I had some time to kill this evening while waiting on a flight and decided that I may as well show the world my terrible code. Introducing cloverleaf version 0.3 aka “gort”. Rather than go down the long list of Continue reading 1st official release of my home automation software: cloverleaf
I started some work on a new project over the weekend. I had been fiddling with misterhouse for a bit, gotten a few things to work, joined the mailing list, asked a few questions, tried to answer a few, and Continue reading Open source home automation, now with *ruby*
The $49 Cubieboard is a slightly more expensive, but better suited for duty as an HTPC option to the raspberry pi. It even has an IR receiver built in. Specifications below. 1G ARM cortex-A8 processor, NEON, VFPv3, 512KB L2 cache Continue reading $49 Cubieboard is a raspberry pi competitor.
I remembered that I had a twitter account when I got some more follow requests the other day. I set up tweetie on my devices, and sent off some tweets to make sure all was well. You can follow me Continue reading twitter <--> wordpress
I migrated dacrib.net from a shared hosting instance provided by a friend at hostrocket, to a xen instance on linode.com today. So far so good. Things left to do: 1. set up a cron for offsite backups to somewhere else Continue reading dacrib.net migration
HeatSync Mini-Client 2500. This is it folks. This is the case that we have been waiting for to build the HTPC of the next five years. There are no negatives here. It is completely fanless (read silent), yet can handle Continue reading HeatSync Mini-Client 2500
1. vim /etc/apt/source.list.d/zfs-fuse.list add deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/brcha/ubuntu intrepid main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/brcha/ubuntu intrepid main 2. update sudo apt-get update 3. install it sudo apt-get install zfs-fuse 4. Enjoy
I had read about the transparent compression that zfs offers. I wanted to verify it so I did, and sent my results off. As we all know no experiment is valid unless verifiable. I wanted be sure that the transparent Continue reading ZFS in practice – verifying transparent compression –
Stateless Linux sounds like a great idea for those of us that have many systems with similar configurations to manage. If you have never heard of the idea RTFM. I have stateless linux almost working here at my house. Here Continue reading Stateless Linux How To:
I figured out how to remotely power cycle the two poweredge 850’s I have remotely. I used dells ipmitool rpms and a little help from the internet. 1. Install the rpms 2. load the needed modules modprobe ipmi_si modprobe ipmi_devintf Continue reading Who needs an ipkvm?