What makes building digital hardware so hard? This question has many answers, and some of them I’ll try to answer soon at FOSDEM 2016! Two years ago I presented at FOSDEM how to build a custom System-on-Chip (SoC) with OpTiMSoC. Since then, I’ve been involved in getting more momentum behind the free and open digital […]
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January 24th, 2016 · No Comments · other stuff
April 12th, 2014 · 2 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, […]
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 […]
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!
November 18th, 2013 · No Comments · German, other stuff
Ich hatte letztens die Freude bei einem Anwalt eine Signaturkarte für die Verwendung zur E-Mail Signierung mittels S/MIME sowie zur Nutzung des Elektronischen Gerichts- und Verwaltungspostfaches (EGVP) unter openSUSE 13.2 x86_64 (64 bit) einzurichten. Die Signaturkarte kam von Soldan (einem Anwalts-Bürodienstleister). An sich handelt es sich dabei nur um eine weiterverkaufte PKS-ECC Smartcard von Telesec […]
September 20th, 2013 · No Comments · other stuff
Many of you have been waiting for updates on Firefox OS on the Raspberry Pi. Unfortunately my time is very limited at the moment, and a lot of things are to be done. To get you a bit better involved, I did two things. First, the patch repository with all necessary patches to get Firefox […]
April 14th, 2013 · 44 Comments · other stuff
UPDATE: This was a project done in 2013, and since then I didn’t find enough time to continue it. Please look at the recent Mozilla effort to bring Firefox OS to RaspberryPi for a more usable and up-to-date solution. It has been quite some time since my last post about Firefox OS running on a […]
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 […]
April 18th, 2012 · 2 Comments · 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 […]
January 23rd, 2012 · No Comments · other stuff
If you want to know more how to use XForms and XULRunner for application development and how the Mozilla Rapid Release Cycle has affected the development of such applications, join me for my talk as FOSDEM this year. More information is available at the FOSDEM website! See you there!