Category Archives: Software Development

Google Chrome cripples Flash in Update 59

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Google has been saying for quite sometime that support for Adobe’s Flash Plug-In would end. Some websites reported that beginning in June 2017, the once prominent plug-in would face its death. As a birthday gift to me and my colleagues (total of four developers) who work on a large web based system, they finally crippled… Read More »

Raspberry Pi: Installing Google Chromium/Chrome on Raspbian Jessie

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In one of my previous articles I covered on how to turn your Raspberry Pi into an kiosk style display board using Chromium under wheezy. The problem for Jessie, is that Chromium does not (just checked.. Not there) exist in the package repository for Raspbian. This means you cannot use apt-get to install it. But,… Read More »

GTA Online – Rockstar Games’ half-baked money generating engine

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Most days of my life, I couldn’t recount precisely where I was. However, September 17, 2013 is an exception. At midnight, I was standing in line at the midnight launch of Grand Theft Auto V, at the time, the hottest and most awaited game to come out, in a very, very long time. At least it… Read More »

Raspberry Pi: Auto-Expand File System Shell Script

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So with work, we have developed a process to develop and distribute software for Raspberry Pi’s for many purposes ranging from Menu Boards, to Kiosks all under Raspbian. One of the critical failures of this process, is the learning curve of configuration once they are being deployed. Before, the Support Team had to have an understanding… Read More »

Raspberry Pi, HIDAPI 0.7.0, MagTek Magnetic Swipe Reader and Raspbian Linux – How to make it work

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If you are like me, hopefully by now you have had the same thought I had.. Keyless Entry Room with Magnetic Striped Cards. YES. Leonard Nimoy would approve of this level of geek-dom.  However, that’s not how this started, and I don’t like Star Trek. This all started listening to my boss on a conference… Read More »