Archive for the 'geek' Category

Laser Cut USB Key Case

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

The Why

I have a collection of USB keys each different version of OS X and Ubuntu so that I can do a complete reinstall from scratch. The collection was rattling around in my desk drawer, which was annoying.

What I really wanted was to put them in a case, ideally one that matched the other dvd and cd cases.


Kinect, OpenNI, NiTE and Nuimotion Setup for Ubuntu

Monday, February 24th, 2014


This is a follow up to my setup notes for OS X, here are my notes to setup Kinect, OpenNI, NiTE and Nuimotion on Ubuntu Desktop LTS 12.04 Precise.


Kinect, OpenNI, NiTE and Nuimotion Setup for OSX

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014


Messing around with a Kinect, OpenNI, NiTE led me to a node.js app called Nuimotion.

In an effort to document successful install of all the required packages I created these instructions.


Burning cds in OS X from the Command Prompt

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Looking for a quick way to burn an ubuntu linux cdrom, I found this quick way of burning an iso image from the command line:

hdiutil burn cdrom-image.iso

Apparently this will also do OS X dmg image files too.

For those like myself who like the command line tools, this is a good one to know about.

Howto setup Sendmail to use ISP SMTP server

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

In order for the WordPress emails to go out properly, I had to setup Sendmail to connect to my Internet Service Providers SMTP server.

More details after the cut.