PS:213 – Nearly Working

So an update on the Hackintosh, some audio issues – which actually seem solved by adjusting some boot options, they aren’t set in stone, just this boot, but so far audio seems to be a tad more stable, camera is running smoothly, and not the same stutter I got on occasion, now if I could only remember what I took off 🙂 (I am tired)

Kiddo is asleep, she seemed to be feeling better, only 1-2 mini tantrums – looked at her as she screamed staring at me and said “Did you want to sleep down there?” she giggled and said “Noooooo” lol man I love this kiddo, she’s mid-tantrum and I ask her a basic question and she says no, smiles, gets up, helps me put away her toys (the reason she went down to the floor in the first place) and climbed up in bed ready to crash out. 🙂

But things are working better on the system, now if I could just catch-up this to-do, even tonight got another migration on the books it looks like a good 40 hour one, thankfully the last 3 migrations have mostly cooled, I do need to dig into some PHP tonight to help re-code a site that the move broke, but the code just was not safe as no matter the version of PHP I throw at it? Won’t work because security has improved and the customer coasted by on grace that their hosting company wasn’t a huge fan of upgrading PHP (because he knew it would break things) but thankfully now he’s on one of my boxes, newer PHP options, newer SQL, etc. just keep on improving.

So need to update my TaskPaper with a few new to-do’s already went through the list and closed out and collapsed the old ones. Felt good. Now to get the list updated and ready to go, have about 4 MUST do tonight’s. So off I go.

PS:57 – Fixing. Building. Solutions

The other night I sat recording video to find out that due to constraints of an FAT32 formatted SD Card concept when made, the camera only records up to 4GB, then cuts. So if you watch this video, you may see some cuts:

So I looked for a solution as I want to build this channel – I’ve made a whopping $0.09 🙂 but honestly I just enjoy the fresh air, beautiful sights, and time to pray.

The solution came by way of a birthday present, my Raspberry Pi. I’ve built it out as a camera controller using gPhoto as per a post on MakeUseOf (the post). Some things you should note if you find this post:

  • Camera Used: EOS Rebel T3
  • Connection: USB
  • Configuration: Enable HDMI Control (Only way it’d see the camera for some reason)
  • Lens Settings: Disable AF (Auto Focus) as the commands didn’t translate, looking for a fix.

I haven’t taken it out for a shooting yet, mainly because the Pi has become a huge part of my network as I’m using Pi-Hole to manage my DNS and stop Ads. I am looking at a Pi Zero or Pi 3 for photography, that combined with my 10k battery, I think it should last long enough to control the camera and take a time lapse or two. Weather allowing would be an impressive sight with bright colors and big greens lately, but then long-term maybe some sunset’s and sunrises, not to mention a good breezy day, possibilities are endless!

Now the camera wasn’t the old thing I managed to sort out this weekend. Local Weather guy who will remain nameless gave me a laptop to try and fix, and sadly the drive was completely failed, and he said I could keep it as I requested. I had this project in mind since it hit the tech sites again the ability to take older laptop tech and make a Chromebook. So I did.

Thanks to Neverware I have a laptop with a 120GB SSD running ChromeOS with no real fuss. Granted it’s not an “official” one, but it pulled in my profile and set my Lilly wallpaper and downloaded ALL of my plugins and apps from my Chromebook Profile. Quite nice!

I don’t think long-term I’m going to keep it, going to kick the tires a bit, but then find it a new home. College Student, Writer, Someone looking for a no-fuss laptop. As long as after kicking the tires it doesn’t just fail or go nuts, I’ll clear it, and make it ready for someone else likely on the cheap or free to a good home, time will tell.

Well, that’s my writing for the day as this week is slated to be n-u-t-s. Throw in a time change hitting hard, Going to do my best to stay upright. Have a good week all.