Re: [Regression w/ patch] Media commit causes user space to misbahave (was: Re: Linux 3.8-rc1)

Best to not anger Linus!

On Sun, Dec 23, 2012 at 6:08 AM, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote: > > Are you saying that pulseaudio is entering on some weird loop if the > returned value is not -EINVAL? That seems a bug at pul…

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The new “My code is compiling” moment at IBM hursley

The new "My code is compiling" moment at IBM hursley

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Tetris running on a snes emulator at work with a #RaspberryPi. Yay

Tetris running on a snes emulator at work with a #RaspberryPi. Yay


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Offroad night ride with Hursley Cycle club

Last night I joined the Hursley cycle club for their regular Wednesday evening rides. We set off into the low sun towards Ampfield woods and from there I had completely no idea where we were or where we were going.

The ride was fantastic. A nicely chosen route gave some good downhill bits, including one rather interesting downhill stretch of Clarendon way which really made good use of my suspension (forks only, rear would have been nice) and was rather interesting to go down. I am very glad it was down and not up, as that path would have been very hard work.

You can see the route on the map – It really was quite an interesting collection of tracks and shortcuts, it must have taken a long time to learn about all these!

The club meets most Wednesdays at 7pm and normally rides 10-12 miles until about 9 or 9:30. Last night was a slightly longer route, and was made slower by a puncture taking a few goes to pump the tire up as the pump kept pulling out the valve!

The route had a lot of dirt roads and farmers tracks, but there were some fantastic bits through forests which ranged from wide paths to narrow tracks. As the rides are into the dark lights were essential, and frankly my little Smart lunar 25lux light really wasn’t up to the job. I think I will be looking for some new lights for the next ride.

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tmux – an alternative to GNU screen

tmux is an alternative to gnu screen. While I like screen, it annoys me that any effort you have put into splitting the screen and arranging panes is not preserved when you detach and reattach to a session. tmux allows this quite easily, and there is a shortcut key to toggle through various automatic layouts which makes it quite powerful to work with. One thing I have been trying to get going for a while is a script which starts a tmux session with multiple split panes, each with an application running in them so that I can start up several things at once and have them all available to watch on the same screen. Continue reading

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MIT running free electronics circuits course

Thanks to Paul Stimpson on the Surrey LUG mailing list for pointing the course out:

MIT are launching the first course in their new e-learning programme designed to bring education free to the masses. It’s a course in electronic circuits and design and begins on March 5th. This is a trial and at this stage does not require any attendance or for proof of identity to be shown. It is examined online and results in an MIT-branded certificate for successful students. The only obligations are to complete the course and exams in the time frame specified and to agree to the University honour code (not to cheat).

The course runs for 13 weeks (March 5th until June 8th) and requires a time investment of approximately 10 hours per week.

You can register at

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