Clock Part 3
I finally finished the outer case of my clock. Only 19 layers of 3mm acrylic stacked on top of each other. I built a finger slot into the back of the clock so it’s easier to carry, but also to house the barrel jack for mounting the clock flush to the wall, allowong me to hide…
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
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…
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…
#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.
I just donated to Wikipedia
After reading a blog post from someone who donated to Wikipedia because they use it a lot, I realised I use it a lot too, so I decided to donate too. Unfortunately I can’t quite remember who’s post it was, but thank you whoever you are! I donated $30. You should too if you like…
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…
Using fail2ban to mitigate WordPress xmlrpc.php DDoS attacks
Use fail2ban with WordPress to prevent xlmrpc.php DDoS attacks
Howto quickly find your Beaglebone Black’s 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…
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…