Issue time09:54:59, by nico1225 views
Categories: Uncategorized


By Paul Graham.
May 2003

When I finished grad school in computer science I went to art school to study painting. A lot of people seemed surprised that someone interested in computers would also be interested in painting. They seemed to think that hacking and painting were very different kinds of work-- that hacking was cold, precise, and methodical, and that painting was the frenzied expression of some primal urge.

Both of these images are wrong. Hacking and painting have a lot in common. In fact, of all the different types of people I've known, hackers and painters are among the most alike.

What hackers and painters have in common is that they're both makers. Along with composers, architects, and writers, what hackers and painters are trying to do is make good things. They're not doing research per se, though if in the course of trying to make good things they discover some new technique, so much the better.

Issue time09:56:13, by nico1986 views
Categories: Informatie, Links


1801 - Joseph Marie Jacquard uses punch cards to instruct a loom to weave "hello, world" into a tapestry. Redditers of the time are not impressed due to the lack of tail call recursion, concurrency, or proper capitalization.

1940s - Various "computers" are "programmed" using direct wiring and switches. Engineers do this in order to avoid the tabs vs spaces debate.

1970 - Niklaus Wirth creates Pascal, a procedural language. Critics immediately denounce Pascal because it uses "x := x + y" syntax instead of the more familiar C-like "x = x + y". This criticism happens in spite of the fact that C has not yet been invented.

Issue time22:52:07, by nico1363 views
Categories: Games
Issue time08:08:52, by nico3230 views
Categories: Uncategorized
Tags: qt
Issue time15:57:52, by nico2152 views
Categories: Informatie


Country Store
Stationsstraat 14
8161CR Epe

Tags: survival
Issue time19:35:41, by nico1129 views
Categories: Links
Issue time19:27:12, by nico1907 views
Categories: Uncategorized

faramir:/sys/module/thinkpad_acpi # modprobe thinkpad_acpi hotkey=0xffffff fan_control=1
echo level 7 > /proc/acpi/ibm/fan


Issue time13:15:59, by nico2301 views
Categories: troubleshooting, Linux, Sysbeheer

thinkpad W500 with radeon video:
use kernel option in grub to disable KMS

Issue time08:51:00, by nico1246 views
Categories: troubleshooting, Linux

Well, this is embarrassing.
Firefox is having trouble recovering your windows and tabs. This is usually caused by a recently opened web page.

This happens each time on logging in, when firefox restores the previous session. Upon clicking the restore button it just resumes as it should.

Tags: firefox
Issue time10:59:07, by nico2330 views
Categories: Linux


When using redmine from konqueror, the certificate has to be accepted repeatedly, even when telling it to accept it 'forever'.

Tags: kde4, ssl
Issue time20:20:44, by nico3554 views
Categories: Tips and Tricks

ffmpeg -i input.MOV -vf "transpose=1" -qscale 4
transpose=1 -> rotate clockwise
transpose=2 -> rotate counter-clockwise

Tags: ffmpeg, iphone
Issue time09:33:00, by nico1352 views
Categories: Linux, Sysbeheer


“It scans the system and available software, to detect security issues. Beside security related information it will also scan for general system information, installed packages and configuration mistakes.”

Issue time09:30:13, by nico1976 views
Categories: Linux
Tags: suse