Author Archives: mw46d


By | September 27, 2017

I played with my UNI-T UT61E and Linux before. But now a friend pointed me to a little graphical display/grapher for the DMM data called QtDMM. It looked interesting but it did not work completely for my meter:-( So I looked around and found two source bases, one on github which was moved to Qt5… Read More »

Adventures in Audiobooks

By | February 22, 2011

Audio books are fun. Downloading them legally and using  them on your systems should be as fast and as painless as possible. But that’s not completely true when you buy  audio books from Borders and try to use/handle them on Linux:-( Once you decide and buy your audio books, Borders adds links into your account… Read More »

Random Hack of Kindness – Fun

By | December 5, 2010

OK, I spend most of most of Saturday and Sunday in San Francisco @ the local RHoK installation. I met some very interesting people, learned a lot of different thing about software projects and I hope my little changes will make a bit of a difference. I played with Ushahidi, an Open Source crowdsourcing platform… Read More »

Some Snowy Yosemite Impressions;-)

By | December 2, 2010

It’s already almost a week since we made it back from our first stay in a really snowy Yosemite Valley. We started spending our Thanksgiving week up there something like five years ago. So far, all years had pretty good weather. Or let’s say mostly sunny & dry;-) Because the snowy weather was a lot… Read More »

A suggestion for the darker times of the year

By | November 5, 2010

So far, the weather was really nice here in central CA, but even so, winter is coming and with it the daylight leaves earlier. Maybe the little monkey to the left can give you a suggestion, what to do with those longer evenings;-) Find a good book, a warm blanket, and have fun;-) — Marco

GlassFish Gem for 3.0.1

By | September 27, 2010

I just played a bit with the GlassFish gem for JRuby. But I realized that there was a new version for GF out there but the gem was not updated. A short search @ google did not show anything, and I had the build environment setup already. My Gem is here;-) So here are the… Read More »

Wireless PA on the Cheap;-)

By | May 28, 2010

OK, so it’s swim season again for the Tracy Tritons. And we are going to host a big meet with 700+ swimmers age 4 to 18 years plus their families. Our biggest concern is to make sure, everybody has updated information so that the meet can flow smoothly without much waiting for swimmers or volunteers.… Read More »

How is your DB server doing? MySQL Statistics Collection with Zabbix and Ruby

By | March 17, 2010

OK, we saw some ‘Too many connections‘ errors related to MySQL in various log files for the infrastructure. The easiest way to fix that, would be to increase the max_connections setting and be done with it. But that brought a bigger problem back to light. We don’t really have a good understanding of what… Read More »