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Reclaim disk space after SP2 install

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Quick post. If you already installed Vista SP2, you probably noticed the decrease in free disk space on your system drive. The reason for that is that the SP2 installer stores all data that is neccessary for uninstalling it. If you don’t plan on removing SP2, you can reclaim the disk space pretty easily: start […]

iPhone OS 3.0

Monday, May 18th, 2009

There has been a lot of buzz about the coming iPhone OS 3.0 in the last few weeks, but I never really had time to look at the new features before today. According to the Apple website, these will be the key new features of the new “most advanced mobile OS”: The ability to search […]

Dangers of web code snippets

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Every programmer knows these situations: you are in the middle of programming something when you realize you need to do a thing you never did before. Instead of opening library/programming language/toolkit documentation, you just fire up google, type in a few keywords and import the first snipped that google finds straight into your source code. […]

Geolocation over WiFi

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

I was playing with my iPod Touch today, skimming throught Google maps, when I accidentaly hit the Show current location button. I knew that my iPod doesn’t have a GPS so I never really expected it to work. I was really stunned when after 3 seconds it showed me a map of Uppsala, with a […]

GDB and QEMU on Windows

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

A few weeks ago I started to work on a small operating system for a MIPS-based development motherboard. When thinking about a development toolchain, I immediately looked at one of my favorite emulators – QEMU. QEMU has a few nice features that make development of operating systems easier than ever. One of these features is […]

Compiling GDB under Windows

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Just a quick post to make things simpler for everyone who is googling for help when compiling GDB debugger under Windows. There are two small oddities that require edits in the source code when compiling GDB 6.8 using MingW with MSYS. In sim\common\sim-signal.c: replace #ifdef _MSC_VER with #ifdef _WIN32 In gdb\tui\tui-io.c: find the line with […]

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