Category Archives: theblog

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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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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Interesting Things – End of (Unix)Time

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Stallman rages on Canonical

I hate the new unity UI for the more recent Ubuntu Versions. It’s confusing, it has an undeniable gimmicky feel to it and the web enabled search feature is just adding to it’s ugliness . That dashboard has to go.  It … Continue reading

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Webcam Proctors Watch Students in Online Courses | MIT Technology Review

It’s not everyday that MIT’s Technology Review has a decent article. Online education in recent times (Khan Academy) has become a force to be dealt with. It offers some benefits that traditional education can never offer. However, it can’t do away with one … Continue reading

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Why 5 GHz is Cool [Video]

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Interesting Things- (Warchalking)

If you use WEP security, for your WiFi your going to have a bad time. Warchalking is the practice of drawing symbols to indicate the presence of an available WiFi network. So you can never go thirsty of wireless bandwidth.   Read more … Continue reading

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Haswell and Power Savings (maybe?)

Intel’s next micro-architecture (‘Haswell’) has a new feature that can possibly result in a significant reduction in power consumption. They have added a power save mode that will essentially put the current view on the desktop to a static image that will … Continue reading

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