Turning on optimizations in Microchip's XC32 15th May 2013
At work I recently ran across an interesting, and the same time kind of scary situation. It's Microchip's XC32 compiler, which is based on the GPL-ed GCC, but the same time in the IDE, it shows that it's optimizations are disabled: to enable them, one is supposed to buy the Pro version. What?! It is a God-damned GPLed software, or at least to conform with GPL, it must be! So let's see, either compile it from source, or let FSF and the lawyers solve it...
It's April, it's summer already 1st May 2013
Weather seems to be gone wild in our country, a month before it was all freezing, and now, we could even go swimming in lake Balaton if we wanted (water is a bit chilly yet, but the season was announced already). More than 25 degrees increase in average temperature within a single month, spring somehow was just missed out (well, there was one for kind of like two weeks). So let's roll up some springtime photographing up in the local hills!
March winter marches on 28th Mar 2013
It is the 28th March, we are near switching to summer time, a few days past the spring equinox, and we are still covered deep in snow! Captain Winter thinks it's still not enough, but probably this was really his last pull in this half of the year. And finally I got to really see the Sun! So let's hit the road, and take some photos with that old Olympus C2500L!
The last strike of Captain Winter 18th Mar 2013
It's March, spring is coming, however Captain Winter this year thought he has still something to throw in. Well, he did, and Hungary, well, no wonder, got completely screwed up and stuck in the act. The 15th March, a national celebration of Hungary, 1848, we tried to break free from the Monarchy, and now - shame on it - on this very day the Austrians (on who this weather also stroke) had to send us snowplough trucks to clear ourselves out from our crap. Well, no more on politics, just pictures!
Cheetah (un)spotted 24th Feb 2013
An interesting cheetah was, well, "spotted" recently out in the wild. "Spotted" may not be the appropriate word here as this particular cheetah's peculiarity is especially that he completely lacks the usual black blotches of a normal cheetah! To make this more interesting, an another source also turned up where probably this same cheetah was captured two years before...