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Sticky Bits » Security and Connected Devices

September 14, 2015

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A clickbait headline for this article would be something like: “The 10 secrets to save your next IoT product from cyber attacks” The author makes valid points, enumerates powerful real-life examples when things actually went wrong, and shows the mindset to apply when thinking about security in general. With the Internet of Things, we are seeing more and more […]

libopencm3 on STM32 Nucleo board

April 19, 2015

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This article is part of a series about developing for STM32 micro-controllers on Linux. A few days ago I talked about libopencm3, an open source library to access Cortex-M functionalities and peripherals of many micro-controllers, especially STM32 variants. I wanted to use this library to develop on a Nucleo board that I have in my hand, […]

libopencm3 for the license-sensitive Cortex-M developer

April 12, 2015

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I was thinking of starting a new open source project that should run on STM32 boards, and I realized that it would need a lot of low level code that accesses many different peripherals. One of the first libraries that comes to mind, and I bet it’s the same for many Cortex-M developers, is ARM CMSIS. ARM […]

Installed Debian on Acer Aspire One 522 netbook

March 1, 2015

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My mother has an Acer Aspire One 522 netbook (as for the post title) and used it to surf the net and play some Facebook games… until it fell hard while it was on, and it wouldn’t boot any more: it would get stuck on the boot screen where you can tap F2 to enter […]

Linux.conf.au 2015 Keynote: Linus Torvalds

January 21, 2015

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The linux.conf.au conference has been held last week in Auckland. The videos of the conference have been published, and among them I saw the segment starring Linus Torvalds. The keynote was moderated by Andrew Tridgell, and the participants were Linus, Bdale Garbee and Paul “Rusty” Russell. Here is an outline that I hope can be useful if you don’t have time […]

Nostalgia trip: QBasic game programming

January 18, 2015

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After I wrote my last post I couldn’t stop thinking about old days, and how I programmed in the early nineties, when I was around ten years old. I used to write small games for myself, but I spent far more time coding than ultimately playing them, because creating was the fun part, understanding what the computer […]

Video: The art of writing software

November 23, 2014

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This video is an introduction on what software is and what programmers do, and it’s great because it can be shared with everyone, especially those who know nothing or almost nothing about software. via Reddit.