Thursday, December 29, 2011

SVN "Working copy ZZZZZZZ locked Please execute "Cleanup" command"

The solution is to show hidden files and navigate to the .svn dir and delete the file named "locked"

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Roku, pogoplug, myMedia & android

OK, I just can't leave anything stock!

I got a Roku on Woot, my Minneapolis consultant crash pad does not have cable TV but comes with Internet access.

There is the ability to add a myMedia channel & you can put the myMedia server on a pogoplug! :)

note: I have only had success with the pogoplug version 1 (the white wall wart)

SSH into your pogoplug

on the pogoplug V1

ipkg update
ipkg install python27
ipkg install git
git clone git://

Navigate to the servers directory & start mymedia by typing:


Create directories for:
1) music
2) photo
3) video

With a terminal:

-or- with the mounted drive software:

On your browser:

replace the xxx with the pogoplug ip address

You should see the settings page:

Fill in the appropriate information for the directory paths

on another tab of the browser:

‪Add the channel to your Roku!‬

On the roku go to the channel store, navigate to mymedia

If it does not exist exit and try again, it may take time

When you successfully go to the site it will give you an access code to type into your myMediaserver

You should be up and running!

For bonus geek points, install the android app on your devices!

You need to have your wifi on & be on the same lan

I tried Roku Wi-Fi Remote

I had to go to settings & manually add the IP address. This is great for entering text!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bitcoin LLTS Podcast

Why is something valuable?

1) Tough to obtain
2) limited quantities

The Dollar is Fiat money is money that has value only because of government regulation or law.

What is Bitcoin?

I call it a cryptographic currency. Wikipedia says:Bitcoin is a decentralized, peer-to-peer network that tracks and verifies transactions. Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin in 2009 and described his work in a self-published paper.[3] The term Bitcoin is also used to refer to the digital currency implementation that users transact over that network, as well as the client software which users employ to access the network and conduct transactions.

I believe that bitcoin has more value than Fiat money.
A Bitcoin takes a significant investment to make, it is not just ink on paper, it takes time, skill & money to make.

When will the last Bitcoin be generated:

In the year 2140, the final bitcoin will be generated. Once the final Bitcoin is generated, there will be a total of 21 million Bitcoins.

How is that possible?

The difficulty of the cryptographic algorithm is changed ever 2048 blocks so that a block of 50 bitcoins is solved ever 10 minutes.

How divisible are Bitcoins?

Technically, a Bitcoin can be divided down to 8 decimals using existing data structures, so 0.00000001 BTC is the smallest amount currently possible. Discussions about and ideas for ways to provide for even smaller quantities of Bitcoins may be created in the future if the need for them ever arises.

What is the total number of Bitcoins in existence?

What is the current difficulty?

Block Explorer queries


Water Cooled Rig:

Air Cooled Rig with one inch Riser


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Garmin 396 Not working :(

My favorite Garmin goody was not working. :(

So you bend the tabs on the wall wart and it makes contact and powers the unit.

So you think you are don, but wait!

On the screen it says "Battery Missing"

It is there, I figure it just needs a charge after sitting for months...

No luck!

I found this post about disassembling the battery

Then all you need is an expensive model airplane LiPo charger to hook to it!

And if the internal battery that maintains the clock goes on you...

This post will instruct you on how to fix it!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Dual Dynon Configuration Question?

If I connect the two Dynon D10a units together, will they share nav data over the DSAB?

If unit one has serial input from a GPS source and unit two has serial NAV from a SL30 (glide slope, localizer, VOR) input, will they share their data over the DSAB?

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Pogoplug Love is gone :(

The Bad:

Another Pogoplug death. :(

It now looks like this

The first one died an early death, May 2010, not quite a year old.

I had great customer service! I had no idea there was a warranty!

But it looks like their power supplies have an infant mortality issue. It appears that the power supplies were manufactured with low grade capacitors. :(

The good?:

I ordered a new power supply in the mean time. The part is $9.95 and would fit in a padded envelope. The cheapest ground shipping is $14.59

The better or Beta:

I am getting a new pogoplug, don't know which model, but I will be Beta testing their new software! :)

Links to past Pogoplug posts:

The Linux Link Tech Show Podcast

Pogoplug & Samba

Great Customer Service from Pogoplug

Pogoplug for backup

Media MVP & Pogoplug

Time Lapse with Cannon 550 & Magic Lantern

Rochester, Mn. Time Lapse Farm House

I used the Magic Lantern Firmware to do stand alone time lapse without any additional equipment. I set it up to take a picture every 30 seconds.

I then used MS Movie maker to assemble the pictures int a movie.

Here are some cool Magic Lantern results!

Friday, January 28, 2011

ColdFusion 8 Model-Glue AJAX & UTF-8 Bug

I am working on a UTF-8 bug in an environment that includes:

ColdFusion 8

Entries with UTF-8 are getting into the db but you can not successfully search for them.


I started with trying to apply the solutions from this site:

Two days of UTF-8 happiness

No success.

Is it CF? No.

Is it that eclipse is not saving the templates in UTF-8 ? No.

Is it the Model-Glue framework? No.

Is it the DB? No.

Can I write simple test pages to pass Spanish punctuated characters? Yes.

Can I extend the above to search the DB and get matching results? Yes.

The problem is that JSON does not handle UTF-8 properly.

So I made a hidden field, on change bas64 encoded it with a JavaScript from Javascript base64

Friday, January 21, 2011

TLLTS Pogoplug Podcast

Notes from The Linux Link Tech Show Podcast

Link to the podcast:

Pogoplug V1 (Wall Wart)

Pogoplug V2 (Pinky)




Pogoplug hardware chart from

Pinky Pogoplug Internal

SSH Access

OpenPogo install

Hacking Resources

IPKG Info (not specifically Pogoplug)


Samba Config:

workgroup = WORKGROUP
server string = Pogoplug Samba2 Server
hosts allow = 192.168. 127.
null passwords = yes
guest account = root
log file = /opt/var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 50
security = share
encrypt passwords = yes
smb passwd file = /opt/etc/samba/smbpasswd
dns proxy = no
preserve case = yes

comment = Test share
path = /tmp/.cemnt
available = yes
public = yes
writable = yes
printable = no
create mask = 0777
guest ok = yes
browseable = yes

transmission BitTorrent web & cli client


More ipkg Apps: