Budget-friendly FreeNAS raid-z

When I wrote my previous post, I did not want to too much into detail about my NAS setup.  But, I still had an urge to tell about the splendid configuration. My motivation for setting up my own freenas server, was my very positive previous experience with the software. And, by having my own configuration, […]

MBUS and Ada

I recently got my hand on a OM13006 Power Plug meter development kit from NXP Semiconductors. The entire process of actually getting the kit was a quite cumbersome one, and tale left for another time. Though I would like to thank the people at Future Electronics for their invaluable help. So, now I have a […]

A lesson in recovery techniques

I recently got this message from fsck.jfs: Unrecoverable error writing M to /dev/sdb3. CANNOT CONTINUE. Okay, so this is an error that can be ignored – right? I can just force mount the partition and extract the data with superblock marked as dirty … right?! krc@X61s % mount -o ro -f /dev/sdb3 /mnt/rec_mount krc@X61s % ls /mnt/rec_mount krc@X61s % Damn it! This was an 1,4 TB parition with 900GB of data including home […]

EXIF Manipulation on the Linux commandline

I use jhead for manipulating EXIF data, renaming files and mogrify for compressing the JPEG’s the following command will rename all .jpg files in the current folder to their corresponding “date taken” stamp in the format YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS jhead -n%Y%m%d-%H%M%S *.jpg Sometimes you have multiple cameras at a happy occasion, and wish to collect all the images. But […]

How to install LabVIEW on a Debian Machine

Labview ships prepackaged to install on rpm based Linux machines (Redhat, Mandrake and so on). But it is quite simple to convert and install it on a Debian machine instead. The machine I will be using is a Thinkpad T40 with Debian Lenny installed, it should be the same for the current stable (Etch) but […]