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30.11.09 | How to make your GPU temperature drop 40 degrees Celsius
Filed under: Computer — Tags: , — Dr. Ivan @ 15:29 — Comments (2)

Listen up, children! this is a story of graphics cards and GPUs, of sensors and tempratures, of ignorance and miracles. (continue reading >>>)




18.10.09 | Music Genre Mapper Now Available
Filed under: Computer — Tags: , , , , — Dr. Ivan @ 13:05 — Comments (0)

This is a fun little program I wrote back in August 2009. It uses data from Wikipedia to create a map of music genres. (continue reading >>>)




9.10.09 | iDR: Ivan’s Dendrogram Renderer Now Available
Filed under: Computer — Tags: , , , , , — Dr. Ivan @ 21:23 — Comments (0)

This tool has been requested already several times and several versions have been floating around since late 2008, here is the “official” release. (continue reading >>>)




9.10.09 | Review: Century Child (Nightwish, 2002)
Filed under: Music — Tags: — Dr. Ivan @ 21:22 — Comments (0)

My review of the definitive album by Nightwish — Century Child released in 2002. [This is an old post of mine; re-uploaded for the sake of the new site] (continue reading >>>)




28.06.09 | Nokia N95 8GB – My Review After One Year’s Use
Filed under: Computer — Tags: , — Dr. Ivan @ 21:55 — Comments (0)

I was somewhat hesitant to buy a Nokia N95 8GB when the need for a new mobile phone arose a year ago. Much but not all of that hesitation has been proven groundless. (continue reading >>>)




28.06.09 | Tips & Tricks: Converting PDF-s to pictures in Linux
Filed under: Computer — Tags: , , — Dr. Ivan @ 21:54 — Comments (10)

Ever wondered how to render PDF-s into individual pictures page by page? It is really simple. (continue reading >>>)




25.06.09 | Rest in peace, Last.fm! You’ll be greatly missed…
Filed under: Music — Tags: — Dr. Ivan @ 12:37 — Comments (0)

I have been blissfully unaware of all the mess at Last.fm (RIAA-business, mandatory subscription payment, CEO-s quitting) until today. (continue reading >>>)




18.06.09 | Tips & Tricks: Using Firefox to download flash movies without any extra plugins
Filed under: Computer — Tags: , , — Dr. Ivan @ 17:14 — Comments (27)

So, this is in a way by far the most simplistic way of downloading videos off of youtube, viddler, blip.tv etc on Linux, not requiring any kind of programs (besides the browser itself), add-ons or scripts. (continue reading >>>)




18.06.09 | Rant: Nightwish and Departure of Tarja Turunen
Filed under: Music — Tags: — Dr. Ivan @ 16:36 — Comments (0)

These are my thoughts on the departure of Tarja Turunen (aka the end of Nightwish as such). [This is an old post of mine; re-uploaded for the sake of the new site] (continue reading >>>)




18.06.09 | Review: Days of Rising Doom (AINA, 2003)
Filed under: Music — Tags: — Dr. Ivan @ 16:33 — Comments (0)

Review of the heavy metal opera album Days of Rising Doom by AINA (2003). [This is an old post of mine; re-uploaded for the sake of the new site] (continue reading >>>)