Fun Stuff

The wiki is being retired!

Documentation is now handled by the same processes we use for code: Add something to the Documentation/ directory in the coreboot repo, and it will be rendered to Contributions welcome!

Coreboot Developer Facts

A comprehensive (yet not necessarily complete) collection of facts about the developers of coreboot can be found on the Coreboot Developer Facts page.

Common git typos

$ git pill
$ git stash poop
$ git vommit
$ git vommit --amend
$ git pus --force
$ git commit --amen
$ gut pull

Memorable quotes

Ron Minnich, ML discussion, March 14, 2014:

In other words, you can design a special case that makes doing a good design of the general case almost impossible. That's been done too; see UEFI.

mue, IRC discussion, January 2014:

If PHP had a garbage collector, would it have to collect itself?

Damien, IRC discussion regarding porting a sandybridge board, December 2013:

I got some help from kmalkki and he said my best bet is to disassemble the mrc blob. Fuck that. I know what's in it. It's shit.

Failure at scale

A BIOS gets confused in a very visible way:

Photo courtesy Greg Kurtzer of LBL.

What floor am I on?

An elevator in Spain:

Photo courtesy Gorka Guardiola

Confused payphone

A payphone in trouble. Taken during the LinuxBIOS summit in Hamburg, Germany in October 2006. Bonus: two coreboot hackers visible in the reflection.

Photo by Ward Vandewege

Clipper Machine

At the Palo Alto Caltrain station

From Ed Swierk

Train ticket machine

Somewhere in Berlin



At Keflavik Airport. I remember when ATMs used OS/2...

BIOS Restrictions

Some BIOS do imlplement restrictions, here it will refuses to boot if it finds an internal WiFi card that is not in the vendor's whitelist.