Flashing CyanogenMod onto Galaxy SII via Ubuntu

Pre-Requsites Install Heimdall Visit the Heimdall home page, select “Linux”, and download the package for your distribution.  On Ubuntu variants you want the latest ‘.deb’ package.  e.g.: ubuntu13.04-heimdall_1.4.0-0_amd64.deb Note that the “Frontend” packages are not required.  Everything can be done easily from the command line. Install Heimdall using dpkg: sudo dpkg -i ubuntu13.04-heimdall_1.4.0-0_amd64.deb Install adb… Continue reading Flashing CyanogenMod onto Galaxy SII via Ubuntu

Install Freerouting on Ubuntu 14.04 – 16.04

Introduction Freerouting was a web application created and maintained by Alfons Wirtz at his website, here.  It allowed us to import a design file from kicad and then auto-route the project based on some design preferences.  It was basically a free auto-router for kicad.  Hence the name! For “various reasons” the author has decided to… Continue reading Install Freerouting on Ubuntu 14.04 – 16.04

rarcrack review

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rarcrack I stumbled across a little program called rarcrack yesterday, which provides brute-force cracking of password protected archives.  I decided to give it a try and make some general observations about it. An example To set up an example, I created a .rar with a 5 character password.  The password consists of upper-case letters, lower-case… Continue reading rarcrack review

Hosting a Calibre Library with Linux, COPS & Google Drive

Calibre

Introduction Free your Ebook collection!!! Are you tired of being locked in to commercial Ebook software such as Apple iTunes (shudder), Google Books or Amazon Kindle? Would you like to take complete control of your Ebook collection and host it yourself, giving you the ability to serve whatever Ebooks you want at any time and… Continue reading Hosting a Calibre Library with Linux, COPS & Google Drive

Installing daily build of KiCAD [Ubuntu]

I noticed, recently, that KiCAD footprint libraries now carry the .pretty extension, and that these files cannot be read by the latest stable release of KiCAD.  In order to make use of these libraries it is necessary to install a recent build of KiCAD, which has undergone a significant overhaul of its footprint library support.… Continue reading Installing daily build of KiCAD [Ubuntu]