Clock Part 2

Previously… A bit more progress on my clock. I installed the dirty pink gel filter to increase the contrast ratio of the 7 segment displays, and started cutting the final case out of red 101 acrylic. Lots of laminations.  

Launch emacs from cygwin

Cygwin Heart Emacs

I have written about about using emacs in cygwin and how to launch emacs from cygwin, but I had some problems with the batch file approach in that emacs’ path differ from bash’s. Then ack fails to work from within emacs which makes me sad. After googling around a bit, I saw a few suggestion that trie to fix the… Continue reading Launch emacs from cygwin

I wrote to Turnbull to complain about the lack of NBN. Here is his reply

After traveling to New Zealand for #lca2015 and experiencing fibre to the home at my friends house, I decided to write to Malcolm Turnbull to express my concern about the slow rollout of the NBN in Australia. He actually personally replied directly to my email only 4 hours later. In the interest of openness I… Continue reading I wrote to Turnbull to complain about the lack of NBN. Here is his reply

#lca2015: Using FOI to get source code

Michael Cordover has spent significant time and money chasing down the code used for counting Australian Election results. He goes into the reasons why that is important. Another great talk from #lca2015.

Apache [warn] RSA server certificate CommonName (CN) does NOT match server name!?

Apache was giving me lots of errors like this on my host that has multiple virtual hosts on it. After a little investigation it turned out the CN in the certificate was set to www.domain but the vhost’s ServerName was set to www-less.The solution turned out to be to ensure the vhost ServerName == the… Continue reading Apache [warn] RSA server certificate CommonName (CN) does NOT match server name!?

Howto quickly find your Beaglebone Black’s IP address

What is my IP address?

Whenever I connect my Beaglebone Black (BBB) to a network, I have to work out it’s IP address so I can ssh into it. This can be tricky. Some of your options are: connect to the serial terminal, or connect over the usb network interface which gives the BBB the address 192.168.7.2, log in and… Continue reading Howto quickly find your Beaglebone Black’s IP address

Facebook selecting wrong thumbnail for WordPress links

Does Facebook keep selecting the wrong thumbnail for WordPress links for you? The solution is to give Facebook some extra instruction about what image to use for the thumbnail, using open graph. If you use a static frontpage, it’s a simple matter of adding something like: <meta property=”og:image” content=”http://samplesite.com/files/2014/05/web-thumb.png” /> to the Full meta tags… Continue reading Facebook selecting wrong thumbnail for WordPress links