Category Archives: Linux desktop

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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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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TOR+Privoxy minimal setup for DGN2200v3/MIPS architecture

In a previous article I talked about how to customize the Linux based WLAN+ADSL Netgear DGN2200v3 router and prepared various binary packages ready for the device. In this short article I’m offering a small full setup that can be run … Continue reading

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Command line PHP deobfuscation

Recently a customer asked me to debug some problems on their Joomla!/PHP site that had interoperability issues after some long time for unknown reasons. The site was using some commercial plugins which producer was long time gone and unreachable and … Continue reading

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pyargocat: Argo Navis Catalog manager in Python

  pyargocat is a small simple Python script that can be used to program the catalogs of theĀ  Argo Navis Digital Telescope Computer from a machine with a recent Python interpreter installed using the RS232 cable that you can either … Continue reading

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How to cross-compile under Linux

Recently I’ve been asked by a few people how to crosscompile programs/packages under Linux. This happened especially after the article on customizing the DGN2200v3 (you can find here) but also for work reasons. In this article I’ll try to give … Continue reading

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Customizing your Netgear DGN2200v3

The Netgear DGN2200v3 is a nice low cost Wireless (802.11b/g/n) ADSL2+ router that can be quite easily found. It is a nice piece of hardware and features some interesting features, such an USB host port to connect and share a … Continue reading

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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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Enjoying Computers, Discovering Linux

An article about the course based on the ECDL syllabus based on Linux and open-source tools organized for high-school teachers published on Linux Journal Online.

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