Recently I bought a Fujitsu SP-1120 to replace my rather slow and old flatbed scanner. The Fujitsu is an an automatic document feeder (ADF) with duplex support. It’s faster, scans front and back pages in one go and produces a much better image quality for ocr.
This article describes the installation under Debian Linux and provides a simple scan-to-pdf shell script.
I had to analyse some network requests while I was working on an Android app project. That turned out to be surprisingly easy, using mitmproxy. This article covers the proxy installation and usage by wget and within the source code of an Android app.
My server runs an MPD instance for music playback. The following script for Mac announces the currently playing song after every song change. It uses Mac OS build in TTS and tries to guess the song title language.
I’m a great fan of the TV series Game of Thrones and the books it’s based on. In cooperation with Jens Bornschein from the TU Dresden I’ve created tactile maps of Westeros and Essos and made them available for download . Be aware, you need a braille printer or similar device to produce tactile maps.
This article describes how to disable the laptop screen on Lenovo Thinkpads. This saves a lot of power and enhances your privacy. Root privileges required. Tested with a Thinkpad T450 on Debian Stretch.
I’ve created a small Android app, which vibrates the current time. To start the vibration the display must be locked. Then press the power button twice in a row with a delay between 500 and 1500 milliseconds.