Some days ago I thought about using a Linux-Distribution from an USB-Stick, not a Live-System – instead installing a Distro on a Stick. USB 3.0 performs quite decent and USB-Sticks >= 32GB are quite cheap. But does installing a Linux-Distro from the Install-Live-Stick to an empty Stick really work (and boot) ?
It’s has been a long time since I had time for some useful and useless stuff. So we (isticktoit) found some useless stuff on Heise open: A Linux Retro-Gaming distribution and thought about bringing some old stuff up to ‚waste‘ some hours.
In this case I tried the new release of the Lakka distribution, which is mostly for Retro/Emulator-Gaming. It contains a lot of emulators from Atari up to PlayStation and Nintendo.
Sport watches like the Garmin Swim or Forerunner-series are widely used. As a Linux-User, I was facing the „problem“ how to get the data on the PC from my Garmin swim (and to GarminConnect) … there are a lot of solutions around on the internet (some very old ones) – the following workflow works fine for me to get the data on the PC and upload it to GarminConnect.
Docker is the world leading software containerization platform. I tried using GitLab as versioncontrol system and Jenkings as continuos integration system but the system turned out as not completly useful.
In that way a colleague told me about a system he wants to create based on Docker.
What we want:
- a git system under ouer control
- a continuos integration that is flexible and customizable
- every system available per SSL connection
Git Service -> GoGs – Go Git Service
It’s a simple self-hosted Git servise.
- easy to install, cross-platform, lightweight and OpenSourse
It contains everything importent to develop something in collaboration.
Continuos Integration -> drone
It’s a continuous integration platform build on container technology. Every build run will be triggerd by a push to a repository if it’s linked to drone.
- flexible and customizable: by setting up a config file you tell drone what is to do
SSL -> NGINX as reverse proxy
It’s a fine powerfull tool and a nice reverse proxy. With it we are able to provide the GoGs and the drone to the internet more secure and with SSL encryted.
We will colleced the SSL/TLS certificates from a Let’s Encryt service.
MongoDB (3.2) is a kind of database-hipster at the moment – with improving support for spatial data. So it was time for me to discover some of it’s features concerning spatial data. As a GIS-user my first intention was to get some bigger simple (point) geodata into MongoDB. Part 1 covers this topic, part 2 will cover some spatial operations within MongoDB. I also want to do some performance checks between PostgreSQL/PostGIS and MongoDB related to geodata.
For one year I have tried to create my own YouTube Audio Player. I wanted something that can play my playlists and favorite music from YouTube, but I only wanted the sound – no video. In that case I usually used a separate browser-window or -tab and that was sometimes very annoying.
I am building a password manager on top of
pass, which I use on a daily basis.
It is a submission to Hackaday’s Raspberry Pi Zero contest and the Link to all my build logs can be found here: https://hackaday.io/project/9564-rpi-zero-wifi-enabled-hardware-password-manager
Yesterday my Fedora 23 did not show up the 3G-Modem (USB) in Network Manager Mobile Connections (using KDE; Kerndel 4.3). Having a look with dmesg reported a registered modem…
I built myself a UMTS router. An extravagant one. Out of scotch tape and parts I found in my apartment. Here’s how.
First of all: This is not your usual router. This thing was initially built out of necessity: I had (and still have) an unlimited/uncapped mobile data plan for my tablet, which is not capable of doing wifi tethering for my phone. So as a student (read: lazy and cheap) I did not want to leave the four walls I call
home dormitory just to watch Youtube videos on my phone.