Archive of December 2013

Encrypt your Nokia N900

This guide shows you how to encrypt files (or entire filesystems) on your Nokia N900. I know there are many ways to encrypt files on this special device but let's talk about two particular ways.

  1. → EncFS
  2. Cryptsetup/LUKS

Fist of all, let's talk about EncFS. EncFS is a free FUSE-based cryptographic filesystem. The encryption used depends on the installed encryption libraries on your device, AES should be no problem. EncFS uses a (typically hidden) directory where it stores your encrypted files, so setting up encryption with EncFS on your Nokia N900 is a really easy story.

  1. Install EncFS, e.g. with
    ~ # apt-get install encfs
  2. Create the directory where your encrypted files shall be stored, e.g. with
    ~ $ mkdir /media/mmc1/.crypto
  3. Create the 'directory' where you want to access your decrypted files, e.g. with
    ~ $ mkdir /home/user/MyDocs/Crypto
  4. Let EncFS create the encrypted filesystem with
    ~ $ encfs {encrypted storage} {mountpoint}

    ~ # encfs /media/mmc1/.crypto /home/user/MyDocs/Crypto -o allow_other
  5. Choose the way you'd like to have your files encrypted
  6. Choose a password for your EncFS
  7. Enjoy your crypto-fs and unmount it with
    ~ # fusermount -u {mountpoint}
    when you're done

I decided to publish this little tutorial even if it's incomplete. My N900 is broken (physically) and I don't think that the damage can be fixed. It crashed onto the floor with the charger plugged in. Its µUSB jack has been ripped off the PCB. Rest in peace my beloved friend.

The Sorrow - Dead Home

X-Mess is over!

But I've still got to show ya another episode of the incredible Cyanide & Happiness show!!

Oh, I forgot to mention, wine32-unstable 1.7.9-0.2 is now available at

wine 1.7.9 for Debian Jessie

Hello everybody! You want to try wine 1.7.9 a.k.a. wine32-unstable on Debian Jessie? Just add the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list or make an /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winedeb.list with the following line:

deb [arch=i386] jessie main

The [arch=i386] is only needed if you're running Debian GNU/Linux for amd64. I'll try to update the debs as quickly as possible when the next wine builds are released. These packages were made for debian/sid but they're running flawlessly on debian/testing ;)

Q: Where does it come from?

A: It's directly from →

3rd HTPC, part II

A few weeks ago I've ordered the last missing bits of hardware. Unfortunately one device was a complete failure.

HDDWDC WD20EFRX2,000 GB, silent, 24/7, low power consumption, low heat developement
SoundcardCreative Audigy FXHas been promoted as "EMU10k2" soundcard but unfortunately it's Realtek ALC7xx CRAP. The shipped low profile bracket doesn't fit either. 35.99€ for nothing :(
DVB-S2TeVii S464 PCIDVB-S/DVB-S2 tuner card. Should support Linux but couldn't get it working yet

If someone needs an expensive and crappy soundcard, E-Mail me: crt0mega[at]