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Whois information without the pushy hard sell tactics

Intro Did you ever want to learn about a domain registration but were put off by the hard sell tactics that basically all web-based whois searches subject you to? Me, too. Here’s what you can do. The details Linux – … Continue reading

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A taste of the Instagram API

Intro I always want to know more about how things really work behind the scenes, so I was excited when I overheard talk about how one company uses the Instagram API to do some cool things. An API is an … Continue reading

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Open Notebook: How does Citrix printing work anyway

Intro I’m speaking of the old Citrix Receiver client. You launch that and that puts you in a Citrix ICA “jail.” I recently help a company move an app which had been a browser-based app to a browser within Citrix. … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi as Retro Arcade Games emulator

Intro I am not going to attempt to provide a guide as there are much better guides out there than anything I can produce. In addition to the arcade function, we wanted to display a slidedeck when not being used … Continue reading

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Measuring bandwidth on Checkpoint Gaia

Intro Sometimes you don’t have the tools you want but you have enough to make do. Such is the case with the command line utilities of the CLI of Checkpoint Gaia. It’s like a basic Linux. The company I consult … Continue reading

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Consumer tech: Solar Panels – the things they never tell you

Intro Since solar panels are a major commitment I did some research first. My criteria (high-efficiency, not manufactured in China, carried by a local installer) was met by Sunpower X-series whose panels generate 345 KWh, which was pretty much at … Continue reading

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Verizon Tips I need but can never easily find

Verizon Phone Finder They will lead you to some page that seems to suggest you needed to buy a premium service from them if you need to find your phone. Don’t fall for it. Or maybe you will get their … Continue reading

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Multiple IPs on the Raspberry Pi

Intro In my previous post I showed how to turn a Raspberry Pi plus USB camera into something like an IP camera. In the course of that work I found it wasn’t so easy as it was in the past … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi USB webcam turned into IP camera

Intro Why would you even want to do this when you can buy a native IP webcam for less? I’m not sure, but i found myself in this situation so it could happen to others, and I found some things … Continue reading

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A first taste of OpenCV on a Raspberry Pi 3

Intro I’ve done a few things to do some vision processing with OpenCV on a Raspberry Pi 3. I am a rank amateur so my meager efforts will not be of much help to anyone else. My idea is that … Continue reading

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