While working on a custom board featuring an AT91SAM9261 processor our system has met a strange problem of audio channel swapping. A search on the Internet confirmed that it is a known problem met also by others as you can read on this mailing list and this mailing list. Since changing the SoC on the board was not an option, another solution needed to be found.
A good zoom lens will bring small things closer and open up a whole new world to marvel at. In these pictures I try to capture these frequently unnoticed, but beautiful aspects of life. See the macro gallery.
Android phones are more than just phones, they are portable mini computers. They not only serve us to make calls but people also check email, access their social network and messenger services, browse the Internet, do banking and many-many more things on these devices. As a result they contain a lot of private and/or business information that must be protected from prying eyes (or at least highly recommended). For this reason the security of the locking mechanism of the phone has more importance then before.
Using the shell in Linux makes a lot of operations more convenient and faster.
In order to make things even more comfortable here are a few tips to setup the
bash shell. Put these lines in your
I happened to get my hands on an Gigabyte i-RAM
drive (RAM based SSD) that I put into my big box. It is a PCI card format
device that can hold 4 pcs. of DDR RAM modules and acts as a SATA drive. I
have installed 2 pcs. of 1GB 400MHz memory modules into it so I got 2GB of
fast disk space. It can be used as swap or for the
/tmp directory. My unit
however lacks the battery so it cannot be used as a storage across reboots.
So I wrote a quick init script for Gentoo to initialize it on every boot as a