Both of my credit cards have been replaced (without any request from me) with new versions which have a wireless, authentication-less, confirmation-less, and protection-less systems called either Mastercard PayPass or Visa PayWave. I’ve never understood the old american system where your card number alone can be used to take money from you. Yes – it …

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The course is over, and I’m happy to say that the whole experiment of taking a course while teaching at the same time was a success in every way that I hoped for. I learned a lot about a new field (Android app programming). Though I could have theoretically picked it up myself at any …

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Interesting. Last week I was saying how I have to force myself to do more work than required, this week I have the opposite worry :) We got a lab last week that was really hard. I quickly realised that during the lab and tried my best to finish it without distractions, but didn’t manage …

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Years ago I worked hard on creating an easy to use Audio CD ripper. I started from an abandoned project (Asunder) and brought it a long way, it’s now one of the favourite CD rippers on Linux. I got some interesting news about the project recently. Raphael Guyot has ported Asunder to ARM! Why on …

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