Linux as a kiosk: automatic log-ins with GNOME

Home entertainment systems and public kiosks are often required to boot up without human interference, so they can be set-up quickly after being moved to a different physical location, or survive power outages. Due to their public nature, different people use the same system user, which must be logged in automatically. To set this up, we must tell Linux two things: which user to log in by default, and that this user does not require any authentication.

Restrict user privileges

First, create …

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There Hugo

This site has now migrated from Drupal, a content management system made in PHP, to Hugo, a static site generator written in Go.

That’s quite the change, eh? The reason for building the previous incarnation of this site in Drupal is explained by my long history of working with, on, and for this great piece of software. As with everything, there’s a right tool for the job. Over time, it became clear the site did not need to be nearly as dynamic and powerful as a CMS like Drupal, and …

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