If you have an USBasp programmer and a recent Windows machine you have more than probably stumbled into a disappointing message, either from Arduino IDE or Sloeber: avrdude: error: could not find USB device with vid=0x16c0 pid=0x5dc vendor='www.fischl.de' product='USBasp' I believe I've spent at least a couple of hours searching for a solution which would not … Continue reading USBasp & Windows 10
I'm sure this is not the first time I prepare a post like this, but I might have decided to last minute drop it: this time it's not going to happen. Sadly I have to use Windows at work and when I have some spare time I do contribute to Open Source Software and I … Continue reading The “Maven and Github on Windows” hell!
My recently formatted desktop computer just started to show those nice notifications regarding system disk drive exhaustion... Really? I gave you 60GB of my brand new SSD and I've just installed one third of the software I want to run! What are you Windows doing with my precious hard disk? So yes, I admit I use … Continue reading Windows 7 disk space hunger
Yesterday I did something stupid. Ok, that's not the very first time it happens to me, but I believe this specific time it was something worth sharing.My RaspberryPi did run out of space and all the files I was sharing through the attached 2TB USB hard drive were unreachable. I took the opportunity to perform … Continue reading Recover your (very) deleted files
For my development tasks I often use VirtualBox, mostly for testing purposes. Sadly though, installing multiple operating systems consumes quite a lot of disk space, so I need some way to keep the virtual disks small. Because you can use auto expanding virtual disks you might think they will automatically shrink if you reduce the … Continue reading Compacting VirtualBox disks