Yet another goodbye

I’m moving out – of my first vserver that is. I have had the server running for, well lucretia:~# uptime 19:19:59 up 700 days, 22:51, 2 users, load average: 0.02, 0.06, 0.02 Wow.. Time flies. I have been migrating the services running in the machine to another, server. Not is the time to do the […]

Proftpd and LDAP on Debian Squeeze

This is a short howto (hopefully) providing enough information to install Proftpd and use LDAP as user database. Background I have become obsessed with LDAP – at least for the time being. It seem to be the answer to my redundancy and distribution plans. A production server is in the process of being converted (migrated […]

HD time-lapse movies with Motion and Linux

Background I have previously experimented with time lapse videos, but wanted a more dedicated platform which could be set up, and run pretty much anywhere. This is the first iteration, where the the purpose is to get the system up and running with headless operation. Components Linksys NSLU2 Logitech HD Webcam C270 The original idea […]

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 […]