ao2's blog

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AKOP updates: Debian and Linux

A due update to my AKOP “work”: a Debian and a Linux versions could not be avoided.


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Tweeper 0.2, now also in Debian

I released version 0.2 of tweeper, go get it from the tweeper git repository.


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Altoids: Exercises in Style

After my cool non-sense story about Android 5 I wanted to get back again to the Altoids theme and expand a bit on it.

Android Blue Knock-Off
Android Green Knock-Off
Android Red Knock-Off
Antonio Red Knock-Off
Arduino Knock-Off
Debian Knock-Off
Ladyada Knock-Off
Linux Knock-Off

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Misc links: August 2013

Some interesting and inspiring things I stumbled upon this month:


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Acer C110 pico projector with BeagleBone Black

I was having a hard time getting the Acer C110 USB pico projector work when connected to the BeagleBone Black, it wasn't showing up on the USB bus at all, no sign of it in the kernel messages and consequently no sign of it in lsusb.

Projecting the Ångström login screen
Cable setup 1
Cable setup 2

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Tweeper: a Twitter to RSS web scraper

Tweeper is a web scraper which extracts the most recent public tweets of a given user from their home page on Twitter.com and formats them in RSS, so the information can be conveniently accessed and collected by a feed reader.


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Misc links: April-May 2013

Some funteresting stuff I've run into in the past months:


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How to trace and visualize POSIX threads

Writing even a simple multi-threaded program is a complex problem, synchronization issues are always around the corner, causing race conditions which can lead to deadlock or resource starvation; and the stress of not being sure that our program works correctly is another component of the complexity.


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crackpop

Some relative of mine forgot the password to access their e-mail account, but they were still remembering the pattern they used to pick it up, and that pattern could be easily represented by a regular expression. They did not have a backup email address to be able to use the password-reset mechanism.


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Hacking a USB blood pressure meter

A blood pressure meter with a USB port happened to land into my hands, only Windows was supported for downloading data to a PC, and I wanted to see how the device interacted with the software and try to “free” it so that it could be used elsewhere.