Linux on the T470s

Trying to find a modern laptop that works well with Linux is quite difficult. I've been on a journey with difference manufactures ranging from Panasonic, Dell, HP, Lenovo... It's quite a mess. Thankfully the T4x0s line of laptops form Lenovo have proved to work well (generally) for the last couple generations. Herein is a discussion of selection criteria and some anecdotes for getting things to run smoothly.

Archlinux Metal to Server With ZFS

A simplified installed procedure that will allow you to go from metal to a server that has the next generation file-system ZFS. This guide stays updated as each time I have to do a new install it is consulted. It guide reflects the pathway I take most commonly with servers responsible for housing some sensitive data. Although ZFS is not an in kernel feature, it is a far more mature basis for doing complex, and trustworthy, storage pools on a single host.

Archlinux Metal to Desktop Environment

A simplified installed procedure that will allow you to go from metal to a machine that has a desktop environment. This guide stays updated as each time I have to do a new install it is consulted. It reflect the paths that I generally use for my (and my families) daily driver machines. We'll be focused on a sort of golden path by using the modern, well maintained technology stack of luks, btrfs, systemd, and gnome.