Author Archives: Jan

First foray into SMT soldering …

By | October 20, 2011

I have managed to score one of the free FT2232 breakout boards from Dangerous Prototypes and it has arrived some time later in mail. While I didn’t have an immediate need for another USB interface, I have decided to build the board as an SMT soldering practice. Most of the parts are 0805 and 1206… Read More »

New web host

By | May 31, 2011

Unfortunately the free hosting at started to go downhill towards unusable (slow, way too much functionality blocked resulting in broken scripts, unreliable/buggy uploads, …), so I have bitten the bullet and paid for commercial hosting instead. is now the authoritative source for things such as libndofdev and my other software.


By | August 10, 2010

I have released version libndofdev-0.3 after two years. It seems that the kernel developers have changed the Linux input driver and the SpaceNavigator sends the more logical EV_ABS instead of EV_REL events in recent kernels (confirmed in 2.6.35). This version supports both cases. I have also updated the example in the SpaceNavigator post accordingly. Download… Read More »

Integrating Firefox and Thunderbird in Linux

By | July 23, 2010

How to configure KDE to use Mozilla Thunderbird as an e-mail client. Download the script moztbremote and save it somewhere in your home directory. Let’s assume it is in ~/bin.The script assumes that Thunderbird is started by typing mozilla-thunderbird. This works on older Mandriva Linux. The stock Thunderbird and newer Mandriva (2010 and newer) uses… Read More »

Zaurus (old)

By | July 23, 2010

The story I have bought a Sharp Zaurus SL-C760 PDA from Dynamism Inc some time ago. It is a very nice machine, more like a miniature laptop than a PDA. It has a large (640×480) display and good keyboard. I set up the cross-compilation environment on my desktop PC and I am slowly collecting and… Read More »

Moving …

By | July 23, 2010

My contract with Aalborg University has ended on 31.1.2010 and I have left Denmark. Right now I am residing in France, in Compiègne, working for a small company Reviatech SAS.