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July 2014

Time Machine with Raspberry Pi

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

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* [...]

Cobblebot 3D Printer @Kickstarter

By | July 13th, 2014|Lifehacking, Tech, Uncategorized|

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 2013

Use your smartphone as document scanner

By | December 2nd, 2013|iPad, Lifehacking|

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 [...]

November 2013

Rsync backup Mac OS X to Synology

By | November 2nd, 2013|Lifehacking, Tech, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

October 2013

Rsync backup Synology to Raspberry Pi

By | October 29th, 2013|Lifehacking, Tech, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

September 2013

Scan to Evernote using Wappwolf.com

By | September 15th, 2013|Computer How-To, Lifehacking, Uncategorized|

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 send documents [...]

January 2013

Sensor Box

By | January 24th, 2013|Gadgets, Lifehacking, Tech, Uncategorized|

I’ve been working on replacing the 433Mhz cheap transmitters (send only) by the RFM12b 868 Mhz Transceivers (send & receive) by using the RF12 library from jeelib. Things are working now, but it’s quite a bunch of work to convert all devices ;-). Also I’m very happy with the Attiny84 microcontrollers which allow some low [...]