Vandals caught on camera


The kids in these two pictures punctured a hole in my cars front left tire and then rang out doorbell at 3:20 am on August 24, 2014.

My son and I were set for a early start to make an amusement park a few hours away. We still made the amusement park after filing our report with the sheriff. Vandalism to the car costs me time and money to repair. Taking time from an adventure with my son is unacceptable and the juveniles will be found.

I’ll be distributing the photos and information to the local middle schools.



Categories : Omaha

Stopping SD Card Corruption on Raspberry Pi’s Raspbian


Excellent post written by rannick

Categories : Raspberry Pi

Install Raspbian from OS X


Download image from

Plug in SD card

Identify SD card
df -h

Note: /dev/disk1s1 is the disk on my MacBook Pro. You need to review and change the disk info as necessary.

sudo diskutil unmount /dev/disk1s1

Apply image to SD card
sudo dd bs=1m if=2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.img of=/dev/rdisk1

Mac OSX applications won’t start after cloning or time machine restore


I cloned a drive on the Mac Mini and when the clone started up everything looked in order. However, some apps were giving warnings or dumping when they started.

Twitter for Mac would ask for credentials and then fail.
MS Office 2011 kept giving a warning about the database.
Firefox was missing a profile.

Permissions seemed to be the culprit and then I ran across this forum thread.

The fix was as easy as:
Run this command in terminal from your home directory
sudo chown -R `id -un`:`id -gn` ~

Categories : OS X
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Cloudmin manual restore


cloudmin restore-systems –host system.tld –source /mnt/xen-backups/%M-%D-%Y

Remote VNC login to Ubuntu 12.04


Installed x11vnc:
apt-get install x11vnc

Create /etc/init/x11vnc.conf file:
start on login-session-start
x11vnc -xkb -noxrecord -noxfixes -noxdamage -display :0 -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -forever -bg -o /var/log/x11vnc.log
end script

After restart, x11vnc shoud listen on vnc startard port – 5900.

Script is based on upstart event mechanism when Lightdm emits login-session-start event, x11vnc is started.


Categories : Ubuntu



…And on the 8th day, God created hackers.

He saw that this was good, for on the 9th day,

hackers used two stones to make fire.

Asterisk ARI Kicking User Out


When ARI kicks a person out or the voicemails are not playing when requested. Check the directory authorizations.

chown asterisk:asterisk /var/lib/php/session

Categories : Debian  Asterisk

Removing Guest from Ubuntu 11.10


To remove the guest login option you have to modify /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.


You can either reboot or restart the service.
sudo restart lightdm

Categories : Ubuntu

Wireshark on Ubuntu 11.10 No Interfaces


When installing Wireshark on Ubuntu I’ve run across the issue of no interfaces. Below are the steps to revolve that issue.

Install the setcap executable
$ sudo apt-get install libcap2-bin

Create wireshark group
$ sudo groupadd wireshark

Add your user name to group wireshark
$ sudo usermod -a -G wireshark YOUR_USER_NAME

Change the dumpcap directory to group wireshark
$ sudo chgrp wireshark /usr/bin/dumpcap

Change mode to 750
$ sudo chmod 750 /usr/bin/dumpcap

Grant capabilities with setcap
$ sudo setcap cap_net_raw,cap_net_admin=eip /usr/bin/dumpcap

Verify the change
$ sudo getcap /usr/bin/dumpcap

Categories : Ubuntu