Jan 26, 2019 - Introducing 3Dir (Dynamic Download Directories)


Today I am introducing the 3Dir (Dynamic Download Directories) Google Chrome extension by releasing a pre-alpha version at the Chrome Web Store.

Dynamic Download Directories

The goal of 3Dir is very straightforward: to save your downloads in different locations based on different attributes and conditions... so you don't have to waste time doing it by hand.

Dec 31, 2018 - Home D.C. 01: Planning my first personal Dev Cloud(s)


In this post I cover the plan, ideas and hardware for my own private DataCenter / Dev Cloud - project Home D.C. by Igor D.C.

After being mostly absent from the OpenStack community and OpenStack contributions for the past year and a half, and from Open Source in general for almost a year (after implementing IETF SFC "friendly" extensions to networking-sfc in OpenStack Neutron and initial VNF Forwarding Graph capabilities in OSM, the Open Source MANO), I will finally be returning to OpenStack Neutron development in 2019.

Dec 15, 2017 - Android-x86 on SD card with NTFS, Secure Boot and UEFI


Android-x86 on SD card with NTFS, Secure Boot and UEFI:

I will show you how to install the 64-bit version of Android-x86 7.1rc2 (and likely other versions such as CM14.1 rc1, or other operating systems based on Android-x86 such as RemixOS), on a SD/microSD card using NTFS as the filesystem (thus providing a fast Android experience) with Secure Boot and UEFI boot.

Jan 3, 2016 - Windows 10 Search - These results may be incomplete


Ever since my laptop was updated from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 through Windows Update, the search feature has been behaving very poorly due to some past damage buried deep in Windows, its registry or somewhere within/around the Indexing service. This post is not about discussing what might be causing all these issues, but to provide a workaround which might work for some instances of two specific symptoms: missing searched items in the start menu, including items from the Control Panel, and a constant warning claiming that "These results may be incomplete..." as can be seen in the partial screenshot below.

Nov 16, 2015 - OnePlus 2 (ARMv8) Encryption Performance Benchmarks


One of the few things that my next smartphone would need to have was some kind of accelerated filesystem encryption, either hardware or software-based. The reason behind this is to have both the security advantages of full disk encryption [1] and I/O performance along with power efficiency we've come to expect from the latest handsets/tablets.

Feb 25, 2015 - New blog platform


It is official, this blog is now hosted at http://blog.igordcard.com. Besides the change of domain, the platform has also been migrated from Blogger to Jekyll, hosted in GitHub Pages. This decision will allow me to maintain the pages with more ease and flexibility, leveraging most of the benefits of using git. All comments have been migrated to Disqus and are already displayed in the new platform.