LEFEVRE Damien .net

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Thursday 3 May 2007, 15:23

Install GCC on Debian

I started to be worried cause I could compile with GCC. So

apt-get install gcc libc6-dev

Wednesday 2 May 2007, 11:45

The trick of the day!


Today I'm getting very pissed off with the building company where I'm living which clearly does everything to cut on budget for our crappy student buildings. So since a week we don't have any heating in the rooms anymore and it is between 2 - 5 degrees outside during the day, I don't know at night.

Since we don't have to pay for electricity and that I have 4 desktop machines + one laptop I came out with a solution for heating my room: the boolean heater :)

The idea is quite simple: keep your processor(s) busy in order to create some heat from the extraction fans!

Current development

Create a roomheater.py file. Here is the source :D

#!/usr/bin/env python
# file: roomheater.py
# author: LEFEVRE Damien
# version: 0.1
# description: boolean room heater
# Copyrights 2006-2007 LEFEVRE Damien
print """********************************************************************************
                           Welcome to the boolean room heater
                                   LEFEVRE Damien
while 1: pass

And then run:

>>>python romheater.py

Voila! :D

I get the following results:

  • PIII: processor 100% in use
  • Sempron 2600: processor 100% in use (very good heater!)
  • Core 2 Duo: processor 50% in use (so I can still work)

I just hope you'll be able to stand the noise ;)

Future development

Hard disks are producing a very good quantity of heat. Once I find a dummy task to perform on disks that would create heat, I'll add it right away to the application ;)

With my best regards,


Saturday 28 April 2007, 23:02

Debian installation

Here comes a tutorial for my little brother :D He wants to install Debian on his laptop and I'm very proud of that! Still that might help another newbie so go deeper if you need help!


Tuesday 24 April 2007, 13:53

Python for S60 - Redirection

All my PyS60 work is in a separated site. Please visit http://www.lfdm.net/thesis

Tuesday 24 April 2007, 13:43

LaTeX presentation with Beamer

Since I discover the quality of the documents generated with LaTeX, I start to put my nose everywhere to redefine the tools I've been using so far or let say to say goodbye the academic Microsoft office brain washing I've had since I start to study...

So bye bye Powerpoint, welcome to beamer!


Saturday 21 April 2007, 13:02

Start the emulator in shell mode

  • Edit C:\Symbian\9.1\S60_3rd_MR\Epoc32\Data\epoc.ini
  • Add textshell at the first line

Monday 16 April 2007, 11:24

Multiple Asynchronous non-blocking socket connections

Here is a source for multiple asynchronous non-blocking socket connections


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