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