So, you are building a program from source on Ubuntu and you have run into dependency issues, what do you do? One solution is to use apt-file. Install this with sudo apt-get install apt-file. Then run apt-file update to update it's cache. Now, you can use it to search for your missing dependencies by running … Continue reading Finding missing packages when building from source on Ubuntu
So, after messing with ZoneMinder and creating a bluetooth script for it, I am now messing with motion instead, and have modified the script accordingly. For kicks, I have hosted it on google code 😉 http://code.google.com/p/bluetoothmotion/ It also details a fix for the problem with motion on Ubuntu and the /etc/init.d/motion stratup script.
So, after messing around with ZoneMinder for a few weeks, I finally gave up. I then decided to try out motion instead, which I had heard a lot about, but largely ignored because it didn't have a fancy website or nice looking web GUI. Oh how wrong I was. Motion is so much better than … Continue reading motion 1 zoneminder 0
Having recently been messing around with ZoneMinder for home security, I wanted to turn on and off the program using Bluetooth. Basically, the idea being that when I am around, the server will sense my presence (no Darth Vadar jokes please ;)) via the Bluetooth on my phone and turn off ZoneMinder. Then, if I … Continue reading Turn programs on and off with Bluetooth in Ubuntu
So, I have been pretty quiet of late, sorry about that. Well, the main reason was it was Xmas a while back, but also, I have been doing LOADS of research into security on the web. For the past few months I have been toying with the idea of implementing a security device on my … Continue reading The Quest For Security
Just came across this excellent little article about some dangerous commands that the less than chivalrous Linux user might give out to Linix noobies, for a joke. The only problem is, these jokes will kill your hard drive and/or PC. Not cool. commands to avoid
I have already mentioned Linksys' NSLU2 in a previous post and I thought I should go in some more detail about this great little product. As mentioned, it is a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device, allowing you to attach two USB hard drives to it, so they can be accessible on your network. The standard … Continue reading The NSLU2 is awesome