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Showing progress during dd copy

dd is a popular, generic command-line tool for copying files from 1 location to another. It is often used to copy entire disk images. Like many Linux command line tools, it operates silently unless something unexpected happens. Its lack of visual progress feedback is a nice feature for scripting. However, it can leave you wondering about […]

Cool stuff with Pyglet

 I installed pyglet with the installer for the mac to check out video support and some opengl performance tests. After some struggling with 64 bit python on the mac i got the examples running by setting python to 32bit: export VERSIONER_PYTHON_PREFER_32_BIT=yes When you don’t do it you’ll get this error; OSError: dlopen(/System/Library/Frameworks/QuickTime.framework/QuickTime, 6): no […]

Installing childsplay on MAC OSX 10.5 or 10.6 inside Xwindows

This is what I did to get a recent childsplay from SVN running on the mac. 1) Install xCode 2) Installed Mac Ports: 2) Install the dependencies with the follwing console commands; be warned it takes a very long time… sudo port selfupdate sudo port install py26-game sudo port install py26-sqlalchemy sudo port install py26-gtk […]

Face detection in a life video stream

For one of our software projects where investigating the possibilities of the Open Source image processing libraryopencv. When installing openCV from the ubuntu packages it goes wrong with the python bindings for example. So I followed the instructions at to get a working version. I used the OpenCV from sourceforge stable. Both the listed SVN […]