Thermal printers such as the Zebra LP2844 have been around for decades and are used widely in fulfillment centers. They are simple, low-maintenance printers that don’t require ink and spit out shipping labels with very high contrast (just two colors – black and white). Zebra printers speak a very simple text-based language [...]
The following steps for installing FreeSWITCH 1.2.stable on a fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS. The idea is to document all the necessary packages, config files etc. to get going quickly. This includes ODBC/MySQL libraries which I almost always use with FreeSWITCH.
The following packages need to be installed before FreeSWITCH [...]
In nature, bodies of water exist in a state of balance. You can jump into most lakes on Earth and not have to worry about pH being too low. However, a swimming pool is a closed system. It needs to be maintained via artificial methods. There is where a lot [...]
It ties up resources in your app server while it would be performing [...]
Until now I have needed two devices for my server needs at home. One to serve as a general purpose router, phone, web and file server (Dell PowerEdge SC420) and another to watch my media on TV (Popcorn Hour). But recently I decided to combine the [...]
Do you ever wish you knew what your Internet IP Address is? Maybe not, but check out my new service to humanity anyway. Go to IP Mutton. It took me about an hour to set it up. It has some neat features which I plan to use shortly for some of my projects.
Here is a recording of my desktop running Ubuntu. Notice how much cooler it is than yours (if you run Windows) . Apart from eye-candy, the UI is extremely clean and functional. The animation was recorded on my cheapo laptop with a pathetic graphics chip. If you want to see the true potential of this [...]
I decided to build a coat-hanger antenna last weekend. It required 6 coat hangers, one long block of wood, screws/washers and a balun (UHF/VHF converter). The whole project cost less than $10 and now the signal strength is 100% on all channels. In fact the TV reports 100% at 24dB where [...]
After much waiting, Verizon finally decided to lay down fiber optic cables in my neighborhood. Last night, the final connection was made when my FiOS service was activated. I have 10Mbps/2Mbps service. It appears to be working well so far. Ping times are much lower than cable modem. Some pictures of the equipment installed are [...]
It is year 2007 and houses still don’t have network connectivity built into the house wiring. It is one of the reasons that wireless routers are so popular. But I have found them to be a lot less reliable, not to mention to the security concerns and setup issues. When you [...]