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  1. Bye-bye, Google!

    Just a little post celebrating removing the parts of this template which pulled stuff in from third-party domains, namely fonts via Google and some broken link to html5.js hosted via Google Code. I also pre-emptively removed some Google Analytics stuff in the template which doesn't seem to get pulled …

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  2. More site fixes

    Spent part of today fixing more things with this site. I figured out that it's possible to have static "pages" just like WordPress, so I've added one of those ("About").

    I also fixed the default CSS ("nomyidea") to work with narrow browser windows. Took about an hour to figure out …

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  3. Hello, Pelican!

    This is a post celebrating successfully switching this site/blog over to the static site generator Pelican. Why is this a big deal? For a couple of reasons:

    The first reason is that WordPress is a fairly "heavy" framework. There's a lot of opportunity for security issues. For a single-person …

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  4. DRM is digital celluloid

    Published: Fri 25 November 2016
    By tomas

    In blog.

    Just like the vast amount of film produced during the early years of cinema, we have a similar issue now with DRM locking down culture so that it will become inaccessible to future generations.

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  5. 23cm QSO attempt

    Time for another radio post. Yesterday me and SA2KNG made an attempt at holding a conversation (QSO) on the 23cm band. The plan was to use HackRF to do narrowband FM modulation/demodulation on my end, with KNG using proven equipment on his end. We only got as far as …

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  6. Revision 2016

    Went to the Revision demoparty in Saarbrücken this easter, which has become a bit of a tradition. The trip went via a flight to Amsterdam, from which me and four others rented a car and drove the rest of the way. The trip itself went quite well. Didn't end up …

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  7. Compiling KiCAD

    While drawing some schematics for Umeå Music Hack Space I noticed around half of my footprints aren't working. Long story short, turns out I needed to compile KiCAD because Debian chose to disable the Github plugin for getting proper footprints. This post documents the process.

    First install prerequisites per this …

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  8. youtube-play.sh

    In order to avoid having to run proprietary code from Google I cobbled together a script a few days ago combining youtube-dl and vlc. The result is far from perfect, but allows me to both download videos off of YouTube for safekeeping and make use of features in vlc such …

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  9. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Watched it. It was OK. Some sad men on the Web are up in arms about it having a female lead. That's about all I can really say about it.

    I also owe a penance to the EFF or whatever other organization I feel deserves it, for having given 160 …

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  10. On hackrf_transfer -c

    Just a quick post on hackrf_transfer's CW mode (-c). I've recently taken a HackRF One to a signal analyzer in order to make sense of how its DAC and gain values correspond to output power. In order to make use of this in GNU Radio one needs to know what …

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  11. Om nya systembolaget.se

    Published: Tue 28 July 2015
    By tomas

    In blog.

    Idag planerade jag att dra en sväng förbi vårat kära alkoholmonopol inför Urkult, och behövde få reda på öppettider. Eftersom vi lever i moderna tider använde jag då min webbläsare för att besöka http://www.systembolaget.se/, och fick då se att de gjort om sin webbsida rejält. Men, kära …

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  12. SA2TMS rapporterar

    Published: Wed 01 July 2015
    By tomas

    In blog.

    Nu för något annorlunda: förra veckan skrev jag och tre andra i stan prov för amatörradiocertifikat efter att ha haft en studiecirkel runt detta i cirka en månad. FURA har skrivit lite kort om det, vilket kan läsas via denna länk. Där finns även en oerhört fotogenisk bild på mig …

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  13. Hubski

    Published: Thu 18 June 2015
    By tomas

    In blog.

    I suddenly realize I haven't plugged hubski on this place yet. Hubski is one of many link aggregation/discussion sites on the Web, but it has the distinguishing feature of people on there being somewhat mature and educated when trying to discuss something. I've been a member since about two …

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  14. Music Tech Fest

    Published: Wed 10 June 2015
    By tomas

    In blog.

    Förra helgen var jag och Petter Ericsson och representerade Umeå HackerspaceMusic Tech Fest. Kort sagt kan man säga att det var mycket trevligt folk, samt att vi vann pris för våran uppfunning: ett enhandsinstrumentet vi döpte till Synthobon. Kort sagt kan man beskriva det som ett elektroniska brassinstrument …

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  15. Mad Max: Fury Road

    Yesterday I went and saw the new Mad Max movie that's come out and I'm going to write a few words about it. Beware that there will be marked spoilers in this post. View this as my own little version of Half in the Bag, but suckier because it's text-only …

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  16. Bakdag

    Published: Sat 09 May 2015
    By tomas

    In blog.

    Sista dagen på CodeMill -> bakdag. En enkel gräddtårta samt veganska chokladbollar denna gång.

    Tårtan!

    Tårtan!

    äsdsd

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  17. Laga jeans

    Published: Mon 04 May 2015
    By tomas

    In blog.

    Tog mig tid att laga ett par jeans efter att ha fixat maskintråd nere på stan. Kanske inte den mest vackraste lagningen någonsin, men det fungerar och är bättre än att ha stora hål i knäna..

    Märker även att matningen på symaskinen är lite skrotig, får försöka skruva upp och …

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