Move git branch to new repository

by Florian Schweikert at 2018-11-14
I just faced the following problem:

There is a git repository with multiple branches, each branch contains a different webapp/site (historical reasons). Now branch X contains a webapp that is barely related to the master branch version. Also the git repository contains a lot of deleted data, making it quite big.

I want to clean this mess up by moving the webapp X to a new repository.
But what to do with the history?
I could just push the branch X to the master of a new repository, but this way I wouldn't get rid of the garbage ...

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OrangePi Zero as wireless MusicPlayer

by Florian Schweikert at 2017-10-30

I used my old Nokia BT receiver for I while, but it has certain limitations driving me to build my own MPD server.
Selecting a suitable hardware wasn't that hard, not because the OrangePi Zero is such a perfect piece of electronic, but because of the lack of alternatives.
I looked for a cheap, low power board with analog audio out and if possible IR and wifi. So the OrangePi Zero appears the best choice for a low price just a bit above €10 including shipping.

All in all it works quite good, even if connecting through ssh/wifi ...

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Testing SailfishOS SDK

by Florian Schweikert at 2013-03-01

Using my old Acer T231H touchscreen for some sailfishos testing.

      # rotate display
      xrandr --output HDMI1 --rotate right
      # rotate touch input
      xinput set-prop "Acer T231H" --type=float "Coordinate Transformation Matrix" 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1

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