Month: November 2014

Digitalocean 512 MB server performance serving WordPress

I have previously posted about the digitalocean VPS hosting. Here are some details on a performance test I just did. Just for thesting the server I set it up with nginx+php_fpm+mysql. I used a custom set-up droplet with 32bit Ubuntu

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Using and programming a NEO-6 GPS receiver module

I recently had to programm a NEO-6 GPS receiver module for a friend of mine, that needed it to have a specific baudrate and specific NMEA sentences to be sent. The module was to be connected to a ham radio

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Wacom Tablet “There is a problem with your tablet driver” Fix

The Wacom bamboo tablet on my computer recently started behaving erraticaly – part of the functions did not work anymore. Trying to access the Wacom preferences from the start menu or from the Control panel just brought up a “There

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Rei-Labs Legacy

I just recently obtained a safety copy of my old blog site. 😉 when you want to keep your site alive you should really keep a safety copy somewhere. The legacy Rei-Labs.Net blog was actually my second blog, after the

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Virtualbox shared folder between guest (Ubuntu) and host OS

Ok, so this will be just a quick guide and I will just cover the case I had. I have a Windows 8 host operating system and Ubuntu 14.04 as the guest operating system. The guest operating system was already

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USB to serial (TTL/RS232) converter comparison

There are many integrated circuit products available for the USB to serial (TTL or RS232) conversion on the market. Serial communication protocols like RS232, RS485, RS422, USART, UART, LIN are still commonly used in industrial and commercial applications where only

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Save $10 on DigitalOcean VPS hosting

I recently needed to set up a ssh forwarding server for a project of mine. As I don’t have any permanently running server set up I set up a VPS hosting with DigitalOcean. You can set up an account here

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ESP8266 update firmware to change the baudrate

So today I figured I could update firmware on my ESP8266 to make it useful for work with the arduino uno. The problem with the original firmware is that the serial port baudrate is fixed at 115200 which is way

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