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HowTo: cgminer as systemd service

Ok, I have been setting up my up with to be able to control my hardware.

Obviously, I had to compile cgminer, which is straightforward.

So, I want the CubieTruck to start, automatically, as a …

HowTo: Viewing documentation on GNU & Linux

Ok, so, before I go to bed, I wanted to share a quick tip with you.

Sometimes, you wanna check a man page on the CLI. AFAIK, you have two alternatives:

# man
man rsync

# info
info rsync

These are, both, pretty convenient and useful. But, sometimes, you wanna check it …

Two big ideas: the biometric helper and the auto-music video app

Ok, today, I had two big ideas.

Speaking with Gabriel, I came up with a mini device; pluggable to the computer via USB, a PAN or whatever. The device would be a medical device that you attach to your finger. It would take various metrics; including temperature, pressure, pulse and …

Ideas for Google

So, the other day a google email arrived suggesting they might be interested in hiring me.

So, that got me thinking and reading (about algorithms and design patters, btw).

I thought what would I answer if I got asked: "So, what product ideas might you have?". I came up with …

HowTo: Quick and dirty MyISAM to InnoDB convert while importing

Recently, I've been playing around with the all-mighty MariaDB + Galera Multi-Master cluster!

Yeah, one thing that got me chasing my own tail was the fact that Galera does not support MyISAM... damn... the pain!

Anyway, I figured a quick and dirty trick to import DBs to galera:

mysql -u root …

Story: Mgoh

Meteors are falling from the sky. Oddly enough, they're not falling at full speed. Most of them seem coming down in slow motion. Still, there are some that come down at full speed; but they're not falling into populated areas. Also, the meteor storm seems to focus on a specific …

HowTo: Butterfly Labs BitForce 25/30 GH/s Miner in Fedora 19

So, I got my, apparently dissipated, bitcoin mining rig.

I found out it's really easy to setup in Fedora; even with SELinux and all. Here's a straightforward howto:

# Get BFGMiner
git clone
cd bfgminer

# install deps
su -c 'yum install -y uthash jansson jansson-devel …

HowTo: Install Fedora 19 on old; low on memory, machines!

Ok, when I say "low on memory", I mean less than 512 MB of RAM. My particular installation was on an old Dell; with ~384 MB of RAM.

Yep, it will take long. Yep, you will suffer. Yep, it works fine!

So, first of all, get Fedora's LXDE live CD …

Wanna install Fedora? (release, alpha or beta) Use BFO!

Guys, I really like BFO. It's cool, awesome and, in the end, you will save a lot bandwidth not only to you, but to the mirror Community.

Yep, bfo is easy to use:

It's kind of a net install but it's not married to any specific …

The Fedorian Dare

Ok, when I first installed, I got "all crazy" and installed KDE, XFCE and GNOME all at once!

It was quite an experience. I had a pentium 4 (1st gen) with 1 GB of RAM (133 MHz or something) and …