Raspberry Pi: SD Card to SSD Drive, part 2

Oh, brother, has this been a mess. I’ve certainly relearned a great deal about Linux partitions and boot sectors and a bunch of other stuff that I used to know cold, but this process has beaten me.

This morning, after about a week of doing battle with this process, and several others, I’ve thrown in the towel and I am rebuilding from scratch.… Read the rest

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How to use Windows 10’s built-in OpenSSH to automatically SSH into a remote Linux machine

Source: How to use Windows 10’s built-in OpenSSH to automatically SSH into a remote Linux machine

Amazing how quickly things have changed! This is from January 2019, and it is already dated. Windows 10 now has ssh-copy-id. I am looking for a tutorial on just how to use that now, but the method used here does work.… Read the rest

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From the Real World to the Web

Part of my quest for world domination, er, getting my Raspberry Pi to tell me about things in my basement without my having to actually go down there is just about complete.

I bought a temperature and humidity sensor from Adafruit and finally got around to wiring it up and getting the Python code written to read it.… Read the rest

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An Introduction to Genetic Genealogy

I did a presentation about DNA testing.

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rsyslog & LogAnalyzer, follow-up

Well, it has been a solid day watching these nagging log entries scroll by over and over again.

I just cleared up a cacti issue on Pi1 by determining that I was not actually using cacti for anything and removing it, along with the CRON job that was generating the log entry.… Read the rest

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rsyslog and LogAnalyzer

Continuing on in the Raspberry Pi as network server journey, I now have an rsyslog server (Pi1) collecting logs from the various networky things. I am using this Log Analyzer as the frontend. It was a royal PiTA to get working, but now that it is up, it was worth it.… Read the rest

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Fwd: Atkinsons in Calvary Cemetery

OK, we aren’t at any genetic risk due to cousin kissing, but the family is tied up in a nice mess of a knot.

The mother that bailed out was Norah Heaney. She was the mother of Frances Loftus. Frances was pretty much raised by her aunts, including Maria Loftus-Atkinson.… Read the rest

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Fwd: Atkinsons in Calvary Cemetery

The long awaited burial record for Maria Loftus-Atkinson arrived today. I was hoping to get some of her siblings, but it doesn’t look that way.

Who she was: Ma and Pat’s mother’s father’s mother.

Why I was hoping for siblings: There is a weird kind of mixing going on with the Loftus family.… Read the rest

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More on Cooks Lane, Dublin

I’ve previously discussed Cooks Lane in Dublin, former home of my father’s father’s people. It is now under the Guinness Brewery.

A recent post from UCD is about maps built based on the Thom’s Street Directory, the telephone book of the day, caught my eye, so I looked for Cooks Lane on the most recent map available: 1898.… Read the rest

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Raspberry Pi POE HAT

I am gearing up to return to this OpenCV project. Changing jobs and such do make hobbies a challenge.
Looking at how to power the Pi once it is installed on the oil tank is causing me some headaches.
I’d love to keep this thing running on WiFi and not have to run an Ethernet cable, but then I am left with having to run an extension cord and power the device via the USB port.… Read the rest

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