Howto: Mount Bin/Cue in Linux

Mounting a bin/cue image isn’t possible straight away. It requires a simple convertion using bchunk to convert a bin/cue file set into an ISO file. binchunker converts a CD image in a “.bin / .cue” format (sometimes “.raw / .cue”) to a set of .iso and .cdr tracks. The bin/cue format is used by some popular non-Unix cd-writing software, but is not supported on most other CD burning programs. A lot of CD/VCD images distributed on the Internet are in BIN/CUE format, I’ve been told....

October 16, 2012

Ubuntu 12.10 Review: Nearly perfect

When I last upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04, I was quite disappointed. Mostly because it was a LTS release and though you do not expect buggy and unpolished components. Back to Ubuntu 12.10. Installation The installation is simple and for the first time ever my girlfriend was able to install Ubuntu without my support. During the installation she even mentioned that is was incredible easy and straight forward. The best thing about the installation is the fact that you don’t waste time during the installation process....

October 16, 2012

EMONCMS: SPIII Solar Controller & Current Cost

My father has got a solar water heater system with a SPIII Solar Water Heater Controller. The controller itself is some crappy closed source with a bad interface (non-standard compliant HTML interface) - however it works. In order to collect all environmental data from the house we decided to buy a Raspberry PI and a few Arduino devices. So far we are able to collect data from the SPIII Solar Water Heater Controller using curl and from the Current Cost device (via cosm....

October 11, 2012

Ubuntu: Sudo without password

Sudo is a program that allows users to run programs with the security privileges of another user (normally the superuser, or root). The /etc/sudoers file allows listed users access to execute a subset of commands while having the privileges of the root user. Use visudo to edit /etc/sudoers. It can be edited manually, but it is recommended to use visudo to encure that the syntax is correct. sudo visudo Add Single User Add this line at the end (change x2q to your username):...

October 11, 2012

SummaSummarum on Linux Using Wine

It works out of the box using Wine 1.5, however since I’m using Ubuntu in English SummaSummarum uses English locales; thousand separators, dates etc. To change to behavior something like this is required: LANG=da_DK.UTF-8 /usr/bin/wine SummaSummarum/summa.exe

June 30, 2012

How to Factory Reset a Yealink Phone without the Admin Password

If you ever find yourself locked out of a Yealink phone, and do not know the admin password, you can quickly reset the phone to Factory Default Settings. Simply press and hold the ‘OK’ key on the face of the phone for 10 seconds. This will prompt you to accept or decline a factory reset. If you accept, the unit it will restore itself to factory default settings - without the need the admin password....

March 25, 2012

Review: Logitech Squeezebox Touch and SUMOH TinyAmp S60

Logitech Squeezebox Touch Squeezebox Touch is equipped with a 4.3 inch touch color screen. The Touch can be operated directly by clicking on menus, as it can be operated with the included infrared remote control, and of course, is compatible with the Squeezebox Controller. When Touch is controlled by infrared remote control, enlarged the font on the display automatically, so it can be read at greater distances. Squeezebox Touch can also be operated with e....

August 31, 2010

Squeezebox and Spotify

What is Spotify? Spotify is an ingenious solution to stream music, so it would be great if it could be used with the Squeezebox - and it is actually possible using the Spotify Premium Plugin for Squeezebox Server. Spotify offers you legal and free access to a huge library of music. All you need to do is create an account and download our streaming music player. Scope For Spotify users with a Premium account Plays back 320k or 160k streams Requires a running Squeezebox Server (Linux, Windows or Mac, could be cloud-based e....

August 31, 2010

Howto: Install SqueezeCenter on Debian / Ubuntu

A Debian SqueezeCenter (formerly known as SlimServer) package distributed by Slim Devices now exists. This package also should work with most Debian-based Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Mepis or Knoppix. See below for installation instructions for SqueezeCenter. Add Debian and Ubuntu Repository To install the latest stable release update your /etc/apt/ configuration using: sudo sh -c “echo "# SqueezeCenter Repository" » /etc/apt/sources.list.d/squeezecenter.list” sudo sh -c “echo "deb stable main" » /etc/apt/sources....

August 29, 2010

How to Enter the Debug Menu on a Garmin Nuvi

The “debug menu” (also called the “maintenance mode”) on a Garmin Nuvi 750 is a utility that allows you to reset your device back to factory settings. You can reset any addresses saved to the device as well as custom points of interest, such as restaurants, hotels or whatever. You don’t need to do anything special to enter this menu on the device, you simply just need to press in the right location at the right time....

July 30, 2010