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    Hardening the Pyra (by hardening systemd services). Intended audience: Linux intermediate

    The Pyra, which has a modified build based on Debian, has systemd. The Linux Journal, now resurrected, has a nice article about hardening your Linux Installation. Basically you can run the following command to check what the...
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    CosmicPI: Detecting Cosmic Rays with a Raspberry Pi

    1616266021 And another rPI project, a casette tape with ZX-Spectrum:
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    TI is closing the wiki

    The pandora uses the OMAP3530 However, is shutting down: NOTICE: The Processors Wiki will End-of-Life in December of 2020. It is recommended to download any files or other content you may need that are hosted on
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    Game Boy Studio - create your own games

    A quick and easy to use drag and drop retro game creator for your favourite handheld video game system. Opinions? Is this cheating?
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    Preservation effort for Flash games (flashpoint)

    Adobe is killing Flash at the end of 2020, but Flash games are an important part of internet history. Thankfully, a community project called Flashpoint is stepping up to save them. Here’s how you can keep playing all your favorites for the foreseeable future. The article...
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    4 eyes principle using tmux/screen. Share your xterm with somebody else. Collaborative Coding.

    If you work in IT and need to share your screen with a colleague, there are some options in most communication programs to share your screen. But the screen is compressed, and typing on an xterm really unreadable. Now to share your session, as seen in the link below, you not only can chgrp, but...
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    Release Ansible 2.9.0 (Portable-Ansible v0.4.0)

    It has been one week sinds I packaged Ansible 2.8.5 and now that I look, 2.9.1 came out 4 days ago. Ansible development really goes fast. Grab it from the OpenPandora Software Repository. Changes: I have included a playbook that reduces the header sizes from 80 columns back to our 78 on the...
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    Commodore 64

    From eastereggs to using the Random number Generator, with certains seeds, many words can be made visible. Want to play around with the code? Here's a link to code:
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    [SOFTWARE] Portable-Ansible on Pandora (instructions)

    We have Python on the Pandora, that means that we can run Ansible on top of it. You can grab the PND from the repo: 2019-10-10 Version: : First upload to the Repo. 2019-11-17 Version: Upgraded Ansible from 2.8.5 to 2.9.0...
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    Mari^H^H^H^H DMCA Royale! Multi player RACE (browser game)!

    Mario Royale it is now called DMCA Royale The story: The game:
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    Programming: Monads for the Rest of Us

    So, what are Monads exactly? Brush up your coding concepts with this article: Still thirsty for more? Watch Uncle Bob: Here are the slides of his presentation (Monads in Clojure): And the presentation itself: Not into Monads...
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    Just a free ZX Spectrum game: M. Jones in search of the lost cow (2016)

    Download link at the end of the author's page (bi-lingual page and game, just choose the English version) There's a donate button at the end of the page, should you like to donate.
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    3D Graphics: From 8bit wireframe to ray-tracing to path-tracing

    An interesting look at the past and future of 3D computing. A very comprehensive video.
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    Software SOX: Question about

    SoX (Sound eXchange; it's in the Pandora Repo) can do a lot of things, for example: When you run it it drops you in a shell, from there, you must first export some environment variables: export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=`pwd`/lib export PATH=$PATH:`pwd`/bin export SOX_OPTS="--buffer 4096 -q" Now try to...
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    35C3 27-30 Dec 2018 - The Chaos Computer Club conference

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    Software bloat musings: Software Disenchantment I stumbled upon a nice article; that starts off a bit dry but then goes to many places and that leave you thinking. Sprinkled with some humor it's a good read (especially the links here and there)
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    It is happening: 10 nanometer Chip technology is here

    disclaimer: The power consumption comes mostly from the screen background leds. So, in 2014 ARM released the A15 (28mn) technology. Which was available one year later to non-insiders. Look at the power reduction... And now, in 2017 Artemis arrives on 10nm, and look at the sustainable burst...
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    Programming Language: Ada (typesafe, like RUST)

    Before RUST there was... is ADA. 15 minutes explaining how to make tetris with guarantees that it does not divide by zero, nor has buffer overflows. The power is in the SPARK and GNAT uses: car/automotive industries to NOT have bluescreens or coredumps in the car software. Medical software...
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    a leap second will be added to the clock at the end of 2016

    A friendly reminder that a leap second will be added to the clock at the end of 2016. If you do date math at all, you may want to check that your date handling code is ready for it. A positive leap second will be introduced at the end of December 2016. The sequence of dates of the UTC second...
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    Create a maze with 1 line of C64 basic code

    This book is 4 years old, but still amazing (pun intended). How to make a maze in 1 line of code. The book has more than 300 pages and 10 authors... This book takes a single line of code—the extremely concise BASIC program for the Commodore 64 inscribed in the title—and...