Finding a laptop that is well supported by Linux, has nice features and is not too expensive can be quite a task. Lucky the Lenovo ThinkPad L460 fits my requirements.
The "Drupal Extension to Behat and Mink" provides some nice Drupal specific step definitions and ways of setting test data up. This post runs through the setup process.
Getting a screenshot and a dump of the HTML of a failed step is invaluable when running tests on a headless "browser" like PhantomJS, and this post will show you how
Writing tests should be easy, but installing and maintaining every single piece needed is nontrivial. Thankfully Docker can provide each piece of the jigsaw: Symfony 3, Behat and PhantomJS.
As described in my previous post I use Duplicity with Google Drive for storage. In this post I give a quick how to on configuring Duplicity for that setup.
As many other I have been looking for a cheap encrypted offsite backup for family photos, documents and other important data. I quickly choose duplicity as it provides the encrypted part and the possibility to use many different storage solutions, but the cheap offsite part is was a bit harder to find.
My HTPC should be available when I need it, but not waste power when I'm not at home or sleeping.
The system runs Arch Linux with Kodi and Chrome to view Netflix. The post will not go into detail on how to configure Kodi, but rather getting the other pieces of the puzzle setup. Read part 1 here: HTPC/NAS for watching Netflix on Linux part 1: the hardware