Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 30 2013

Link: MythWeb ssh tunnel howto [for MythTV users]

I am going to briefly describe how to connect to mythweb that is behind a firewall in a router. I will assume you have mythweb running. If you need help with that please see the mythweb documentation: http://www.mythtv.org/docs/ I will also assume that you know how to forward ports on your router. ….. Full article …

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Sep 29 2013

Link: Check and Repair Your Filesystem With fsck [Linux/OS X]

No matter how well you take care of your computer, sometimes, it will just crash and you often have to pull off the plug to restart the computer. When such crashes happen, there is a chance that your filesystem will get corrupted or damage. It is advisable to do a filesystem check regularly to make …

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Sep 28 2013

Link: Linux Directory Structure and Important Files Paths Explained

For any person, who does not have a sound knowledge of Linux Operating System and Linux File System, dealing with the files and their location, their use may be horrible, and a newbie may really mess up. This article is aimed to provide the information about Linux File System, some of the important files, their usability …

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Sep 27 2013

Link: 11 Cron Scheduling Task Examples in Linux

In this article we are going to review and see how we can schedule and run tasks in the background automatically at regular intervals using Crontab command. Dealing a frequent job manually is a daunting task for system administrator. Such process can be schedule and run automatically in the background without human intervene using cron …

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Sep 26 2013

Link: How to identify video formats from command line on Linux

If you want to know what video/audio codec are used for the video file you downloaded from somewhere, you can play the video itself. Most media player software such as VLC or MPlayer can display properties of a video file being played. However, there are command-line utilities that allow you to determine video properties quickly. …

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Sep 25 2013

Link: How to make a DIY home alarm system with a raspberry pi and a webcam

How to make a DIY home alarm system with a raspberry pi and a webcam Convert a simple webcam to a fancy digital peephole viewer with motion detection features Traditional wireless CCTV cameras are cheap but anyone with a wireless receiver can view your signal. On the other hand, IP cameras are secure but they …

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Sep 24 2013

Link: A Guide to Kill, Pkill and Killall Commands to Terminate a Process in Linux

This is nothing more or less than a selection of Kill, Pkill and Killall command examples, that show you how to terminate a process without the need of reboot. A Guide to Kill, Pkill and Killall Commands to Terminate a Process in Linux (Tecmint)

Sep 23 2013

Link: Repair Scanned Documents With gscan2pdf

I had the pleasure last week of tracking down an article locked behind a digital paywall. It arrived through inter-library loan in the form of a book, all issues of the journal that year bound together. I felt a little disappointed as it meant I’d be left with lower quality scans. (You know what I’m …

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Sep 22 2013

Is it possible to create a do-it-yourself substitute for Aereo?

By now you’ve probably heard of a new service called Aereo, which is described by Wikipedia as follows: Aereo is a technology company based in New York City that allows subscribers to view live as well as time-shiftedstreams of over-the-air television on Internet-connected devices.[1] ….. Aereo provides this service by leasing to each user an …

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Sep 21 2013

Link: PowerPi: Raspberry Pi home control

PowerPi: Raspberry PI House control PowerPi is a tool for the convenient control of radio controlled outlets and GPIO’s with the raspberry PI. Once installed on the raspberry PI, a cheap and efficient home automation can be operated via the home network with any PC and Smartphone. Features Control any number of radio outlets Control …

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