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Embedded Linux Primer Second Edition

Well it's finally done. The second edition of Embedded Linux Primer was completed last month, and should be on store shelves by mid-November 2010. It's already listed on Amazon.com.

Thanks to all those who supported the 1st edition.

Calling All Radio Amateurs

I recently revived a life-long hobby. I was first licensed as a Ham Radio operator in December of 1972, a few weeks after my 13th birthday. Then, as now, I loved to tinker with electronics and build stuff from scratch. I earned my Amateur Extra license at age 16, and still use that call today: K1AY. I was licensed as DA1WD during the three years that I lived near Munich, Germany as a United States Army technical specialist.

Embedded Linux Training

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I am considering developing a series of training "webinars" having general interest to embedded Linux developers. My current thinking is to start with short howto series, with examples of flash layout, MTD configuration, multi-media application usage, performance tuning, debugging, fast boot, and many other topics. These would be presentation-style, with audio and slide-ware, each maybe 45 minutes in length, covering single topics of interest.

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Using netstat to view open ports

I've never been an expert at netstat, and it has many options (kinda like ps ;)

I recently read a reply to a query on stackoverflow (thanks to dExIT) , and I thought it was worthy of repeating here.

sudo netstat -tlpn

-l will list listening ports, -p will also display the process, -n will show port numbers instead of names. Add -t to only show TCP ports.

Good stuff.

Interesting Lightweight Display Manager

I've been meaning to learn more about the technologies and packages available for general embedded gui development. This is just a note to myself to remember to check out LXDM:

http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXDM

http://sourceforge.net/projects/lxde/files/lxdm/

Profiling I/O

Great article/summary of tools and methods for discovering i/o bottlenecks. Now I just need to find time to learn and experiment with some of them.

http://www.linuxprogrammingblog.com/io-profiling

ITWorld Article: Open source jobs: What's hot, where to look, what to learn

Check out this interesting article on ITWorld about open source jobs:

Open Source Jobs: What's Hot and Where to Look

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