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How to make the digital transformation of manufacturing happen ?

[Originally appeared as guest post on the Industrial IoT/Industrie 4.0 Viewpoints blog] The Digital Transformation is there: devices, technologies and suppliers are ready to bring manufacturing enterprises to a new level with increased productivity and more added value. But if … Continue reading

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Extend the system partition in a Windows virtual machine running within kvm with file-based virtual disk

The post Extend the system partition in a Windows virtual machine running within kvm/lvm is applicable if the virtual disk is on a LVM volume. If the virtual disk is file-based, these are the required steps: Find out what is … Continue reading

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Effect of initial estimates for KLLs on the convergence of liquid-liquid equilibrium calculations

The initial estimates for the KLLs (equilibrium factors) have a big influence on the convergence behavior of liquid-liquid equilibrium calculations. To highlight this effect, let’s try out something with LIBPF. We choose the system H2O / 2-ethyl-1-hexanol. Experimental measurements for … Continue reading

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Impressions from the sps ipc drives Italia 2016 fair

The state of confusion that currently prevails when the Internet comes to manufacturing was confirmed at the sps ipc drives Italia fair that took place this week in Parma, Italy. The confusion starts from the terminology. If you view the … Continue reading

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“api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing” error with LIBPFonOPC on Windows Server 2012 R2 64 bit

You may receive the error “The program can’t start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing” when launching the LIBPFonOPC configurator 1.0. 2264 on a fresh install of Windows Server 2012 R2 64 bit. Related symptom: this error silently appears in the Setup … Continue reading

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A JSON-based file format for the exchange of thermo-physical model parameters

We present a proof-of-concept, JSON-based, vendor-independent file format for the exchange of thermo-physical model parameters. You can try it out in this browser-based demo tool. We started from what is already avaiable: the IK-CAPE PPDX format, a vendor-independent file format for … Continue reading

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Set up Android Studio on debian 7 wheezy 64-bit

Now that Android Studio is the official IDE for Android, you can set it up on your development box running debian 7 wheezy 64-bit as follows: Get Android studio from here cd /tmp wget https://dl.google.com/dl/android/studio/ide-zips/1.1.0/android-studio-ide-135.1740770-linux.zip Unzip it to /opt: cd … Continue reading

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wordpress POST xmlrpc.php WTF ?

WordPress is widespread because it is such a good blogging platform, CMS, DMS and you-name-it. Unfortunately it means that it becomes the target of many spam and DoS attacks. The one that is steaming right now it the one that … Continue reading

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First try at webapp integration testing with capybara on debian

Capybara looks like a promising tecnology for integration testing of web applications, so we decided to give it a try on debian jessie workstation. There are some howtos around based on rails or other ruby-specific stuff, but what is required … Continue reading

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LIBPF app preview

Work is underway to create a LIBPF mobile app. At the moment we have the storyboard: and a very early prototype of the main page:

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