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Garbled screen in tmux on Ubuntu 18.04 in Konsole

There is a bug in Konsole with tmux: lines often aren't cleared properly. To fix, put this in tmux.conf: Read More »

Writing a Magento 2 module

[This post is a work in progress.] Between the more […]

Magento 2 MVC

C = Controller: URL routing V = Block/Template/Layout M = Model Read More »

Nginx maintenance page

Just some example code for an nginx maintenance page: location = /503.html { root /var/www/maintenance; } location = /503logo.png { root /var/www/maintenance; } Read More »

Softstarter (ballast start) relay charred after years of use

This is an interesting case. I made a sound system for a friend in 2012. In it is a soft-starter, that engages the heavy transformer through a ballast, so that the fuse doesn't trip. This is it: Read More »

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 »

Writing bootable disk images (.iso, .img, etc.) to a USB stick from Windows

Because Windows doesn't have dd, and I want to write the latest Mint LTS release to a USB task, I had to face the unpleasant task of finding a Windows tool to perform what's a basic Unix operation. The good news is that I found one, and it's open source: Win32 Disk Imager. It even has a version ≥ 1, titled: “Holy cow, we made a 1.0 Release”. 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 »

Web print is still shit, even for CSS2 print features

Having spent ten yours out of the loop, I had somehow expected browser makers to take some time out of their favorite hobby—moving knobs and settings around—to implement CSS printing support. I'm all for saving paper and all, but requiring me to pipe my HTML through LaTeX to produce halfway decent documents doesn't feel very 2017ish to me. In 2007, it already didn't even feel very 2007is to me. Read More »

5.25″ Drive bay for 3.5″ slot

Just to save this link. Read More »