Orhun's Blog | FOSS • Linux • Programming

My motivation towards working on open source

4 minute read Published: 2022-07-02

Some thoughts about open source and the software industry.

Move away from streaming platforms & take your music offline

10 minute read Published: 2022-06-03

I don't use Spotify or any other streaming platform for listening to music. Some call it old habits, some call it needless effort, but I'm very used to downloading MP3 files over the internet and putting them in a folder on my phone then using the whatever default media player I have installed. However, for a couple of years, I have been following a better and automated approach for taking my music offline and feeling a bit less like I'm in a consumerism bubble.

How hard upgrading a Rust JWT library could be?

13 minute read Published: 2022-04-22

Recently one of my clients requested me to maintain their Rust project. It is a web server that is built with Rocket + Diesel and running stable for a couple of years now. Like any other Rust developer would do, the first thing that I checked was the outdated dependencies via cargo-outdated. The result was close to what I expected: most of the dependencies were out-of-date. However, among all those crates, rust-jwt caught my eye. It was 12 minor versions behind!

Rewriting sysctl(8) in Rust: systeroid

5 minute read Published: 2022-04-17

sysctl is a simple and great tool for modifying the kernel parameters. It does its job very well by providing an easy-to-use interface for /proc/sys. It is maintained as a part of procps toolkit for years and it can easily be considered a legacy tool today. So why not push it to its limits and turn it into a more user-friendly and even more useful tool with the power of Rust?

git-cliff 0.5.0

1 minute read Published: 2021-12-15

git-cliff is a highly customizable changelog generator that follows conventional commit specifications ⛰️ In this post, I'm explaining the new features in the 0.5.0 release while giving insight into the different use-cases.

Introducing gpg-tui, a Terminal User Interface for GnuPG

7 minute read Published: 2021-05-29

gpg-tui is a TUI for managing the GnuPG keys 🔐 In this post, I'm giving a brief introduction to the project as well as describing the thought process and main development challenges behind it.

Spin Up Your Own No-Bullshit File Hosting Service

6 minute read Published: 2021-02-14

A guide for spinning up your own instance of 0x0, a no-bullshit file hosting and URL shortening service.

My First Month as an Arch Linux Trusted User

4 minute read Published: 2021-02-06

There's a start for everything. A new blog... New responsibilities... Maybe a new role in a Linux distribution that is for advanced users...

Kmon! Let's manage the Linux kernel modules!

6 minute read Published: 2020-04-02

Introducing kmon, a Linux kernel manager and activity monitor 🐧💻