GalliumOS on Chromebook

In this article I'm going to be talking about how to get GalliumOS on a HP Chromebook 14 (FALCO). It's not super hard, but it does take time.

  1. Remove the RW screw from the motherboard.
    RW Screw

  2. Get into Developer Mode
    Take a look at this page that describes the steps to going into developer mode and getting a root shell:

Root Shell

  1. Replace the frimware with a UEFI Firmware
    I like to use the firmware from Follow these instructions to install the new firmware:
    Firmware Script

  2. Replace the RW screw

  3. Grab GalliumOS and install

  4. After install, update GalliumOS
    Use the built in GalliumOS updater. After it updates it gave me an error about an unsigned kernel. To solve this I rebooted the chromebook, ran sudo apt autoremove -y, and then re-updated using the GalliumOS updater.

That's about it! See, it was easy.

PinePhone PINE64 with postmarketOS

I did a review tonight of the PinePhone. I thought I'd share it here:

I loved the phone.

AND XOR Badge Challenge

Today @ArdJect posted on Twitter a challenge for the ANDXOR Badge.
Here's the tweet that was posted to start the challenge off:

At 16:30 come to where
There's a KittyCatDen and a Development Lair
You'll see the bright color
You'll have a fun time
But one thing for sure
There are no children there
#notastripclubkentaro #MattDamon #BadgeLife
@dc801 @801Labs @SAINTCON
Kim Thomson (@ArdJect) August 20, 2020

I wanted to share the solution to the challenge for those who are curious. After some digging, this was the first solution I came up with:

That was wrong, very wrong.

After more digging, @ArdJect posted another challenge with the tag @wiglenet

That made me think about WiFi. I pulled up and searched for the wifi name KittyCatDen. That pulled up exactly what I needed.
If you pull up the Longitude and Latitude on google maps, you'll see other markers that match up perfectly with the riddle.

See? Not so hard. We met up and I was the only one there with the solve.

Welcome one and all

This is my new blog. I figure this would be a simple way to write and share details about my recent projects and adventures.

If you have anything you'd like me to write about, please message me on twitter.