Changing Brother MFC Language

Changing Brother MFC Language

I bought a Brother MFC-L2710DW multi-function laser printer and scanner. I bought it in Germany. When I turned on the machine for the first time it asked me to pick my country. The only options were Germany and Austria.

Nintendo 64 Modernisation

Nintendo 64 Modernisation

For the 5th generation of consoles, our mum surprised us for Christmas. I still remember the feeling of shock and amazement as we unwrapped something we couldn’t have even asked for: a Sony PlayStation. What an amazing console! We had such a blast playing that. Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Warhawk, Metal Gear Solid, and dozens more. Having a PlayStation meant that there was one downside, if you can even call it that: I didn’t experience Nintendo 64 in its heyday.
Banana Brancake

Banana Brancake

Why a brancake? For as long as I can remember I’ve been the “always hungry” type. I could eat a meal, have seconds, have a food coma, and then be hungry again. I wanted to break out of this pattern for the primary reasons of: Keeping my waistline in check. Avoiding the afternoon slump i.e. food comas. Not being a hangry monster. I watched some good videos with titles like Why diets fail and Eliminating stubborn belly fat.
Sun Ultra 24 - Reborn

Sun Ultra 24 - Reborn

The Sun Ultra 24 is objectively one of the most beautiful enterprise workstations ever created. I picked one up last year but its hardware is rather dated and needs an upgrade to keep it as a daily driver. Let’s do it. Background The Sun Ultra 24 was one of the last workstations from Sun Microsystems. In their final years of making workstations they started offering x86-based systems with AMD Opteron or Intel Core 2 64-bit CPUs.

Improving static data performance with metaprogramming

In my previous post Generating static data with Elixir comprehensions I showed how you can use comprehensions to generate static data in your Elixir application. That static data was stored as a Map in a module attribute and accessible with a function that returns the Map itself. When building your application, you probably know how the static data will be accessed. Elixir has various ways of accessing data in a List, Keyword, or Map, and there are big differences in performance based on the size of tha data set.