Category: hardware

Photo by Miemo Penttinen

Lasers and MIDI and software… Oh my!

Photo of Jean-Michelle Jarre performing in Helsinki in 2009 © Miemo Penttinen What happens when a music teacher suggests instrument variety is a driving force behind a child…

LED cycle lights

First pass 12V lighting system for my bike: front is a 15W 3 LED DRL cluster, and the rear is four strips of silicon dipped 12V LED’s with…

PogoPlug and pkgsrc MySQL server

For the most part, I’ve had no real issues building {pkgsrc} on my {PogoPlug}, but all three variants of {MySQL} server failed to build due to a conflicting…

PogoPlug, FreeBSD (kirkwood) and pkgsrc

Having bought an end-of-line v2 (pink) PogoPlug, I ignored all the setup guides (of course !) and reflashed the stock u-Boot image with Jeff Doozan’s version. After the…

Buffalo LinkStation cheap serial port

After plenty of frustration trying to upgrade my {LinkStation} box to a newer version of {Debian}, I gave up and tried {Gentoo} as per the nas-central guide, and…