Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 30 2013

Link: How to remove Zeitgeist in Ubuntu and why

Quoting from the article: On my desktop I use Xubuntu 12.04, and today i noticed that this distribution shipped by default the Zeitgeist daemon, a thing that I’m not using at all, for what i know. From Wikipedia: Zeitgeist is a service which logs the users’s activities and events, anywhere from files opened to websites …

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Jun 29 2013

Proof of concept: Automatically transfer Google Voice voicemail to Asterisk voicemail

The following should be considered proof-of-concept material. Feel free to use and/or modify it at your own risk. The problem: You have Google Voice calls coming into an Asterisk server but even though you take care to answer calls when they arrive, every so often some hiccup causes voicemails to be left in Google Voice’s …

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Jun 28 2013

Cubieboard2 open single board computer ships, Cubietruck model revealed

This comes to us from LinuxGizmos: The Cubieboard open SBC project began shipping a faster Cubieboard2 version of its open source Linux and Android SBC, and revealed prototypes of a new, larger, enhanced Cubietruck model. Like the $59 Cubiboard2, the Cubietruck uses an Allwinner A20 dual-core Cortex-A7 SoC instead of the original’s single-core Allwinner A10, …

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Jun 27 2013

How To Use The Raspberry Pi As A Wireless Access Point/Router, and other Raspberry Pi tricks

Just some quick links for the Raspberry Pi fans out there, from a multi-part series of articles on “How To : Use The Raspberry Pi As A Wireless Access Point/Router” via a blog called The Rantings and Ravings of a Madman: Part 1 — How to create a Wireless Network On Your RPi Part 2 …

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Jun 26 2013

FreePBX: Receive a daily e-mail of the Call Detail Report for the previous day

If you use FreePBX you might have wished that you could get a daily report of call activity e-mailed to you, if only to remind you to check for suspicious activity, so that you don’t get hacked and not know about it for weeks because you fell out of the habit of checking the log. …

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Jun 26 2013

Link: How to watch Netflix (Watch Instantly) in Linux

EDIT: After publishing this article we learned of another article that gives additional information on what is probably the easiest method so far: Yesterday, developer and programmer extraordinaire Erich Hoover and I spent several hours working out all of the Netflix Desktop kinks. Most users will have no problems with installation now. Here is how …

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Jun 24 2013

Link: Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Case from Cardboard or Cardstock

From a company that sells Raspberry Pi’s in North America comes this: One of our top selling accessories for the Raspberry Pi is the case. Cases for the Pi come in a multitude of styles, sizes and colors, but if you’re like us, you’re the type of person who loves to build it yourself. Today …

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Jun 23 2013

An alternative way to power a Raspberry Pi

Did you know that you can use a $20 USB hub (but not just any old USB hub) to power a Raspberry Pi AND use the SAME hub to add additional USB ports to the Pi? Well, you can, as demonstrated in this video:   Direct YouTube Link Apparently not all USB hubs will work, …

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Jun 22 2013

Video: Turning the Raspberry Pi into an FM transmitter with PiFM

Direct link to YouTube video Link to page that describes how it’s done: Turning the Raspberry Pi Into an FM Transmitter The interesting thing about this: Other than the Raspberry Pi and its power supply, the only external hardware required is a piece of wire to act as an antenna, and a way to connect …

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Jun 20 2013

Notes on setting up Raspbmc on a Raspberry Pi

A couple of days ago we published Notes on setting up OpenELEC on a Raspberry Pi. One thing we found a bit frustrating about OpenELEC was touched upon in that article: OpenELEC is very fast but much of the file system is read only, and even if you SSH in as root you cannot edit …

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