Due to my recent acquisition of an RTL-SDR compatible radio module (Some would call it DVB-T stick) I started playing with radio transmissions. Doing so I found POCSAG (pager) transmissions which I tried to decode using multimon. Sadly multimon was very broken, after I finally managed to compile it on OS X I realized it …

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Overclocking my HTC Vision aka Desire Z aka G2

I’ve recently added some modifications to the Cyanogenmod kernel. They include overclocking up to 2ghz as well as lower idle voltages (undervolting) and a higher default maximum frequency. The maximum frequency after bootup is now 1516800hz. It can be changed up to 2016000hz. Frequencies higher than 1612800hz are unstable when using the ondemand governor on …

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A driver independent and really ugly way to set the display brightness

I lately had some problems changing my laptops (A Samsung Q45) brightness since the major distributions went on and started using KMS instead of the prior Xorg driver, even though most Samsung laptops aren’t properly supported. Searching around the net I found some hints about using setpci – Writing directly into the hardware. dekar@vasectomy:~$ sudo …

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My Optoma HD700X projector running at 120hz – Is 3D feasible?

I didn’t find any information related to this (just people complaining about not getting a firmware update) so I feel like posting it for others to find via Google. My HD700X seems to be able to do 120hz. I just did a quick test using my laptop (vga) since my htpc (hdmi) is broken right …

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Pidgin and some addons

Since Debians Pidgin has broken protocols and there was a severe security risk I had to rebuild my local Pidgin. This time I made some nice DEBs so you can use them as well. As always my purple plugin pack contains switchspell. 😉 Oh and they’re all 64bit. pidgin_2.6.5-1_amd64.deb purple-plugin-pack_2.6.2-1_amd64.deb bot-sentry_1.3.0-1_amd64.deb pidgin-gfire_0.8.3-1_amd64.deb pidgin-otr_3.2.0-1_amd64.deb

How to play HD Flash videos lag free on Debian/Ubuntu

After searching ages for the reason why Youtube HD Flash videos run fine on my laptop (Even two at the same time!) but not on a friends laptop with mostly identical hardware we found out that it’s depending in the installed architecture. Debian Lenny 32bit has major problems playing flash videos (doesn’t matter whether you …

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