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Create bootable USB stick

I had to create an USB Bootdisk running DOS and preferably using my Mac. I found this great article explaining how to do this. It recommends two different tools of which I tried UNetbootin on the Mac and it created the bootdisk with FreeDos.    

Time Machine with Raspberry Pi

Create a Time Machine backup location for you Mac OS X systems using a Raspberry Pi and an USB harddisk. Works like a charm! Setup your Raspberry Pi with Raspbian and connect the USB Harddisk. Login to your RPi and execute the following command: $ sudo fdisk -l Your disk will be one of the /dev/sd* disks shown. Check which one is your externa [...]

Cobblebot 3D Printer @Kickstarter

If you are looking for a 3D printer, you should look at the Cobblebot 3D printer on Kickstarter. For only $ 299,- (about € 220,-) you can get a 3D printer with a print area of 15″x15″x15″. It has a fixed printer bed and a large 6″ LCD Display. Looking forward to receive mine by December 2014  

Moving to new Website layout

The site will look not to good at the moment. I’m installing a new theme and this will take a while to setup correctly. So please forgive me, and look through the mess ;-(

Use your smartphone as document scann...

A simple post today about using your smartphone as a (document)scanner to digitize about anything. For some reason I knew this existed, but never really looked into it. Usually I use my Canon multifunctional for duplex scanning my mail, forms, invoices and so on and store it in Evernote. Check my article about using wappwolf to automate this. [...]

Rsync backup Mac OS X to Synology

I use Apple’s Time Machine to make a regular backup of my Macbook. This seems to work okay, but so now and then it needs to redo the complete backup to remain reliable…. That sounds a little unreliable to me. Because most of my data is on my Synology NAS or in the Cloud like Dropbox or Google Drive, I’m not that worried. Exc [...]

Rsync backup Synology to Raspberry Pi

I’ve been using the  Strato Hidrive service for a couple of years now to make a remote backup of my local Synology NAS. This is done using Rsync that is available on the Synology and with Hidrive. Strato Hidrive offers much more than only Rsync, but I just use it for remote backup. Actually I pay almost 140 euro’s a year for 250 G [...]

Yoink – Drag and Drop thingy fo...

Yoink is a nice little app I found in the appstore and I want to share with you. This app shows a little sidebar when you need it, which is when you  want to drag and drop something on your Mac. This is one of the apps you didn’t knew you need it. Having many applications open, it can be hard to drag and drop an item from one applicatio [...]

Solar Panels 1 year status!

Exactly 1 year ago we had our solarpanels installed on our roof. Time to check if all the nice expectations are fulfilled. Install date: september 20th, 2012 13 x 240 Wp panels 3120 Wp total Pointed towards the east-south-east Supplier estimate: 2800 kWh / year (they said it was a positive number) My own calculated negative scenario: 2200 [...]

Scan to Evernote using Wappwolf.com

This article describes how to upload scanned documents to Evernote automatically using the online service Wappwolf.com. Scanning your paper documents directly into Evernote is handy, but not many (almost none) of the scanner manufacturers have this option build into their scanner. If your scanner can scan directly to email that is useful to s [...]