I am wondering if there is a standard solution to a problem that I am facing. Say you are developing an embedded Debian Linux device. You want to have a "test farm" - a bunch of copies of your target hardware running a lot of tests, while the development is ongoing. For this to work automatically, your automation setup needs to have a way to fully re-flash the device, even if the image previously flashed to it does not boot. How would that be usually achieved?
I'd imagine so
Debconf17 has come and gone by too fast, so we all could use a moment looing back at all the fun and serious happenings of the main event in the Debian social calendar. You can find my full photo gallery on Google, Flickr and Debconf Share.
Make sure to check out the Debconf17 group photo and as an extra special treat for you - enjoy the "living" Debconf17 group photo!
So, just to start this thing off - I am quite biased in the regards of this car as I am now working for BMW for a year and this is my company car. Also I have not had the pleasure of testing its direct competition. But I still wanted to share my experiences with this rather special product. I have now driven 20 000 km in this car, so it is time for a first review.
Before this car I only had one other - a sweet 2013 Mercedes C 180D that I traveled around the Europe in and that made me
Intro 0:00 - 0:16 = 0:16
It was +32 in Germany this Saturday, so I decided to go somewhere colder and wetter. My cat was fine at home, so I left him there, sleeping the in the shadows.
Garage 0:17 - 0:39 = 0:22
Living in southern Germany with a car is really cool, especially if you have a parking place for it. Just an hour or two of driving and you could be in Austria, Switzerland or France and couple more hours could get you to Chechia, Belgium or Italy
Instrukcija lidošanai tiem, kas sen to nav darījuši :) Derēs gan Ryanair, gan AirBaltic (es pieminēšu, kur ir starpības). Instrukcija tika rakstīta pāris radiniekiem, kas sen vai nekad nav ceļojuši un pārpublicēta šeit - ja nu kādam noderēs :)
Pirmais solis ir biļešu iegāde. To vislabāk uzticēt pieredzējušam cilvēkam, jo nianšu tajā ir daudz. Mazliet pamanipulējot ari izlidošanas datumiem, sākuma un gala lidostām un izmēģinot dažādus maršrutus un lidsabiedrības, kā arī dažādas mājasla
Ievērtējam šo video: https://goo.gl/photos/rPeriVDfcQXNNzLP9 un visu galeriju: https://goo.gl/photos/Gfmo4QHmZYy4roZL7 Tā mums mācija pareizi braukt - vienmēr abas rokas uz stūres, tikai 3 un 9 pozīcijās, pievērs uzmanību tehnikai kā tiek veikts beigu pagrieziens ar pilnu stūres izgriezšanu. Rokas paliek tajās pašās vietās uz stūres. Stūri tur un kustina ta roka, kas ir stūres apļa augšējā pusē, tas nozīmē, ka kustības sākumā vienmēr ir nevis velkošā uz leju, b
So a couple weeks ago I was on a 1900 km trip from Latvia to southern Germany. On the second day I was still in Poland when my tank was running low. I stopped at a Shell station and looked at the pumps. I know that I needed diesel fuel and there was a choice - a black pump with Diesel followed by red pump with Shell VX Power Diesel and then a bunch of green pumps with gas. So I too the red pump and fuled up. The engine ran great, I was soon in Germany and going down autobahn with very nice sp
2015tā gada 23jā martā es saņemu savās rokās savu pirmo auto. Tas bija Mercedes C180 CDI 2012 un tas bija un ir lielisks auto. Šajā bloga ierakstā es atzīmēju gan sev, gan citiem cik man šis pasākums ir izmaksājis. Raksts tika atjaunots līdz auto tika pārdots.
Pēdejais atjaunojums: 2017-05-25
Iegādes summa: 21388 EUR + 650 EUR (atrašana un piegāde) + 400 EUR (pirmā registrācija)
Papildus pirkumi: telefona turētājs - 110 EUR priekšējā skata kamera - 100 EU
After a long contemplation about what I want to do with my life and just as long a negotiation, I have accepted a job offer at BMW and will be moving from Latvia to Ulm, Germany in January 2016.
It is going to be a big change and a big shake-up in my life, but the change should be for the better, eventually. I am going to move there using my car, loading a single car load of essential stuff and leaving the rest behind. My cat will be amond the essentials, so I have already started tra
At the end of the previous part of this tale of travel and cars I was being dunk around the heavy waves of the azure variety against the hard stones of the Med coast near Nice, France. The next stop was a wild card before going to Venice and so a small hotel was chosen high above a mountain lake in northern Italy. This meant that the whole day was to be spent crossing the top of Italy from Med to Alps. Italy has very nice paid motorway system that makes crossing large distances easy, bu
As planned previousely I did go to Debconf15 with my new car. It was a completely new experience for me. The longest car trip that had completed before this was a 600 km drive after Debconf14 from Portland, Oregon, USA to Vancouver, Canada and back and that was just a couple days with just under 6 hours of max driving in one of the days. This was to be much, much more than that.
As the initial plan to take someone with me from Riga to Debconf15 fizzled out, I decided on a short-c
A bi-lingual poem created on inspiration from Debconf15 and in honor of Debconf Poetry Night by Rhonda
Du hast ...
Du hast apt ...
Du hast apt gebrochen!
Reconsider your disk usage,
And APT might work again.
(as usual - licenced as CC-BY V3+ or GPLv2+)
The long awaited group photo from Debconf15 is now available: here and here.
Due to its spectacular glory, the Google Photos could not handle the massive 52 Mb, and 19283*8740=168.5Mpix of awesomness, so there is only a half-size version.
Also I plan to have a lightning talk on Thursday on how exactly such things are made :)
TL/DR: I am going by car on route Riga-Warsaw-Dresden-Debconf15-Lyon-Genoa-Venice-Vienna-Riga and I can take passengers along the way too.
This year Debconf 15 is happening quite near to me - in Germany to be more specific. As soon as I found out about it a plan hatched to skip flying this year and instead travel to Debconf by car. First, however, I needed a car.
Buying a car is .. an experience. Used to the wolrd of computers where brands have minimal importance and spec
A big part of a person can be glimpsed by others via shared experiences. For many years a typical part of my life has been watchin an episode or two of some TV series while preparing and eating dinner every evening and a couple more for brunch on weekends. And some TV series I actually binge-watched on purpose. So, what I have seen over the years can be interesting for others, also after a few years you start to forget things, so it will also be useful for myself later on. Currently watch
Systemd discussions are back! Wait, don't run away, it is not as bad as it sounds! Noone is seriosly proposing to change the init system back a few weeks before the freeze. In fact none of the proposals so far would have any effect on jessie release. So, please relax and put the pitchforks down.
The discussions are all over a place with long texts ammendments, contra amendments and coounter proposals and proposals to stop all proposals. That makes this whole thing kind of hard to unde
Recently the discussions around how to distribute third party applications for "Linux" has become a new topic of the hour and for a good reason - Linux is becoming mainstream outside of free software world. While having each distribution have a perfectly packaged, version-controlled and natively compiled version of each application installable from a per-distribution repository in a simple and fully secured manner is a great solution for popular free software applications, this mode
It's that time of the year, again, when I lan to go to Debconf, reserve vacation, get visa waiver, book tickets. Let's hope nothing blocks me from attending this time. It has been too long.
Now I just need to finish up photoriver before Debconf :) In fact it is quite close to being ready - I just need to finish up the GPS tagging feature, figure out why FLickr stopped working recently and optionally work on burst detection and/or FlashAir IP address autodetection in the network.
For a while now I've been looking for ways to improve my photo workflow - to simplify and speed up the process. Now I've gotten a new toy to help that along - a Panasonic FlashAir SD card with WiFi connectivity. I was pretty sure that build-in workflows of some more automated solutions would not be a perfect fit for me, so I got this card which has a more manual workflow and a reasonable API, so I could write my own.
Now I am trying to work out my requirements, the user stories if you
I've been with Flickr since 2005 now, posting a lot of my photos there, so that other poeple from the events, that I usually take photos of, could enjoy them. But lately I've become annoyed with it. It is very slow to uplaod to and even worse to get photos out of it - there is no large shiny button to Download a set of photos, like I noticed in G+. So I decided to try and copy my photos over. I am not abandoning or deleting my Flickr account yet, but we'll see.
The process was not as