This great article, entitled “The care and feeding of software engineers“, does a pretty good job talking about us software engineers and why we do the things we do. The article quotes a tweet by Mark Berry, which does a good job of summing up burn-out: I can’t state this enough: Programmers don’t burn out… Read more »
Here’s a hard to find utility in OS X for working with wireless: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport The utility provides a lot of functionality normally provided by the wireless-tools packages on Linux, such as iwconfig, iwlist, etc. Here’s the –help listing of the utility: $ airport –help Supported arguments: -c –channel= Set arbitrary channel on the card -z… Read more »
With my Raspberry Pi project, it has been using DHCP to get an IP address, and my network keeps assigning a different value (I know there are solutions to this but I haven’t made use of them yet). So, I went ahead and installed nmap using the homebrew package manager for OS X: $ brew… Read more »
All of the links in this post goes to the relevant Amazon product, in case you want to purchase the same hardware. Here’s some pictures of my Raspberry Pi enclosure. It is basically a hard drive enclosure which I drilled and filed down. You can get a similar enclosure from Amazon, however that version doesn’t… Read more »
I recently hung out with some friends who have access to thermite, as well as access to old computer hardware. This is the result.
If you’re like me, you’ve got an 8GB or so SD card for your Raspberry Pi, and the 2GB image leaves a bunch of unused space. You can follow this tutorial for resizing the partition size and reclaiming your 6GB or so lost space.
Just had a blonde moment… When diagnosing ones Raspberry Pi, make sure the SD card is plugged in.
This is a review of the FM Transmitter (CZH-05B) which I recently purchased from amazon. It had been on the site for about $100 for a while, but a few days ago it dropped to around $60 bucks, so I jumped on it. The device is capable of transmitting at either 0.1 Watts, or 0.5… Read more »
The Raspberry Pi Arch Linux image runs sshd by default. Assuming you have it plugged into your network with the ethernet jack, you can SSH into it by running (on a remote machine): $ ssh email@example.com The authenticity of host ‘192.168.1.10 (192.168.1.10)’ can’t be established. RSA key fingerprint is aa:bb:cc:2d:f3:d7:11:6b:fd:cc:22:72:b2:ac:ee:dd. Are you sure you want… Read more »
So… You got Arch Linux installed on your Raspberry Pi. And, you want to update all of the packages so that you can start installing stuff. Well, not so fast. Arch Linux has this little “feature”, where you can’t really install packages without generating a key. Generate Pacman Key To generate a key, folks will… Read more »