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Some links to read for getting into Atmel processors

A sort of bookmark: Dragonhide and absolute beginners guide.

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Getting electronic parts cheaply

A sort of bookmark: Futurlec and digikey.

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Find all manually installed packages on a Debian system

This should find all manually installed packages on a Debian system:

aptitude search '~i!~E' | grep -v "i A" | cut -d " " -f 4 Read More »

Enabling quota on a journalled ext3 file system on Debian

Source. And a source for non-journalled quotas. Read More »

Xen console name on different kernel versions

I've just been struggling to get a xen console working for Ubuntu 8.04 (hardy). By default, xen-create-image uses hvc0, but that's only since kernel 2.6.26 (don't know if that's only pv_ops or xen-patched). Hardy uses 2.6.24 and therefore it's xvc0. The xen-create-image command or xen-tools.conf config file therefore need a parameter serial_device=xvc0.

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Seek time benchmark for linux

This site provided a nice short c program to measure seek times. I would attach the file in case that site goes down, but this blog still has upload errors...

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Creating iSCSI target and initiator on Debian

This post is even more of a memory aid than normal; it's really only useful to me. Source. I assume Ubuntu is similar. Read More »

PHP include exploits

A year ago, my web host thoroughly explained how PHP include vulnerabilities can be exploited, hoping that better user education would leave less member-sites vulnerable to automated attacks by spammer scum.

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NFSN Pools

From its inceptions, this blog has run on NearlyFreeSpeech.Net's FreeBSD web hosting service. Because of very clever resource sharing (when not serving visitors, a site hardly takes up resources), their pricing has always been very competitive. That, combined with their technical flexibility, support and transparency has made me more of a fan with every year that I've used their service. Still, sometimes I've been wanting to use something else than CGI (they support many, many programming languages for CGI – even C/C++) or mod_php, like Rails or Django or mod_perl. Read More »

Open-source fonts

Tom Moertal's has a simple stance on the complexities of web-font licensing: Read More »