PiTemp

An adventure with Raspberry Pi, Golang, and small displays.

March 14, 2021 · 4 min · Ohad Lutzky

DD-WRT awesomeness

Since I’ve last posted, I’ve moved to a new apartment. First order of business - get a working internet connection. This is extra-challenging when your primary machine doesn’t even have a wireless network card. My first hack used my trusty laptop - it has a properly working wireless card, and could connect to my roommate’s router quite easily. It runs Ubuntu, and as it turns out, that means sharing the connection was dead-simple: Right-click on the network manager icon, add a new wired connection called “Shared”, and under IPv4 settings, choose “Shared to other computers”....

November 20, 2010 · 2 min · Ohad Lutzky

Android

I’ve finally gotten the chance to get one of those newfangled Android phones. I’ve recently “bought” a Samsung Galaxy Android phone (the older i7500, not the newer i9000 “S”) model. It’s a seriously serious upgrade from my old Nokia 6120 Classic, and as I broke the 6120’s screen and reverted back to my trusty old Nokia 6070 (which I couldn’t even get to run the GMail app), I was quite a happy camper switching to a modern phone....

September 4, 2010 · 4 min · Ohad Lutzky

My music player has sunk

My Meizu Mini M6 has died a tragic death as a result of being left in my shirt pocket, which in turn was - with the rest of my shirt - in the laundry. I’ve had it for three years, so this would be a good time to review. My favorite thing about the Mini was the cost. When I bought it, it was far cheaper than comparable players, at ~400₪ for 8GB....

March 13, 2010 · 3 min · Ohad Lutzky

Broken phone screen - data rescue

Last weekend I broke my Nokia 6120’s screen. I have a military phone, which is far cheaper, so I’ve decided to keep it offline. However, being the sentimental guy that I am, I did want to save all of my contacts and SMS messages (in addition to the photos, which presented less of a problem). This proved to be a bit of a challenge without the screen working. Usually, when you connect the phone via USB, it asks if you want “PC Suite mode” or “Data Transfer mode”....

October 31, 2009 · 2 min · Ohad Lutzky

Hardware doesn't like me

Whenever I try messing with hardware at home, inexplicable failures ensue. Especially when trying to help others; no good deed goes unpunished.

February 26, 2009 · 2 min · Ohad Lutzky

Whatever happened to black & white LCDs?

I had a Game Boy once. I could play it just about anywhere, and battery life - for the time - was great. I lost it at one point, and replaced it with a Game Gear, which sucked the life out of 6 AA batteries rather quickly. The Game Boy Color was actually decent on battery life, but since it didn’t have a backlight, you had to play it at very specific angles....

November 22, 2008 · 2 min · Ohad Lutzky

Nokia 6120 Classic

I’ve switched to a Nokia 6120 Classic, and I’ve switched my carrier over to Orange. I’m very happy with it: The price is right, at 0 NIS a month (if your monthly bill adds up to over 100 NIS without it, which it does). It’s very small, but has a nice screen and a respectable 2 megapixel camera. It’s “3.5G”, which means it has a very fast internet connection (I’ve clocked over 50kbyte/sec), and the Symbian S60 operating system lets me use it well - it comes with a very, very nice webkit-based browser and RSS reader, and a fast GMail client is a few clicks away....

February 11, 2008 · 2 min · Ohad Lutzky

Before reinstalling your server for RAID

Check that the RAID it supports is actual Raid. My experience today: Decide that secondary server should gradually become more and more primary Decide that since it has two 160GB hard drives and built-in RAID, we should use that for mirroring Mail (both!) users of the secondary server that it’ll be down for rebuilding Set up RAID array from BIOS, clearing all old information Insert installation CD Notice that installation still sees two hard drives Discover that built-in NVRaid is actually software RAID Disable built in RAID in favor of LVM, proceed to reinstall :(

February 26, 2007 · 1 min · Ohad Lutzky