Posts from 2015-04

Enhancing and Enlarging the Bash History

Commands you enter on the Linux command line are valuable. They are part of your computer knowledge, you should remember them. If you don't, [Ctrl]-[r] will come to your rescue to search your Bash history for commands you entered in the past. But your Bash is forgetful by default. Only the very...

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CH340G Serial to USB Bridge Driver

Hackaday Finding a Cheaper USB to Serial Chip

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Huawei E5332 – Portable UMTS WiFi Router with Battery

I paid £30.00 for the Huawei E5332 Unlocked Mobile Wi-Fi Modem on Amazon UK.

It has a TS9 antenna connector (source).

There's an Android app to control/monitor it: HUAWEI Mobile WiFi 3

Default Settings

HTTP XML-API

The website of the router makes extensive use of...

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Open Source Genealogy on the Mac with Gramps

Gramps is a very versatile desktop software to do genealogical research. The software is open source, works on all major desktop operating systems and has a great community. It resides at https://gramps-project.org/.

Its Wikipedia article is also very interesting!

Starting Gramps in a language different to your operating system language

My operating system...

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Perlbrew

Installing perlbrew is a one-liner:

curl -L http://install.perlbrew.pl | bash

Add this lines to your ~/.bashrc:

source ~/perl5/perlbrew/etc/bashrc

To get a stable perl distribution, do:

perlbrew install stable

To use it, run:

perlbrew list
perlbrew switch perl-5.20.2

To upgrade to the latest stable Perl distribution at a later point:

perlbrew...

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Rohde & Schwarz HAMEG HMC 8043 Power Supply

The Rohde & Schwarz HMC 8043: A 3 channel power supply 0-32V, max. 3A, 100W.

  • Total output power: 100W
  • Maximum current per channel: 3A for HMC8043
  • Half-19″ form factor, rack mountable
  • FuseLink, FuseDelay, EasyArb, EasyRamp
  • LXI, LAN, USB (TMC and virtual COM port)
  • Data logging directly to flash drive (csv file)

Network Communication

The default ports are:

  • Raw TCP:...

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