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AEG TS 250 K - Table Saw Review

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Last year we built a workshop/shed/depot. Since I planned to build a lot of stuff (in wood) I decided to buy a table saw. My criteria was that it should be portable and rather easy to put aside when not in use. I’m new to woodworking so I didn’t have any experience and therefore it was a bit hard to know exactly what to look for when buying a table saw. After looking around a little bit my choice fell on the table saw from AEG called AEG TS 250 K. This was a chance I took, since I couldn’t really find any good review for this table saw on the net. The table saw itself comes with foldable stand, a 254mm saw blade which is capable of cutting 90mm in 90 degree cuts and 62 mm at 45 degree cuts. It has soft start and the fence looked quite good. So on paper this seems like a quite good table … and it is, but there are some quirks.

Fetchmail and GnuPG

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When using imap in mutt you have the possibility to use gpg to decrypt your password instead of having it as plaintext in your configuration file (.muttrc), see ArchWiki how to do that.

However, if you consider using POP3, then you will also need to install and enable msmtp (not strictly needed), fetchmail and procmail. Ubuntu have created a quite nice guide of the steps involved.

Timing Attack - Proof of Concept

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You might have heard about timing attacks, but either thought it sounded too complicated to understand or that it is too complicated to actually do such an attack. In this post I’m going to give a brief overview of a timing attack and also provide some example code that you can play with on your own. Hopefully after reading this post you will understand that you cannot neglect this if you are creating a system where security is needed.

Apply Patches in Git

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One common task that a developer has to do sooner or later is to apply a patch in Git. I have a simple scheme that I’ve been using for a long time and it is very seldom that I get into problem nowadays when I’m doing patch work.

Perl Pack and Unpack

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When you have to read and write binary data using Perl, then you preferably use the built in functions pack and unpack. With the pack function you will create a string which will be different depending on what kind of template you provide to the pack function (the unpack does the same, but in the opposite direction).

Using Libcurl With Minimal Dependencies

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For an ongoing project I needed to retrieve webpages from my C-program and first I used sockets directly, but then I thought why not try use libcurl? If I could use libcurl and link it statically then I would get the good features from libcurl, but still could make my application stand alone.

My Coming iPhone Application

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I just want to show an early screenshot of my coming iPhone application that I’m currently is writing. I do not want to say to much about what purpose it should fulfill, but it’s kind of a maths / algorithm / practice application. Below is screenshot of how it (most likely) will look.

What About Total Commander?

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As my first post on my new site I’ll start by talking about Total Commander. I have been using this wonderful tools since I think I got my first PC. Back then it was called Windows Commander. So what is it that makes this tool so wonderful?