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 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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LineageOS 14.1 Sustaining Build for HTC 10 (pme)

By request, I’ve added the HTC 10 (pme) to the LineageOS 14.1 “build rooster”. Same deal as all the other builds — generated weekly, available at https://lineageos.disavowed.jp/pme/ As a side note, I’d like to publicly thank Adam_J_T from the XDA … Continue reading

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Refurbishing a Quadra 700

I picked up a Quadra 700 on eBay. Although it powered on out-of-the-box, it needed a bit of upgrading to be useful. I pulled together information from a number of external resources, and am writing it up here in the … Continue reading

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LineageOS 14.1 sustaining builds for Moto Z Play and Moto G4

It appears that my LineageOS 14.1 sustaining build service has been well-received. Some folks have pinged me on XDA about adding more devices; there’s still enough space on the web server, so I’ve added them. Weekly builds for the Motorola … Continue reading

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