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Rod B
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A long time embedded code monkey.
A long time embedded code monkey.

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Using RSS feeds to save time
I've long been a fan of RSS feeds as a way to save time when monitoring blogs.  It affords me the ability to see the headlines of new posts (and only the new posts) as they appear.  I can choose to visit the blog if the headline sounds interesting or if non...
Using RSS feeds to save time
Using RSS feeds to save time
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Preventing strange colors for the "ls" command
I occasionally need to connect to a Linux server via ssh.  Since I use an ssh client which has a dark background, the default colors used by the ls command frequently makes directory listings difficult to read.  Fortunately you can solve this one of two way...

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Using Vim's folding feature to hide inactive conditional code
I was recently looking at some C code which had lots of conditionally compiled sections (#if, #else, #endif).  I don't care for code like that but sometimes it's a necessity when source code must support multiple hardware platforms.  In any case, it makes t...

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Gaining productivity with smartphones
I'm often surprised at how many people load their smartphones up with time wasters like games.  There were a few problem solving desktop games which appealed to me years ago but first person shooters and the mindlessly repetitive games I've seen on phones d...
Gaining productivity with smartphones
Gaining productivity with smartphones
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USB hubs
Many years ago while working for U.S. Robotics, I developed USB device drivers for a living and learned a fair amount about USB.  The big takeaway from that experience is I'm disappointed that Firewire didn't win the external bus contest.  It's a much bette...
USB hubs
USB hubs
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Command line editing
A great many tools (including the Unix/Linux login) use a standard "readline" library which by default uses many key bindings from the Emacs editor.  It's also possible to configure readline to use Vi editor bindings.  While I'm not an Emacs user, I find it...
Command line editing
Command line editing
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Command aliases using grep
Command aliases using grep
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