Setting up Airprint on QNAP NAS with Canon MX 870 MFC

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I recently bought a QNAP TS-219 II NAS and am quite happy with it. The best thing is, that you can log in via SSH and do your own stuff. This own stuff includes installing packages using ipkg and even compiling your own code. It may not be as nice as your Ubuntu build environment, but . . . → Read More: Setting up Airprint on QNAP NAS with Canon MX 870 MFC

Running a Tor relay on your QNAP NAS

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Each year I watch the talks at the Chaos Communication Congress and feel especially inspired by @ioerror and @RogerDingledine talking about the Tor network. “The Onion Router” (Tor) is an Internet anonymity tool that allow to establish network connections without the recipient knowing who his communication partner is. More information why Tor is increasingly important in . . . → Read More: Running a Tor relay on your QNAP NAS

Running Playstation 3 Media Server on an ARM-based QNAP NAS

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PS3 Media Server on an ARM-based QNAP NAS is a very handy tool to play various kinds of media types on your playstation 3. Especially the live transcoding features are awesome. They essentially allow to transcode a video file on-the-fly while playing it back on the playstation. While video decoding and recoding requires a powerful machine, . . . → Read More: Running Playstation 3 Media Server on an ARM-based QNAP NAS

Installing Debian on a white iMac G5

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In may day job, we have some 20 old iMac G5 standing around. Those are no longer supported by Apple and the newest Version of Mac OS X that runs on them is so old, that it is so fun anymore. To revive these things (actually to setup a wisebed) we had to install any kind . . . → Read More: Installing Debian on a white iMac G5

Losslessly converting mkv into mp4 for PS3 Media Player and PS3

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Quite often I try to play videos encoded in mkv on my playstation 3 over the network. I use PS3 Media Player on my Mac. Unfortunately, PS3 Media Player tries to transcode the mkv video to mp4 before streaming it to the playstation – and my 2007 iMac is too slow to do this when it . . . → Read More: Losslessly converting mkv into mp4 for PS3 Media Player and PS3

Raspberry PI with IEEE 802.15.4 Hardware and RTC

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At work, I have been working with the Raspberry PI and some additional hardware lately. We have a board that we call raspINGA that goes onto the extension pins of the Raspberry. The board contains an Atmel AT86RF231 radio chip for the IEEE 802.15.4 standard. Furthermore, the board has a DS1340 RTC with a battery clip . . . → Read More: Raspberry PI with IEEE 802.15.4 Hardware and RTC

Controlling your RC Car with Arduino and INGA (ArduINGo)

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Over christmas, my brother and me were bored and were looking for something exciting to do. He has been playing with Arduino for quite a while and I am working with INGA in my day job. Since INGA is based on AVR microcontrollers, I had the vision to make it to work using the Arduino software for . . . → Read More: Controlling your RC Car with Arduino and INGA (ArduINGo)

iPhone 5 Preisübersicht

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Zur Vorstellung des iPhone 5 habe ich die Preise der verschiedenen Anbieter verglichen. Mindestanforderung ist das D-Netz (Vodafone, T-Mobile und Reseller) sowie eine Internet Flat (mindestens 200 MB bei 7,2 MBit/s). Mein Nutzungsverhalten sind in der Regel 100 Minuten pro Monat sowie 25 SMS pro Monat. Ich habe den Gesamtpreis des Vertrags über 24 Monate aufsummiert.

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How to compile rtl8192cu.ko for Raspberry Pi running Raspian?

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If you want to use Wifi modules such as Edimax EW-7811Un with your Raspberry Pi, you will need the appropriate driver. For unknown reasons, the kernel-included driver for this module does not work. Luckily, Realtek is providing an open-source driver for exactly this radio module. To compile it, do this:

Download the Driver

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Hardware of Level One WCS-0030

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The Level One WCS-0030 is a (relatively) cheap camera with wired and wireless network interfaces running Linux. We wanted to modify the firmware in order to install custom software, but only non-interesting ports are open on the network interface. Consequently, we have opened the case and looked for UARTs but found none.

The camera does not have . . . → Read More: Hardware of Level One WCS-0030