Create images from Webcam images

It is just a pain in the ass if you cannot get any work done because you have to constantly check if the image of a webcam has changed. Therefore I wrote a shell script that downloads the webcam images and puts them together as a video.
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Bootproblems with Linux

Recently I made some changes on my network. This resulted in chaos so I decided that I reboot my Linux machine. This piece of hardware is already a bit older and in dire need of replacement. There are legacy installations of Windows XP and Windows 98 which are seldom used. Due to the hardware limits this is installed as dual boot.
I restarted the machine and Windows got up even though Linux was the default in the grub bootloader.
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Network with Linux not working

Half a year ago I bought a Notebook (Lenovo 3000 N500). It came with Windows Vista pre-installed. With Windows everything seemed to work. I could hook the notebook to the network and thereby access the internet. Since Windows is just not ‚it‘ I installed Ubuntu. There only the wireless networking worked. Serious web research did not offer any solutions. Therefore I describe it here:
If you issue the ifconfig command you will only get the lo loopback interface and if enabled the wlan0 interface. The device eth0 is available under /dev. If you issue ifconfig eth0 the interface information is displayed, though no IP is assigned. If you try to bring it up through ifconfig up eth0 you will receive the error No such device even though we verified the existence of the device.
It seems to me like a hardware problem which windows is better suited to handle. I get the impression that Windows™ is expected to handle faulty harware or hardware configuration.
The solution to hook the notebook up with the network with Linux was to buy an external USB adapter for the network. I choose the D-Link DUB-E100 since it is verified to work with Linux (Kernel version 2.4.22).

Compiling for Synology DS509+

This article describes my infutile first attempt to compile a gcc 4 toolchain for my NAS DS 509+. Every step described works, but the endresult are binaries that do not run on my NAS. Never the less, this article may be worthwhile. „Compiling for Synology DS509+“ weiterlesen