Tweaking OEL 6.3

I setup a VM host with several VMs as a test bed. The VM host is running Slackware 14 RC4, I'll upgrade to 14GA when the DVD arrives. I'm using VMWare Player to create/manage the VMs. The VMWare Guest is configured with Bridged networking giving the guest it's own IP address and allowing other hosts to connect to it. Most of the guest VMs are Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.3 (OEL 6.3) because much of the software I'm testing is from Oracle (Database, Weblogic).

Sending X-Window displays through a VPN to a VMWare Linux Client

This took me a few hours to figure out ... hopefully this will save you those hours.

I work remotely and recently had to connect to a Linux server in head-office via a VPN. My VPN client machine is 32bit windows7 ... with no X-Windows software installed.

Updated: First project with GEDA & PCB

I received the boards (10) from SeeedStudio. I built up two of them and wrote a simple fader routine to drive all 32 channels and it works! I'm actually a bit surprised because this was my first foray into circuit design, though an admittedly simple project.

I'll post the schematics, pcb-layout and gerber files in the next week or so.

First project with GEDA & PCB

I've just sent out my PCB design to get some prototype boards manufactured. I thought I'd share both the designs and the process with you.
Current state: 2012.05.04 Rev 1.1 boards waiting to be manufactured

Creating a Presence Twitter-bot

Here's a quick and easy project to create a presence tracking Twitter-bot.
This project came up as a challenge by a member at Protospace, my local hackerspace.

You can get the full story here

Sony loses all logic

Sony is trying to suppress the dissemination of the code signing key for PS3 software. I have the original PS3, the fat one, the one that used to be able to run "Other OS". Sony took that away some months ago and failOverflow and geohot did some good work to restore that to me.

Lot's of people have this out there now. I normally would just use it for my own purposes but since the suppression attempt I want it circulated as widely as possible.

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Kit Build: Velleman P8055-1

We recently went to Australia for a vacation. One place that I found was Jaycar Electronics. Wonderful shop full of kits and assorted electronic bits. Kind of like Radio Shack in Canada used to be back in the day.

What I did on my summer !vacation

Ok - I'm going to cover a little more than that as it has been months since I've been able to update the site.

Balloon Project Telemetry Software

I finished off work on the logging and telemetry software for my balloon test platform.

Basic GPS

Work has been busy so this has suffered somewhat.

I have done some work around integrating a EM406A SiRF III GPS with an Arduino compatible and displaying the results on a 2x16 LCD.

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