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Posted 07-30-2012 at 09:40 PM by peonuser

Found another PDA with a serial connection, but will have to make a special interface cable. We will see how that goes also. Want to use the palm with the arduino as a display. Cheaper than buying a rs232 lcd. Well free is always cheaper. May make a discrete parts rs232tottl adapter.

Made sort of a passive network tap from: http://www.instructables.com/id/Pass...k-tap-revised/

Found that Slackware has a dvd that automatically becomes a pxe server. Can not wait...
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Fun with Haskell

Posted 07-28-2012 at 04:11 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)

Lately I've been having fun getting back into Haskell. I had dropped the language a while ago in favor of more "practical" pursuits, but I see now that was a big mistake. Haskell is such a beautiful and enjoyable way to code.

Recently I made a few little designs and animations based on mathematical formulae. Photos or videos are available for each:

Spiral: Generates a 2D spiral with GnuPlot.

Spinning: Spins circle pairs around each other with...
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Leap second and Java woes

Posted 07-27-2012 at 12:25 PM by sag47
Updated 07-27-2012 at 12:27 PM by sag47

This is kind of an old event however I thought I'd talk about it for both myself in the future and for anyone looking for an answer when it happens again. There is a bug in java or the kernel in which leap seconds cause some really nasty behavior. For instance, All app servers which include Jetty, Tomcat, and JBoss were pegged at 100% CPU usage and ridiculously high load averages. I don't know if this affects weblogic because if I recall they ship their own custom build of java which may or may...
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Steam Linux and Future of Gaming

Posted 07-27-2012 at 11:24 AM by kbscores

It is becoming apparent that Microsoft wants to dominate the gaming market or rather every technology market. With rumors surfacing about the new digital key requirements in Windows 8 , doors have began to open for Linux. Take for instance Steam. The mobile client for steam comes on two types of systems iphones and droids. What’s missing? The Windows 7 phone apparently had the opportunity to have the steam client, but refused it in order to promote their games through “Games for Windows”. ...
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Install VLC in linux

Posted 07-25-2012 at 08:42 AM by Arjun

You'll have to install it once with

Code:
apt-get install apt-zip
You'll need to run apt-zip-list once. It produces two files. The command line options below will put the two files on your desktop (replace username with your username. See the man page for a summary of what these options do):

Code:
apt-zip-list -p vlc --medium=/home/username/Desktop -s
One of the files it produces will be a script. Run the script; it will download vlc and anything needed...
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