Snowstorm Success

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We have a snowstorm! After fixing some problems with my collision detection system, I got it working! It’s rough, but some added work on the physics side, and more tuning and it will be even sweeter!

Graphite – Scalable realtime graphing suite

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Graphite is a highly scalable real-time graphing system. As a user, you write an application that collects numeric time-series data that you are interested in graphing, and send it to Graphite’s processing backend, carbon, which stores the data in Graphite’s specialized database. The data can then be visualized through graphite’s web interfaces. graphite.wikidot.com/

Next Generation firewall port knocking

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fwknop stands for the “FireWall KNock OPerator”, and implements an authorization scheme called Single Packet Authorization (SPA). This method of authorization is based around a default-drop packet filter (fwknop supports iptables on Linux, ipfw on FreeBSD and Mac OS X, and PF on OpenBSD) and libpcap. SPA is essentially next generation port knocking (more on… Read more »

New motor build log… collecting parts.

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Received my rod bearings and pistons today, ready to go! GSR transmission getting a ITR LSD installed. 84mm 9.5:1 CP Pistons GSR block heading out to GOlden Eagle for sleeving. Sandblasted valvecover. Ready for AN fittings and powdercoating. I went thru my harness, cleaning it up, removing unused wired and heat shrinking it all. Valve… Read more »

Useful jQuery Plugin repo

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The Handpicked jQuery Plugins Repository is a carefully selected roundup of some of the best jQuery Plugins ever released. Here we offer you the ability to browse through the plugins, or download a plugin that you fancy. Whether you’re building a huge Web-Application, or a simple site, we’ve got you covered. We also offer you… Read more »

Writing Linux device drivers

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Nice article on writing drivers for the linux kernel. User space. End-user programs, like the UNIX shell or other GUI based applications (kpresenter for example), are part of the user space. Obviously, these applications need to interact with the system’s hardware . However, they don’t do so directly, but through the kernel supported functions. Kernel… Read more »

Hardware Dev – Logic Analyzer & Bus Pirate

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I think I wrote about the bus pirate some time ago. A logic analyzer is a device that lets you watch digital signals in your electronics project. You can watch them real-time or log the data for later perusal. Unlike an oscilloscope, its not good for measuring analog signals – but also unlike an oscilloscope,… Read more »

Stripping trailing periods from a URL with .htaccess

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I recently had a client of mine have a link to their website published in a online newspaper. The paper typo’d the URL and tacked a trailing . to the end of the HREF. A quick .htaccess edit resolved the issue:

Year 2038 bug

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Wow. Just got hit with this bug. It’s going to be a fairly easy fix (more on that later), but crazy none the less. Excerpt from wikipedia: “The year 2038 problem may cause some computer software to fail at some point near the year 2038. The problem affects all software and systems that both store… Read more »