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Arduino, avr-gcc, Eclipse and Windows 8.1

October 31st, 2013 12 comments

Tweet Recently I upgraded – and I use the word with some reluctance – to Windows 8.1 and found that in this environment I couldn’t successfully use the avr-gcc compiler (that ships with the Arduino 1.0.5 package) from Eclipse with the AVR Eclipse Plugin because attempts to Build from Eclipse resulted in a failure to […]

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Typogenetics in F# – Part I

Tweet Author’s note: I originally wrote this back in 2009, but never got around to publishing it. Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid is Douglas Hofstadter’s tour de force of formal systems and the ‘strange loops’ that can arise within them. Such strange loops can, it is claimed, give meaning to symbols where none […]

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Inadvertent psychometric testing with Python

Tweet At some point – such as during the course of a job interview –  you’ve may have taken a numerical reasoning test with questions such as this: Q. What is the next number in the sequence 81, 87, 84, 90, 87, ? See the end of article for the answer. Now, another one, this […]

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Manual upgrade of CrashPlan on NexentaStor

March 31st, 2012 No comments

Tweet Thanks to some useful recipes and particularly these concise intructions I’ve been successfully running CrashPlan on my NexentaStor NAS server for a good while now, and very reliable it has been too. Although CrashPlan is not supported on Nexenta (Solaris kernel with Debian userspace) it’s straightforward to select the right components from the Linux […]

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Using Nexenta Management View (NMV) with DHCP on NexentaStor

August 13th, 2011 No comments

Tweet In a word, don’t. Or if you do, configure your DHCP server to always lease the same address to your NexentaStor appliance. A week ago I installed NexentaStor CE 3.1 on a new NAS server I have thrown together. Following the install last week, everything in the web-based GUI seemed to be working fine. […]

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asq 1.0 released

June 6th, 2011 2 comments

Tweet I’ve just released asq 1.0 – a LINQ-inspired API for performing queries over Python objects. The project had been on the unpublished one-day-I’ll-finish-this back burner for a couple of years now, but recently I found myself wanting it in the course of developing another project. I decided to go public with the incomplete version […]

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