Articles posted on 2014

Raspberry Pi - Low cost CCTV

A good tutorial on creating a low cost surveillance camera using the raspberry Pi camera module and one of thos fake surveillance camera things.


Instructables has a good tutorial on creating a low cost surveillance camera.

Essentially makes use of a Pi, the Camera module and fitted into one of …

dev notes 2014

Replacment for Make and Autoconf: MakeMe

(If you don't have root but have Android 4+ you can use the command-line program adb from the Android SDK platform tools to make backups via a desktop computer)

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Wi-Fi Sd Cards

My latest weekend project. Making a normal digital camera WIFI enabled.


With the Transcend Wi-Fi SD Card you can convert any digital camera into a Wi-Fi enable camera.

What I did here is to set it up so that it would automatically upload photos whenever I turn the camera on …

DVD archiving

This is my simple procedure for backing up my DVD movies:

Examine the DVD:

dvdbackup -i /dev/sr0 -I

Create a full backup:

dvdbackup -i /dev/dvd -o ~ -M

Creating an ISO:

mkisofs -dvd-video -udf -o ~/dvd.iso ~/movie_name

Testing the newly created ISO:

mplayer dvd:// -dvd-device ~/dvd.iso

Private vs. Personal

In Microsoft Outlook has the option to tag e-mails with a sensitivity tag. Technically this is fairly meaningless. However sometimes I like to use them.

The confidential tag is quite self explanatory. I always confuse what is the difference between private and personal. So here is one possibility...

  • Personal information …