How To Screenshot The Framebuffer On Raspbian

So, whilst writing a recent post, I needed to take a screenshot from the framebuffer device. After a bit of googling, the best option seemed to be using fbgrab, that saves the content of the framebuffer as a PPM file (an image in text format that I've never heard of). It turns out fbgrab is … Continue reading How To Screenshot The Framebuffer On Raspbian

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Build your own baby monitor revisited

(Quite) a while ago I wrote about my attempts to make my own video baby monitor. I had also written about a few other approaches as well, but they were pretty involved and complex and tended to break after a few days. Wanting to simplify the approach and make it easier to set up, I … Continue reading Build your own baby monitor revisited

How to backup and sync your rooted Android phone automatically

I have for a while now been working on a custom automatic sync solution for my HTC Hero running Froyo (Froydvillain ROM). As I am a Linux junkie and love scripts and hacks I wanted to do it all via cunning hacks and I've finally got it nailed. This solution uses Scripting Layer 4 Android … Continue reading How to backup and sync your rooted Android phone automatically

XBMC Ubuntu Minimal Maverick Install Script

As a little New Year's present, I have updated a script that has been knocking around to allow you to install XBMC on a minimal version of Ubuntu Maverick. If you simply install Ubuntu from the mini.iso containing the basic Ubuntu Maverick install, then on reboot, download my script using: wget http://www.prupert.co.uk/scripts/xbmcmaverickrevo.sh make it executable, … Continue reading XBMC Ubuntu Minimal Maverick Install Script

Stream Live Audio from a Microphone in Near Real Time in Ubuntu

I have been endeavouring over the past few months to hack my own baby monitor. I initially kinda cheated, by using an IP-webcam.  However, that isn't nearly as geeky as using a PC and USB webcam (plus, I also wanted night-vision, and IP-webcams with nightvision are not cheap). I got myself a cheap USB webcam … Continue reading Stream Live Audio from a Microphone in Near Real Time in Ubuntu