posts tagged: geeky

when open-source doesn’t work

when open-source doesn’t work

i’m trying to compile a small Java app to native bytecode for a specific ARM-Linux board to see what the performance differences is (versus running through the Java SE interpreter). so far no love.

one experience with FOSS…

research this whole cross-compiling idea and Java compilers for a bit. decide to skip the latest release of GCC and go with a …

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Death Burro part 2: deconstructing donkey

Death Burro part 2: deconstructing donkey

at first, i approached the donkey from behind….

i already had some LED strips that i was planning to use in the donkey. my thought was that if i put them inside of him, light would pour from all the little welding holes. i figured i could just open him from an existing seam on the …

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i love the smell of solder in the morning!

i love the smell of solder in the morning!

it’s been years since i’ve soldered anything beyond medium gauge wire splices, but with a new project, it was time this week to dust off the trusty 12 watt Weller pencil.

the first thing i did was solder nine 26 AWG stranded leads from a hacked up serial cable to the tiny ass pads on this …

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Death Burro, an embedded programming & hardware interface experiment

Death Burro, an embedded programming & hardware interface experiment

“make the donkey light-up when someone breaks the build” – that’s how it all started….

so my GF Aimee is a Software QA – at her work they have an internal application named Death Burrito which has a donkey logo (that’s it’s own story). so i guess this actually started when someone bought one of those …

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how-to: website icons for all browsers/devices (favicon, apple-touch-icon, etc.)

how-to: website icons for all browsers/devices (favicon, apple-touch-icon, etc.)

the favicon.ico

works in Firefox, IE, Safari, Chrome (and others). also works in Windows when dragging a shortcut to the desktop.

at the minimum create an 8-bit 16×16 .ico format icon file
name the file favicon.ico and put it in the root of your website
add this code between the <head> and </head> tags of your html:
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