Debian News – 7.0 “Wheezy” released

May 5, 2013

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The new “stable” Debian distribution has been released; here the announcement: Debian — News — Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” released. This announcement is quite important for many reasons. One of them is that the Debian stable release cycle is slow: last version was released in 2011. There are many individuals and companies that decide to stick with […]

Posted in: Software

The development process of my Android app

March 26, 2013

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I received a request from one of my readers, who wanted details on the development process of my Fake Dawn app. I wrote them a response and the mail has become quite consistent, so I decided to post it also on my blog, because it is a nice summary of what was going on in my […]

Posted in: Software

Interesting upcoming courses on Coursera

March 2, 2013

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The online “university” coursera.org organizes its courses with limited time frame, to give the students a sense of urgency to complete the studies. These courses, which are relevant to the content of my blog, are about to start: VLSI CAD: Logic to Layout; start date: 2013-03-04 Pattern-Oriented Software Architectures for Concurrent and Networked Software; start date: 2013-03-04 Information Security […]

Posted in: Working

Arduino street

February 10, 2013

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This weekend I attended the Historical Carnival of Ivrea. During our tour of the old city center, I stumbled upon this street with a familiar name… One of Arduino‘s founding fathers, Massimo Banzi, was a teacher in Ivrea, and chose a famous historical figure of the city as the name of their open source project.

Posted in: Embedded

Sticky Bits » Developing a Generic Hard Fault handler for ARM Cortex-M3/Cortex-M4

February 1, 2013

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Sticky Bits » Blog Archive » Developing a Generic Hard Fault handler for ARM Cortex-M3/Cortex-M4. This is a very informative post on Cortex-M fault handling. It covers basic handling up to examination of the context that produced the fault.

Posted in: Embedded

A sad goodbye to a real maker

January 19, 2013

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I did not know Fabio Varesano personally, but I studied some of his work and followed his activities. He wrote an applied thesis on Arduino and his projects led to the manufacturing of the FreeIMU sensors platform and many other solutions. Today I learned that he’s gone. Suddenly, unexpectedly and too early. It’s obvious that he had the […]

Posted in: Hardware

Videos of ELCE2012 and FOSDEM2012 from Free Electrons

January 17, 2013

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Free Electrons recently posted the following resources: Videos of the Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2012 Videos of the Embedded track at FOSDEM 2012 As usual the conferences are full of interesting projects and information. My highlights for personal interest are: Wolfram Sang (Pengutronix e.K.) Maintainer’s Diary: Devicetree and Its Stumbling Blocks Slides; Video (49 minutes): full HD (329M), 800×450 (160M) Peter […]

Posted in: Embedded
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