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Photosmart 2575

I just got a HP photosmart 2575, which I will probably post more about in due course, but the useful snippet I am contributing today is this. If you want to scan over the network, you can use XSane, so … Continue reading

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IP Webcam (ip2031)

Another eBay purchase. An embedded ethernet USB webcam server (IP2031). It seems like a neat enough unit, running off 5volts. It comes built in with motion detection software, which can upload to an FTP site on change. This seems to … Continue reading

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el cheapo webcam working

Finally, after several weeks, my cheap eBay webcam has arrived. I bought it because I needed a cheap and nasty webcam for Access Grid nodes, but I was also curious about it's linux compatibility… and it's all good. It works … Continue reading

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Canon PIXMA IP1600, Dead at 4 months

The mind boggles why printers of this crap quality are even allowed to be produced. Socially, this is really quite exploitive. I mean, most people who would by a cheap printer like this would do so for economic reasons, not … Continue reading

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When Mac OSX forgets it's LDAP

The OSX server I administer is going through a rather rough patch at the moment. First some security updates disrupted the LDAP auth, then I accidentally delete the LDAP database by setting the active directory to Stand Alone, then back … Continue reading

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!(RadioXtreme USB Radio && Linux)

RadioXtreme USB Radio (USB ID 1527:0301) was not what I expected. It is just a radio tuner with an analogue output, not a built in USB sound card like I expected. On top of this, it isn't supported at all … Continue reading

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