Category Archives: Technology

Uwatec SmartTRAK and Aladin TEC2G

All one needs to understand the Uwatec TEC2G is a bit of information, MDB Tools, and libdivecomputer. In this article, I will show how to understand and get data out of SmartTRAK logs as well as how to get dive … Continue reading

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Windows Registry and Policy Keys

I have a Samba network providing an NT domain to my network. My machines are Windows 7, however. Here I share a few links to make this configuration nicer to work with. Yes, probably, it would be best to migrate … Continue reading

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Cheap Underfloor Heating Thermostat

Last month, I bough a few cheap underfloor heating thermostats with touch screen. These thermostats are available from a number of sources under different names such as BTSKY, Jago, Prodeals, ProTouch, SM-PC, etc. The thermostats work with electrical and hydronic … Continue reading

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Zotac ZBOX CA320 Driver Installation

Since I needed a small and cheap computer to run Windows 7, I got the Zotac ZBOX CA320. It is equipped with an AMD A6-1450 quad-core processor which is clocked at 1GHz. Certainly, this is not a powerful device but … Continue reading

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UEFI Secure Boot: Hands-on Experience

If you want to create your own secure boot loader, you should have a look at the shim UEFI boot loader. It implements all the requirements set force by Microsoft. Even Microsoft says that this is a good starting point. … Continue reading

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UEFI Secure Boot Resources

In this blog entry, I will summarize interesting articles I found on the net that explain all the different aspects of Secure Boot. If you are interested in UEFI Secure Boot and are wondering what it is, how it can … Continue reading

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OSX: Installing and Running Emacs

If you prefer the standard Emacs without any extra thrills, the easiest way is to download the sources from its official web site (GNU Emacs) and to compile it yourself. In the following, we will have a look on how … Continue reading

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Generating Custom Reports with pywws

In the previous blog entry, I have set up my weather station with pywws. In this part, I will show how to create custom reports.

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Installation of pywws on a Raspberry Pi

Today, I will show how to use the Conrad weather station with a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. We will discuss how to obtain weather data and create some charts. These are pre-requisites if you later want to upload the data … Continue reading

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Getting the ADT to run on 64 bit Linux

Installation is mostly straight forward except that for some unexplicable reasons, somebody at Google thought that there is no need to compile the platform tools as 64 bit binaries. Hence, this article mostly serves me to recall which 32 bit … Continue reading

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