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09 May 12 - 13:33Neue deutsche HD Sender und MythTV

Bei MythTV Talk wurde die Frage gestellt wie man am besten die neuen HD-Sender in MythTV übernimmt ohne die Sendernummerierung zu verlieren. Hier nochmal zusammengefasst:

  1. Mit "/usr/share/mythtv/mythconverg_backup.pl --verbose" sollte man sich auf alle Fälle erst ein Backup machen
  2. dann diese Datei (channel_numbers_update_de.sql) auf den Server runterladen
  3. über z.B. mythweb sich die jetzige Sendernummerierung in die runter geladene Datei übernehmen oder die dort vorgeschlagene belassen. "channum=1" steht für die Sendernummer.
  4. danach mit "sudo mythtv-setup" einen neuen Senderdrurchlauf starten und "alle Transponder" und "neue Transpoder suchen" auswählen.
  5. jetzt sollten die neuen Sender existieren, aber die Nummern mit keiner Ordnung vorliegen.
  6. der Befehl "mysql --database=mythconverg --user=mythtv --password=meinpword < channel_numbers_update_de.sql" ändert dann die Sendernummern. Alles OK.

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23 April 12 - 10:56Nice talk between Dawkins and Krauss

Dawkins and Krauss talk without moderator about evolution and religion.

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13 February 12 - 22:25Vodafone K3565 Ubuntu error

I tried to get a Vodafone K3565, which is Huawei hardware. I got the below errors while trying to make it work with Ubuntu 11.10:

Feb 13 20:16:20 HP-Laptop modem-manager[891]: <info> (Huawei): GSM modem /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.2/usb1/1-1 claimed port ttyUSB2
Feb 13 20:16:28 HP-Laptop modem-manager[891]: <info> (ttyUSB1) closing serial port...
Feb 13 20:16:28 HP-Laptop modem-manager[891]: <info> (ttyUSB1) serial port closed
Feb 13 20:16:28 HP-Laptop modem-manager[891]: <info> (ttyUSB1) opening serial port...
Feb 13 20:16:31 HP-Laptop modem-manager[891]: <info> (ttyUSB1) closing serial port...
Feb 13 20:16:31 HP-Laptop modem-manager[891]: <info> (ttyUSB1) serial port closed
Feb 13 20:16:31 HP-Laptop modem-manager[891]: <info> (Huawei): GSM modem /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.2/usb1/1-1 claimed port ttyUSB1
Feb 13 20:16:31 HP-Laptop NetworkManager[899]: <warn> (ttyUSB0): failed to look up interface index
Feb 13 20:16:31 HP-Laptop NetworkManager[899]: <info> WWAN now disabled by management service
Feb 13 20:16:31 HP-Laptop NetworkManager[899]: <info> (ttyUSB0): new GSM/UMTS device (driver: 'option1' ifindex: 0)
Feb 13 20:16:31 HP-Laptop NetworkManager[899]: <info> (ttyUSB0): exported as /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/2
Feb 13 20:16:31 HP-Laptop NetworkManager[899]: <info> (ttyUSB0): now managed
Feb 13 20:16:31 HP-Laptop NetworkManager[899]: <info> (ttyUSB0): device state change: unmanaged -> unavailable (reason 'managed') [10 20 2]
Feb 13 20:16:31 HP-Laptop NetworkManager[899]: <info> (ttyUSB0): deactivating device (reason 'managed') [2]
Feb 13 20:16:31 HP-Laptop NetworkManager[899]: nm_system_iface_flush_routes: assertion `ifindex > 0' failed
Feb 13 20:16:31 HP-Laptop NetworkManager[899]: nm_system_iface_flush_addresses: assertion `ifindex > 0' failed
Feb 13 20:16:31 HP-Laptop NetworkManager[899]: <info> (ttyUSB0): device state change: unavailable -> disconnected (reason 'none') [20 30 0]
Feb 13 20:16:37 HP-Laptop modem-manager[891]: <info> (ttyUSB0) opening serial port...
Feb 13 20:16:37 HP-Laptop modem-manager[891]: <info> Modem /org/freedesktop/ModemManager/Modems/0: state changed (disabled -> enabling)
Feb 13 20:16:37 HP-Laptop modem-manager[891]: <info> (ttyUSB2) opening serial port...
Feb 13 20:16:37 HP-Laptop modem-manager[891]: Invalid error code: 500
Feb 13 20:16:37 HP-Laptop modem-manager[891]: Invalid error code: 303
Feb 13 20:16:39 HP-Laptop modem-manager[891]: <info> Modem /org/freedesktop/ModemManager/Modems/0: state changed (enabling -> enabled)
Feb 13 20:16:39 HP-Laptop NetworkManager[899]: <info> WWAN now enabled by management service
Feb 13 20:16:39 HP-Laptop modem-manager[891]: <info> Modem /org/freedesktop/ModemManager/Modems/0: state changed (enabled -> searching)
Feb 13 20:16:41 HP-Laptop NetworkManager[899]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) starting connection 'Vodafone'
Feb 13 20:16:41 HP-Laptop NetworkManager[899]: <info> (ttyUSB0): device state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none') [30 40 0]
Feb 13 20:16:41 HP-Laptop NetworkManager[899]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
Feb 13 20:16:41 HP-Laptop NetworkManager[899]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
Feb 13 20:16:41 HP-Laptop NetworkManager[899]: <info> (ttyUSB0): device state change: prepare -> need-auth (reason 'none') [40 60 0]
Feb 13 20:16:41 HP-Laptop NetworkManager[899]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
Feb 13 20:16:45 HP-Laptop NetworkManager[899]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
Feb 13 20:16:45 HP-Laptop NetworkManager[899]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
Feb 13 20:16:45 HP-Laptop NetworkManager[899]: <info> (ttyUSB0): device state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none') [60 40 0]
Feb 13 20:16:45 HP-Laptop NetworkManager[899]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.

But no matter how much I tried I could not get it running. After a while I found out that this dongle is SIMlocked and I wanted to use it with a non Vodafone SIM. To unlock it you need to install minicom (apt-get install minicom) and configure it to use ttyUSB2 by running it "minicom -s". Then you can run minicom and type in AT^CARDLOCK? after which you should get something like ^CARDLOCK: 2,10,0 now all you need to do is type in the IMEI from your stick (printed on it) into this homepage and save the code you get there. With this code you can then run minicom again and do AT^CARDLOCK="YOURCODEHERE" replacing the text with your actual unlock code. You should get an OK from minicom. After that the Vodafone dongle should work perfectly.

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19 August 11 - 21:21exiftool to sort files into directories

This is a nice commandline that uses the exiftool to sort all pictures in "oldplace" to subdirectories defined by the original time and date that the picture was taken. It is also a nice way of removing duplicates.

exiftool -r -d newplace/%Y/%m/%d/%H-%M-%S.%%e "-filename<datetimeoriginal" oldplace

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28 July 11 - 23:43Nice way to record your VCR shows using Linux

Today I spend a few hours trying out how to best record a few things I had on a VCR tape. The recordings where made in NTSC but the playback would be on a PAL VCR player. The following command uses a Video4Linux2 capture card to record and uses the normal audio card to record the audio. Change the "input=2" to the composite or s-video input in your configuration. The avi that is created is uncompressed and will grow really big.

mencoder tv:// -tv input=2:driver=v4l2:device=/dev/video0:normid=12:input=2:alsa:adevice=hw.0:audiorate=48000:amode=1 -ovc copa -oac copy -o output.avi

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11 May 11 - 14:04Things I want to happen when I die

Just this month my beloved Uncle Uwe died. I miss him. He had made his wishes clear by writing a letter to his family declaring what he wished for to happen if he where to die. This I must admit is a big help to those who are left behind. I talked to my father about what he wanted before he died, but he never wrote it down. Just informing one or a few members of your family is a lot better than none, but it still leaves behind nagging questions for those who did not get this information first hand.

Today I read this post by Jon Canter in the Guardian. He wrote how his sister wanted a godless funeral and how he managed it. The following is kind of an open testament, to make life easyer for those of my loved ones, in the case of my some day to be expected death. I am a non-believer. I was not raised either Chrstian, Muslim or any other Religion. I am very sure that there is no afterlife. Here are some ideas of how I would like my funeral to be.

First, get the cheapest casket available. If it's the pink one or the one with the power-rangers, that's fine with me. I don't care if I am cremated or buried, take the cheaper option. Be sure to choose the cheapest option in the long term, a simple net present value calculation on the cost of maintaining a plot should be enough :-). Don't get a viccar or similar person to do the talking. I expect my friends to take on that role and have some fun. Unearth some of the most emarasing moments for the amusement of everyone! I have three songs that I would like to be sung, "O Lord Please Don't Burn Us" and "Meaning Of Life" by Monty Pyhton. To finish I would love the song "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life". I love the idea of having a minute of silence, followed my cheering and clapping like at a soccer match, at the end of the ceremony. Afterwards go get something to eat. I don't want any flowers or wreaths at the ceremony. If you feel like you need to do something, plant a tree for me. If you want to donate, do so to the Richard Dawkins foundation or the JREF. But don't feel like you have to!

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07 April 11 - 10:50ManagementBoy by Len Peralta

I have been a fan of Len Peralta ever since he started the Geek a Week podcast. A few days ago I was made aware by Geed Dad that Len had started a new series, where one could get a hero or villain drawn by him for just $50 (34,- €). I immediately ordered my ManagementBoy hero! I must say it is way cooler than I had expected, especially because I had my own preconceptions.

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25 February 11 - 19:16Will I go to Hell?

Today I stumbled upon the following video. It's not often, that you get such an eloquent dissection of the divisive nature of the belief in Hell.

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