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, […]

Posted in: Hardware

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 […]

Posted in: Software

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, […]

Posted in: Working

STM32-P152 development with Eclipse on Linux

February 23, 2014

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Olimex STM32-P152

In this post I show how to use Eclipse to create a simple "blink" program, flash it on a STM32-P152 board and attach to it with a debugger. This has been executed with the help of Eclipse plugins, GCC ARM Embedded toolchain, OpenOCD, C232HM FTDI JTAG cable. This approach can be adapted to many Cortex-M targets and many JTAG adapters.

Posted in: Embedded

Free Eclipse ARM GCC OpenOCD Toolchain for Windows | Ångstroms And Algorithms

February 13, 2014

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This new blog called Ångstroms And Algorithms has a complete tutorial on developing and debugging for ARM microcontrollers on Windows. In particular he’s using a STM32-E407 board, an ARM-USB-TINY-H JTAG adapter, ARM GCC toolchain and Eclipse. The tutorial is divided in 4 parts: Free Eclipse ARM GCC OpenOCD Toolchain for Windows Introduction ARM GCC Eclipse IDE GDB / OpenOCD Debugger Personally I am not […]

Posted in: Embedded

Minidlna hangs on shutdown on Debian

February 4, 2014

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I have a computer that keeps most of my media; in order to stream these media files to other devices in my LAN (such as the XBMC box in the living room) I use minidlna, which is a very simple “Digital Living Network Alliance” server. The first problem that I had is that minidlna is not currently […]

Posted in: Software
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