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Project idea – Fixing the ISS

There is an interesting project for your next free weekend – fixing the ISS by inventing a solar panel positioning algorithm. Sounds fun! http://hackaday.com/2013/01/19/write-code-fix-the-space-station-win-10000/ For more information: http://www.topcoder.com/iss/ (986)

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Inferno vs. Java

An interesting read back from the year 1996 about Inferno vs. Java – http://doc.cat-v.org/inferno/historical_documents/website/infernojava Infernos with its programming language (Limbo) seemed like such an awesome project. Why did it not take off and why do we use Java instead? I

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Plan 9 on Raspberry Pi – done

Finally got it working. All it needed was a 2+ GB SD card and not only 1 GB, which resulted in a restart-loop with error messages not far from “Something is broken! Panic!”. Next on my agenda – hook up

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Raspberry Pi case

It is finally here! My new Raspberry Pi case. You can buy it here – http://www.emko.cz/katalog/it-skrine/mini-itx-skrine/em-raspberry-little-case-b (8701)

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Distributed Pi

Plan 9 – distributed operating system, now ported to Raspberry Pi. http://bendyworks.com/geekville/lab_projects/2012/11/getting-plan-9-running-on-the-raspberry-pi …newly on my ToDo list. (1047)

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Raspberry Pi – sound HOW-TO

Here are a few pointers on how to make the sound work on Raspberry Pi. I’ve gathered these bits and pieces along the way of using this tiny computer. First of all – Arch Linux for ARM (i.e. alarm) is

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Raspberry Pi @ home

Finally! Raspberry Pi with 512 MB of RAM is here, in my hands! Let the fun begin… (894)

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Java on a microcontroller

Finally a way to write code for those “simple” microcontrollers – in Java! http://hackaday.com/2012/10/15/%CE%BCj-a-java-virtual-machine-for-microcontrollers/   (1500)

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Cross-browser fonts

While designing a website I came across the problem of cross-browser custom font. Using a *.otf or *.ttf is sadly not the answer But this site solves it all – from font conversion to CSS code: FontSquirrel.com (920)

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The Cellular Automaton Method for Cave Generation

The Cellular Automaton Method for Cave Generation by j2kun on Math ∩ Programming (1843)

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