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BluOS 1.12.1

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Yet another version with support for more streaming services. And yet again I found myself looked out of my player. I am getting faster and faster at regaining root on the player :-).

Cool that new features keep being developed!

Barrier Breaker on my Linksys E3000

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

I finally got the time after the release of Barrier Breaker to install it on my Linksys E3000. I have been really happy with the Tomato USB by shibby that I installed back in february.

TomatoUSB is a lean mean router distribution, actively developed and work really well. So why did I switch then? To a less polished, more do it yourself router? Mainly due to the fact that it turns my router into a generic linux distro. It gets more versatile. I can install whatever I pleases. At the cost of ease of use. An ok tradeoff when you are an fulltime Unix administrator at work.

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edison% ssh root@192.168.1.254
root@192.168.1.254’s password:

BusyBox v1.22.1 (2014-09-21 02:05:47 CEST) built-in shell (ash)
Enter ‘help’ for a list of built-in commands.

_______                     ________        __
|       |.—–.—–.—–.|  |  |  |.—-.|  |_
|   –   ||  _  |  -__|     ||  |  |  ||   _||   _|
|_______||   __|_____|__|__||________||__|  |____|
|__| W I R E L E S S   F R E E D O M
—————————————————–
BARRIER BREAKER (14.07, r42625)
—————————————————–
* 1/2 oz Galliano         Pour all ingredients into
* 4 oz cold Coffee        an irish coffee mug filled
* 1 1/2 oz Dark Rum       with crushed ice. Stir.
* 2 tsp. Creme de Cacao
—————————————————–

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BluOS 1.10.2

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Another small update to the Bluesound. I also noticed that someone has beenplaying around with Filter::Crypto::Decrypt in the source

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root@Stue ~$ ls -al ms.pl
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root        164749 Jul 15 15:53 ms.pl
root@Stue ~$ wc ms.pl
1         3    164749 ms.pl
root@Stue ~$ cut -b 1- ms.pl
use Filter::Crypto::Decrypt;
ab176d4898affa5dcb8882cb377cfac18ee9bf79d1ccb3d50d7cebb3891….
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That should actucally be fun to reverse engineer.

BluOS 1.10.1

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Another BluOS update for my Bluesound N100. This time the major new thing is support for spotify. Good for Bluesound and the young generation. Not a biggie for me. I am old skool and have ripped all my CDs to .flac.

I love the Bluesound, but still miss stuff in the interface towards it. Mots notably I miss custom tagging of music (albums, songs, artists wise). ‘her music’, ‘his music’, ‘kids music’. And then being able to see only music that I care about in the interface.

But I am really being nitpicky now. Bluesound is about streaming quality. The interface is only next in priority :-).

BluOS 1.8.2

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Once in a while you get an unexpected present. For me that present can be related to IT and wierd enough for most people, the present can be as simple as a firmware upgrade. This time it was for my  BlueSound Node (N100).

I quickly updated the node and after gaining root access to the box

edison% ssh 192.168.1.119 -l root
root@192.168.1.119’s password:

I noticed that stuff is actively being worked on by the chief developer. I would like him to write changelog in the header of the files though :-). I have run a diff against the previous codebase and besides the visible changes with support for a couple of more services, a lot have been done, under the hood. I would like the lead developer to keep a changelog inside the files for us hackers to read :-p

Renault Megane III hatchback

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

For the summer vacation I rented anin(formerly københavns delebiler). It is a 6 speed manual transmission car. It is nothing out of the ordinary. It has the features that you would expect from a car of this type, but nothing more. The 1.5 Diesel Engine is sufficient for the danish speedlimits, which is just another way of saying that it is actually quite boring to drive. I’ll give it 3 out of 5 stars.

Renault Megane III

Music by Mikael Fyrek

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

As of late I have been listening quite a lot to Mikael Fyreks music. Reminds me a lot of the time when I was a kid doing demoscene productions. He is a musical master in the same class as all my musical heroes from back then. Do yourself a favor and listen to a true musical master; you will not regret it!

Setting up an TP-Link TD-8616 ADSL modem with TDC

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

I got tired of my zyxel P660R-D1 due to it rebooting once in while. I went looking for an replacement ADSL to ethernet box. The Zyxel is a full blown router, but why use that when I already have an Linksys E3000? Looking around I found the P-Link TD-8616 ADSL modem, which sells for around $25.

To set it up was very very very easy:

  • Plug it in.
  • Configure my laptop with at static ip of 192.168.1.2.
  • Connecting the laptop and the TD-8616 back to back.
  • Browsing to 192.168.1.1
  • Altering the VCI/VPI to 0/101 to match TDC
  • Browsing the web interface of my E3000
  • Using the mac address clone feature, giving the E3000 the mac of the old zyxel router
  • Renew the lease of the E3000.
  • All done.

I’ll reserve my final judgement until I have seen the stability, but the setup was easy enough and until know it performs quite nicely with 40% of the power that the zyxel needed.

 

Upgraded to ESXi 5.0.0, 469512

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Today I upgraded my ESXi 4 installation to ESXi 5.0.0, 469512. Downloaded the updates and ran the updater. No issues at all. Kudos to vmware for making such a great product.

 

rpm -e on multiple packages

Sunday, March 18th, 2012
Recently I got

sudo rpm -e postgresql-libs-8.1.23-1.el5_7.3
error: "postgresql-libs-8.1.23-1.el5_7.3" specifies multiple packages

This is due to different versions (32 and 64 bit) of the same package being installed
The fix is easy

sudo rpm -e postgresql-libs-8.1.23-1.el5_7.3.i386 postgresql-libs-8.1.23-1.el5_7.3.x86_64