Tag Archives: hacks

Invasion of the evil androids

Google says you are too stupid to rule your own life.  They say this by their Android phone operating system, in which they do not give you, the owner and operator of the device, root permissions.  This means: You cannot … Continue reading

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Compiling Netgear Firmware

Having ranted about Netgear’s terrible support for their old stuff, I have finally managed after many moons to recompile the software they provide, so that I can brick my router.  The trick is to do the compiling as root on … Continue reading

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Pottering around in the precise rosegarden

After being inspired by the music of supertux, some of which is available with the original Rosegarden files, I downloaded it and got it running. It was quite a job. It turns out that it’s quite simple if you have … Continue reading

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Loading progress display with mod_fcgid using mod_deflate

When you run your processes with mod_fcgid under apache, one of the problems is that you cannot usefully run flush() to send buffered output through to the client. The reason for this is that the fastcgi interface doesn’t have the … Continue reading

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Compiling deb with debian/rules in parallel

Make supports parallel compiling, with the Linux kernel compile recommending you make use of your expensive CPU cores something like this: make -j 4 You can even do that if you don’t have a multiprocessor system, since you have a … Continue reading

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