[cz] Generátor bankovního čísla účtu

April 1st, 2016 No comments

Aby se předešlo překlepům a nechtěné platbě na cizí účet, využívají číšla účtů v ČR formát podle vyhášky č. 62/2004. V tomto článku je odkaz na generátor validních čísel.

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A few important things to know for Linux beginners

December 31st, 2015 No comments

A few things I didn’t know about Linux at the time I was primarily using Windows.

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Power Bank 5000mAh Solar Charger Reverse Engineering & Modification

December 17th, 2015 No comments

I bought a cheap solar power bank from China to power my temperature sensor. Unfortunately it was shutting itself down once fully charged, requiring me to power on manually again. In this post I will show you my reverse-engineering notes, images and what I did to make it always powered on.

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Micronova Pellet Stove LCD Reverse-Engineering

December 17th, 2015 No comments

While trying to find out a way to communicate with my pellet stove I decided to have a look at the LCD communication and maybe learn something new and have fun. It is a segment LCD and maybe you find this useful, especially when designing your own control panel or reusing the LCD from a broken panel.

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Controlling Micronova pellet stove motherboard – Stufe a pellet Aria Idro IR telecomando seriale

October 18th, 2015 100 comments

Here is how to control a pellet stove with a Micronova controller remotely either via IR commands or using the serial line.

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SSH Tricks You Must Know

March 9th, 2015 No comments

Here are some general SSH tips and a short guide for setting up an SSH connection from Mac to iOS devices.

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How to make RaspberryPi truly read-only, reliable and trouble-free

December 4th, 2014 61 comments

RaspberryPi is a nice, small device which can be used for various automation purposes, internet of things or as an advanced camera. I have been using 5 RPis as a camera with motion detection and post-processing. This application requires high reliability and it was a pretty long journey until all the issues were solved. Here I am writing the most important things I have learned so you don’t need to go through the same stuff again (my cameras were placed on a remote location, making the whole process more complicated).

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Reverse-Engineering DVR Protocol

July 19th, 2014 No comments

Just a quick report of me trying to find out how DVR sends video data to the viewer over the network.

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SSD Drive Failure on Mac

March 15th, 2014 No comments

All of a sudden my Mac Mini froze and all I was able to do was to move the mouse cursor with spinning beach ball. I tried restarting, but the same thing happened a few minutes after booting. I figured out it was an SSD disk problem but decided to describe it in more details here.

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Automatically converting binary plists to xml1 in vim

December 1st, 2013 No comments

Just a quick vim configuration suggestion to auto-convert bplist to xml1.

Add these lines at the end of your ~/.vimrc :

” convert binary plists to xml1
autocmd BufReadPre *.plist set autoread
autocmd BufReadPre *.plist silent !plutil -convert xml1 <afile> 2>&1 >/dev/null

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