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Raspberry Pi deserves Slackware

Some time ago I ran into this website promoting a very cheap computer the size of a credit card. The Raspberry Pi is being created by a charitable foundation. It is designed to “plug into a TV or be combined with a touch screen for a low cost tablet“. Typically its target is “teaching computer […]

Digitizing my paperback books

Part one: what do I want? I hinted at this topic in a previous post. I have a big collection of (mostly) paperback Science Fiction books – some hardcover books too. I used to read a lot more in the pre-Internet days, nowadays it’s just during my holidays that I get enough time to read […]

E-book management on Slackware

Managing your e-book collection In an earlier post, I hinted about a Slackware package I was trying to create for Calibre. The reason being that I bought my wife an e-reader: a Sony PRS650 with a touch screen using infrared instead of a touch-sensitive layer and pearl e-ink technology. Both those features make for an […]

Wireless Ethernet Bridge

This weekend, I setup a Wireless Ethernet Bridge. What the heck, I hear you say! I’d better explain why I did this, and what it actually means. I have a wireless network in the house that extends to a large part of the rooms. Unfortunately we have thick walls and ceilings with a lot of […]

Re-encoding video for Android

So I bought myself a nice Android phone in april. It’s a HTC Desire, a real “tweakers’ phone”. It runs Android 2.1 – and before the end of the year, HTC should have an update to Android 2.2 available. It is an impressive piece of work, and when I compare it to the iPhone or […]