December 19, 2012
Andreas Happe wrote a simple guide on how to encrypt your home directory or USB sticks with Linux. Some time ago I blogged about Encrypted Linux on USB key, which uses the same encrypting solution, LUKS. The guide: Linux: How to encrypt your data on hard drives, USB sticks, etc. – Random sputterings...
December 17, 2012
If someone missed it, there’s an informative and attractive 20-minutes documentary of Arduino, its history and many applications. Arduino: creation is child’s play – Wired.it.
November 2, 2012
Getting Things Done, commonly known as GTD, is a method created by David Allen for dealing with stuff in your life; I already wrote about its benefits before. He recently gave this talk to a TED audience about its way of working. He exposes many deep concepts and uses a peculiar jargon, so if someone […]
October 14, 2012
I am currently attending an on-line class on compilers at Coursera, that I already mentioned in a previous blog post. The course (prepared and lead by Professor Alex Aiken) is very interesting, and mixes formal theory with practical applications. At the end the students will be able to code a complete compiler, and they will […]
October 3, 2012
There’s a new standard hash algorithm in town, its official title is SHA-3 but its birth name is Keccak. NIST announced yesterday the winner of a long contest, that selected from many submissions the 5 algorithms most apt to substitute the current SHA-2 hash method, and from those 5 Keccak emerged as a victor. As I wrote in […]
September 23, 2012
Last week I placed an order for some electronic products, and they arrived yesterday. The main products in the shipment are: Olimex STM32-P152 prototype board, with an STM32 microcontroller and many peripherals FTDI C232HM-EDHSL-0, which is a USB-to-spaghetti dongle that connects a PC to an embedded product using many protocols (USART, SPI, I2C, JTAG, …) FTDI Chipi-X10 […]