December 23, 2014

Fedora audio update

Taking another look at the PulseAudio/ALSA situation, I realised there was still some more tweaking that could be done. First off, I like the idea of having PulseAudio taking the backseat while handing the reins over to ALSA. So let’s do more of that: # yum remove alsa-plugin-pulseaudio With the PulseAudio plugin installed, the default ALSA profile will simply be a dump pipe over to PulseAduio which will then send it back to ALSA. Read more

December 7, 2014

May you forever rest in peace.

This past Friday, the 5:th of December 2014, Gumman laid down for her final rest in the emergency ward of Blå Stjärnan animal hospital. Gumman was a pearl-white Djungarian dwarf hamster (Phodopus sungorus), also known as a Russian winter white dwarf hamster. She was given to me two years past, when I moved into my current apartment. I never thought I would bond this much to something so tiny. Despite her small and fragile body, she made me feel safe and at home. Read more

December 7, 2014

Project Euler p. 4

First thing to note, I skipped problem 3 and jumped straight into 4 due to wanting to mess with string manipulation. And prime factorization is not really all that fun. A palindromic number reads the same both ways. The largest palindrome made from the product of two 2-digit numbers is 9009 = 91 × 99. Find the largest palindrome made from the product of two 3-digit numbers. This was the first time I needed to import a library, the mighty clojure. Read more

November 26, 2014

Java Swing <3 fontconfig == true?

Actually, false. But it can be true! The out of box experience of Java Swing applications can be a little bit like rolling a 6-sided dice expecting a number between 2 and 4,25. Actually rolling a 4,25 is very unlikely, but then again having Swing fit perfectly in with native tool-kits is also not really possible. Even so, you have a 3⁄6 chance to roll a number that is within your range of “acceptable” numbers. Read more

November 26, 2014

Regarding default audio remixing in F20

Fedora 20 will by default make use of PulseAudio, which for the most part works out of the box. However, the default settings can leave you in a worse situation than just running on base ALSA. The default settings are (wisely) based on the generic user, using generic hardware and with generic expectations. Well, I’m not the generic user. Neither do my machine fit in the “generic hardware” category, since i sports a dedicated audio card. Read more

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