backup your Raspberry Pi-sd card

Written by  on February 28, 2018

Newer versions (8.24+) of coreutils dd have also a progress-option, but not the one bundled with the current distribution ..
add param: “status=progress”

Learning how to solder – a hot iron

Written by  on February 28, 2018

Bought myself a soldering iron and a small kit for practising purposes: 28 led, 9 resistors, 2 capacitors and 2 transistors waited to be soldered. And hey, the result is more than I had hoped for :’) It’s never too late to learn new skills! #growyourownhappiness
This is/was part of my 2018-campaign to acquire more experiences with discrete electronics. Software is nice, but we need something which moves and blinks (to impress people).

dumpDiver: analyze quickly Windows crash-dumps

Written by  on February 20, 2018

I had the task to analyze a bigger collection of crashdumps. Loading the file everytime to VisualStudio, start debugging, , look at the callstack, copy-paste it for first data-collection … BORING.
So, I thought if there are tools, which can extract the information (yes, the cdb for Windows) and put it to a file with the same name-prefix. Et voila: dumpDiver was born.
A small helper-batch-file which does the above-mentioned stuff. So that you can lean back and watch your computer grind at 100% workload 🙂

ps. Yes, I know, it is slightly wrong. dumpster-diver would be correct.

banner generator: figlet (online)

Written by  on February 11, 2018

Ok, most of the times your classes and functions shall be commented.
So, let us decorate a bit: your wish shall be my command 😉
I had just remembered the good old toolkit to generate banners!