01, Dec 2015 Using pyrax with standard OpenStack clouds
RackSpace develop the pyrax Python library targeting their OpenStack-like cloud. Standard OpenStack API endpoints can be used with pyrax; this is how to do it.
07, Oct 2014 My workflow for adding packages to nixpkgs
I use NixOS, therefore it is necessary to know how to add packages to the main nixpkgs repository, locally or by pushing your changes.
12, Mar 2014 How faceted search engines work
Faceted search is everywhere, and finds particular application in online shopping. Given a search term, results are categorised into facets which allow for fast and highly focused searching without typing.
01, Mar 2014 Blocking individual packages when using apt
Sometimes large packages that you feel are unnecessary are a real hassle if you are on the road with limited internet access.
11, Jan 2014 Installing Debian on an Odroid U2.
You have a computer running a Debian flavour of Linux, and a micro SD card. This is how to get Debian Wheezy running on your Hardkernel Odroid U2..
22, Dec 2013 Registering a .bit domain with namecoin.
A DNS type service is provided by namecoin for the .bit TLD. There is a tutorial on describing the process of domain name registration, however it is not really a step by step guide from zero. If you have some bitcoins, this is everything you need to do in order to register your own .bit domain.
07, Nov 2013 Setting up Vim with YouCompleteMe
YouCompleteMe is basically better omni-completion for Vim; it finds matches in the current file you are editing. It is great for both coding generally, and writing using LaTeX..
I found myself without access to the standalone LaTex package, this is how you fit a TIKZ page size to the figure size without it.
28, Aug 2013 LIGGGHTS quickstart installation guide
LIGGGHTS is an enhanced version of LAMMPS (a molecular dynamics simulator) for discrete element method particle simulation.
04, Jul 2013 Setting up the ADT Bundle on Debian Wheezy (64bit)
Wheezy is the first Debian release to fully support multiarch. To get the Android emulator working, a correct multiarch setup is required.
28, May 2013 Oculus Rift unboxing
It has finally arrived.
25, May 2013 Using distcc
Distributed compilation is useful for the compilation of very large packages, distcc makes this reasonably straight forwards.
01, Apr 2013 Ord Bot wiring progress
Most of the wiring is now complete, including braiding of umbilicals going to the motors.
31, Mar 2013 Ord Bot Hadron assembly problems
A couple of catches when assembling the Ord Bot Hadron 3D printer...
29, Mar 2013 QU-BD Extruder Assembly
A quick run-down on the assembly of the QU-BD 3D printer dual extruder.
29, Mar 2013 Ord Bot Hadron Mechanical Assembly
The mechanical assembly of an Ord Bot Hadron is fairly straight forwards, we did it all from the technical drawings.
At long last I have purchased a 3D printer. After a considerable period of indecision, I finally settled on an Ord Bot Hadron kit; all Aluminum construction, no 3D printed parts, it seems ideal for modding. This is what's in the box.
If you want to compile and upload to your digispark without the Arduino IDE, this is how you do it.
24, Feb 2013 Using a Moka Pot - what works for me...
I went out to buy a new moka pot a few weeks ago, it seemed as though it would be easy enough to use, put coffee in basket, boil. It turns out that is pretty much all there is to it, although with a little bit if technique.
23, Feb 2013 Compiling and installing the GEANT4 Python bindings
Python bindings for GEANT4 are not compiled and installed out of the box. This is a quick rundown on setting everything up.
04, Jan 2013 Homemade Bagels
In Brisbane nice bagels can be hard to come by, so this is my first go at making them from scratch at home. On the whole it is pretty straight forwards; make dough, shape it, boil it, bake it.
12, Nov 2012 Installing Jelly Bean on a Samsung Galaxy S2
I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100T) running VodafoneAU Android ICS and associated VodafoneAU crapware. As it turns out, rooting and installing the CyanogenMod flavour of Android Jelly Bean from Linux is rather straight forwards.
01, Oct 2012 Using MathJax on Github:Pages
23, Sep 2012 Dynamically Linking Shared Objects in C++
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