Category: Software

  • Rebuilding the Holiday – Pt3

    Rebuilding the Holiday – Pt3

    Short-form notes on rebuilding the MooresCloud Holiday Lights from scratch and making the lights work. This is part 3/3, it covers building the fresh OS onto a memory card. You will need: A set of the lights with serial port access (from part 1) The flattened devicetree blob imx23-holiday.dtb created in part 2 A Linux […]

  • Rebuilding the Holiday – Pt2

    Rebuilding the Holiday – Pt2

    Short-form notes on rebuilding the MooresCloud Holiday Lights from scratch and making the lights work. This is part 2/3, it covers building a custom devicetree blob for the Holiday. You will need: A computer running Ubuntu or ‘Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10’ (other Linux variants will work, and probably macOS too, but I haven’t […]

  • Rebuilding the Holiday – Pt1

    Rebuilding the Holiday – Pt1

    Short-form notes on rebuilding the MooresCloud Holiday Lights from scratch and making the lights work. This is part 1/3, it covers getting access to the memory card and serial port. You will need: A set of the lights #1 Phillips screwdriver A strip of 3 0.1″ header pins or socket (cut up a 40-pin strip) […]

  • They tolerate me, they really really tolerate me!

    I am buzzed and a little freaked out right now. A while ago, I was playing around with Trac (the open source wiki/fault tracking/software project management tool) and felt the need to make it do something it didn’t already.  So I created my first Python “Egg” and Trac plugin called TracHtgroups (or HtgroupsPlugin).  As a […]

  • New Microsoft article about Linux – done the right way

    It’s actually a support article: The system time runs too fast on a Linux-based virtual machine that is hosted in Virtual Server 2005 R2 I’ve always* used both Windows and Linux in my personal and professional lives, so have basically ignored most of the Microsoft vs. Linux (and GNU/OSS/etc) rhetoric out there. Hypocritically though I […]

  • General comments now available again

    I had left comments set to require you to be registered and logged in to comment – not that good for encouraging feedback! 😳 I turned it on when I installed the OpenID plugin for authenticating comments and forgot to turn it off.  Why did I install the OpenID plugin?  So I could comment on […]

  • Why I love free software

    Why do I love thee free software? Let me count the ways…