Phillipines, leaving home

Leaving Tierp station.

I am sittng on the train on my way to Uppsala and then Arlanda. I hope I can manage to take the connecting train to the airport at 16:24.

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Raspberry Pi, Raspbian and an old TV with DVI

rpi_8

I finally bought some Raspberry Pi stuff. I picked up the package yesterday after my night shift at and mounted one of them in the case I got for it and connected it to my ancient tv, with DVI as the most modern input choice.
The first thing I tried was raspbmc. It boots, and works, bMy Raspberry Pi in its Pi Holder aluminum case, and some dust.ut I’m not very impressed with XBMC, and not with the analog audio, which doesn’t work at all in it, except for a few seconds when listening to a radio stream, but most of the time it was only giving some clicks in the speakers when switching streams. It’s not for me anyway. Moving on.

Then I fell asleep, and now it is Saturday.

 

Raspbian

So, off with that. Next thing to try will be the Raspberry Pi foundation Raspbian image. (After that I will probably end up using the Raspbian installer and make my own stripped down base image, or check if there exists some sane image from here, we’ll see.). Continue reading “Raspberry Pi, Raspbian and an old TV with DVI”

TPB AFK

TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard är en dokumentär om The Pirate Bay och dess grundare som hade premiär igår på Berlins filmfestival och online. Filmen har tagit fyra år att färdigställa och följer de tre grundarna av The Pirate Bay under rättegångarna. Filmen sägs vara den första film som har premiär både online och på en större filmfestival samtidigt, den kan ses och delas fritt.

På YouTube har den hitintills setts av cirka 103000 personer i skrivande stund.

Här finns fler länkar till filmen i olika format.

Earth Hour 2012

Today is Earth Hour 2012.
Most lights in the office are shut off. I’m working the night, I usually do that whenever I work alone, but doing it with a thought today.

Changing the theme to require less energy to display (in theory, on CRT:s anyway 🙂 ).

Securing the MikroTik RouterBOARD RB751G-2HnD (or any RouterOS device) – the bare minimum

Before you do anything else with the MikroTik RouterBOARD RB751G-2HnD, or any other device running RouterOS with a default configuration I guess, you should configure the device with some bare minumum security features.

Set a password

The first thing to do is changing the password for the default user “admin”. When you are logged in, you can do this two ways (at least), either by setting it directly:

[admin@MikroTik] > user set admin password=somegoodpassword

Or by using the “password” utility to set the password interactively:

[admin@MikroTik] > password
old password: ********
new password: ********
retype new password: ********

Continue reading “Securing the MikroTik RouterBOARD RB751G-2HnD (or any RouterOS device) – the bare minimum”