Open source software

Resistor reading apps

If you are a long time hacker, you might remember all resistor color codes so well that you have no problem in reading them without thinking to much. For other there are those resistor color code tables and calculators. But could this task be automated? Maybe with mobile phone? Reading Resistors With OpenCV posting mentions

Happy hacking Day and ESP8266

Happy Hacking Day is non-commercial free tech-event for people, communities and companies. it provides visibility for the topics and projects which prefers free software and open source options. Let’s change the world a bit. Happy Hacking! The next event is held this week 8.-9.05.2015 in Helsinki, Finland. This time they have something that could be of

30 years of GNU Manifesto

The GNU Manifesto Turns Thirty page tells that it was March, 1985 when Richard M. Stallman published the GNU Manifesto in Dr. Dobb’s Journal of Software Tools. The GNU Manifesto is characteristic of its author—deceptively simple, lucid, explicitly left-leaning, and entirely uncompromising. Perhaps the most significant innovation in the GNU Manifesto is a method of

Linux 4.0 is coming

Linus Torvalds has decided to make the next kernel version Linux 4.0 rather than Linux 3.20. Linux 4.0 is going to bring many big improvements besides the version bump with there being live kernel patching. Linus tagged the Linux 4.0-rc1 kernel just moments ago. Linux kernel live patching is an interesting feature, which allows kernel patches

Hack language

It seems that almost every big IT company needs to have their own programming language nowadays. It seems that every few months someone announces a new fad language, despite most of them them rarely bringing anything new to the table, or the new things they do bring not being significant enough to warrant switching from


Ex-Amazon Engineer Builds Library for World’s Software Code article mentions and interesting service: Runnable. Companies like Amazon and Google try to share their code with every other engineer at the company. The idea is to ensure that they never build the same thing twice. This kind of practices have created a huge discovery problem to