. Nearly all of it happens on the GNU/Linux command line. It's not fancy, and this kind of thing certainly is not for everyone, but I thought at least a few others might find it helpful.