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openssh-5.8p2 patch for Android (getpwuid replacement / placeholder)

I wanted to use rsync / ssh combination to do a backup of a phone that I don’t want to root. There were few problems: a) the rsync4android failed with an error that said: ‘ssh: exiting: string is too long’:… Continue Reading →

GScript / LLama and “Unmarshalling unknown type code 7077998 at offset 12”

I am using a combination of LLama and GScript so I can trigger a rsync backup whenever my phone connects to the home Wi-Fi. However, after a recent restore, GScript started crashing (whenever invoked from LLama) and the error message… Continue Reading →

VLC 3.X / Ubuntu 14.04 / saa7134 saga …

Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS again messed up my tvtuner / VLC setup. After few recent updates, nothing worked anymore and the logs were useless. After rebuilding various VLC versions, activating debug logging (and assertions) and pouring through the logs, I was… Continue Reading →

PAS e-bike sensor – replacing broken magnet

All the troubles started once I asked a Local Bike Shop (LBS) to replace my Shimano Nexux 3 with the new Shimano Nexus 8. I assumed this will allow me to do a better tune to the battery life, by… Continue Reading →

Windows 8 – The Boot Configuration Data is missing some required information

I had to recover a Acer Aspire P3 tablet which, all of a sudden, it showed the message below:

Following few tutorials on the internet ended up as wasted time as any bcdedit commands returned: The requested system device… Continue Reading →

Finding the alsa recording device of the TV Tuner

From time to time, Ubuntu reorders the sound cards on my system, and I always have to find the recording device where the TV Tuner outputs the sound. This is to later use it in VLC on a line like:… Continue Reading →

GScript Android patch

I am using gscript from here: to run backup scripts and few issues bothered me: a) the output was cut to a very small length, thus, it didn’t fill the whole screen while executing. b) I wanted to have… Continue Reading →

Sony AS100V Camera Review – Some issues that annoy me.

I’ve decided to go for Sony instead of GoPro Hero 3 to record my daily comute on the bicycle. A friend lent me his GP3 along with a very strong clamp for the handlebars – results: the GoPro video was… Continue Reading →

pH Electrode mV output using an Atlas Scientific pH Circuit

Introduction Atlas Scientific makes a nice pH circuit that is very simple to setup and communicate with via serial. Part of my Aquarium Monitoring project, I decided to employ 4 pH Circuits (v5.0) to retrieve the pH in all my… Continue Reading →

Removing gapps from Cyanogenmod 11

I have installed gapps to have access to Google Maps, but when I decided I don’t need them anymore, surprise – there’s no easy way to uninstall. Most online forums recommend a clean reinstall of cyanogenmod (which might be correct),… Continue Reading →

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