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Why program by hand in five days what you can spend five years of your life automating?— Terence Parr
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Category Archives: DIY
The Inspiron 11-3000 I’ve been carrying around developed a rattle the other day, and today I decided to open it up.
I’ve recently added a couple tools to my standard set, and have at least a 4x improvement in the safety of my data by doing so. The process was complicated a bit because I’ve become very sensitive about only depending … Continue reading
I noticed I was scuffing up the not-my-laptop that I’ve been carrying, so I did a little “30 minute” sewing project (that actually took over an hour because I’m apparently retarded) after I burnt out on other things for the … Continue reading
Some years ago the KAOS lab bought a number of Netgear WNR3500L routers to use as network glue. A pair of them have been in constant service since 2011 in the lab and machine room, and both of those died … Continue reading
One of my previous posts about my Singer attracted an email conversation with another owner about the swing-arm mechanism on the no. 42 cabinet. Unfortunately, the end-of-semester insanity struck before the matter was settled, and I am still unsatisfied with … Continue reading
In another episode of fixing things for the Cameras as Computing Systems class I’m taking, I made a PKGBUILD that apparently correctly builds and installs chdk-ptp on Archlinux systems. Chdk-ptp is a tethered-control application for Canon cameras running CHDK, that … Continue reading
There was a problem with the Lab’s Makergear M2 recently that is worth writing up. Last weekend, we had it off site for a demo event for a group of highschoolers interested in engineering and medicine, which included assembling samples … Continue reading
As a quick “look at me being a good citizen,” a “class projects sometimes do have positive externalities,” and so that I have a convenient pointer/local copy, I just touched up the script for building a GCC 4.5 toolchain suitable … Continue reading
Apparently David Zeuthen committed a patch back in February (appears in udisks2 >= 2.0.91, afik) that lets you single-point (or selectively) switch Udisks2 back to the nice, sane, predictable “Removable drives mount to /media” behavior instead of the asinine “Drives … Continue reading