Category Archives: My projects

HEO – LEGO Boost robot

Using Linux, Python and a couple of amazing libraries, I added voice control to Vernie, the LEGO Boost based robot. Now, with kids, we put all engineering skills together and took official path to built our custom robot – HEO. … Continue reading

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New life of old socks

I have just revived, updated and fixed macOS port of an amazing, yet abandoned transparent SOCKS proxy library. Don’t lose socks, guys πŸ™‚ https://github.com/mezantrop/tsocks tsocks provides transparent network access through a SOCKS proxy. This is common in firewalled LAN environments … Continue reading

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amen.sh – Simplified vintage looking user interface elements for shell

I have just finished working on the first public version of the set of simplified vintage looking user interface elements for *NIX shell. It is a simple shell script full of ANSI ESC-sequences to generate frames, windows, buttons and etc. … Continue reading

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The real hardware for the BeaST storage system

Shortly after I finished developing the BeaST storage system concept and ended testing it in the virtual environment I faced a problem of how to find a two-headed bare-metal server with a bunch of shared drives. In fact I did … Continue reading

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Voice Control for Vernie, the robot based on LEGO

Yes, it’s me who spends long winter holidays playing with children’s toys. We bought a wonderful LEGO BOOST creative toolbox for my son, but I insidiously picked it from the child and started enhancing it with Python to add Voice … Continue reading

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My 2018 as a free software developer

The year is almost near the end and I’m feeling Christmas in the air already, now it’s time to recall what was done and count some results. So, the first half of the year I used GitHub as a platform to … Continue reading

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Supermatic – HTTP server in Bourne Shell

Have you, like me, ever dreamed about having your own WEB server? I mean, the real one – not a blog or a page in a social network. Now my dream came true. I have my own WEB server, it’s … Continue reading

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