ALSA, MPD and Pulseaudio output capturing

To be able to visualize my laptop’s sound output with a python script, I needed an extra audio input that made it possible to capture the system’s audio output.

Jimmie Jammer, the nasty anti-hotspot

Nothing is as heartwarming as seeing your friends, foes and family look at their smartphones, tablets, laptops and other WiFi-capable devices. Also, it is kind of boring to sit alongside.

Burning an Arduino's bootloader

Some long time ago, I bought some cheap Arduino LilyPad clones from Amazon. I spent weeks trying to get them work, but was heavily frustrated. No matter what I did, avrdude refused to upload my sketch: