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  1. Decoding temperature data logger files

    At work, we recently bought an EBI 40 TC-01 6-channel temperature logger. It saves data in a file with the ed3 extension. It comes with a ms-windows program to show the data and export to CSV and ms-excel.

    However, I want to be able to use the data on my FreeBSD workstation. So I have to figure out the data format of the ed3 files.

  2. Building an epub from a single ReStructuredText file

    The sphinx documentation generator is a an excellent tool. It was written to generate documentation for Python, but is used by many other projects as well. Its source format is ReStructuredText.

    These webpages are written in ReStructuredText as well, and I also use this format for other bits and pieces. On occasion, I want to convert a single ReStructuredText file to an epub. This article documents how to do that.

  3. Disable firefox DNS

    Some spam, tracking and ad servers are blocked at the DNS level on my network. For me it is therefore undesirable that programs use their own DNS.

  4. Converting RCS history to git

    Before the rise of git, I used rcs as my version control system. Because I want to standardize on git, I am slowly converting old repositories.

    In this article, as an example, I’ll be converting my old perl scripts in ~/src/perl.

    date: 2017-08-13
    modified: 2022-01-14
    reading time: 2 min.
    category: problems
    tags: RCS git
  5. Moving scripts to a private repo

    Some of the scripts in my scripts directory are private because they contain personally identifying or security relevant information, or are just not useful for others without modifications. So I decided not to publish it on github as-is, but to make a private repo for scripts that are not for general use.

    date: 2015-05-14
    reading time: 2 min.
    category: problems
    tags: git

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