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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Mixing boost versions –as-needed

Some linux distributions defaulted to use the –as-needed linker flag for a while. Ubuntu tried it in natty, but then reverted. Now with oneiric, it really is enabled by default. I ran into this when one of my packages wouldn’t compile on oneiric. I always got linker errors with boost::filesystem and boost::system. Between natty and … Continue reading »

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Best names for algorithms

I’ve worked in Baar for two months now and I go to work by train. It takes a while longer than to Schwyz as before, but I don’t have to switch trains or busses. That means it’s good for reading. Currently I read “Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach” which is accompanying an online curse (ai-class.com … Continue reading »

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Schächental GoPro Fotos

Yesterday I waited for the fog to disappear as predicted, but it didn’t happen. So today we went to Unterschächen in Uri where there is very seldom fog. When we arrived, I saw that WinWings were there just ready to dirve to take off. Sure enough they had a place left for me in the … Continue reading »

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RepRap part 3: Ethernet connection

With the X and Z gears propperly glued, all axes moved. But it didn’t take long for the Z axis gear to break again. The gear that came with the kit was multilayered wood glued together and laser cut. The place where the belt is, is off the axle of the stepper motor. That’s obviously … Continue reading »

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RepRap Part 2 : It moves

It’s been a while since I assembled the Gen7 Electronic board and the extruder. I ordered the extruder together with the steppers from the Netherlands. The hot end v6 is a very nice design compared to the original, where you had to wrap the heating wire around the nozzle yourself. But it’s too big to … Continue reading »

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My first night at a hospital

Last time I spent a night in a hospital was when I was born moren than 34 years ago. I was never looking forward to the next one. But this weekend our son Levin hit the ground with his head really hard while playing. He cried badly, and the spot on his head that hit … Continue reading »

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