Why not build your own GPS device?
Apart from the time and effort it costs to build something [like this], the hardware is cheaper than buying a GPS device in a shop (depending on what you would want in a GPS device ofcourse).
Currently I do not plan to be able to use, read/display maps on screen, but rather work with coordinates, speed and bearing to get you where you want to be.
The components I use are: atmel atmega1284p, an oled display, serial GPS module.
I want this gps device to be:
- lower power
- simple to use
I will keep a project page here!
Nice, Windows Update.
Just for your information, setting a proxy server for windows updates goes with:
netsh winhttp set proxy proxy-server:<port-nr>
Had some problems on a fresh Windows 2008 R2 server, so I deleted the whole Windows Update registry key, deleted the datastore, set the proxy and it was fixed.
Process is as follows:
(Disclaimer: you’re on your own)
net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
Remove registry key (whole):
Set proxy again (in my case I used a proxy):
netsh winhttp set proxy proxy:8080
Start services again:
net start bits
net start wuauserv
Hope this helps you, good luck.
When you’ve just virtualised a hardware server to a VMWare environment, and you have trouble getting networking to function again, try the following:
Log in as admin, and open cmd, enter the following commands:
Make sure you select “Show hidden devices” option in the “View” menu.
Now you go about deleting all grayed out devices. This tells the windows kernel it shouldn’t look for this hardware and certainly not try to load a driver for it.
You may, or may not need to manually specify the same IP address the server had using the netsh command, if your network services are still inaccessible, depending on your setup.
netsh interface ip set address name="Local Area Connection" static 192.168.100.1 255.255.255.0 192.168.0.1 1
Got some PDF’s from a customer today.
I need to convert these into images, since the program I use for wifi measurement does not accept PDF’s.
Found the free solution of course, using linux.
convert -density 300 -trim test.pdf -quality 100 test.jpg
Always funny to see how … magical … the shear amount of options is for the cmd ‘convert’.
Found at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6605006/convert-pdf-to-image-with-high-resolution
Thank you stackoverflow.com!
Just today, out of the window.
Created using a gopro hdhero, a lot of jpg pictures of 2592×1944 pixels and the commandline: mencoder mf://*.JPG -mf fps=25 -o output.avi -ovc x264 -x264encopts bitrate=3000
Going on holidays in La Palma ensures that you have stunning views everywhere.
When you make a timelapse, you take a lot of pictures, glueing that together to create a movie/film.
You can also take a few vertical lines from each picture, to create a timelapse picture (with the toilet rooftop being the least interesting feature though.)
Thanks Zevv, (do you have code to show?)
www.ohm2013.org – need I say more.
Right now i’m preparing/testing all that I promised to the people I camp with.
The end of the list is close, last shoppings will be done tomorrow.
On Tuesday we’ll move towards the holy grounds, set up a tent and possibly try to get some work done as volunteer.
In the evening a whisky-tasting event is afoot that will have to be populated, after which we can crawl to our sleeping bags to get up right in time for The Grande Opening Event.
Looking forward to it
In case you’re going as well, hope to see you there!
here for a live view at ohm2013. (has been taken offline)
Update: I hope the timelapse video’s will be online again one day at http://sierag.nl/ohm2013/
So I added a stich from a tower [Doornse Kaap] in the forest that looks out to various sites in the area, in good weather conditions you can easily spot the DOM tower of Utrecht and the Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren in Amersfoort with the naked eye. [but not with the bad camera I used :)]
See it at the bottom of this page
Been to the dutch National Park Hoge Veluwe, where I pondered the view for a bit, and decided it was worth a new photo stitch [click, click, click, click, click, etc].
See bottom of this page