Breaking the silence

2019-07-06

As you can see from my frontpage, I haven't blogged since 2014. Sorry about that.I'm learning new things while building this site, again again. It's currently running on Gatsby with Tailwind-CSS, GraphQL and a few plugins.I'm also playing around with…

2013 Tech Stack

2014-01-03

As I do pretty much, every year. 2013 was spent learning new technologies. Here's a short list.Go: I taught myself a little bit of Golang and made a few small prototypes in it. I love the language so far, and while it is a bit restrictive, it's for…

PHP on nginx with fastcgi-caching

2013-05-12

I have a little VPS that hosts my blog and other various small projects. With a recent nginx update, my configuration files stopped working and I had to cut fastcgi-caching from my setup. I spent about 2 hours searching for this, so I am putting it…

How a Computer should behave

2013-04-06

I am sure many would call me a Linux zealot, but I have been around the block, so to speak. I have used (on a daily basis), in order: Amstrad CPC, DOS, Windows 3.0, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Linux, Windows 200…

How I lost my love of programming and regained it

2013-03-16

As a kid in Iceland, I was always fascinated by all things technical. Be it light-switches at my grandmothers house or what is generally described as the idiot-box. I have always loved this stuff, and still do.When I was eight years old, I discovered…

Modern PHP Development Links

2012-05-20

I started hacking around with PHP in 1998 but never really considered it development until I learned what I used to consider "superior languages". A decade later, PHP is going strong and I am actually employed at a company where we do a lot of PHP…

Predictions for 2012

2011-12-30

Please don't call me cheesy, but I am going to attempt to do some predictions for the year 2012 - like so many others.2012 will not be the year of the Linux desktop. We're already there, but nobody noticed.The patent war will escalate even further…

What I love about Gnome 3

2011-12-12

There has been a lot written about Gnome 3 in the past half a year. People do not like change, and the fact that we now have Unity, Gnome 3 and KDE 4 leaves many people wanting their fucking old desktop back. I tried Unity for a few months, didn't…

Icelandic Virtual Keyboard for Meego Harmattan

2011-12-07

Coming from a nation of 300.000 people has its downsides, like lack of keyboard support on various platforms. So, when I got my awesome Nokia N9, I wasn't all that surprised that there was no text input option for "Íslenska" or Icelandic. Fortunately…

Rant on Moblin, Meego and now Tizen

2011-09-28

I spend a great deal of time reading about new technologies. Usually, that leaves me excited with all the new cool upcoming stuff and occasionally I feel like developing on it. For a while, I have been a big fan of the Qt development framework. The…

Social Networks and the future

2011-08-21

I live abroad, disconnected from friends, ex co-workers and family so I try to use social tools to stay in touch. With the rise of Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and every other web 2.0 webpage on the Internet - you can be social everywhere. Now, the…

AJAX problems with jQuery and IE 7

2011-08-15

I spent the day debugging a specific Javascript error in Internet Explorer. It seemed to have problems with fetching a JSON data file through $.ajax. For reference, the solution was to force IE to use ActiveX for xhr (found by Bjoggi at the jQuery…

Semester Project: NANNY

2011-08-10

Semester: Fall of 2007 Authors: Anders Tornvig, Andreas Møgelsmose, Andri Óskarsson, Mads Høgsgaard, Henrik HolbaekThe project idea was to help schools and other institutions deal with social networks. The idea came up when a certain 'network advisor…

Semester Project: Bulletproof

2011-08-10

Semester: Spring of 2008 Authors: Anders Tornvig, Andreas Møgelsmose, Andri Óskarsson, Christoffer Hjortlund, René TherkelsenOur second semester, the project idea was to create a sniper detection system capable of locating from which direction shots…

Semester Project: RFID Access Control

2011-08-10

Semester: Spring of 2009 Authors: Andri Oskarsson, Christoffer HjortlundA RFID based access-control system using multi-threading, networking and existing MySQL databases. The idea was to create a better solution for concerts, sports events and such…

2D Game Map in Canvas

2011-08-10

This project is discontinued. The latest version went down with the two hard disks that failed :( For the last couple of weeks I've been playing around with HTML5 or more specifically, the canvas element. Coupled with jQuery and some basic Javascript…

Semester Project: Lanification

2011-08-10

Semester: Fall of 2009 Authors: Anders Tornvig, Andreas Møgelsmose, Andri ÓskarssonThe idea was to create a software framework for peer-to-peer based office communication. Tasks such as short-term event planning and a common notification platform…

102 key fix for Icelandic keyboards

2011-04-13

(Note: I stole this from my friend's blog - because his site isn't online at the moment) Using 102 key keyboards with an an Icelandic keyboard layout One of the most frustrating things about the Icelandic keyboard layout is that the <>| symbols are…

Taking out the trash: Keeping your computer safe

2010-08-10

As a part of my site restoration, this page was salvaged and may not be up to date Who hasn't experienced his computer popping up windows, being slow with strange new programs in your start menu. If that's the case it's likely that you're computer is…

Automatic USB backup with Ubuntu

2010-08-10

As a part of my site restoration, this page was salvaged and may not be up to date Everyone has important files like personal photographs, bank statements, a life's accumulation of porn and so and and so forth that would be hard or impossible to…

Calling your own functions from jQuery

2010-08-10

As a part of my site restoration, this page was salvaged and may not be up to date I've been playing around with jQuery for a week or so, without any prior experience with Javascript. jQuery is absolutely brilliant and it's quite easy to do different…

Mac OS-X for Windows users

2010-08-10

As a part of my site restoration, this page was salvaged and may not be up to date I just got my Macbook a few days ago but I've been a Linux user for 9 years and a Windows user for too long to remember so this was kinda of a shock for me. The…

Piping remote backups through SSH with tar

2010-08-10

As a part of my site restoration, this page was salvaged and may not be up to dateWhile usually operating some sort of backup systems, it may become necessary to perform at remote backup of a machine without initiating locally. There can be a number…

Eggdrop: Nosense script

2001-08-10

Between 1997 and 2005 I spent a lot of time on IRC (Internet Relay Chat) as Merlin@IRCnet. During that time I ended up managing a few channels with a bunch of young people in them. What started to annoy me were certain patterns of people that joined…