Category Archives: curious

System76 Lemur Review

This is something that I’ve never done before in this blog, Review a piece of consumer electronics. 😀

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Europe DbPedia 2017

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I was kind of bored while doing some work, and just past week we were discussing with a colleague about my vague-places project.

This project was forgotten in time, but today I’ve blown the dust away, recovered it, and updated the Europe DbPedia map.

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Most of you won’t be interested in the full story. So here, see a set of results. If something picks your interest (like, why Portugal has almost no points) just keep reading 😀

Keep Reading

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A 3×3 font for Led Matrices

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For the clock project I require text to appear in a small container, that is 4×4.

Since in this 4×4 I have to add vertical and horizontal spacing this ends with a 3×3 font.

Never in my life I designed a font, and if you check my hand writing… it is horrible. Luckily 3×3 only leads up to 2^9 options, 512 different characters, and I believed I could handle this.

After writing the font in a squared notebook, I checked that other fronts already exist, and, unsurprisingly they were very similar to mine.

Show me your font

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ST HAL I2C address (SHIFTED!)

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Quick note, for those who might be banging their head, like I did.

ST HAL library 7 bit I2C address has to be shifted before passed to their functions.

EDIT: Let me google that for you situation. I’ve been working with the official ST documentation, when I just had to google to find this beautiful blog post from 2 years ago.

Explanation

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Getting information from IPs

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Posts come very slowly, but here’s another one.

This post won’t be useful for most people :-(. You know when you use google analytics and get that fantastic map showing where people connect from? Read this, and you will learn how to do it yourself.

Tell me how

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C Mask Creation & intel sal

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It’s been a while since I posted something, but recently I did not work in anything at all, just playing some Zelda and reading some books (and yes, I will post about the books someday).

Right to the matter at hand. It has been noted to me that my C skills are rusty (god damn it!), so I decided to play a little with it implementing a small dissassembler for ARMv7 binaries (just ARM instructions, no thumb or anything else). And indeed, I found myself in some trouble.
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