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Compaq Evo N410c —

Giving an old notebook a new lease of life. Released in 2002 a Compaq Evo N410c notebook, plus Mobile Expansion Unit (with DVD and floppy disk drives) and a rear battery add-on would have cost around $2,400 (and probably the same amount in pounds sterling, because trans-Atlantic exchange rates never seem to apply to technology?). […]

Introducing clice —

My recent quest has been two-fold. To better understand software development processes within a GNU/Linux environment and to improve my working knowledge of SQL. Although familiar with coding on Linux I’m unfamiliar with code analysis tools, only recently started using Git and GNU Make and have yet to venture into using GNU Configure. I need […]

Bash Completion —

Command-line completion is a wonderful thing. If you get bored of typing a long filename (for example) you can just hit tab and it will complete the name for you. If the shell can’t be certain of which filename you wanted then you can hit tab again and either (depending on the shell) get a […]

Bare Metal OS —

OK this may not count as bare metal programming if I’m relying on the BIOS firmware for keyboard input and video output but it’s still pretty low level stuff. This is an operating system (fernOS) written in assembly language for Intel x86 based computers. I may also be pushing the definition of ‘operating system’ but […]

Linux Video Tips —

There are many open source solutions for recording and editing video. Here are a few that I prefer to use. Recording: I have a Raspberry Pi dedicated to running TVheadend. Not for streaming live TV (which it is very capable of) but because it provides an excellent recording service. The Pi hosts a website on […]

Updating SeaMonkey on Puppy Linux —

Puppy Linux is a fast and reliable operating system for old computers and yet the distro contains nearly all the applications you may ever need. These apps are light-weight shadows of their bloated main-stream rivals but they’re quick, feature rich and open source. One such app is SeaMonkey, the default browser in Precise Puppy. One […]