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Does /tmp have a split personality?

April 12th, 2014 · No Comments · English, other stuff, web development

Today I had my first real encounter with the new Linux world, with namespaces, cgroups and systemd. As it turns out, old wisdoms like “an absolute file path is an absolute file path” don’t hold any more :-) But let’s start from the beginning. I just recently updated a machine to the latest openSUSE 13.1, […]

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On Reviewing Technology

February 11th, 2014 · No Comments · English, other stuff

Within the whole Debian init system debate, within all the heat and personal attacks, Russ Allbery managed to publish a couple calm and insightful posts very much worth reading. One quote particularly struck me. There is no such thing as a completely impartial review of technology, and you wouldn’t want someone who was completely impartial […]

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FOSDEM 2014

January 31st, 2014 · No Comments · English, other stuff

As for some years now I’ll be at FOSDEM in Brussels this weekend. But this time is special, I’ll give a talk about the project I’m working on most of the time now: OpTiMSoC. Join me on Sunday, February 2nd at 10am for an introduction on how to build y0ur own Manycore System-on-Chip!

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Thanks!

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments · English, Mozilla

After publishing the Firefox OS for Raspberry Pi post, Dietrich Ayala commented that he liked it and that he’d send me something from my Amazon Wishlist. Today I went to the post office to pick up a parcel and look what I got: And that’s what’s inside it: That’s a lot of DVDs to watch. […]

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Firefox OS (Boot2Gecko) for Raspberry Pi

August 17th, 2012 · 19 Comments · English

Two weeks ago my Raspberry Pi finally arrived. Immediately I started looking around for a way to get Firefox OS (formerly Boot2Gecko, B2G) running on it and found work-in-progress patches for Mozilla by the awesome Oleg “romaxa” Romashin. With those patches, Gecko renders directly into a OpenGL ES framebuffer without using an X Server. Nice! […]

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Contribute to openSUSE: Update a package

June 26th, 2012 · 1 Comment · English, other stuff

I’m sure many openSUSE users have already heard about the goodness of the openSUSE Build Service (OBS). But how many have already tried to use it as developer? I didn’t — until recently. A couple weeks ago I had found a wrong dependency in the calibre package, and today I was in the need for […]

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Using the the Sun/Oracle Multi-Schema XML Validator (MSV)

April 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment · English, other stuff

I regularly work with more or less complex XML Schemas, and debugging those requires some tools with command lines I usually forget after a while. So I decided to write down some of my frequently used command lines for MSV, the Sun/Oracle Multi-Schema XML Validator. Maybe you find some of those helpful as well (since […]

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The Future of Mozilla XForms

July 13th, 2011 · 7 Comments · English, XForms

I received a couple mails and comments lately about Mozilla XForms not being available for Firefox 5 (or on addons.mozilla.org for Firefox 4). I also have been thinking about the future direction the Mozilla XForms extension could and should take. This post tries to outline some of those thoughts. Let’s start with the facts. On […]

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Make VirtualBox USB Support Work in openSUSE 11.4

March 23rd, 2011 · 21 Comments · English, other stuff

VirtualBox and its USB support always have caused some trouble. Since VirtualBox 4, the USB support is not part of a different binary any more (PUEL vs. OSE), but lives inside an extension pack, which you can download from the VirtualBox download site. On openSUSE, this means you can install the VirtualBox package using Yast […]

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Skype, KDE4, OpenSUSE 11.3 and PulseAudio

January 25th, 2011 · 10 Comments · English, other stuff

This combination seems to be a bit hard for openSUSE. While PulseAudio solves many problems Linux users have with audio (and creates others), openSUSE seems to make it even harder for users to make use of it. That’s usually not a problem, until Skype comes into the game. As soon as it detects PulseAudio being […]

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