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About krithik

An Electrical Engineer by training, who occasionally dabbles in programming and design.

Mt. Meeker | First 13’er | DNF

I’d put off doing this one for two weeks, partially because the snow/ice hadn’t melted away reasonably enough to do this without special equipment (Ice Axe, Microspikes etc). The route I used was to approach the peak from the Southwest Ridge. … Continue reading

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Making that $5 MSP430 launchpad still count

Quite some time ago, TI sold the MSP430 Launchpad at $5 price. Needless to say, I bought one immediately. The kit came just with the board and a cheap USB cord. And right away, I was able to get the … Continue reading

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Night | Lincoln Memorial

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WiFi for gesture recongition

Most gesture recognition systems are based on line of sight and thus limits their capabilities despite recent advances (Xbox Kinect). A few folks at the University of Washington have realised a gesture recognition system from what could’ve only stemmed from … Continue reading

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Checking Library Dependencies in Linux for cross-compiled Applications

ldd not working for you? Frustrated that you don’t know the dependencies for your cross-compiled application? Trying to find out what libraries your GUI needs without installing everything? Compiled your ARM application on an X86 machine? For all of the above annoyances, try readelf. It … Continue reading

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Night | Hoover Dam

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Interesting Things – Foo (and Kilroy)

Just as Alice and Bob are commonly associated with communication/cryptography lingo, we have Foo and Bar for programming. The origin for the word “Foo” goes back to a 1930s comic Smokey Stover by Bill Holman. But here’s where it gets interesting, Foo also links with the popular … Continue reading

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Dusk | New York, New York

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Elon Musk deserves better

I’ve been closely following an interesting set of events that followed a review of the Tesla Model S by a New York Times reporter and I’m sure enough people know about it. The issue by large lies with the electric car technology, it … Continue reading

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