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Project Hermes – Open source Carputer – The Basics

Project Hermes Features, Working: Local Music playback Wifi GPS To be worked on: FM Radio receiver Built in 2 channel audio amplifier Current Components 7″ touchscreen Double Din rail case v1 5v dc-dc voltage regulator Raspberry pi 2b 16 GB Micro SD card OS: Raspbian with a modified CarPC UI by Andrei Istodorescu

CMP – Central Music Playback System using MPD

Using MPD/MPC for Radio Paradise morning wakeups Install mpd and mpc sudo apt-get install mpd mpc By default MPD looks for music files in the folder /var/lib/mpd/music playlist files are stored in the folder /var/lib/mpd/playlists Add radio paradise playlist Add the following lines to the file  /var/lib/mpd/playlists/rp.m3uIf the file does not exist then create it. http://stream-tx3.radioparadise.com:80/aac-128http://stream-tx4.radioparadise.com:80/aac-128http://stream-eu1.radioparadise.com:80/aac-128 Start script …

Brainy BASHrcing

Some useful additions to .bashrc # Fri 22 Feb 2013 07:55:16 AM EST # aliases flint cannot live without alias ld=’ls -alt | grep $(date +%F)’ # list todays filesalias ly=’ls -alt | grep $(date –date=yesterday +%F)’ # list yesterdays filesalias dq=’du -h –max-depth=1′ # disk usagealias sc=’egrep -v “^[[:space:]]*(#.*)?$”‘ # sans commentalias ldir=’ls -d …

Bash / Zenity — Percentage based progress in bash with a zenity output

A recent project i was looking at (not the ZCP one) required me to figure out how to do percentage based updates to zenity I have boiled it down to a “one liner” code example x=0;y=14;z=0; while [[ z -lt 100 ]]; do z=$(( $x*100/$y )); x=$(( x+1 ));echo $z 1>&2; echo $z; sleep 1s …

ZCP — Zenity Copy program

#!/bin/bash # Zenity based graphical Progress bar for the cp command # currently only works for a single file # bugs, Using the dialog kill command kills ALL instances of “cp” not just the active one # Developed by CPYarger <cpyarger@gmail.com> # Released under GPLv3 trap “killall cp” SIGINT SIGTERM EXIT #stops the “cp” command …

Hackintosh Experiences- An update.

It seems that my largest issue was that my graphics card was not supported OOB. by installing the Nvidis “web update” Drivers I was able to get the system mostly working.

BOSI Beginners Series – An Intro

Some people may know that I help run the Barre open Systems Institute in Barre Vermont, Some of you may have even been to our Manic Monday Meetings that we lovingly dubbed the “BOSI Adult Swim” Meetings. and anyone having actually been to one of these meetings may have realized how nice i am being …

Hot new artist hits the streets of Vermont

Eva Jane      Look out Vermont, a new Photographer has hit your streets!      Having grown up throughout Central Vermont, her art shows a keen appreciation of the amazing landscapes, and hidden treasures that we all know Vermont has to offer.      Having hiked the hills with Eva, and having witnessed her in action, …

Posted in remembrance of a great friend of mine. *from the Times Argus*

Chester Arthur Briggs Jr. Obituary EAST CALAIS Â- Chester Arthur Briggs, Jr. passed away at his home in East Calais, Vermont, on January 2, 2014, surrounded by his beloved wife, his son, his nephew and his dog.He passed gracefully, in the manner of his choosing and cradled by love. The dignity of his departure matched the dignity of the …