Your own dropbox with a Raspberry Pi

Sparkleshare OS X client

Create your own Dropbox-like solution with a Raspberry Pi and the Sparkleshare open source solution.

SparkleShare creates a special folder, called a repository, on your computer. You can add remotely hosted folders (or “projects”) to this folder. These projects will be automatically kept in sync with both the host and all of your peers when someone adds, removes or edits a file.

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De Chinese Schilderkunst

De Chinese Schilderkunst

Een eenvoudige, en zeker niet foutloze, Nederlandse vertaling van “Débuter la peinture chinoise” van Li Dongxu, ISBN 978-2-3500-0267-5. Te gebruiken naast het origineel want uitsluitend de tekst zonder illustraties. Bij gebrek aan een NL versie heb ik deze Franse uitgave vertaald voor mijn vriendin.

Omgezet van OpenOffice naar epub met de handige Writer2epub extensie van Luca Calcinai.

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QCad 3.1 on Intel Mac OS X


Still using QCad to view and edit Autocad DXF files. Finally upgraded from the Qt3 version, QCad 2, to the 2012 QCad 3.1 beta which makes use of Qt4.

For an overview of all new features, see the QCad blog. New functionality I am happy with, though I do miss the old plain icons, in order of importance:

  • SVG export and import;
  • reverse line direction;
  • isometric projection.


Building QCad from the Github source is straightforward:

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Urdu flashcards


Flashcards for the Urdu-Nasta’līq script, made from the Wikipedia alphabet chart. As common Urdu is quite the same as Hindi, it is a small step to learn to read it as well.

Best cut and paste the glyphs on strong (300+ gsm) paper cards yourself, no fancy digital stuff, so you can take your time, as needed for learning anyway.