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Fake Dawn app updated, and thoughts about Android API backward compatibility

October 12, 2014

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Some time ago I wrote an Android app called Fake Dawn, mainly to learn about the basics of Java development on Android, and also to implement something that I can use everyday: an alarm that wakes you up gently by gradually increasing the volume and the light in a customizable way. I collected the things […]

Eric S. Raymond: Time, Clock, and Calendar Programming In C

October 9, 2014

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esr (of The Cathedral & the Bazaar fame) has just written a comprehensive guide on the many functions, structures and styles for dealing with time in C, mostly for UNIX, Linux and POSIX operating systems. It’s especially direct in marking obsolete functionalities, stuff that shouldn’t be used, pitfalls and recommendations. I’m sure he struggled with these APIs […]

Debian jessie XFCE hang on login [solved]

September 7, 2014

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Today I had a nasty surprise when turning on my computer: when I tried to login, it hanged while closing the login screen, and my desktop didn’t appear. So I started troubleshooting. Using Ctrl-Alt-F1 I tried to login from text console, and it worked. From there, I was able to run a desktop session with […]

A story of Gmail war on spam, and plans for end-to-end encrypted mail

September 6, 2014

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Mike Hearn is a security expert that worked on prevention of spam and abuse at Google, and on Bitcoin-related systems. He wrote a rich but clear mail that gives a good perspective on the effort that email providers must pay to be able to fight spam effectively: Modern anti-spam and E2E crypto (via reddit.com/r/programming). The essay […]

HowTo setup A20-OLinuXino-MICRO RootFS on SATA and ownCloud

August 20, 2014

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Originally posted on olimex:
fromcologne posted on our forum interesting tutorial how to setup rootfs on SATA drive and to setup your own cloud service with A20-OLinuXino-MICRO. Now you can keep all your work files, pictures, movies to your own Cloud storage service and have access to them via your phone, laptop, tablet etc devices. Good…

Upgrading my Galaxy S from Cyanogenmod 10 to 11

August 9, 2014

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I still use a Samsung Galaxy S (yes, without any numbers or words after the S), and I installed CyanogenMod on it. I kept upgrading it quite regularly until some time ago, when CyanogenMod decided to call their releases “snapshots” and I instinctively labelled them in my mind as “nigtly builds”, when instead they are the […]

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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