Wednesday, September 30, 2009

iTunes and car audio synchronization.

My car has a USB socket for MP3/AAC audio, but so far it has been to much of a trouble to regularly fill up a flash drive with music and podcasts. iTuneMyWalkman is originally made for synchronizing a mobile phone, but it seems to work great with any flash drive.

Only thing better would be an iPod dock on the dashboard.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

From Parallels to VirtualBox

I had Parallels 3.0 for running Linux virtual machines on my Mac. Upgrade to Snow Leopard would have required the purchase of upgrade to Parallels 4.0.

Instead, I tried uninstalling Parallels and setting up Sun VirtualBox 3.0.6. This works fine with Snow Leopard and the whole system with the virtual machines running feel much more responsive.

Unfortunately I had to discard the old virtual machines and install new ones from scratch. There would have been a way to convert them using a converted from VMWare, but it looked like too much trouble.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Diagrams without drawing

I've always preferred keyboard over mouse, so I've found these tools very interesting

sdedit: quick sequence diagram editor.
umlgraph a tool for declarative specification and drawing of UML class and sequence diagrams.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Robust bash scripts

A practical guide to making your bash scrips a bit more robust.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Reading on git

Pro Git, an online book on git.
Git Magic.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Qucs a Quite Universal Circuit Simulator, is a circuit simulator with graphical user interface.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Open Test Lab

CE Linux Forum Open Test Lab seems like a nice effort for automated testing of Linux on various embedded platforms.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Software Carpentry

An open source intensive introduction course to basic software development practices for scientists and engineers