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Need to play with this: Raspberry Pi web simulator from Microsoft Corporation

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/26

It’s been a while since [WayBack] +Microsoft Corporation has recently released a preview version of an open source +Raspberry Pi web simulator where you can connect sensors and component… – Jean-Luc Aufranc – Google+

Back then it was convoluted to get going. Hopefully by now that has changed.

So time to take another look during the holiday season:


It reminded me a lot of [WayBackBring ideas to life with free online Arduino simulator and PCB apps | Autodesk Circuits (a.k.a.

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Posted in *nix, Development, Hardware, Hardware Development, Hardware Interfacing, Linux, Power User, Raspberry Pi, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Links to help me monitor my Zeverlution PV converter locally

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/18

Since it’s my data, I’d rather be in control myself, so here are some links that will help me going around the Zevercloud solution I posted about yesterday.

Some other interesting links of software supporting Zeversolar devices:

Note that does have native ZeverCloud updating using the ZeverSolar API key:

But these might help me:


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Posted in Development, Hardware Interfacing, LifeHacker, Power User, Software Development, Solar Power, Zeverlution, Zeversolar | Leave a Comment »

Fritz!Box LUA links on my research list

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/11/27

I’m not sure around which firmware versions Fritz!Box started to implement LUA links, but they are now on my research list.

Below a reference and where I found them.

A few notes first:

  • There are many duplicates, which in due time I need to de-duplicate.
  • The .lua links seem to override the old cgi-bin links (that are partially reverse engineered at [WayBackCategory:Befehle in /usr/www/cgi-bin – Fritz!Box).
  • Usually, .lua links require a SID. In the web-ui, a Fritz!Box very much tries to hide that SID from URLs in the browser address bar (especially for firmware versions 06.50 and up) so the easiest to get them is this:
    1. Login to your Fritz!Box
    2. Manually copy any of the URLs in the left side
    3. Take the SID from there.
  • More recent firmware versions hide the .lua links too, but you can see them when monitoring your network traffic in the developer mode of your web browser

Logging in programmatically needs a challenge response mechanism. It used to be at but now has moved to [Archive.is

Here is the list:

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The tragedy of FireWire: Collaborative tech torpedoed by corporations | Ars Technica

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/11/26

Another piece of history: FireWire also known as IEEE-1394 [WayBack].

[WayBackThe tragedy of FireWire: Collaborative tech torpedoed by corporations | Ars Technica

I still have that iPod, cables and IEEE-1394 adapters to communicate with it (:

It didn’t help that by now various types of connections – including FireWire, USB and others –  are also used for DMA hacking. One less connection type, one less risk of entry:

via: [WayBack] Firewire and what could have been.. – Roderick Gadellaa – Google+ and [WayBackFred Dresken (Maverick) – Google+



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Going to test some USB 3 gigabit ethernet adapters based on Realtek RTL8153 and Asix AX88179 chips

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/27

Later on, I might add a USB31000S in the mix, but I will do some initial testing with USB 3 gigabit ethernet adapters based on Realtek RTL8153 and Asix AX88179 chips.

Things I will focus on with my Retina MacBook Pro 2015 model are:

  • CPU usage
  • Throughput
  • Duration between reconnect on USB after suspend, and renewing the DHCP lease
  • Promiscuous mode capabilities

Some links for my references:

A first impression from the above links is that for Realtek chipset based devices, drivers are more readily included in operating systems, and these chipsets are better at VLAN handling.


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