Where technology and lunacy meet


  • Brother Printer Driver

  • It's not as hard as it sounds, but there are a couple of things that you need to be aware of. I found the instructions on the Brother homepage to be somewhat incomplete, but luckily I found clues enough here and there to piece it all together.
    In the install I have used the filenames for my printer model, these you should of course replace with your model.

  • AVR Serial Programmer

  • For a long time I've been meaning to start working with microcontrollers. Even though I bought a STK500 development board a couple of years ago, I never really got started using it. Now I want to try again :)
    For that purpose I bought the book Hardware und C-Programmierung in der Praxis. It's a german book giving the basics on microcontrollers. You should check it out. That is. If you understand german... Else I'm sure there are books available in english that can help you along.

    In this book there is a description for a serial port programmer. And although I could use my STK500 as a programmer, I thought it could be interresting to build this one myself.
    Here. Take a look at the schematic.

  • LED Fog Light

  • So my brother got these dark taillights for his BMW car. Unfortunately the bulb for the fog light is missing. Actually it isn't possible to install a bulb as it's not prepared for it.
    Now I needed to solve this somehow. And as I've been meaning to look into LED lighting for some time I used this as an excuse to make one.

  • Hardware and OS install

  • Foreword

    After upgrading my server, some of the hardware has changed (naturally). This page describes my server layout as it is now.

  • Car-Alarm-Delay

  • OK, so I bought this car alarm. It's nice and all, but it has this really irritating habit of chirping every time I activate and deactivate the alarm. I keep odd hours, so I have no interest in bothering my neighbours with the chirping in the night.
    Unfortunately there is no way to disable this feature.

  • Multiple IPs

  • Use multiple IPs on one Ethernet card in my server

  • Star Trek TNG Meets Microsoft

  • Picard:
    Mr. LaForge, have you had any success with your attempts at finding a weakness
    in the Borg? And Mr. Data, have you been able to access their command
    Yes, Captain. In fact, we found the answer by searching through our archives
    on late Twentieth-century computing technology.

    Geordi presses a key, and a logo appears on the computer screen.

  • VMware Server

  • Short step-by-step guide for installing VMware server on an Arch Linux System.
    Package version may differ on your system.

  • Using SSH keys for authentication

  • To create a key to use for authentication use the command

  • Hardware, Raid and LVM

  • Foreword

    This page describes the layout of my server, and how I have setup my Raid/LVM. Most of the install instructions however have been taken from the arch wiki, and all credit should go to the author there.
    At the bottom of the page the references are listed. For deeper study/explanation I suggest you check them out!