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Quotes / random

“The key to understanding complicated things is to know what not to look at, and what not to compute, and what not to think.” Gerald Jay Sussman “Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.” Rabindranath Tagore “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To […]

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Strongtalk-2020 / beginnings

Strongtalk-2020 is the name I have given to of one of my recreational computing projects. It’s the continuation of the work done in the late 1990s by an all-star cast of programmers who went on to create many other amazing things including, but by no means limited to: the Hotspot JIT compiler for the Java […]

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the 2020 standard workstation

In the late 1990s, Professor Daniel J. Bernstein maintained on his web pages what he called “the standard workstation”, but as the early 2000s wore on, he no longer updated the specifications. This has stuck in my mind as a good concept. Here is my equipment list for 2020. I don’t have all of it, […]

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HP Z240 SFF / sound

configuration The system uses a Realtek ALC221 chipset, but with some HP-specific changes. To get it to behave properly, the following configuration must be applied. /etc/modprobe.d/snd_hda_intel.conf # /etc/modprobe.d/snd_hda_intel.confoptions snd_hda_intel beep_mode=0options snd_hda_intel enable_msi=1options snd_hda_intel model=alc221-hp-micoptions snd-hda-intel patch=snd_hda_intel.fwoptions snd_hda_intel power_save=0options snd_hda_intel power_save_controller=Noptions snd_hda_intel probe_only=0,1 /lib/firmware/snd_hda_intel.fw # /lib/firmware/snd_hda_intel.fw[codec]0x10ec0221 0x103c802e 0[pincfg] 0x12 0x403c00000x14 0x010140200x17 0x411111f00x18 0x411111f00x19 0x03a190200x1a 0x02a110300x1b 0x0181303f0x1d […]

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/boot/vmlinuz-4.19.0-10-cloud-amd64

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