Articles about howto
Although you wouldn’t guess it from the contents of this blog, my day job involves the design and production of products from fiber reinforced composites. A lot of my projects fall under non-disclosure agreements, so I cannot discuss them here.
What I can do is share some of the methods I’ve developed over the years. One of those is using a desktop scanner to make close-ups.
This article describes how to mount and transfer files to a Sony PRS-T2N.
This website contains lots of external links. A fact of life is that hyperlinks are subject to change, so they need checking every now and then.
In this how-to article I’ll cover how I did that for this website.
Since I am in the process of making most of my programs available on github, I have been re-shuffling the some git repositories. Especially my collection of scripts (small programs for different purposes). Because some of those scripts are private, I don’t want to publish that repository as a whole.
The standard recipe for saline solution is 9 grams of salt per liter of water.
Since most people don’t have an accurate scale, we need to convert the nine grams to a volume. For that we need the bulk density of table salt. For fine table salt, the listed …
Installing software on FreeBSD is made easier by the ports system; a collection of Makefiles and patches that contains instructions on how to build programs and libraries. E.g. building and installing the mpv media player is done in the following way:
# cd /usr/ports/multimedia/mpv # make install clean …
Some time ago, my trusty old color laserjet 2550L more or less stopped printing, or at least I thought so. It turned out that the printer only printed in yellow. Which is not particularly useful.
At the time I bought this printer not because I print very much, but because …
At work we want to run OpenProject. But since this a ruby-on-rails app and installation on Windows is not supported, I volunteered to set up a dedicated FreeBSD server for it.
Since the previous article, I’ve updated my workstation to FreeBSD 10.2-STABLE. Compiling asymptot 2.23 no longer works because it uses deprecated C++ features. So I thought I’d try and compile version 2.35. Since my TeXLive is not installed from the FreeBSD ports tree, I …