Chunky bacon

Since I blog a mixture of health and programmnig, my old tagline May all your work reduce to O(1) just didn’t cut it any more. Fortunately I have a found a perfect replacement: [Read More]

Low Carb High Fat -- Big Video Roundup

So you want to get healthy, lose weight, or both? Then the Low Carb High Fat diet might be for you, but please judge for yourself. This page is merely an attempt to collect the most important and interesting talks/presentations about this general topic. In a nutshell, it seems carbohydrates are bad for your body, and fats are good. If you think this is crazy, I invite you to do some research on your own. Educate yourself, your body will thank you. [Read More]

Relative Risk for Dummies

I read a lot of health related studies, and most contain in their conclusion a statistical description of the result. To be able to draw valid conclusions for oneself it is very important to understand what all the numbers mean. I have recently learned all that, so here is an example together with an explanation: [Read More]

Health & Software Engineering

One of my main interest apart from software development is health, mainly nutrition but also exercise. I will try to systematically collect my findings and write a health related blog post from time to time. [Read More]

Download Bitcoin Logos

I have recently joined the bitcoin network, and generated PNG images from these excellent bitcoin vector graphics. I have extracted all relevant images, and converted each one into a PNG with transparancy, and in 60, 90, 300, and 600 DPI. All PNGs are recompressed with optipng -o9 to be as small as possible. [Read More]

Smallest working QR Code

I’ve been playing a bit with QR code generators, and tried to generated a very small one for this homepage. This is the result: [Read More]

svn-shortlog -- Compact & Beautiful Subversion Changelog

At work we periodically have short developer meetings to discuss what has happened in the last month. To do this, we go through the bugs in our issue tracking system, and the subversion commits in our repository. Unfortunately, getting an overview of the subversion commits was rather cumbersome, and we could not find any efficient tool to do this. Hence, svn-shortlog was born. [Read More]

How to Generate Random Colors Programmatically

Creating random colors is actually more difficult than it seems. The randomness itself is easy, but aesthetically pleasing randomness is more difficult. For a little project at work I needed to automatically generate multiple background colors with the following properties: [Read More]

iRob Feeder in Action (Video)

Finally! PROFACTOR (the company I work for) has decided to get a youtube account and upload some videos. Best of all, this gives me a chance to show off a bit of my (our) work ;) [Read More]

Online Password Encrypter for Apache

Apache uses (among other hashes) SHA-1 keys for encryption in the .htpasswd. I administer a subversion server, and from time to time I have to add new external users to the system. This is usually rather cumbersome because there is no easy way to get to their encrypted password. [Read More]

Beautiful Font Hinting in Ubuntu 8.10 and 9.04

Even though I have an LCD monitor, I always have the subpixel hinting switched off because it is just painfully ugly to my eyes. Even when hinting is switched to maximum, the fonts are quite blurry (if you don’t believe me, type xmag and take a screenshot of your font. You can see red and blue linese everywhere). My eyes hurt when I see this. [Read More]