• The twelve networking rules

    15 Jan 2015

    A Request for Comments (RFC) is a publication of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Internet Society, the principal technical development and standards-setting bodies for the Internet. An RFC is authored by engineers and computer scientists in the form of a memorandum describing methods, behaviors, research, or innovations applicable to the working of the Internet and Internet-connected systems. It is submitted either for peer review or simply to convey new concepts, information, or (occasionally) engineering humor. The IETF adopts some of the proposals published as RFCs as Internet standards.

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  • Install Raspbian and configure Wi-fi without a monitor or keyboard

    08 Feb 2013

    I’ve just bought a Raspberry Pi and not having access to an extra monitor, keyboard or mouse I had to make do with just a router and an ethernet cable. I realize you could already piece most of this together from other places on the internet, but I wanted to document the way I did it. Having called a vote the motion passed with one in favor and none against so online it goes.
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  • Extracting archives the easy way

    05 Jan 2013

    I’ve recently updated to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and decided that I liked the way OS X extracts things. In case you’re not familiar with the way it works, instead of showing you what’s inside an archive when you try to open it, a folder is created in the same directory and the archive’s contents are extracted to said folder. Ubuntu has the same functionality when you ‘Right Click -> Extract Here’. I wanted to get rid of having to right click every time and going over the context menu so here’s what I’ve done.
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  • Campus parking on Prime days only

    05 Oct 2012

    Someone recently made a joke about we only being allowed to park a car on campus on prime days. This got me thinking, and since I need Matlab for school now, I thought I’d give ipython a test this time.
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  • Compiling and uploading arduino programs without the IDE

    22 Sep 2012

    The Arduino IDE might be good for beginners, but it’s not my usual text editor, so I don’t like it. That being said, what do we need to do in order to compile stuff as usual C programs, and upload them to the board? Using a bit of google-fu we get to several arduino makefiles. I found that this one looked alright but ultimately settled or a fork of that repo which had a bunch of bugfixes and new features like autodetecting versions and so on.
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