Posts from 2014-06

Using the ipaddress module that comes with Python3.3+

from ipaddress import IPv4Network, IPv6Network

a = IPv4Network('')
b = IPv4Network('')
c = IPv4Network('')

x = IPv6Network('2000::/64')
y = IPv6Network<span...

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Druck-Vorlage "Arbeitsblatt für die Tagesplanung"

Kann direkt aus dem Browser gedruckt werden (bei 100%):

"Arbeitsblatt für die Tagesplanung"

(Nicht vergessen, beim Drucken einzustellen, dass keine URL, Datum etc. auf den Ausdruck kommen soll.)


Einige gedankliche Anstöße für die Art, das Blatt in HTML und CSS umzusetzen, habe ich aus dieser Vorlage für eine Rechnungserstellung in HTML entnommen:...

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Canon MP970 on Arch Linux

Printing with CUPS

sudo pacman -S cups gutenprint
sudo systemctl enable cups
sudo systemctl start cups

Go to http://localhost:631 and add printer as root

before that I installed cups-bjnp from AUR. don't know if needed...

Scanning with Sane

Support is decent according to Sane:

Model Interface USB id Status Comment
PIXMA MP970 USB Ethernet 0x04a9/0x1726 complete All resolutions supported (up to...

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Setting up a Raspberry Pi with Auto-Timelapse Recording

This blog post is still in the makes, you can, however, already take advantage of the pretty content available so far.

  1. Install Arch Linux ARM on SD Card (get the image from here)
  2. Plug SD card into RPi, connect the Camera Module (see this) and power up the RPi
  3. SSH into...

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Hama USB 2.0 Card Reader 30 in 1

I could not get this card reader to work with Arch Linux (Kernel 3.14) or on Mac OS X 10.9 so I threw it away.


[philipp@lion ~]$ sudo lsusb -d 0dda:2026 -v

Bus 005 Device 027: ID 0dda:2026 Integrated Circuit Solution, Inc. USB2.0 Card Reader
Device Descriptor:
  bLength  ...

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Magellan explorist GC

As soon as the device is powered on, it starts recording your track. The tracks are then stored GPX files in the Tracks folder.

Using OSM Maps (costs money)

With software version 2.15, you can use OSM maps but you should replace the basemap first.


as found on the product...

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Spelling Alphabet


Letter NATO French Deutsch
A Alpha Anatole Anton
Ä - - Ärger
B Bravo Berthe Berta
C Charlie Célestin Cäsar
Ch - - Charlotte
D Delta Désiré Dora
E Echo Eugène Emil
F Foxtrot François Friedrich
G Golf Gaston Gustav
H Hotel Henri Heinrich
I India Irma Ida
J Juliett Joseph Julius
K Kilo Kléber Kaufmann
L Lima Louis Ludwig
M Mike Marcel Martha
N November Nicolas Nordpol
O Oscar Oscar Otto
Ö - - Ökonom
P Papa Pierre Paula
Q Quebec Quintal Quelle
R Romeo Raoul Richard
S Sierra Suzanne Samuel
Sch - - Schule
ß - - Eszett
T Tango Thérèse Theodor
U Uniform Ursule Ulrich
Ü - - Übermut
V Victor Victor Viktor
W Whiskey William Wilhelm
X X-ray Xavier Xanthippe
Y Yankee Yvonne Ypsilon
Z Zulu Zoé Zacharias



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BenQ W750 – A 3D 720p Projector

I wrote this post for myself as a reference when I bought the projector. However, I returned my W750 to Amazon for two reasons: It made a nasty high frequency noise when plugged in to the power mains (while being powered off) and the rainbow effect of the DLP technology...

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Garmin Forerunner 305 with Linux

Important Links: product website | firmware upgrades

My unit ID: 3334620240, Training Center S/N: TC42019554, # on the package: 13V036569

Key Combinations and Special Modes

  • Service Mode: Starting the FR305 up whilst pressing the [Enter] button enters the unit into a "test" sequence. source
  • Soft Reset press at the same time:...

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