Scrambling BASH Script Contents

BASH SCRIPTS HAS the inherit property of script languages of being readable by the users. Sometimes it is desireable to at least attempt to hide the inner details of a script. There are a few possibilities to do at least a bit of scrambling of the contents of a script for the viewing end user….


Electrolux UltraSilencer Review

THE ELECTROLUX ULTRASILENCER vacuum cleaner (model ZUSORIGDB+). The Machine It definitely is a very beautiful and streamlined machine, and it has a very high degree of quality feel to it. The hose, pipe and handlebar is very good quality, makes no noise and is very comfortable to handle. The power of it is extremely good…


Garmin Forerunner 610 and Garmin Connect on Linux

GETTING PROPRIETARY ELECTRONICS to work on Linux can be a hassle sometimes. More often that not, companies develops controller software for Windows only, or at best for Windows and Mac OS, but neglects to support the Linux platform. Then us that enjoy the freedom and wonders of Linux is often out of luck, or have…


F1 Timing App 2013

FOR THE 2013 Formula-1 season I though I would treat my self with buying the official live timing app: ‘F1 Timing App 2013’ by Soft Pauer Limited. At season start it costed around €22 – a hole lot of money of a one season app. So I had high expectations, but I quickly discovered that…


Learning How To Run

OMG, I DON’T know how to run properly :-O. That was my realization when I attended a 5 hour training course in barefoot running this weekend, hosted by Claus Rasmussen (Posemand.dk). “What?!” you might say. “Running is a no-brainer, just get up, place one leg in front of the other in a fast pace. Everybody…


Barefoot Running

BAREFOOT RUNNING HAS become quite popular, and now I have joined in on this running trend. Last summer I saw Martin Toft running in his fivefinger shoes. They looked weird :-D but I was also quite intrigued of the concept of down to basics running. Martin seems to be quite hooked on the barefoot running…


Folded a Thousand Paper Cranes

I FOLDED A thousand paper cranes. Japanese legend believes the cranes will grant you a wish. The daughter of a couple of friends of mine, were up for confirmation, and so a gift of long life and good health seemed like a good idea ;-) A few of them was made of money and mixed…


Serial Port Not Working On Fedora Due To GPS Daemon (gpsd)

THE SERIAL PORT on my Fedora 15 install, mysteriously refused to be accessed. I discovered that when inserting a USB-to-Serial device, GNU screen would refuse to access the created device /dev/ttyUSB0. » screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200 [screen is terminating] Since I could use screen for serial access as root, and because the newly installed Fedora did…


Linux Nvidia Driver GLX Failure

I’VE BOUGHT A copy of the game Sacred Gold in an edition that is ported to Linux. This would be very exiting… if it didn’t segfault every time I start it :-( $ sacred sacred 1.0.1, built for i386 Segmentation Fault: I dont believe in dragons! oh…   This is a BUG, please report it…


Interruption At Work Created A Mishap

INTERRUPTIONS AT WORK is a frequent occurrence but generally its not a big problem. This time however the unavoidable loss of focus on what you was doing before, gave an unpleasant surprise. I was adding some new functionality and had just written the following: switch (state) { case Step3: configuration.length = 10; break; } Next…