Tag: software

Installing REDHAWK on Fedora 24

At GRCon16 last month, there were a number of discussions about deploying GNU Radio applications to REDHAWK networks. REDHAWK has a lot of very compelling features, especially in the management & provisioning of network-attached SDR resources, application management, and data stream control. [I actually worked on the predecessor to REDHAWK,…
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Installing GNU Radio on CentOS 6.8

It's not terribly uncommon for someone to e-mail the GNU Radio mailing list, discuss-gnuradio, asking for help getting GNU Radio running in CentOS. CentOS is known for its long maintenance periods, which makes it a favorite flavor of Linux in enterprise environments. CentOS 6, for example, was first released in…
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Winning the Open Source Battle

Last month, the Chief Information Officer and Chief Acquisition Officer of the United States released Memo M-16-21, titled "Federal Source Code Policy: Achieving Efficiency, Transparency, and Innovation through Reusable and Open Source Software". This memo establishes a software policy for the Federal Government that not only encourages the use of…
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My Vim Plugin List

I use a pretty large list of Vim plugins - currently, the count is at 45. I went through a lot of these as part of this post last year, but the list has changed a bit since then. Using My Configuration Using git, you can easily download my full…
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powerlevel9k - An Oh-My-Zsh Theme

Powerline-Inspired OMZSH Themes Update: Please see the newest post for Powerlevel9k, here. About two years ago, I made the 'hackersaurus' theme for oh-my-zsh. It still suits my purposes very well - it looks decent, and provides exactly what I need / want. That said, I recently discovered the agnoster theme, which…
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Rainbow Parentheses in Vim

Vim doesn't support rainbow parentheses highlighting, out-of-the-box, for anything except Lisp. Rainbow highlighting is pretty awesome though, so if you want it for something like C or C++, a plugin is your best option. I had been using kien's plugin for the last few years, and was generally happy with…
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Cheat Sheet for git Submodules

I use git submodules pretty often. Usually, I interact with them while maintaining my configuration files ('dotfiles'), which you can find on Github. I have 45 submodules in that repository. Pretty epic. If you are looking for a full tutorial, I highly recommend the git-scm page on this. So, cheat…
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Forward Steps for GNU Radio

Introduction I just returned from the third annual GNU Radio Conference, which was, as always, a really great experience. The project has grown considerably in the last 5-6 years, and more and more people are using GNU Radio for more and more impressive things. Juha's use of Ettus Research USRPs…
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Stop Being Scared of Vim

Introduction Vim's reputation is that it is extremely powerful once you learn it, but the learning curve is so steep, it's essentially a discontinuity. This is obviously hyperbole, but I would say it's more exaggeration than truth. Vim is certainly harder to learn compared to popular mouse-driven editors like Microsoft…
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