Semi-automatic breadcrumbs for GitHub Pages

GitHub Pages is an excellent way to host a simple website. It uses a versatile static website generator: Jekyll. Unfortunately, GitHub Pages doesn't support all the features of Jekyll; in particular, it doesn't allow to use plugins, except a few whitelisted plugins. When a plugin is not available, you need…

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I am an author now!

I just published my first book! The book is named "Mastering ArduinoJson" and is available on LeanPub. As you can tell from the title, it a manual for my library ArduinoJson. Who is this book for? If you never used ArduinoJson, you will appreciate this book because it guides you…

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How the ArduinoJson logo was made

ArduinoJson, my popular JSON library for embedded systems, finally has its logo! This article describes how the logo was created. Finding a designer To design this logo, I used Fiverr, which is a website that allows creatives to offer their service for a reasonable amount of money. In this case,…

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[C++] What's new in clang-format 5

Clang 5 was released last week. It's a good opportunity to talk about a not-enough-known tool: Clang-format. Clang-format is part of the Clang project but can be used without the Clang compiler. It's an independent executable. Clang-format is a code linter for C++. It takes a non-formatted code as input…

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[C++] Lightweight float to string conversion

This article presents a simple algorithm for converting floats to string. It's designed to have a small code and limited RAM usage, making it a perfect fit for embedded systems. As a matter of fact, it's part of ArduinoJson 5.10. It features: Small code size Small memory usage No…

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[C++] How to GetProcAddress() like a boss

When programming on Windows, you usually use the functions from another DLL through an import .lib that links the functions used in your program with the functions exported by a DLL. Manual DLL loading However, there are a few situations where you cannot use this scheme: You may simply not…

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[DIY] Fix a Riviera & Bar Kettle

I own a Riviera&Bar Kettle model QD 658 A. It's been working for years, but recently it started to go crazy. It would start heating to 100°C by itself as if a ghost pressed the button. This article explains how to fix this. Explanations: The problem is…

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[Synology] Auto connect VPN at startup

The built-in VPN client of Synology DSM 6 is excellent, but it lacks one key feature: being able to connect the VPN automatically after a reboot. Prerequisite: 1. You need to have SSH enabled on the Synology 2. You need basic knowledge of Unix (sudo, cat, vi, chmod, ln -s)…

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