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Logitech G15: Rubber gets sticky

Posted by on Saturday, 20 July, 2013

The Logitech G15 was a great “gamers keyboard”. I bought it years back because the screen was awesome to do some programming with. The keyboard was coated with some sort of rubber, giving it a very awesome matte finish and touch. Unfortunately, this coating does not stand the test of time too well, and it becomes sticky. Read here how to solve this. Read the rest of this entry »

Trailing comma in IEEEXplore BibTeX

Posted by on Friday, 28 September, 2012

As a frequent user of the IEEEXplore database to search for literature concerning wireless networking, I often export a citation to BibTeX for use in my papers.

One of the things which has puzzled me for a long time, is why the BibTeX exporter adds a trailing comma after the last field.

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Saving power by disabling sound chip on Linux

Posted by on Monday, 10 September, 2012

For years I have been running Linux servers. Some time ago I built a NAS box running Ubuntu Server. I’ve done quite some tweaks to reduce power consumption. But there must be more. Or less, so to speak.
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Review: various tactical pants go head-to-head

Posted by on Thursday, 14 June, 2012

While most fashion blogs will be discussing the colours and looks and compatibility with current fashion trends when discussing something as basic as pants, we at Freeminded like to keep our heads cool and focus on what truely matters: the tool must fit the purpose, and design should not interfere with utility.

This is the reasoning behind tactical pants: 100% utility, 0% consessions. Having tried and tested quite a few, we decided to come up with an overview of the pants we have reviewed, and maybe even throw in a comparison!
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De Economische Crisis – ver van mijn bed?

Posted by on Tuesday, 12 June, 2012

We zitten al enige tijd in wat men noemt een “economische crisis”. Niet alleen Nederland, maar heel Europa. Maar de crisis is breder dan dat, ook de VS heeft torenhoge schulden, veel werkloosheid, en bijna 1 op de 6 Amerikanen haalt zijn voedsel bij de voedselbank. Youtube staat vol met filmpjes over “Economic Collapse”, met name door Amerikanen. Er zijn veel mensen die “Preppers” genoemd worden, die filmpjes maken op YouTube. Nu zijn er veel doemdenkers (denk aan het stoppen van de Maya kalender in 2012, en de “wederkering van Christus” of andere ver-gezochte dingen die soms de revue passeren) maar reeel gezien, hoe erg zijn we er aan toe? En waar begin je met je te verdiepen?
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