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Meet Raspberry Pi Zero-Based Little Backup Box

Before my recent trip to Tokyo, I spent some time writing, debugging, and optimizing my Little Backup Box script that transforms a Raspberry Pi into a mobile backup device. A Raspberry Pi Model B 2 running the script served me well during

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What is Unsplash and Why You Might Like It

Photo sharing services nowadays are popping up like mushrooms after the rain. But despite bold claims of being Flickr killers and such, most of the available offerings follow the basic formula introduced by the venerable photo sharing website: showcase your

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Brutalist Copenhagen: Herlev Hospital

Although Herlev is technically not Copenhagen, the city is a part of the county of Copenhagen. This otherwise bland suburb is home to the most shining example of Danish brutalist architecture — Herlev Hospital. With its 120-meter high main building,

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Brutalist Copenhagen Teaser

If you think that finding brutalist architecture in Copenhagen is as realistic as stumbling upon an ice-cream truck in the middle of a desert, you are in for a pleasant surprise. The capital of Denmark is home to at least

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Kusakabe Kimbei’s Photos of 19th Century Japan

The archives of the New York Public Library hold a hundred or so color photographs by Kusakabe Kimbei that offer a fascinating look at 19th century Japan. From serene landscapes and scenes of everyday life, to cityscapes and landmarks recognizable even today

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Simple Photo Hack: Use a Vintage Optical Viewfinder with a Mirrorless Camera

Despite its age and budget status, my trusty SONY NEX-3N still serves me well. But the lack of an optical viewfinder (OVF) hasn’t become any less annoying with time. Although the camera has a decent display, it becomes pretty much unusable on

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Install an ICC Display Profile on Kubuntu with KDE Plasma 5

ColorHUG, an inexpensive open source colorimeter, is a great little tool for calibrating a display and generating an ICC profile for it. But if you migrated to the latest version of Kubuntu featuring KDE Plasma 5, you might wonder how to install the

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