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Citrus Pasta

Today I improvised some pasta with ingredients I had at home. I really liked the taste, so I decided to write the recipe down.

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Posted on Jun 24, 2020 by Martin Natano

Advances in DIY Dance Pad Technology

I spent a lot of time modding my dance pad, so I decided to write about it. Maybe it can help other people that want to mod their own pad.

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Posted on Jun 12, 2020 by Martin Natano

Staying out of Politics

The life of all people is affected by politics: Are you allowed to marry your chosen partner? Do you have a right to vote? Do you have to be scared to be abused or even killed when you are on your way to work? What about healthcare, taxes, education, immigration, public infrastructure and crime prevention? All this is governed by politics. People don't exist in a vacuum, they have to co-exist. Many decisions influence more than one person, so they have to be taken together. That's what politics is all about.

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Posted on Jun 04, 2020 by Martin Natano

Let's Give It a Go

And with "Go" I mean "golang", the popular programming language developed at a company known for its even more popular search engine (and its unquenchable thirst for user data). I would like to share a few observations I made when using the language for the first time.

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Posted on Feb 11, 2020 by Martin Natano

Optimizing for Size

Many modern C compilers offer the option of optimizing the code you are compiling. That's great. You write your code and the compiler takes care of making it run fast for you. But sometimes you don't need your compiler to produce a program that runs as fast as possible, but to generate the smallest binary size. Compression of some sort, if you apply that term liberally.

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Posted on Dec 19, 2019 by Martin Natano

USB Polling Rate Adventure

I like dance games, that's no secret. But recently I had some problems with my dance pad: getting those "Fantastics" was just too damn hard.

At first I, of course, assumed that it was just me being bad at the game, but then I started investigating.

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Posted on Dec 14, 2019 by Martin Natano
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