Lots going on and plenty of it closed does. However, moving library catalogs from SydneyPlus to MarcXML and then Marc is a good session of coding. It can be achieved very easily, but there are the workplace limiters in place. So while moving data is easy, using coldfusion without read-only access to the library catalog is a challenge. More with basic scripts to come.
Assisting the neighbors in a little kitchen repair. More two cents from me and much less action.
Learning more than ever about Linux and audio recording. The elder child is getting into Linux and audio recording with his electric uke and amp.
Building a closed BPM/ERM project with others. Its a concept vs practice exercise.
Getting ready for winter. Snow arrives early. Hahahahah
Have an older model Epson Perfection 3590 Photo scanner and needed to get it working with Xubuntu 13.04.
- Find and download the file “esfw52.bin,” This can be found on your windows XP install of the epson scanner software, otherwise google is your friend.
- Save the file to your /etc/sane.d/ folder as esfwbin52.bin
- Add to the /etc/sane.d/snapscan.conf file the following lines.
- firmware /etc/sane.d/esfw52.bin
- /dev/scanner0 bus=usb
- usb 0x04b8 0×0122
- save and exit
- load all the sane extras using apt-get
- Edit the file /etc/sane.d/dll.conf
- Comment out all lines except the snapscan.conf
- The system doesn’t need to waste time or resources looking for your one scanner.
- save and exit
- That should be it. You can reboot if you want.
- Plug in and turn on your scanner.
- run from the CLI: scanimage -T
This took a while to find the instructions that did not involved going to old Epson or Epkowa sites in Japan and recompiling old drivers. This works for Ubuntu 13.04 and Xubuntu 13.04.
We don’t have cable and we don’t have cell phones to boot, but that is another story. We do have a tv with an over-the-air antenna. During the winter months, my wife made friends with a family from out of town. Well, they’re from Peru and Cuba, by way of New Jersey, so currently adjusting to life on the east side of Cleveland, OH. Read more »
Waited a few weeks, but the package of toys arrived from overseas. The Ideapad K1 works just fine with DX.com ODB-II bluetooth device in my car. I downloaded the Torque android app.
I works great. In addition the DX.com K1 auto power adapter works well too.
It stops here. I spent a day holding wires, soldering, booting and rebooting everything in the office. Not being an electrical engineer and being far more dangerous to myself than anything electrical, I call it quits. I melted my reverse key on the keyboard. Read more »
Hot, humid, and a chance of thunderstorm, so once more outside prepping the firepit for my sons’ D&D hot dog dinner. There is so going to be a fire tonight rain or dark. It’s been a busy week with the launch of a new intranet site, lots of function tweaks and css repair, so it was a nice break to come home and read that the Lenovo Ideapad K1 has finally received the ICS update so promised by Lenovo. Read more »
A little tired and finding that the numbers the rootwiki people are using don’t mesh with the numbers on the circuit boards. So I’m changing the numbers to fit what is printed on the keyboard dock. Read more »
It started 20 years ago when my Grandmother passed along my favorite childhood uncle’s roof rack. Since then it has been on every car I’ve owned and some I didn’t. Today it has a new home for hopefully the next 15-20 years. The last one lasted 15 years and 2 months. Read more »
Tired of waiting and messing around with my K1 tablet. Discovered through some USB diagnostics that the K1 keyboard is USB. Hmmm. Is there room for a USB hub inside this thing?
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