SQLite3 C++ Wrapper Class

I really love sqlite3 databases. They are small, scalable and just do the job. The only thing they need is a file, so they are also much easier to configure, maintain and backup than heavy database solutions like MariaDB, MySQL or PostgreSQL. For bigger class applications they do a very good job, for most of… Read More »

AMD releases amdgpu-pro driver 17.30

Just some time ago, I let myself go and wrote about how upset I was about the (missing) support for my new RX 470 on Linux. Today AMD released the amdgpu-pro driver 17.30, with support for Kernel 4.10 and Xorg 1.19. So my setup is finally not useless anymore. Details are on the AMD download… Read More »

It's two and a half minutes to midnight

The doomsday clock is at two-and-a-half minutes to midnight. The doomsday clock is a illustration of how close we are to a man-made global catastrophe, published by " The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Science and Security Board". Last time it was at that level has been 1953, during the tests of the Hydrogen-Fusion bombs.… Read More »

Lightning Monitor - Update

Because of heavy rain and thunderstorms this weekend, I had some time to work on my lightning monitor again. With success, I could reduce the "DISTURBER DETECTED" messages significantly by putting the device away from the laptop. Even better, it was starting to measure lightnings during one of the thunderstorms! Great 🙂 The data makes… Read More »

GPX to GeoJson convert tool

I hacked a C++ tool for converting GPX files to GeoJson, because the only one I could find used Node.js. The tool is available on GitHub. Binaries are available for GNU/Linux, the tool should be compatible with MacOS and Windows (Not tested). Runtime comparison with togeojson (Node.js)

And now with my tool

It's… Read More »

Sapphire Nitro Radeon RX470

About a month and half ago I purchased a RX470 and I want to write my experience with the card so far. I am not happy. Originally I wanted to have a nVidia GTX 970. But the RX470 had 8GB RAM instead of 4GB and, more interestingly, the double precision float operations should be significantly… Read More »