Written by vidarlo on 20131111 in english and privacy and rants and software with no comments.

Ok, so we have a couple of cryptocurrencies out there, bitcoin, litecoin and so on. I had a look, trying to buy some litecoins, but was utterly turned away by the hoops I have to jump…: First transfer money in EUR/USD/RUR or other national valuates. Buy the coins. Send them. In addition, the credit card […]

chdk – again.

Written by vidarlo on 20131108 in english and hardware and software with no comments.

Once again, I’ve gotten myself a Canon compact camera that can run CHDK. Apart from some minor details, it works great. One of the stupid things is that the lens does not come out automagically when turning on camera with CHDK activated. I need to do a half press of the shutter first… OK, I […]

Quick and dirty download proxy

Written by vidarlo on 20120216 in english and Linux and software with no comments.

fget is a small, quick and dirty download proxy in php and python, to be used on a webserver to allow it to download files to the webserver, and allow access to them. Written for personal use when travelling, and on various bad links. License? Buy me a beer next time you see me if […]

Android + webdav

Written by vidarlo on 20101128 in english and Linux and software and tutorials with no comments.

Being a geek, the opportunity to upload pictures straight from my cell phone (Android) to the web is a nice feature. I could of course use Dropbox or a similar solution, but that is boring, and I don’t get to decide the URL… So welcome WebDAV. Finding a good webdav client for Android took me […]

I will not try OpenSuSE 11.3 for the next few weeks.

Written by vidarlo on 20100717 in english and Linux and software with no comments.

OpenSuSE 11.3 is out. This will be the first release in quite a few years that I won’t try at the day of release. I’ve been using OpenSuSE since Pre-Novell (9.0 I believe), and have usually upgraded as soon as possible. But why not this time? Because the last three times I tried to upgrade, […]

CHDK on Ixus 100IS

Written by vidarlo on 20100716 in english and hardware and Linux and software and tutorials with no comments.

CHDK is software for some Canon compact cameras, which allows somewhat more than the original firmware. Or rather – it’s a addon for the original firmware. Quite risk free. On Ixus 100/SD780IS (can someone explain why canon insists on seperate names for EU and USA?), it is as of writing only a beta port – […]

Stuck in a alternate reality…

Written by vidarlo on 20100308 in english and rants and software with no comments.

Recently I’ve been working with PLC’s – which is so far from the computers I’m used to. As a GNU/Linux user I’m accustomed to having almost any tool available at the touch of my fingertips, and great amounts of knowledge in a instant. But the PLC world? It’s a closed universe, with no protocol documentation […]

They get tinier…

Written by vidarlo on 20100103 in english and hardware with no comments.

One of the things I’m wondering about is what the two golden contacts at the opposite end of the USB is for. It seems strange to place ’em there, but who knows? In total, the active parts of this USB memory device 561mm3, and can contain 16GB of data. If we scale this up, we […]

OpenSuSE 11.2 – keyboard does not work in

Written by vidarlo on 20091113 in english and hardware and Linux and rants and software with no comments.

OpenSuSE 11.2 is out.As usual, not everything works. This time? In for a real charm: keyboard and mouse does not work in Xorg. Even when removing the config and running SaX2 it does not work. After som help from

Spotify – let us tag the music.

Written by vidarlo on 20091001 in english and rants and software with one comment.

Spotify is adding new features all the time. So it’s time to voice my wish for spotify: Let us tag the music! That is the only show stopper for me right now – I can’t sort music in any other way than playlists. I can certainly make playlists, and I can share them, but I […]