The magic behind free and open source software (or FOSS) comes from a few
people who are freely giving to society part of their work. Free software often
start as projects fulfilling a personal need, then a community may grow around
the project because it seems useful to them. Some ...
The computer running the deuxpi.ca domain had an extra hard disk installed
since last November but I did not have a chance to use it because I didn’t have
a SATA cable for it. The disk was finally connected yesterday. However, the
system did not recognize the disk ...
The computer strategy game Alpha Centauri (SMAC) keeps getting older and is not
maintained since the company having the rights — Loki software — closed its
doors, and the source code to the program is not by any means available to the
public. It crashes easily for many reasons, but mostly for ...
I checked the current weather on the Web to make sure that the very high
humidity was not a product of my imagination. Some clothes from this morning’s
laundry have been hanged but at this rate they are not even close to be dry
until tomorrow. Environment Canada confirms ...
While I was trying to synchronize a music library between the Linux host and a
Windows machine by using rsync (cwRsync, to be exact), I realized that most of
of the directory and file names were scrambled, or displayed long strings of
question mark characters. There is a --iconv flag ...
A typical modular synthesizer is not limited to a number of fixed
pitches, but can generate sounds in a very wide range of frequencies.
However, if one needs to play the synth much like any other standard
Western musical instrument, it will need to be tuned. The pitch
relations between ...