Building a HTPC with Intel Atom and NVIDIA ION

Saturday, January 14, 2012 Posted by

Some time ago I wrote about building a NAS with Ubuntu Server on the Intel Atom platform. This nifty little processor, when combined with NVIDIA ION, can easily be used to build a full-fledged HTPC. Read the rest of this entry »

HAIX Fire Flash Gamma boots

Sunday, January 8, 2012 Posted by

When fighting fire, having the right equipment is essential. This is true for both the equipment such as hoses, the fire truck and rescue equipment, as well as for personal protective equipment. Reliable and qualitatively good equipment can make the difference between life and death in risky situations.

Footwear might at first glance not be the most important thing: a good protective suit and a self-contained breathing apparatus are very important too. However, sometimes incidents require the fire fighters to stand outside for long times on end in cold and wet conditions. When fighting fire inside a building good footwear is essential to keep the body protected from the heat.
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Timelapse video of Enschede Singel

Friday, January 6, 2012 Posted by

For some time we’ve been thinking about doing a Timelapse video of the Singel in Enschede. The idea is simple: mount a camera, drive around (takes about 30 minutes) and then do some timecompression. Add some funky music and done! Read the rest of this entry »

Dump Pouch: 5.11 VS Condor

Thursday, December 29, 2011 Posted by

When it comes to versatility of load bearing equipment, there’s nothing that can beat the dump pouch: a MOLLE-attachable, foldable pouch. Read the rest of this entry »

Speeding up OMNeT++/MiXiM simulations

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Posted by

Compiler optimisation flags can be quite helpful in bringing the (sometimes huge) duration of your OMNeT++ simulations to an acceptable level. Using a compute cluster can help, but even then the execution of a single process can take many hours for large networks. So let’s look at how you compile your code; I got a speed-up of approximately 10 times on some of my simulations. Read the rest of this entry »