Alexander - Just sharing...

Alexander - Just sharing.../

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 [...]

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 [...]

Solar Panels 1 year status!

By | September 21st, 2013|Gadgets, Tech, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Scan to Evernote using

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

This article describes how to upload scanned documents to Evernote automatically using the online service 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 [...]

Plugable USB 3.0 UGA Display adapter

By | April 22nd, 2013|Gadgets, Tech|

Today I've received the Plugable USB 3.0 UGA multiple display adapter. Using this device you can add multiple displays to Windows systems and also Apple Mac OS X systems. Mac OS X support is added recently so most of the sites still state that only Windows is supported. It can connect to DVI or HDMI [...]

SensorBox v0.16 available

By | April 7th, 2013|Arduino, Tech|

A new version of my SensorBox code for Arduino is available for download. Some of the improvements are: Optimized code. A loop is created to upload data of the TinyTX sensors to Open.Sen.Se ChannelID's are stored in EEPROM ChannelID's configurable via Telnet Watchdog timer Use the code as an example to build your own. There [...]

Arduino DIY – Software updates

By | April 2nd, 2013|Arduino, Tech, Uncategorized|

At the moment I'm still working to improve the DomoticaBox, SensorBox, Wireless LCD Display software. Once I have a new complete matching set that is suitable for download, I will update the links on this site again. Some improvements are: Watchdog to auto reset in case of lockups Use EEPROM for storing Open.Sen.Se feedID's for [...]

RTC timesync to Arduino

By | February 18th, 2013|Arduino, Tech, Uncategorized|

I've added some new code to the wireless LCD Display and my Raspberry PI to set the time on the wireless LCD display correctly and regularly. The wireless LCD Display has a DS1307 RTC connected but it is not the most accurate so time will shift after a while. The Arduino time library has an [...]

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 [...]