Archive for category Geeking

Radeon R600/R700 with KMS+3D on Karmic 9.10

Open-source attack!

Are you bored off that crappy closed-source fglrx (AMD’s official linux driver)? Or you just can’t stand having Unidentified Flying Object in your RAM? If you own an R6xx/R7xx gpu based card then good news for you, there is finally 3d support for you! Not finished yet but at very good stage.

Let’s try to explain something before we start, there is one “new” technology that this new driver is based on, the KMS.

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Why cloud computing is not safe

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Code quality measurement

I was looking for the best way to measure code quality and I found it. Here is the scientific presentation of the formula.

I think many coders out there will agree that this is definitely a good way!

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Repair Apple MagSafe cable

Another victim

A frayed cable is not a rare case for Apple’s MagSafe power supplier, and I am proud to be part of this statistical failure. After a quick search I found out that the cable that connects the MagSafe and MacBook is prone to fraying in both ends, near magsafe and near magnetic socket. There are many users complaining for the quality of this product even in Apple’s store.

Apple has acknowledged that some of the power adapters that came with MacBooks and MacBook Pros have a flaw making them fray at the base of the plug.

My frayed cable

For me plugging power to MacBook and finding out that it didn’t charge it, was an uncomfortable situation that had to be solved. At first I went to buy a new MagSafe but 80 euros seemed too much for a frayed cable. So I decided to give it a try and fix it.

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