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Timestamp in Linux using ftime for millisecond timing

I am working on an embedded project at the moment that prints debug messages to a serial console.  Interestingly, it seems that some of the prints are arriving out order from the actual flow of the software when they originate from the same thread.

To debug the printing problem and to add another, better layer, . . . → Read More: Timestamp in Linux using ftime for millisecond timing

How to: Make a cheap monitor stand

A while ago, I picked up a several 17″ LCD monitors for pocket change. They were old monitors from a school district in the Seattle area that had upgraded their computers. The only problem with the screens was that they didn’t have any stands. I’ve had the screens for almost a year and I haven’t . . . → Read More: How to: Make a cheap monitor stand

Eric's got new swag!

Although I cannot compete with Brian’s pinball repair, I do have some of my own that I should post one of these days. However, since I’m too busy playing my Night Rider it’ll be a rainy day when I do post something about it. Instead I’d like to offer a beginners guide to lighting an . . . → Read More: Eric's got new swag!

Using cloop in FreeBSD

There are lots of Linux distributions that have a ‘Live CD’ that allow you to rescue your system or try before you bu… install.

Let’s take a look at Knoppix. It is one of the most popular Live CD’s. In the CD structure of Knoppix there is a file that contains the root file system . . . → Read More: Using cloop in FreeBSD

Dead iPod

It really sucks when all of a sudden your digital music player just goes belly up.

My iPod mini did just that Friday evening. It had a good life from 8th June 2005 until 16th February 2007. Of course, I’m pretty sure that I was the direct cause of its demise.

I had the mini . . . → Read More: Dead iPod

X forwarding – my reminder

Every once and a while, I have a brain lapse.

A long time ago, my father showed me how to forward X applications from another system to my localhost with Cygwin.

Unfortunately, between that time and now, I had forgotten what he had showed me.

So, as a reminder for myself, here’s how:

The classic . . . → Read More: X forwarding – my reminder

Making RAID array in Slackware (because it’s easy as pie!)

Let’s say that you needed to store a large amount of data in a central location (I.E. directory) but the largest drive that you can afford and find for a reasonable price is a 400GB Seagate SATA drive.

Unlike other OSes that I have used, Slackware has an awesome ‘autoraid’ capability that is idiot proof. . . . → Read More: Making RAID array in Slackware (because it’s easy as pie!)