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Getting the GLib gdb macros with your own installed GLib

So there are these really cool debugging macros for GLib/GObject that do things like let you iterate GLists and pretty print GObjects and GHashTables and stuff that should nowadays be available in most distros. Unfortunately when you build your own … Continue reading

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experimenting with github

Apparently I’ve had a github account for ages, and never used it. Recently I’ve been using github a for some work I’ve been doing with Intel at Collabora. Anyway, I thought it might be neat to move some of my … Continue reading

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lilypond scales generator

I picked up my saxophone for the first time in a while last night and went along to a big band rehearsal. Very quickly discovered that I’ve forgotten most of my scales and that I need to do some practice. … Continue reading

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wireless issues with rtl8192ce and Thinkpad X220

I rebooted the other day, which got me a new kernel (3.2.91), and now it seems my wireless (rtl8192ce) has become really flaky and unstable. At first I thought it was the router playing up, but everything else in the … Continue reading

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libpeas

Seriously impressed with libpeas. I think about my previous work adding plugins to things (some of them involved Bonobo) and I think how much easier it would have been if this technology was around back then. It was very simple … Continue reading

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AdaCamp and Haecksen

AdaCamp Saturday was the very first AdaCamp, an unconference set up by the Ada Initiative to talk about issues facing women in open stuff, here in Melbourne. The event was well attended by awesome feminists from a breadth of fields … Continue reading

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creating m4a/m4r files with gst-launch (gstreamer)

Since it’s annoyingly hard to work out what muxer to use for m4a files, and I don’t have a profile for encodebin, here’s the gst-launch command to make m4a or m4r (ringtone) files. gst-launch filesrc location=input.file ! decodebin2 ! audioconvert … Continue reading

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kpartx – mounting partitions inside disk images

This is a neat trick, and so I thought worth reblogging. I was handed a corrupt SD memory card yesterday and asked if I could try and get some Christmas photos off it. Typically, the first thing I did was … Continue reading

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Linux work available in Perth, Australia

Happy new year, everyone! Once again my former employer, Fugro Seismic Imaging, is looking for two new R&D staff for their office in Perth, Western Australia (one to replace someone who’s moving on, and another to grow the team). The … Continue reading

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more on DPI

Daniel Stone recently wrote this amusing summary of why saying OMG I ABSOLUTELY MUST HAVE MY DPI CORRECT is rarely, if ever, correct. Since most people who say this aren’t considering the two monitor case, I thought I’d provide a … Continue reading

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