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Lua-RPC

I’ve been contributing to the eLua project since early this year, and have really enjoyed digging into some low-level details for implementing drivers and higher level functionality for an embedded dynamic language. While many people would toss ou…

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Pipe Mac OS X Audio to a Linux Box

Instructions on how to use Soundflower & esound to pipe all the audio output on your Mac to a Linux box (and the other direction if you want): http://rolf.haynberg.de/?p=14 Latency is about 500ms, which could be better, but it’s an improvement ove…

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ARM EABI Toolchain

I’ve put up some instructions on how to build an ARM EABI toolchain on Mac OS X machines using CodeSourcery’s versions of GCC, GDB, Newlib & binutils. Hope they’re helpful to someone who hasn’t been able to get a toolchain going on their Mac.

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Interview on FLOSS Weekly With Massimo Banzi of Arduino

“Massimo Banzi is the co-founder of Arduino with partners David Cuartielles, Gianluca Martino, Tom Igoe, and David Mellis. Banzi is the CTO of Tinker.it!. He has worked in Milan and London on projects for companies such as Prada, Artemide, and Adi…

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Arduino + Python

Here’s a talk I did at the Chicago Python Users’ Group (ChiPy) back in February. It starts a little ways in, and there’s a section where the video hangs, but it’s mostly there: Special thanks to Carl for doing captures and posting the ChiPy talks …

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Windows on VirtualBox 2.1.2

Having just grabbed the latest version of VirtualBox as well as the Windows 7 beta, I thought I’d run a benchmark or two of Windows running on top of VirtualBox 2.1.2 with GeekBench. Overall the performance isn’t too shabby, with numbers similar f…

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US Government Not Based in Christianity?

I’ll not wander too far into this territory, since this topic invokes both religion and politics. More than once in the past couple of months, I’ve heard claims from members of the religious right that the United States or its laws were based on C…

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Nitpick

While I certainly cannot claim perfection in my own use of the English language, I have learned that first impressions are important. Why does this page ask for a form of information (age) that one cannot provide with the form (date of birth).

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Modifying Properties in Address Book with AppleScript

I’ve been syncing my contacts and calendars with a Zimbra server as of late so that I can get synchronization with my iPhone. While things have generally gone quite well, and most of the process has been easy, I have hit a hurdle or two, and I tho…

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A Little Old But Neat: Processing in Javascript

John Reisg has ported the Processing visualization language to JavaScript: Processing.js

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