Category Archives: Technology

Original iPod Shuffle – on Linux

That’s right, I’ve finally found a way to use my old 512mb Shuffle on Linux. Thanks to keyj for making a simple python script in 2006. How it works is you put whatever you want for mp3s onto the shuffle … Continue reading

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Display RSS feed as alert using PHP

Our school district had a need where we wanted to have the no school notice show on all of our district pages when an alert is sent out.  I wanted to automate the process so that there wouldn’t need to … Continue reading

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Webcams on Raspberry Pi

Webcams on Raspberry Pi is like salsa and chips – they just belong together.  But sometimes making that happen isn’t straight forward.  I’ve done it two ways and figured I would share with anyone else wanting an easy way to … Continue reading

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Digital security more important now than ever

There has been an enormous up-tick in hacking attempts, at least on web space that I manage as well as the servers at my day job.  This means that more than ever, people need to be diligent about running all … Continue reading

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The Clicky Keyboard

Ever since I was a little kid, I had an infatuation with the “clicky” keyboard.  Anyone older than probably 25 that is into computers probably knows the keyboard I’m talking about.  IBM’s majestic “Model M.”  Technically there were some other … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi – 2 & 3, First and Second

Over the last few months I’ve set up and installed two Raspberry Pi’s.  The first install was at work where the school wanted to have “digital signage.”  I used a Raspberry Pi 2 running Raspbian and using the PiPresents application … Continue reading

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Quadra 650 – “Quad Serve”

Stock Now (2004) Processor 68040 @ 33 Mhz Overclocked 68040 @ 42 Mhz Hard Drive 250 mb 2.1 gb RAM 12 mb RAM 104 mb RAM CD-Rom 2x CD 4x CD Operation System Mac OS 7.6.1 Mac OS 8.1 The … Continue reading

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Lollipop

So US Cellular finally released android 5.1 for my 2013 moto x. And, I love it!

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Cron jobbed!

Yup, I got hacked.  I suppose it was bound to happen at some point – can’t be perfect you know!  But, I tracked it down eventually.  Someone managed to get some cron jobs onto my web hosting account and were … Continue reading

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What will they think of next?

A cardboard printer, that’s what.  Now…they say it is more “green”, which I suppose the plastic displaced by the cardboard is.  But what about all the printing machinery inside?  PCBs, plastic gears, trays, etc all come to mind.  It’s interesting … Continue reading

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