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My New Blog: Here it Comes

After having written a few articles irregularly on my home page using my own scripts, I have decided to try out WordPress. ┬áIt definitely looks better than my homegrown scripts which admittedly is not hard as I have not spent … Continue reading

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Postprocessing Underwater Photos with ufraw

Today, we will look into how to make good dive photos. We will most look into getting the colors right. The focus being on how to use ufraw to get the white balance right. For how to choose your UW … Continue reading

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Getting the ADT to run on 64 bit Linux

Installation is mostly straight forward except that for some unexplicable reasons, somebody at Google thought that there is no need to compile the platform tools as 64 bit binaries. Hence, this article mostly serves me to recall which 32 bit … Continue reading

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NVIDIA Drivers on Ubuntu 13.10

Installing NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 13.10. This article is heavily based on memory and my previous article on accomplishing the same for Fedora from a year ago. The good news, things have gotten easier in the meantime. Installing nvidia’s binary … Continue reading

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Creating and Verifying Signatures with OpenSSL

Signatures are used to verify that a given person has signed a given sequence of bytes. We will be using openssl to generate signatures and see what the outcome looks like. First, let us create a new key for this … Continue reading

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Building a UEFI Secure Boot Enabled Virtual Machine

In the following, we will show how to setup a QEMU Virtual Machine with a Secure Boot Enabled UEFI BIOS. This makes for a perfect UEFI Development Environment. The instructions below have been tested on an UBuntu 13.10 installation. Instructions … Continue reading

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NVIDIA Driver Installation on Fedora

The following instructions guide you through the installation of NVIDIA’s graphics drivers on Fedora Linux. At the time of this writing, the latest driver version was 310.32. Should be needless to say, but all information provided comes with no warranty … Continue reading

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