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My new pet.

Posted 07-09-2011 at 07:05 PM by peonuser
Updated 07-11-2011 at 09:25 PM by peonuser

Starting to spend more time on my linux based pc robot.



The future brains with dc-dc ps.



It probably will not be autonomous at first. Plan to connect to a web interface via local wifi for the time being.

Update:
Feet installed and now to install the brain.

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My first (well almost) php program.

Posted 07-04-2011 at 10:44 AM by peonuser
Updated 07-04-2011 at 11:48 PM by peonuser

Just a quick piece of code I wrote to start learning php. Had to do something better than "Hello, World" My odata file is quite a bit larger, but I just put the small version for sake of space. This program is beginner level, but it worked for me.


oracle.html:
Code:
<html>
<body>
<center><h1>The Oracle</h1>
<hr>
<form method="post" action="oracle.php">
  Enter
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Map it.

Posted 07-01-2011 at 10:06 PM by peonuser
Updated 07-02-2011 at 11:20 PM by peonuser

Going to take an nte931 (7805?) if I can find one to use is as part of a dc-dc ps for my Chumby. Then the Chumby will be truly portable.

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The avi files on my camera are way to large. might use the following to squish them down into ogv format. Did this once before and it took an over 200 meg file and compressed it to under 6 megs.

Step 1, convert AVI to MPEG file :
Open a terminal and type this command line :
ffmpeg -i theoriginalfile.avi...
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Getting closer

Posted 06-28-2011 at 02:18 AM by peonuser
Updated 07-01-2011 at 09:42 PM by peonuser

Found a case to use for my in progress pc robot. May have it done in time to enter a contest. Since the router I planned to use with it is down, I will have to use another one. Aha which one?

Found an issue with OpenOffice I do not like. Hope Excel has the same issue. In any case I found a workaround. The issue has to do with using static cell references when I add a row at the top of a list. I will insert the row one row down and move the upper row contents to it.

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Ouch!

Posted 06-24-2011 at 03:44 AM by peonuser
Updated 06-28-2011 at 02:20 AM by peonuser

Set up a tftp server on a K2-500 running Debian squeeze.

Went to redboot install dd-wrt on an old airlink ar430w. Did it before on another unit without a hitch with using a different set of instructions. This time it foobarred. Do not think the router is totally bricked, but will have to make a jtag cable to try to fix it. Think I have a max232 chip around here somewhere.

Wished I had just spent time coding tonight. At least the soon to be discontinued router was only...
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