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Caveat emptor

Posted 10-26-2013 at 10:10 AM by peonuser

I am not a Hacker. but I do repair things to my advantage.

Pulled an old PC out of the closet to check it out. Machine came up but magic smoke came out of the PS. pulled the power cord. Looked at the PS and it seemed to have been opened. Should of not been put back in the PC. Replaced PS and machine came up fine again. (PC stands for personal computer a an not just an mswindows computer).

Having fun playing with temperature sensors. Using the lm35 on the arduino and...
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Antennae are up.

Posted 08-05-2013 at 11:40 PM by peonuser
Updated 08-08-2013 at 02:21 PM by peonuser

Built a couple of diy TV antennas. One built by a lady on instructables.com (that she borrowed the instructions for from Squidoo) was highly touted. We did not have as much luck with it as the ones we already have. caveat emptor.

The MSP430 from TI would not take any code. ran:

sudo apt-get install mspdebug msp430mcu msp430-libc libgempc430 gcc-msp430 gdb-msp430

Did the permissions thing with making a udev rule.

All was well.(used debian...
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New MythTV OTA HDTV antenna. (Almost free)

Posted 08-02-2013 at 12:09 PM by peonuser

http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-wall-antenna/ Works well for what it is.
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Football season coming.

Posted 07-30-2013 at 10:22 PM by peonuser

Football season coming. Need to get a mythtv box running!

Stole this old joke: What does a linux admin drink? Rootbeer of course.....

Hdmi to vga converters went on sale. Bought one for the beagleboard black.

Using minitube quite a bit for youtube videos. but I still use youtube-dl youtubeurl -f 34

Passing on the Chromecast for now.
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Thinking of my favorite martian.

Posted 07-25-2013 at 05:18 PM by peonuser

More experimentation with ota hdtv antennas. Decided to try this one: http://www.instructables.com/id/Spiral-antenna/
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