Category Archives: Linux

Did you want to use a Vinyl Cutter with Linux?

If so here is a a nice write up on how to use Inkscape with Ubuntu and a Silhoeutte cutter.  Been toying with the idea of getting a cutter for a few years myself. http://www.instructables.com/id/Inkscape-Silhouette-UbuntuRPi/ Another write up here https://petervojtek.github.io/diy/2015/01/19/cutting-down-costs-of-cutting-with-silhouette-cutter.html … Continue reading

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Getting Serial data from Arduion ot RPi to MySQL with CoAP

I have heard bits about CoAP in the past, never thought past that.  Looks like CoAP could be a good simple interface for IoT builds.  This one is getting sensor data out to the rest of the system https://www.instructables.com/id/Serial-Data-From-Arduino-to-Raspberry-Pi-to-MySQL-/

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Microsoft Joining the rest with Linux and IoT

Microsoft has apparently released code for Linux that will allow for IoT devices to contact Azure based systems. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/11/microsoft_azure_iot_cloud_offering/

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Use pandoc in linux to convert documents

New tool for me, sounds like its pretty good at converting different document formats.  Oh Linux only. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/easily-convert-document-formats-linux/

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Hacking a pogoplug

Interesting hack, converting a popoplug to use for other purposes.  I have a couple of these things kicking around (replaced with other systems).  SO this maybe a good way to repurpose them. PogoPlug Hacking: A Step by Step Guide to … Continue reading

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Some nice front ends to existing Linux security tools

OK I must be old school  I do most of this via command line. but these tools look nice. Firejail – setup sandboxes, not sure if I would use it as most linux boxes I have are not desktop.  But … Continue reading

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Good intro into setting up Container Linux

I.E. Core Linux.  Its a nice write-up on how to set it up and create containers. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-container-linux/

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Dataplicity, a VPN/SSH connection for RPi

Interesting tool.  I don’t think its open source but it sounds like a nice way to remotely ssh into machines. Dataplicity lets you access your Raspberry Pi from anywhere

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Make your own custom Ubuntu Installation

Well if you need to make your own, here is a nice write-up on how to do it. How to Build Your Own Custom Ubuntu Installation

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Need a command line password manager in linux?

Use pass.  Never heard of it myself til now.  NOTE It only works in linux as far as I can tell. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-pass-ultimate-open-source-password-manager/  

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