Author Archives: Chris Kobayashi

About Chris Kobayashi

I'm a security systems engineer, specializing in UNIX, network, and physical security. I'm in Tokyo, and I'm mostly retired now. I'm well-versed in both electrical and software engineering, with a particular interest in old computers and game consoles. You can contact me here.

LineageOS 15.1 builds for Sony Xperia Tablet Z LTE (pollux)

The LineageOS team is shutting down builds for 15.1. Ari Opari has asked for Sony Xperia Tablet Z LTE (pollux) builds. They’ve been added to the rooster and are at https://lineageos.disavowed.jp/pollux

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LineageOS 15.1 builds for Huawei Honor 5X (kiwi)

At the request of Sachin Saini, I’ve added the Huawei Honor 5X (kiwi) to the weekly 15.1 build rooster. Share and enjoy.

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LineageOS 15.1 hammerhead builds working again

It looks like the LineageOS team got around to fixing what they’d broken in the hammerhead 15.1 tree. Builds have commenced. Kudos to Uwe for giving me a heads-up — much appreciated.

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LineageOS 15.1 builds broken on Nexus 5 (hammerhead)

It looks like a commit last week to the 15.1 branch broke builds for hammerhead: ERROR: /mnt/second/android/lineage15/packages/apps/LineageParts/src/org/lineageos/lineageparts/livedisplay/LiveDisplaySettings.java:401.60: config_enableLiveDisplay cannot be resolved or is not a field I’m seeing discussion about this on other devices (https://www.reddit.com/r/LineageOS/comments/feuc3e/build_for_mako_fails, for example) that indicates that … Continue reading

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Making MacSSH work with current OpenSSH servers

The OpenSSH team has a habit of turning off ciphers/features every few releases. The rationale behind this decision is open to debate (this breaks compatibility with Cisco switches, for example), but so far they are only disabling by default rather … Continue reading

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LineageOS build rooster being worked on

So yes, the weekly LineageOS builds have been a bit sporadic lately. Both deb and flo 14 builds started claiming that the jack server had disappeared. I temporarily removed them, which made other builds complete, but the build times would … Continue reading

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Setting a DeLonghi EO241250M Livenza convection oven to Celsius mode

I’ve been a fan of DeLonghi appliances since the mid-nineties. Every place I’ve lived, I’ve put an oil-filled DeLonghi heater into each room. Needed a real convection oven a few months back; Japanese apartments typically don’t come with an oven … Continue reading

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A bridging IPv6 Linux firewall for a NTT FLETS internet connection

It’s easy to make an IPv4 DSL connection work in Japan if you’re using NTT FLETS — just use any PPPoE client. FreeBSD, NetBSD, Linux … it doesn’t matter, the process is well-documented. Using that same FreeBSD/NetBSD/Linux machine to handle … Continue reading

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LineageOS build rooster going again.

The infrastructure hosting the build rooster was upgraded a bit, and it broke the build process. It turned out to be a combination of three things: the build machine’s swap partition wasn’t prepared with mkswap (so the build was getting … Continue reading

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The Seven Dreamers fiasco

I wrote this up awhile back, but never got around to hitting the publish button. This is what transpired between Seven Dreamers and myself in the months leading up to their bankruptcy. In November (2018), I was contacted by a … Continue reading

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