Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 31 2013

Links: How To Set Up A Wireless Hotspot (Access Point Mode) That Supports Android In Ubuntu

A wireless hotspot enables a computer to serve as a router over Wi-Fi. Ubuntu lets you easily create a wireless hotspot by using the Network Manager, but it uses an ad hoc network and most Android and Windows Phone devices can’t connect to such networks. For this reason, I’ve created (in collaboration with Satya) a …

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Jul 28 2013

Link: Chromecast: Exploiting the Newest Device By Google

On Wednesday, July 24th Google launched the Chromecast. As soon as the source code hit we began our audit. Within a short period of time we had multiple items to look at for when our devices arrived. Then we received our Chromecasts the following day and were able to confirm that one of the bugs …

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Jul 26 2013

Link: How to Add USB Storage to the Raspberry Pi

You will find that in order to add, store and remove data to a Raspberry Pi, you have three main options: SD/SDHC card USB flash drive USB hard disk drive You can also use network drives, USB DVD-R drives and NAS devices (perhaps powered by a Raspberry Pi!) for additional storage, but those listed above …

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Jul 25 2013

Link: How to Move Your Home Folder to Another Partition [Linux/Ubuntu]

If you have accepted the default option while installing Ubuntu, or that your computer comes with Ubuntu pre-installed, chances are that your Home folder and the system folders all lie in the same partition. This is perfectly fine, but if you want to upgrade your existing Ubuntu version, or reinstall Ubuntu, you won’t be able …

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Jul 25 2013

Link: How to convert from .deb to .rpm and viceversa

deb is the extension of the Debian software package format and the most often used name for such binary packages. Debian packages are standard Unix ar archives that include two gzipped, bzipped or lzmaed tar archives: one that holds the control information and another that contains the data. The accepted program for handling these packages …

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Jul 23 2013

Powering a Nexus 7 tablet through the USB port while simultaneously connecting a USB device

The links in this article are for informational purposes only. Please read the final paragraph of this article before you actually do anything based on these links. If you have ever tried to connect a Nexus 7 tablet to an external USB device, such as a USB memory stick or a wired network adapter, you …

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Jul 21 2013

Links: Alternative ways to power a Raspberry Pi

Sorry this is not a complete article, just a few links of interest for those who might be looking to provide power to a Raspberry Pi using alternative methods. We may add to this list later on if we find any more good resources on the subject. How do I supply power through the GPIO? …

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Jul 21 2013

Not such a great deal on a VoIP PBX?

Is this the worst deal ever on a VoIP PBX? Probably not, but in our opinion it’s certainly not the best deal by a long shot, unless maybe they are providing a GREAT support package. See this thread on the PBX in a Flash forum. Interesting that their ad says “All products are sold on …

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Jul 17 2013

Link: The Ten Minute Guide to diff and patch

This is a quick guide to diff and patch which will help you in these situations by describing the tools as they are most commonly used. It tells you enough to get started right away. Later, you can learn the ins and outs of diff and patch at your leisure, using the man pages. The …

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Jul 17 2013

Link: How to build a cross compiler for your Raspberry Pi

A cross compiler is a compiler that runs on one platform/architecture but generates binaries for another platform/architecture. With devices like the Raspberry Pi, where you really don’t have much CPU or memory to work with, if you’re doing any heavy compiling (like when working on the kernel) a cross compiler is the only way to …

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