Author Archives: Uli

About Uli

Grown up in Kiel, now living in Reading.

Latitude tracks of 2012

I wrote this a a few years ago for my website that I have now migrated to wordpress. Soon after Google Latitude started I signed up for it and sporadically updated my location. This worked slightly better with more advanced … Continue reading

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Startrails

I have finally found some time to use my Raspberry Pi as timelapse camera to capture some startrails. I found this useful page showing all the details needed to set the Pi camera to a maximum of 6s exposure. I got the … Continue reading

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Energy consumption

I finally got round to writing up the analysis of the energy consumption of our home. Using almost 2 years worth of consumption and temperature readings I work out the leakage of our house and look at the seasonality of … Continue reading

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Maps for Garmin eTrex 30

This is more a memo to self than a blog post. For an up to date map for the Garmin eTrex 30 go to Garmin Openstreetmap and download the required map. Then copy the file on to the SD card into a … Continue reading

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Pancakes and Sunrise

Last weekend we had potato pancakes to use up our surplus potatoes from Christmas. They were particularly yummy with German bacon and apple sauce from the our own garden. From 2016 It is a simple recipe to make potato pancakes: … Continue reading

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Running Linux on a MacBook

For a while I had been contemplating replacing my 2008 Macbook (4,1) as it was stuck on OSX 10.6. But I couldn’t find any new affordable laptop that took my fancy (too expensive, too big, too small, just not right). … Continue reading

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User names in failed login attempts

Between 6 December and 22 November 2015 there were 2068 failed attempts to login into my machine exposed on the interwebs. I excluded the the ones due to me being unable to type my super-safe password correctly. This equates to … Continue reading

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