rsync is a workhorse. It's used to sync music between devices (hello Volumio) and to backup F's design work to a NAS. With Windows Subsystem For Linux it has supplanted
robocopy as the preferred tool of choice.
rsync over a secure channel the following steps set …
Manningtree has been around almost as long as c r o s s o a k. It's been through two iterations and is now onto its third. The first was as a blogger site (you can see the remnants as pages exported from blogger like this one). Then it moved …
A friend had a theory that photography, and therefore by extension c r o s s o a k is a window into my mental well being. So I did some digging which I'm capturing here (and which is in all probability a much bigger insight into my head...). If …
C r o s s o a k is a photo blog that goes back to Lost Something in Cromer in May 2005. It's really a photo journal. Or a log of things illustrated by photos that's available on the web, a web log. It's been through a couple of …
I wanted a quick and simple slideshow on a Raspberry Pi
apt-get install fbi
fbi -a -t 5 -noverbose img/*.jpg
Creates a slideshow with auto image scaling, a five second delay, without the status bar using all .jpg images in the img subfolder.
Wow. iOS is fussy about MPEG4 encoding. Stuff that worked fine as HTML5 video sources in Chrome and Safari on a Mac failed to load in various i-devices. In the end I re-encoded using
ffmpeg.exe" -i input.mov -codec:v libx264 -profile:v main -preset slow -b …
If you're not restoring you're not backing up
Windows Server has this neat feature: Storage Pools. In a nutshell it separates the logical storage from physical devices. I use it to make two physical hard drives appear as one logical disk. Anything saved to the pool is mirrored to both …
More jottings on MPD (previously on m a n n i n g t r e e)
For those occasions where you don't have the bandwidth to watch something without buffering:
On a Mac:
sudo pip install youtube-dl
brew install libav
If bandwidth is a real pain and you just want the audio...
youtube-dl --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 <url>
Simple scp from remote to me:
Simple scp from me to remote:
Here's a cheat sheet