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  • Installing MCUxpresso Config Tools on Fedora

    MCUxpresso Config Tools package comes with its installer for Ubuntu (14,16) in .deb.bin format, a self-extracting command-line installer. In order to install it in Fedora (or CentOS or RHEL), we’ll extract it and then copy its files to the filesystem.

  • Trip through hell and back

    After installing MCUxpresso by manually installing the .deb installer (on Fedora 26, RPM based), things started to misbehave, in a rapidly and devastatingly way. The first symptom was Linux getting stuck at boot time after restarting from using Windows. In an effort to fix things, a broken upgrade just threw things even more sideways.

  • Installing MCUxpresso IDE on Fedora

    MCUxpresso IDE comes with its installer for Ubuntu (14,16) in .deb.bin format, a self-extracting command-line installer. In order to install it in Fedora (or CentOS or RHEL), we’ll extract it and then copy its files to the filesystem.

  • Finding duplicate images

    Image collections such as photos can grow over time to become hard to manage, and double so, when their backup is also involved. Images get mistakenly duplicated and finding duplicates as simple as it sounds, soon turns to be a very complicated affair to solve. This Python tool attempts to help in cleaning duplicates, by storing a hash of the images in question and comparing them among the collection. Even resized images with a different name are discovered.

  • Installing jekyll on Fedora 26

    Installing the static site generator jekyll on Fedora should be a simple matter, but as usual, there’s always a few things that are needed.

  • VoIP with OBI202 and CallWithUs

    Recently decided to drop my Vonage VoIP service and just get a VoIP phone. I can’t justify about $35/mo for something I barely use. I’ve been using CallWithUs successfully for several years, connecting over their local number to call overseas. Also been using them with the Android app “CSipSimple” with limited experience but great results.

  • VNC over reverse SSH

    Playing with network tunnels is fun, and almost magical. SSH is such a toolbox of neat surprises that keeps on giving the more you learn it.

  • Resetting Seagate NAS 2-Bay to factory

    The concern of losing digital data is always present. With one hard drive failure all your memories may be gone forever. So I keep several copies of my oversized collection of media such as photos, videos and movies.

  • Website redesign

    After so many years of not tending to my site, I finally found some time and inspiration to get it a facelift. I had this design in the works since … 2009, no kidding. I found it by chance while doing backups and thought about implementing it once and for all. I worked on this design while planning on porting the entire site to Django, with gallery generator and everything, but it turned out a lot more work that I was willing to put in. Then recently found Jekyll and after reading for an hour or so, I knew it would be the perfect tool for the job. A few late evenings later, got it pretty much all done.

  • Welcome to Jekyll!

    This is my first blog post taken from the Jekyll installation. Jekyll is a static site generator that is blog-aware and makes it real easy to convert text to static html pages through the use of a templating engine.

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