03 Mar

Importing Sub Projects in IOS 6

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Importing Sub Projects in IOS 6

its been a while. here’s the sitch. You want to use a library like this: https://github.com/Nyx0uf/NYXImagesKit or this: https://github.com/square/SocketRocket but you dont know how to import it! That’s because you need this: http://www.raywenderlich.com/41377/creating-a-static-library-in-ios-tutorial Also, if you want to find the library more...

06 Feb

Redirect port 80 to 8080 using iptables

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Redirect port 80 to 8080 using iptables

on your pi or your linux installation, you should probably have something called iptables sometimes you don’t want to run say, nodejs, as root. but you can’t make it listen to ports lower than 1024 without being root. in that case just redirect all traffic on port 80 to something like 8080. then run your node app to listen to port 8080 and more...

05 Jan

Make a Glowing Ornament for the Holidays

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Make a Glowing Ornament for the Holidays

haven’t posted in a while…not all that sorry… Mom wanted an ornament for her gift so I decided to print one. Need: 3D file of ornament (something like this should work: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:33960) 3d printer micro-controller (gemma - http://www.adafruit.com/product/1222) ws2812 or ws2811 leds (something like this: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12025) more...

08 Dec

Fritzing Etching

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Fritzing Etching

I’ll write more about this later, but a quick tip for tonight… when you are printing pdfs for etching your circuits from fritzing, it will create a “something_top” and a “something_top_mirror” pdf. if you are surface mounting, you want the regular one, if you are using throughhole components, you want the mirror image. more...

11 Nov

Raspi As A Wifi Router

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Raspi As A Wifi Router

Tons of hacks going around these days about setting your raspberry pi as a wifi router. But the difficulty is, there’s no plug and play solution. It all depends on your wifi dongle, version of raspbian, etc. Doing this with the intention of completing this article: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-make-a-wifi-network-that-only-transmits-cat-pictures-with-a-raspberry-pi/ I’m more...

29 Oct

How To Kill Your Errant Mongo Process

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So you try to start mongo one morning and it wont start up? Giving some error about a lock file? Well that’s because you didn’t shut your process down correctly silly! It’s simple, check for a mongo process running first: #mac sudo lsof -i -P | grep 27017 #linux sudo netstat -tulpn | grep :27017 Then, kill it: # the process id sudo more...

25 Oct

Installed XCode into Custom Directory

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You’ve installed xcode and developer tools, but you moved xcode into a custom directory (maybe you have multiple versions). Then let’s say you install something like homebrew. Homebrew will tell you that it installed and you should run “brew doctor” before you install anything. So you do and get this error: Warning: Git could more...

And how to fix it… Just got a fresh install from work. I open things up and try to install homebrew. I get the following error: curl: (60) SSL certificate problem, verify that the CA cert is OK. Details: error:14090086:SSL routines:SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE:certificate verify failed More details here: http://curl.haxx.se/docs/sslcerts.html curl more...

Can't Boot Ubuntu on Macbook Pro - Fuzzy Screen

You try to boot ubuntu, but it loads with a corrupted screen and you can’t see any options… Chances are you are trying to run the gui on some hardware that isn’t working correctly. No need to fear. If you are booting with grub, select the option to “Install Ubuntu” and press whatever key is designated to edit the command. more...

02 Oct

How to Make a Live USB on Mac

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How to Make a Live USB on Mac

The ubuntu instructions are simple but may not work. There is a much better tutorial here: http://computers.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-bootable-ubuntu-usb-drive-for-mac-in-os-x–cms-21253 Or if you don’t feel like opening terminal. Just download the distro, download this: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ and pop in your usb. more...