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  • Beosound 9000 – IR receiver repair

    Sun, 29 May 2016 23:00:43 +0000
    I really like the design of most classic Bang & Olufsen stuff – but my favorite one is the Beosound 9000. Since I pretty much like to understand how all these technical devices we are surrounded with work, I usually take apart more or less everything in order to find out how it works and […]

  • Fixing the NCDC 2015 0khz failure

    Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:19:08 +0000
    It took me a while to find out, but it is possible to fix a Siemens NCDC 2015 car radio (ok they call it “entertainment system”) suffering from the “0khz” problem quite easy. The story: I usually drive old cars… my current one is an Opel Omega from 2001 and that one came with the […]

  • Computer startup aid using a LEGO train

    Fri, 06 Jan 2012 18:31:43 +0000
    Some times it happens that I have to dig out some old piece of hardware and try to get it running again… I recently got a very geek present for my birthday – one that requires a working SGI Indigo next to it. Luckily nothing gets lost at kernel concepts and I was able to […]

  • Android Lessions Part 1: Bluetooth Crash

    Wed, 04 Jan 2012 23:05:45 +0000
    Finally – some free days for family and friends and to write a few lines which might be useful for someone else. Since Android started to become more and more interesting for industrial and business applications I got involved in some projects porting Android to several devices. It turned out that the documentation of the […]

  • WebOS goes Open Source

    Fri, 09 Dec 2011 20:58:34 +0000
    Amazing news! HP just announced that WebOS will become an Open Source project lead and supported by HP in future. The full annoncement can be found here. HP has an official press release about this here. I’m really looking forward to work with it… It’s quite an interesting framework for a large number of devices. […]

  • Summer Holidays

    Fri, 02 Dec 2011 21:03:53 +0000
    Now that its autumn in Europe it is a good time to blog about the summer vacations :) The Chaos Communication Camp was a real highlight – just a perfect environment for Hacker’s and their fork()^h^h^h offsprings summer vacations. I do not want to write too much… saving some words for more technical posts, but […]

  • Mini6410 – Getting started with Free Software

    Wed, 22 Sep 2010 23:15:07 +0000
    FriendlyARM is shipping the new Mini6410 for a little while now.  It is based on a 533MHz clocked Samsung S3C6410. I do not want  to repeat all the technical details here, an English description can be found here. Lets summarize the features in a simple sentence: It is fast enough for Qt and offers lots […]

  • Sim.One Images with OpenEmbedded

    Fri, 03 Sep 2010 23:47:39 +0000
    It took me a while to get started with the blog again… so let’s start with something tiny: OpenEmbedded images for the Sim.One. So far we had quite some documentation about filesystems on external media but what about the internal flash? We have 8MB which is enough for a tiny filesystem we can build with […]

  • MeeGo – some feedback and thoughts

    Mon, 15 Feb 2010 22:51:14 +0000
    I only had a very few free minutes today I was able to spend following the discussions and reading released information about MeeGo. For some reason the most intensively discussed fact among the community members  seems to be decision to use the RPM package system. This one is followed by the Qt vs. GTK+ discussion […]

  • MeeGo or Maemo grown up

    Mon, 15 Feb 2010 12:22:25 +0000
    Wee..! Big news – Intel and Nokia joining their open source software platforms Maemo and Moblin into a single one: Meego So what does this mean for developers and device manufacturers? One thing is for sure: The new platform will become the “grown up” version of Maemo and Moblin. Especially for the Maemo part this […]