25 Apr 2017
Still completely unrelated to boats, but I needed somewhere to put this. Here is a
blow-by-blow guide to installing a minimal Ubuntu 16.10 to a ZFS
root, booted from EFI, which as used as a LXC host to act as an Apple "Time Machine"
26 May 2016
This article is 500 words of rant, covering in excruciating detail the five computers
I destroyed or discarded before settling on a sixth that actually works - a Raspberry
Pi 3 with some UUGear hubs. Likely nothing of interest here unless you're
installing a low-power computer in a vehicle and need lots of USB devices.
28 Jul 2015
I think this is the simplest possible way to extend a wireless network if you have
a wired network
to build on.
05 Jul 2015
Design Overview I gather there are two approaches to boat electrics,
minimal and complex. It's fair to say I've gone for complex. I had several goals at
the start of this project. I want to be able to get as much data
as possible in an open format and crunch it. At the time that meant NMEA0183,
as the protocol was easy to work with (and extend) with relatively ...
26 Sep 2013
A quick perl script to dump the state of the GPIO pins on a Beaglebone Black.
16 Aug 2013
Some quick notes to document how I turned a Raspberry Pi into a wireless router with
a wired network,
bluetooth-tethered iPhone or Huawei E3131 dongle providing the gateway.