Category: Techie

Celebrate Geekiness Day

I was asked by SingleHop to write a blog post about being a geek. I imagine they found my name through the URL which is hard to ignore when looking for geeks. Especially those of the Schmidt type. I cannot vouch for their products or services, but I appreciate the opportunity to write  something I am

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iPad Mini – an agnostic mobile user review

If you glance around my computer museum (I mean office) you will see the following mobile devices: WebOS Maemo Android PalmOS Blackberry (no 10 devices yet) WinCE (don’t ask) And up until a few years ago many an iOS device scattered around. Part of my job is learning what the latest and greatest is capable

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Best things and stuff from 2013

I skipped 2012 for some reason. I think I was just super busy, but then again I am more busy now. No standout moments in 2012 so nothing lost. Events Professionally: Spec Ops Technology opened our third office in Dubai. This makes three continents and countries. I have learned so much and couldn’t be happier to

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Serial Port on the Pogoplug v2

I have run the hotel/apartment room server off a BeagleBoard-XM for a few months now. I had no case for it, so I was a little worried to have an exposed computing platform hanging out there while the cleaning team and visitors were around. This put me on a search for a ARM-based platform that was

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BASH Profile Calculator and Extractor

Most likely my favourite addition to my otherwise untouched BASH profile is the calc function. From the shell on my Linux box I can simply type “calc 2*10+10/1” and be presented with a result. Having been on a Mac with spotlight the past 3 years, this is something I truly missed. Additionally I missed a

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