Computers

Zoneminder Linux / mdraid Optimizations

I was looking at things on the new server that I had just setup today and I noticed that the SSD was being written to at a continuous 35MB/s. This was as a result of the zoneminder /var/tmp/zm being located on the primary disk. The solution was to add a line to /etc/fstab and dedicated […]

Computers

Getting PCRE to compile on Solaris 9 SPARC

So there are some folks who are still trying to run modern things on old SPARC machines still. I pulled out my old Solaris server that I used to host a backup of my website back in 2013, dusted it off and booted it up
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Without missing a beat, not taking backups or snapshots other than the existing website and database itself, I decided to apply these updates and and just let it fly. Oh boy how we crashed and burned.

Computers Software

Make lto-cm compile

lto-cm doesn’t compile, here are some tips! Those of you who are looking to check out the lto-cm utility located here https://github.com/scangeo/lto-cm may find that the damn thing doesn’t compile. Here are some quick notes that allowed me to get it up and running. Many thanks to my friend Kevin for discovering this. I have decided to […]

Computers

E2900 / V1280 Enable GUI

I have a XVR-100 and a USB card installed in my E2900. To enable the graphical console login in Solaris 10 I have done the following post installation: #/usr/dt/bin/dtconfig -e # svcadm enable # ln -s /dev/fbs/pfb0 /dev/fb # fbconfig -xserver Xorg # reboot I did repeat these steps after another install, and had some […]

Computers

Time for a new workstation, well… old new

It has been a really long time since I’ve had a new desktop. Actually, because of the mobile nature of my life, being on the road and all; I have to use a laptop much of the time anyways. After being in North Carolina for an extended 2.5 year hiatus I returned to a workstation […]

Computers

News and info for August 2017

Howdy!   Alright, I must admit that it has been quite a while since I really have posted anything. There has been a lot going on, but finding time to sit down and write things isn’t always easy. First off, the site has been moved off of Fookushima, the G5 Quad has been removed from […]

Computers Electronics

April Update 2016

The G5 quad is doing great. The system has been up for more than 175 days now after traditionally it crashing out after 30. I am currently running the stock cooling system until issues are resolved with the other one. Though, I’m out of town, so hopefully the factory one holds out well. I feel […]

Automotive Computers Electronics

New Corrado, Vintage PC Goodness to come, October Update

Hello all! As you may or may not have noticed, comments on this site were broken, and now are fixed. Since I have been consistently updating wordpress, but not really wanting to update my theme, comments ended up breaking within the last month or two with the recent updates. At any rate, I have updated […]

Automotive Computers

Things that I’ve been working on…

Here is a random post with several things I’ve been working on over the last month that I figure you might enjoy..   This is a 1996 Bluebird Wanderlodge, I’ve been doing various things to it. I enjoy the drivers area as it kind of reminds me of a space shuttle with all the instrumentation […]

Electronics

Nature Power 2000w Inverter Test and Review

As a part of the Cadillac Camper project we decided to install a NaturePower 2000watt inverter (model 38320). This inverter was purchased at a local camping world. Before I go into further detail, I’m aware that there is a power inverter and converter that is combined into a single unit. For this project, we explicitly […]

Computers Electronics Software

Zoneminder is back! More security cameras woooo! DIY CCTV

For those of you long time DoogieLabs site visitors you might remember this post from long ago when I had my old house and was using zoneminder to monitor the security cameras: http://doogielabs.com/2010/11/news-for-thursday-september-25th-2010/ It has been years since I’ve used it, though I have been longing to use it again because I had great success […]

Life and General

July 2015 update

I’m still here! Well, I’m in North Carolina. I have been wanting / longing to work on the site and update some posts as well as create new ones. Some of the problem stems from the fact that I don’t have a decent laptop / computer out here to do that sort of work. The […]

Computers Electronics

Apple G5 Quad “Fookushima”

Realtime system status can be found here. There no need for me to write out a lengthy introduction for this machine as my intent was very clear with this project, and outlined here in the below video: This machine, as of May 5th 2015 now hosts the DoogieLabs.com website and all other associated websites and […]

The Complaint Department

The Geek Group Chris Boden IRC Incident of 2015

Many of you remember this video where I didn’t give the full story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqEzsRoLsn8 Recently, this video was brought to my attention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkjFtN8SWfo Now it’s time for that full story: I refrained from posting this originally because I thought it would have been a good thing to do. Recently there was a video posted to […]

Computers

“Military Rack”: Deployable servers and full network with wireless in a flight case.

One thing is for sure, we love our data. In modern society people use / need their data for various reasons. I have always been an advocate for personally keeping all my data and working from local copies versus storing stuff online. I have no problem with interacting online and sharing that information here, but […]

Automotive

Dubs Along the Rockies 2014

  DATR This year was in Parker Colorado, the turnout wasn’t bad. It wasn’t as large as it had been some years, but still larger than it was others. I had a great time talking to folks and checking out all the really cool setups. I decided to take video of a car show for […]

Computers

How to Install IRIX from a Hard Drive

After getting more involved with SGI stuff as of lately I must admit it is a real bear to get IRIX loaded onto these puppies. This is for several reasons, one of which being I don’t have an external SCSI CD-Rom drive always laying around. Maybe I do now,  but changing CDs and hoping that […]

Electronics

Troll HD Camera Housing Hacking S750

Project Introduction: So we were given a Troll Systems camera housing with everything except the S750 master controller. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on a master controller, we’re going to break out the connector and control the camera ourselves. Here are the pics of the circuit board and a diagram of the pinouts.   […]

Computers

December what?

Welcome and for those are read the site, thankyou! It’s really all of you that keep me going. I could pack all this in and go to work at a regular place and do the bare minimum for only self benefit but where does the rest of the world benefit from that? It doesn’t! My […]

Computers Electronics

November 2013 Update

Chinese made Laptop Battery Review: I got a new battery for my IBM ThinkPad, I took a gamble on one of those cheap Chinese batteries from eBay, as seen here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/190800977853 This battery was not the greatest in my opinion and great care should be taken when purchasing such batteries from eBay. This is the […]

Electronics

Project Thumper made Hackaday!

The new video is out for Thumper, and it ended up being posted on Hackaday (click here for the original post) I was very excited to see this on Hackaday, and then was disappointed when I read comments like: “Maybe it’s just me, but I love the Geek Group too. However, Chris just rubs me […]

Life and General

YouTube removed old subscriptions page, youtube.com/my_subscriptions

http://www.youtube.com/my_subscriptions?feature=mhee Was removed, are you crazy? I am very outraged that Google would do something so BOZO! Life doesn’t revolve around Google+ , people who use YouTube don’t want to be fused with another social media gig. If someone took the old YouTube software, and put it up at another domain name I bet you […]

Urban Exploration

Abandoned Eaton Colorado Sugar Mill

The pictures on this page were taken April 15th 2007, as we toured the old abandoned Sugar Mill in Eaton Colorado. This old sugar mill was full of surprises, and completely loaded with equipment. We had a lot of fun checking everything out, and covered all 5 stories in and out, every square inch of […]

Computers

On my way back to Colorado

Well, I must say I’ve had an awesome couple of weeks at The Geek Group in Grand Rapids MI. I went and worked on a bunch of cars and not only got to see the lab for the first time, but was given the opportunity to have a permanent place there as the Director of […]

Life and General

Been busy, and out of town!

Hello and sorry that it had been a long time since I’ve been active online. I have been busy with life changing stuff, I am out in Michigan right now at The Geek Group volunteering sorting out some car stuff whilst trying out for a job. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and I […]

Computers

ffmpeg on Solaris Sparc, is very useful!

SO I had a video that I took while filming the stuff for the Talon, it was a camstudio encoded video that I filmed of the data logging software so I could sync the logs with the video. Since my video editing PC balked at opening the format, I decided to break out the Ultrasparc […]

Automotive

Stingray Corvette Day 2 & 3

Work continues on the exhaust and finalization of dynamat in a couple of places that I could fit scraps that were directly panels to the outside body. This included the triangles that make up the C-Pillar and support the back window. I also did a section of the firewall up by the ran tray, as […]