Category Archives: Linux

Android Systems Engineering: A Quick Look Under the Hood

Overview Most of us we have become comfortable with the understanding that Android is a very specialized and customized version of Linux. The resulting level of customization does however render the OS sufficiently different that most general purpose Linux Systems … Continue reading

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Howto: Setup Arduino on Chromebook

Background Arduino is an interesting microcontroller platform / board that arguably launched the era of low cost, standalone microcontroller systems. At this time, there are a multitude of these devices in the $50 less price range – but the Arduino … Continue reading

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Howto: Android Development on Chromebook

Background One the primary reasons I got the Chromebook was to support a broad range of development options on a Linux platform. The risk is that since it is a Chromebook, it is most definitely not a general purpose Linux … Continue reading

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Chromebook 14: First Impressions

Background I have been looking to get  a laptop like machine to use as a hackery system. Something I could take with me on travel, and something I could mess up on a regular basis without disrupting my work / … Continue reading

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WhitePapers

In the past I have written some whitepapers of some topical interest, and they are in MS Word / PDF format. The attached documents include: Mobile Security-AndroidMalware-2013-Mar: General De-FUDing (FUD=fear, uncertainty and doubt) of Android Security by explaining what the … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Wubi (not dead yet – but close)

Ubuntu Wubi is a Windows based installer that dual boots your Windows system with the least amount of effort. It really is (was?) my favorite way to keep a backup Ubuntu image handy. The idea was that the Wubi installer … Continue reading

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