Monthly Archives: January 2013

Simple Rsync Backup Script

Over the last 10 years i’ve tested and used many different backup solutions for my Linux and Mac machines. I think the very first one i have used regularly was unison. A great tool for bidirectional syncing, but it always had problems with special characters. And, there are many commercial ones out there. The good ones often cost US$ 40-80. Simply too … Continue reading

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Getting RHT03 Temperature- and Humidity Sensor working at 3.3V

Around a week ago, I tried to get a RHT03 sensor to work with my JeeNode which runs at 3.3V. Whatever i did, it always returned a timeout error. The datasheet specifies the sensor to work from 3.3 to 6V, so it should work. If i connect 5V to VCC, it worked fine , but not with 3.3V. At the end … Continue reading

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Log mails sent by PHP mail() function

PHP 5.3 introduced a new feature many administrators have waited for. Now it’s possible to log mails sent by the mail() function of PHP. Until 5.3 it was not that easy to find an insecure form/script which sends out spam messages. But now, finally, after around two years after the patch was submitted, you can add this to your php.ini: The first … Continue reading

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Find out the website causing high load on a Apache webserver

If you’re running an Apache webserver with many customer websites, there will be a time (sooner or later) where your server is flooded with a lot of page requests, causing a high CPU-load and memory usage. Specially if PHP or other scripting is used behind. Most of the time this is caused by a harmful script somewhere in the net. … Continue reading

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Update kernel and modules of a Raspberry Pi

Last week, i received my new Raspberry Pi with 512MB RAM, which should replace my current 256MB RPi. Unfortunately, i was not able to boot the system with the SD card from the old Pi. The old one was running on kernel 3.2.16-rpi1+, which is a bit older. Because of that, i decided to update the kernel and boot stuff to … Continue reading

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