One of the cool things about Linux is that you can change the root directory to a mounted file system, and that is exactly what chroot does. I use it a lot in combination with my Linux VMs: I have a lot of them and updating them can be a long boring task. So why would you not automate this process?…Bart Simons
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What is Unsplash? Unsplash is a dream that has come true to me - a free platform where free really means free: the artwork available on Unsplash is free-to-use for private and commercial use, without the need to citate the author (although it is respected if you do). Func fact: I also use Unsplash f…Bart Simons
CSV, also known as comma separated values, is a widely used (open) file format that I often use for exporting data from Microsoft Excel. Since data points are separated by a separation character - commas and semicolons are most often used for this - which makes it easy to read CSV files programatica…Bart Simons
Sonos speakers are awesome. I have owned a Sonos Play:3 for almost one month now and I must say that I am surprised by the design, sound quality and support. And did you even know you can control your Spotify devices programmatically? This post is going to be a quick overview on how this works, and…Bart Simons
Ever noticed the high CPU usage of a WebView element in your Android app? The CPU usage of my Android device rises above 50%, even when idle. This is the code of my activity (please note, everything is written in Kotlin and not Java): package me.bartsimons.testapp import android.support.v7.app.AppCo…Bart Simons
USB tethering is a feature that I use all the time to tether my phone to my laptops when I am on the go, so I can use my 4G connection on that. There's only one problem: Setting things up can be kind of complicated on these combinations of platforms: iPhone with USB to a PC running Windows Android w…Bart Simons