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BeagleBone Black and Quake 3

In my quest to make use of all my single board computers, there was one project that just needed a bit of modernization.  Back in 2014, I created a Quake 3 server using a BeagleBone Black (BBB).  This little machine traveled with me for quite a while, but it was taking up extra space in my already stuffed backpack and so it got added to the pile of SBCs in my closet.I began by making…

Raspberry Pi Zero motion capture camera

When the Raspberry Pi Zero v1.3 announced they were going to have a camera port I immediately bought one along with a camera.  I got the pieces, put it together, took a few pictures and forgot about it for a while.  Then, The PiHut came out with their ZeroView and I got a new idea for the camera.I had been having a problem with our mailman throwing packages, literally.  I work from home and…

Linux System Monitoring Dashboards

I have a Linux NAS that I use to back up various things around the house. One day, I was unable to log into it via SSH. After I attempted a manual restart, I was still unable to log in. So, I had to drag a mouse, keyboard and monitor out of the closet to determine what was wrong. Turns out I had filled the small primary filesystem while saving bad sector data for a drive…

When all else fails

I got stuck with the task of extracting a large number of text strings from an old DOS program. At first I wasn't worried at all, but my optimism quickly faded when the .exe would not execute on any modern Windows installation. I followed a number of guides for compatibility mode but nothing I tried resulted in success. I decided to try another approach. I decided to try running the script in Wine, but gave up…