This is the second article in my 21 day blogging marathon. It is not quite as polished, as it could be. Join the marathon by adding meaningful comments all the way! I use a quite old, and battered Acer laptop with an I5 2nd generation processor and a “feeble” 8GB memory, for my personal projects.… Read More Android debug on Ubuntu – emulator and alternatives
This post is for summarizing the information about the time-lapse movie I mentioned in my earlier posts titled Using a standard web camera to capture a time-lapse on Linux and Compiling UVC driver for Linux with still image support. As it turns out this topic is one that was actually read by someone out there (based… Read More Time-lapse movie on Linux – How is it achieved ?
To support my web camera project and enable it to use higher resolutions I need to patch the UVC driver in the kernel with still image support found on https://github.com/yangh/uvcvideo. First the chages made in that project to the standard UVC driver were merged with the driver in 3.0.4 kernel I’m running now. The newly… Read More Compiling UVC driver for Linux with still image support
As I see there is a solid movement to reform the user interfaces that are in use in our computers. After all the menu bars with a start menu are on the mainstream desktops since the win95/OS2 era. And the programs can be started using icons on the desktop and the start menu. For the… Read More New trends in Linux desktop UIs
I started playing MafiaWars on my last job, where I had time to spare. As it has happened in the past with me playing on a mud, when the game got repetitive I start writing tools to speed things up.When I was on the mud I used macro-enabled clients, like tintin++ to perform simple tasks… Read More Creating for a bot for MafiaWars
After setting up VirtalBox based virtualization on our server, I needed a way to have it automatically started and stopped whenever the host is restarted. Also it would be for the better if the system was not simply started and stopped, but rather saved and restored when possible. I love scripting, but prefer the easy… Read More Starting VirtualBox on boot
After migrating our hosted application to a virtual server I realized, that as usual the system is a “maintenance free” Linux, meaning we set it up as it were and left it running for ages without touching it. On the occasion of power failure the applications were started manually. As I don’t want to restart… Read More Starting DB2 instances on boot
We host the server for a legacy application in our office. Since it’s more like a favor than a real assignment we don’t care much about the server. However we had a few network issues lately, so we decided to migrate it to a virtual server running on our hosted server. Also the machine produces… Read More Migrating from physical to virtual server with pain and tears
What could make one’s Saturday morning better, than a slight hangover? Well idling through a few mail folders, reading a few log messages and discovering that your server has been hacked for over three days is not the thing, for sure.
My dad found this puppy on the street. Someone decided to get rid of it, and put it out for grabs. Since it’s a nice compact looking machine we decided to give it a spin. Originally the computer ran DOS, and judging from the software I found on it, it was used by someone visually… Read More Linux on Compaq Contura Aero 4/25