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Author: halfgaar

Halfgaar is Wiebe. Wiebe is a contributing author on this weblog. He also has a lot of stuff (such as long, in-depth articles) on his personal website.

Wiebe works at YTEC, where he is a senior developer of customer-specific tailor-made software (“klantspecifieke maatwerk software“) for clients in a few select markets: wholesale, printing and healthcare.

Digital audio passthrough on TVs

I was researching how TVs pass through audio coming in from HDMI, and I found this. Just dumping it here as memory. Read More »

Spectre and Meltdown Status

Just some quick links with the status of Spectre and Meltdown: Read More »

Low noise linear power supply

Just as a note to self mostly: this is an interesting article about the noise in a LM317/LM337 based power supply. Read More »

5.25″ Drive bay for 3.5″ slot

Just to save this link. Read More »

Termination of High-Speed Converter Clock Distribution Devices

Clearing up something from my inbox: Termination of High-Speed Converter Clock Distribution Devices Read More »

Hike for Pie – clear lakes

There has been much talk of the "Hike for Pie" in my family-in-law, and we finally figured our for sure where it is. It's the trail to clear lake, trail head parking lot at GPS coordinates: Read More »

Bike settings

During my holliday, somebody may change the settings on my bike, so I want to document a few key ones: Read More »

Fixing the Firefox file dialogs in Linux Mint (17)

For a few months now, the file dialogs (open, save, etc) in Firefox on Linux Mint 17 KDE malfunctioned. Clicks didn't go through and/or were interpreted as drags. I finally figured out that it was caused by the Oxygen KDE theme. Read More »

Brick uptime

I replaced my server Brick yesterday, resetting my longest uptime on any machine ever. For the record: Read More »

File Ubuntu bug URL without help page with burried link

The Ubuntu page for reporting a bug does a good job of hiding the actual launchpad URL for filing a bug. Here is a direct one: Read More »