openWRT device from Omnima UK

29 Aug 2011 Omnima UK sell a tiny little board for less than £40, that runs on openWRT Linux and has ethernet, WiFi and a USB port. It seems to be a great base for simple projects, when we need more power than one arduino. Link to product I’ve ordered one to try something I […]

Linux Video security – Part 1

For a while now, I have been thinking about putting together a video surveillance system at home, based on linux, webcams and python. I’m aware that out of the box systems exist, but I wanted to create something more personalised, which, let’s face it, it’s more fun! 🙂 After reading a bit online, I decided […]

Joggler on Ubuntu

O2, the UK mobile phone operator had an amazing offer a few days ago: they were selling their O2 Joggler for £49.99. This little gadget, with a touchscreen, wifi and an intel atom processor, wasn’t really a best seller for your average cosumer and O2 ended up selling them at a loss. I picked one […]

Turnkey Linux Fileserver

One of the great things about linux is its versatility. Ironically, this is one of its problems too… What do I mean by that? Simple. If I download a standard linux distribution with the purpose of setting up a file server, I will probably end up spending the better part of a weekend setting it […]