Rahix's Blog
Pavu Mixer
2021-09-07 11 min read

I often open pavucontrol to adjust the volumes of different applications relative to each other. Sometimes music is too loud, sometimes Jitsi sessions are too silent. However, it is annoying to switch context ever so often just to open the mixer, change volume, close again. As I am always looking to challenge myself with some useful projects reaching beyond just writing software, this felt like a great opportunity: I built myself a small mixing desk to control PulseAudio streams with hardware faders.

Pavu Mixer is what this resulted in. The project is fully free and open-source, including the hardware. It can all be found on GitHub: https://github.com/rahix/pavu-mixer

Picture of Pavu Mixer

In this blog entry, I'm going to detail parts of the journey and the architecture of the project.

ravedude
2021-03-06 4 min read

ravedude is a tool I created to seamlessly run Rust code on AVR microcontrollers with nothing more than the usual cargo run. This is very much inspired by the great cargo-embed tool!

GitHub

crates.io

git-tricks(7)
2021-02-28 12 min read

NAME

git-tricks - A collection of tricks/tips for using git efficiently

SYNOPSIS

git push . origin/master:master, git commit --fixup, and many more!

DESCRIPTION

This is a random list of nice git features/tricks that I have found to be very useful but which a lot people don't seem to know about.

Many people who have written C code for Arduino have at least heard of the millis() function at some point. It returns the number of milliseconds since the program started running.

In avr-hal (a Rust library for AVR microcontrollers) there currently is no equivalent for it. Instead of waiting on someone to add that, let's see what it takes to build our own!