zondag, februari 26, 2006


I went to the Free and Open Source Developers European Meeting (FOSDEM) in Brussels this weekend. I attended some quite interesting presentations about Plan9, DTrace and Xen.

Some of these presentation were recorded, and the videos are available for free.

That's me on the picture :) It was taken by a former classmate of mine, Dag, with his Nokia mobile phone.

zondag, februari 19, 2006

Printing huge posters

I recently needed a huge poster of one of my own pictures. Luckily, on a GNU/Linux system, all the software you need for doing so, is already available and just works.

Here's the commands needed to convert a picture called "mypicture.jpg" to a big poster in a Postscript file called myposter.ps:

convert mypicture.jpg mypicture.ps
poster -mA4 -p4x4A4 mypicture.ps >myposter.ps

The parameter -mA4 selects the paper size you want to print the poster with. The parameter -p4x4A4 sets the poster size as being 16 A4 pages.

You can print using whatever printing application you like, be it lpr on the commandline or a graphical application such as Evince on GNOME systems (such as the Ubuntu Breezy system I am using).

maandag, februari 06, 2006

Migrated my repositories

I've recently migrated my repositories to a new hosting provider. The Breezy repository is available at http://issaris.be/breezy and my new Maemo repository
with packages for the Nokia 770 is available at http://issaris.be/maemo.