1302, 2015

Mac OS X – write images to SD Card with high speed

By |February 13th, 2015|Computer How-To, RaspberryPi, Tech, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Writing SDCard images using my Macbook took way to long, up to half an hour to write one simple Raspberry Pi image to a SDCard. I just did what many instructions told me to do. You will probably recognize this command:

dd if=/path/to/image/file.img of=/dev/disk3 bs=1m  (where /dev/disk3 depends on your system).

Then I came across a comment […]

202, 2015

Update OMD 1.00 to 1.21 on Raspberry Pi

By |February 2nd, 2015|Computer How-To|0 Comments

Today the new Raspberry Pi 2 model B was announced. ARMv7 CPU with 1 Gb of memory. This made me search for OMD (Open Monitoring Distribution) for ARMv7. While searching I stumbled upon an update OMD 1.21 for ARMv6 which is the original Raspberry Pi. I have two Pi’s running. One at my location and […]

1701, 2015

Limit SD Card writes on Rasberry Pi using Ramlog

By |January 17th, 2015|Computer How-To, Tech|2 Comments

A SD card has a limited amount of writes it can handle. The Raspberry Pi will write to log files a lot and reduce the lifetime of your SD Card.

A simple solution is to use Ramlog which creates a temporary disk in memory where the logfiles are stored and updated. At boot the log […]

201, 2015

Raspberry Pi Open Monitoring Distribution setup guide

By |January 2nd, 2015|Computer How-To, Tech, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I use a setup of some Raspberry Pi’s to monitor my own systems and some systems of my customers. My main goal is to be informed on system status (warnings and criticals) via one portal and preferably before my customers notice incidents on their systems.

There is no need for expensive and energy consuming systems to […]

101, 2015

Polyes Q1 – The safest , Cool-ink 3D Pen

By |January 1st, 2015|3D Print, Gadgets, Tech|0 Comments

On Kickstarter I found a nice project. The Polyes Q1 3D pen! Polyes is the first 3D printing pen with blue light and real inks.

Using this pen you can draw objects in 3D space. The ink is hardened using an UV or Blue led light. They offer all kind of inks, from colored inks to […]

2511, 2014

Ingocraft 3D Printable construction kit

By |November 25th, 2014|3D Print, iPad, Tech|0 Comments

I found a nice project on, Ingocraft 3D printable construction kit and 3D modeling App.

The Ingocraft construction set combines hands on making with a fun 3D modeling app, and is 3D printable for customizing your kit.

I really like the approach of having an App to learn designing, an out of the box toolkit ready […]

911, 2014

Synology DSM 5.1 upgrade and Rsync Backup

By |November 9th, 2014|Computer How-To, Tech|0 Comments

After upgrading my Synology from DSM 5.0 to 5.1 I noticed that Rsync from my Macbook to the Synology didn’t work anymore. Read my post on how to set Backup from Macbook to Synology using Rsync. To fix the issue was quite simple:

In the Synology DSM go to the config screen, choose Backup and Replication, […]

3009, 2014

OSMO – Play with real objects on iPad

By |September 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Osmo created a great product to combine real life objects and playing on the iPad. Using a small mirror which can be mounted on the iPad front cam the Osmo apps can recognize objects placed in front of the iPad. With the game Tangram you see shapes on the iPad screen which you have to create […]

608, 2014

Create bootable USB stick

By |August 6th, 2014|Computer How-To, Tech|0 Comments

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.



2607, 2014

Time Machine with Raspberry Pi

By |July 26th, 2014|Computer How-To, Gadgets, Lifehacking, Tech, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 […]