Writing

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within specifications —as one blog wasn’t enough

Posted on Mar 23, 2014

This post is more of a status update. I recently started a new, technical blog. The name is within specifications and you may check it out at withinspecifications.30ohm.com. I won’t abandon this blog, which anyway I update at a less than slow rate. The new blog’s focus will mainly be ECE stuff.

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Android, Open Source and a self-induced hackathon

Posted on Apr 11, 2013

Android, Open Source and a self-induced hackathon

tl;dr Android as a whole -from Google’s code repository to cheap Chinese tablets- is open source to a certain extent but, although this acts as a cushion for poor product releases, it isn’t an excuse. Some weeks ago I had to spend more time than usual to get my Android devices do my binding; more time as in four (4) days! When it comes to Android, I am an advanced user, having rooted and flashed some ROMs on my devices. Also, due to my Linux knowledge, Android’s lower levels don’t feel that strange to me. That said, without any specific knowledge, in 4 days I got to resolve a hardware (software related though) issue, write a really basic Android...

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before instagram -and a bit of a rant

Posted on Sep 22, 2011

before instagram -and a bit of a rant

These days social networks’ inhabitants can often be divided into pro-instagram and anti-instagram. The former usually don’t put much thought into it, they just post happily their photographs after a quick post-processing with instagram’s filters. The latter are either tired of the way more than we need and are able to follow through human measure instagram posts or can’t put up with the fact that instagram processed photographs are often mistaken (a strong word, I know, a stronger one comes soon) for art and, as a further consequence, sometimes act as an excuse for pro-instagrammers to post complete and utter bullshit (I told...

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What is your favorite…

Posted on Sep 20, 2011

What is your favorite…

Sorry, this entry is only available in Ελληνικά.

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how to choose who to follow on twitter

Posted on Aug 23, 2011

how to choose who to follow on twitter

You are a heterosexual male. Your EQ (emotional quotient) isn’t something to brag about and most probably you wouldn’t want to brag about it anyway. But here comes the difficult time of having to decide who to follow on twitter. Fear not my hairy friend. The illustrated algorithm below, which I devised upon whole minutes of research (but they seemed like ages mind you), can be your safe guide to choosing followers. It covers only 99% of cases but I had to keep it short, because I respect your short attention span and that’s the kind of man I am. Without any further delay, I present you the algorithm of how to choose who to follow on twitter [for...

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Porn vs War

Posted on Mar 4, 2011

Porn vs War

Warning #1: This post may change the image you have for me, but it shouldn’t. Humor, in all of its instances, is a sign of a healthy mind. Warning #2: If you aren’t comfortable reading about porn and despicable sex acts, please, do not read any further! I’ve given a fair amount of thought in this post’s subject. What are the differences between war and porn, if any? Actually there are many. I won’t tire you with a long prologue, here are some of the differences I’ve found. If you can think of any more, post them! Warlords come and conquer. Porn stars conquer and cum. In war they provide you with a gun. In porn you come with your...

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KDE wallpapers week

Posted on Mar 16, 2010

KDE wallpapers week

It is official! This week is going to be my KDE wallpapers’ week. I will post 4 KDE related wallpapers. The first one is already here and soon the rest will follow.

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New theme, new 404 page, new server and zero ads!

Posted on Feb 20, 2010

New theme, new 404 page, new server and zero ads!

Quite some changes happened at the website in the last few hours and I want to write some lines about it.   new theme As you can see I installed a new theme. I have fallen in love with it from the first moment I saw it. It is simple and elegant, perfect for a personal site. It may be a bit disorienting  that the first post you see on the home page isn’t the most recent post in general but the most recent post in the featured articles category, but I prefer it that way. This change wasn’t easy though. I had to make the theme xLanguage (multilingual) compatible, to fix an issue with international characters, to add some rss icons (borrowed from Atahualpa)...

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Fraud Art: The void towards knowledge in the dusk of the industrial era

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

Fraud Art: The void towards knowledge in the dusk of the industrial era

Today I am proud to introduce you to the Fraud Art (F.Art™) series, an effort to make you art (un)aware. It involves uninteresting pictures and baroque titles. The first Fraud Art masterpiece I will bless you with is The void towards knowledge in the dusk of the industrial era, illustrated bellow: Of course, since I understand that most of you don’t have even a remote relation to art, I will try to explain it to you with simple words. The dusk is pretty literally expressed as you can probably see. The industrial era is represented by the power lines and transformers. Now, many will argue that the...

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Opening Act

Posted on Oct 1, 2009

Opening Act

Welcome! Today is a special day since I managed to start officially a “project” I wanted a lot but neglected flamboyantly for a long time: the creation of a decent personal web page. Sure, “decent” is subjective but objectively the present page is much better than my previous attempts. Before I proceed any further I would like to apologize in advance for any errors I have in my text. English isn’t my native language and thus, despite my efforts, mistakes are unavoidable. Besides the indolence which almost always comes with a good idea that is difficult to implement and requires a long term engagement with your free time, in this project an important role...

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