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Copy-pasting files in the Linux terminal

The clipboard cut, copy and paste functions can be a great timesaver when organizing files.

But there didn't seem to be an obvious way to use those functions with the command line in Linux while targeting the main clipboard of the desktop environment such that files can be transferred between …

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Fixing a stalling Slava 2414 mechanical watch

This is a photo post about repairing a Russian Slava 2414 21-jewel movement with a loose cannon pinion, that causes the hour and minute hands to stall at about 10 pm. I managed to fix the problem without replacing any parts. Just cleaning and turning a gear wheel the opposite …

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Midimixfix Open Sourced

Update on the state of Midimixfix - it's now fully open source and open hardware.

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Just Search Portal update, now customizable!

The Just Search Portal - just got a big upgrade. It is now possible to customize the layout of the portal by choosing what search engines to see and where they should be positioned. The search buttons colors can also be changed.

The customizations are done on a separate page reachable …

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Making sharp and compact PDFs from scans

I've found that document scanner software rarely generates good PDF files when scanning plain text documents. The PDFs are often big in file size, with artifacts and may not be sharp and contrasty enough for a clear reprint. The issue is that lossy compression similar to JPEG is used in …

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The Thinkpad USB Keyboard Adapter

Quite some time ago I posted a short news bulletin on my old blog about a project to create a Thinkpad keyboard USB adapter. I never got around to make a real post about it, but the bulletin got noticed enough around the interwebs that an article was written and …

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hashstress - Hardware stress test using hash calculations

This post is about a little script I wrote named: hashstress. It's intended for stressing and testing the correctness of disk I/O, cache, memory and processing subsystems for an extended period of time. The basic idea is to generate files with random content and repeatedly calculate hash checksums verifying …

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Samsung Galaxy S7 still the best?

After dropping my aging Samsung Galaxy S7 I decided to look for a new smartphone. To my surprise I concluded that I wanted the exact same model again. This post is an evaluation of the Galaxy S7 after two years of use and a discussion about why I chose the same model again.

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