Tag Archive for "linux"

Time Lapse Sunrise

April 27th, 2007 by Andrew

Way back in January I was playing around with this great software called gphoto. It allows you to attach your digital camera to your computer and take photos. This has many uses, one of which is to create time lapse movies by writing a script to take pictures every so often. So that’s what I […]

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Changing File Extensions

April 20th, 2007 by Andrew

Today at work I needed to change a whole directory (with many sub-directories and sub-sub-directories and… etc.) of .php files to the .html file extension. Since the files were on a Unix server, I wrote a quick Bash shell script to take care of this for me. #!/bin/bash   function change_extension_recursive {   #change all […]

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Server Problems

February 15th, 2007 by Andrew

Lately the server that hosts this site has been having some issues. It all started in January, when I started receiving kernel errors in my daily logwatch emails from the server. All the errors were pointing to a hard drive failure: WARNING: Kernel Errors Present Buffer I/O error on device hda, l …: 4 Time(s)end_request: […]

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Windows XP Installation Quirk

July 18th, 2006 by Andrew

After fixing my problem with leaky capacitors on my motherboard, I wanted to install Windows XP Professional. After selecting a 40 GiB hard drive from the few I had lying around, I popped in the Windows installation CD and booted from it. The first thing I saw when the CD booted up was “Setup is […]

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TV Tuner With Linux

June 29th, 2006 by Andrew

I’ve had a Hauppauge WinTV Go Plus TV Tuner for about a year now. Originally, I installed it in my Windows machine. The software that came with the card was horrible, and the drivers were even worse. Since the right driver for Windows XP apparently didn’t come in the box, I had to hunt it […]

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