Author Archives: Christian Pellegrin

YAACA, Yet Another AstroCam Application

Yaaca is an application to acquire images from ZWO ASICams and apply various astronomical image processing to them. It is available and documented on yaaca github page. Here are some examples.

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Using Google Nik Collection with GIMP under Linux and WINE.

Ideally we should have Free Software that serves our needs, but sometimes we must settle for a temporary solution. Google Nik Collection is now free as in free beer, some of its filters are just amazing and it is pretty … Continue reading

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Blue Light Meter

Blue Light Meter is a remote light meter for photography that can be used, via Bluetooth LE, from an Android/Linux phone. Maybe some day in the future a lightmeter GATT profile could be developed and camera may use it. Miniaturized … Continue reading

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Per process routing take 2: using cgroups, iptables and policy routing

In a previous article we saw how it’s possible to do per process routing using namespaces. In this one we will achieve the same by using cgroups, iptables and policy routing. Perhaps the user case is a bit marginal (see … Continue reading

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Using Linux Network Namespaces for per processes routing

The use case for this article may seem a bit strange in year 2013 but I swear it’s real. I have a (relatively) fast connection but I have a traffic cap on it and a (really) slow one which is … Continue reading

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Android on OpenRD, part 1

This is the first article about porting Android 4.0.x AKA Ice Cream Sandwich AKA ICS on the OpenRD Client. This is a pretty powerful ARM machine (1.2 Ghz  256 KB L2 cache, 512 MB RAM and Gigabit Ethernet) with a … Continue reading

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ftdispi, a library for interfacing SPI devices with FTDI based USB to JTAG dongles

ftdispi is a small library that can be used to interface SPI devices to FTDI based USB to JTAG interfaces. It is based on libus-1.0. It was tested with the Xverve Signalyzer (USB VID 0x0403, PID 0xbca0). Have a look … Continue reading

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Hardware JPEG2000 on Linux

Eurotech CTR1474 Linux driver. This is a powerful PC/104 board for DVR applications. It features an JPEG2000 codec and TWA2835 video processor.

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Using Slovenian characters on an Italian keyboard

An article on how to use Slovenian characters under a Linux/GNU/X11 system. (in Slovene)

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crosstool-ng for the Maverick Crunch processors

crosstool-ng for the Maverick Crunch processors. With the generated toolchain you can use the FPU unit in this line of processors to speed-up calculations.

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Using the Friuli Venezia Giulia’s official cartography (CTRN) on a Garmin GPS

ctrtool is a tool to translate the  Friuli Venezia Giulia’s official cartography (CTRN, carta tecnica regionale numerica) in a format readable by the popular Garmin hand-held GPSes. Very useful for hiking. (in Italian)

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How to build a Debian based embedded distribution

Mindeb, an embedded distribution from scratch based on Debian Etch. (in Italian)

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