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Various posts related to software

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Using 360-degree Photos in WordPress

I was struggling with finding a way to easily embed 360-degree view from Insta One X for quite some time. There are a few existing WordPress plugins that allow doing that, but none of them worked for me. Some were not free (Flat 360 Panoramic Image Viewer, 360 VR Gallery…

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How to Get Free Domain Wildcard Certificates

In one of the previous posts I wrote about getting free certificates for the website using Let’s Encrypt and Certbot. Hope that article was helpful and helped you to save some money on SSL, but one topic remained not covered in that post. What if you’re a lucky owner of…

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How to Upload Huge Images to WordPress

Well, this actually applies not just to WordPress but to most PHP applications, it’s just that with WordPress market share close to 60% this is the platform where you most frequently see the problem to manifest. It looks like this: Maximum upload file size: 2M The problem is not really…

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Attaching >2Tb disks to Linux

Here is the sequence of commands to make disk space usable in Linux for disks >2Tb (so your regular fdisk won’t help you here).

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rPlay rocks!

I’m currently beta-testing rPlay and this software totally rocks! What’s rPlay? Well, imagine yourself willing to share content of your iPhone or iPad screen with you family. There are couple ways to do this: you can get an Apple TV ($99) or … well, that’s actually it. AirPlay is a…

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Netbeans doesn’t stop on breakpoints while debugging a RoR (Ruby on Rail) app

I recently switched to a different computer and got all gems in the system updated approximately at the same time. Not sure what exactly lead to the problem, but debugging the app in NetBeans became impossible because it stopped stopping on breakpoints. To add some confusion, breakpoints were still working…

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Rails: what happens when memcached goes down

I tried to figure out how rails reacts to the fact that memcached goes down. Unfortunately there is no god documentation about this besides saying that everything will be fine. Also there are couple misleading posts in different forums saying that rails will never rediscover memcached server that went down…

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Posted in Hardware Linux Robotics Software

Fix: Error: register r24, r26, r28 or r30 required

I was recently compiling some Arduino code with NewSoftSerial and got hit by infamous “Error: register r24, r26, r28 or r30 required” error. NewSoftSerial is a great library and those using older avr-gcc compiler enjoy it alot. Problem is the newer gcc doesn’t like one nasty error in the code…

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Consolidating All Media Files With Archos 605 and Linux Media Server

Many people are dreaming about consolidating all media files (video, music, pictures etc) in a single place. For some it is a huge full of DVDs, CDs and photos. Others buy hardware media servers and store all files in them. I chose a solution based on Archos 605 WiFi and…

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MineStream Defender – the ultimate network security device

Last 12 months I was working on an interesting device that provides the network security features many companies and families are dreaming about. You probably already have heard about different threats out there like internet predators, viruses, spyware, dangerous websites, confidential information leaking from your business and others. Also you…

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Solving “configure: error: C++ compiler cannot create executables” problem

You ran ./configure and got “configure: error: C++ compiler cannot create executables”. Here is how to fix it …

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