Running gcp.py from cron

On my backup server I run gcp.py from gdatacopier to backup my google docs. I had to fix two issues in order to get it to run from a bash script: – the PYTHONPATH had to be exported prior to running,…

mono 3.10 on slackware 64 bit

I installed mono using sbopkg and found the following issue while trying to run keepass: System.TypeInitializationException: An exception was thrown by the type initializer for Mono.Unix.Native.Syscall —> System.DllNotFoundException: /usr/lib/libMonoPosixHelper.so at (wrapper managed-to-native) Mono.Unix.Native.Syscall:get_at_fdcwd () at Mono.Unix.Native.Syscall..cctor () [0x00000] in <filename…

Raspberry Pi A+ Nixie NTP Clock

External view of nixie clock

Who doesn’t like a Nixie tube based clock. Even my wife loved it. Bonus points if it’s very accurate. I had in my parts box, for a very long time now, the display PCB from an old PH-meter. Old enough…

Build a Smart Scanner using a PI

I got a free all-in-one printer from a friend who didn’t need it (consumed way too much ink cartridges). Since I liked the idea of the ScanSnap Evernote scanner but not so much the 500$ sticker price I decided to…