Category Archives: Technical

Technical stuff from electronics to programming, from weird gadgets to high end space material.

Subnetinfo new WordPress Addon

I have been working on a new little plugin to make life a bit easier. This addon uses a shortcode to parse IPv4 and IPv6 addresses in nice detailed boxes. Will become This is all it does for now. Suggestions … Continue reading

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Secure thanks to Let’s Encrypt (Free SSL Certificates)

I want to thank Let’s Encrypt and their sponsors for providing a free solution for securing the web! If you want to try it yourself. Check it out here : https://letsencrypt.org/ How to secure your debian LAMP website : (If … Continue reading

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Antenna mod for my WMR-200 weather station.

I was having a lot of problems with the default mounted antenna of my Oregon Scientific WMR-200 Weatherstation. This resulted in not receiving the temperature sensor. The distance between my temperature sensor and the receiver is aprox. 20 meters (line … Continue reading

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Battle For The Net

If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved … Continue reading

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Plugwise DIY monitoring PHP

I bought myself a Plugwise system. The reason for this is that I can monitor my total power-usage, but I cannot see the details. I.e. : What is my refrigerator using? What is the freezer using? I can only see … Continue reading

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DIY monitor for Smartmeter

It has been a while since my last post. But I have been working on something I waited for so long. I have a real smart-meter (instead of my previous Iskra ME162  digital meter that has no I/O ports that … Continue reading

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PHP Solarpanel monitoring via Rasperry PI

As promised some time ago here is the post explaining how I use my Raspberry PI to monitor my SolarPanel Output. I use PHP for this mather. When I bought my solar panels back in november 2012, I knew that … Continue reading

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DVB-T Fun with a Raspberry PI – Weatherstations (Part 3)

Welcome back to part 3 already with DVB-T Fun with a Raspberry PI. In this part I will show you how you can profit from receiving all the data of your neighbors fancy wireless weather station data and use it … Continue reading

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DVB-T Fun with a Raspberry PI – Airtraffic (Part 2)

Hello and welcome back! Part 2 of the series “Fun with Raspberry and DVB-T” In this series we are going to use our previous setup to receive aircraft information with dump1090 . What aircraft is flying where? What altitude? Where … Continue reading

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DVB-T Fun with a Raspberry PI – Playing Radio with Linux (Part 1)

In this chapter : Playing Radio with a Raspberry PI and a DVB-T Dongle. You have probably heard about the cheap little USB Dongles made to receive digital Television and / or radio. They come in many shapes and forms … Continue reading

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