How to create bare minimum Debian Wheezy rootfs from scratch

July 21, 2014

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Originally posted on olimex:
In this post we will explain how you can create your own Debian rootfs with pre-installed packages of your choice, which to allow tiny Linux images to be created. All steps below should work on any Debian host (Debian/Ubuntu etc) and are verified with Ubuntu 12.04LTS. First of all you need…

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Digital Signal Processing course on Coursera ended

July 20, 2014

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Spyder Python IDE for DSP

I attended the last session of Digital Signal Processing course offered by the Polytechnic of Lausanne (EPFL: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) through Coursera.org. The course is presented by Professors Paolo Prandoni and Martin Vetterli. I already knew some of the topics from University, but it was ten years ago and I wanted to refresh […]

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ChibiOS kernel on Olimex STM32-P152

May 2, 2014

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Olimex STM32-P152

I wanted to try the ChibiOS/RT real-time operating system on my micro-controller board that mounts an STM32L152VBT6. ChibiOS is one of many alternative real-time operating systems such as FreeRTOS, RTEMS, eCos and NuttX. It supports many platforms and it’s actively developed by Giovanni Di Sirio (full disclosure: we both work at STMicroelectronics). I downloaded the […]

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Introduction to soldering from Adafruit

April 12, 2014

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Collin Cunningham explains briefly and effectively the basics of soldering in this short video. See also: Adafruit Guide To Excellent Soldering    

Posted in: Hardware

Radeon R7 240 on Debian testing

March 25, 2014

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Nexuiz at ultra detail 1600x900.

This week I bought a Sapphire R7 240 2GB DDR3 graphic card, sporting an AMD Radeon R7 240 chip suggested by Tom’s Hardware march wrap-up.  I changed card because my old XFX GeForce 7300 GS had a broken fan and it was time to let it go (before the hot summer). My desktop PC has a Debian testing installation, […]

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Compilers course is starting on Coursera

March 13, 2014

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The 17th of March Coursera will open a new session of the Compilers course, offered by Stanford University and led by Professor Alex Aiken: Coursera – Compilers The Coursera courses belong to the category of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in the sense that anyone can sign up, and everyone studies the same chapters in […]

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Micron Technology laying off 419 employees in Italy

March 7, 2014

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Micron is a healthy and growing company. During last quarter it had 4 billions of revenues, more than doubling last year results, and they’re in good shape with 300 millions of net income. Micron is laying off 419 employees in Italy. It started a “procedure of mass lay-off” that, if it’s not stopped before April, […]

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