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9 March 2020, 20:27 UTCOpenVPN and certificate ramblings
Just some infos for me to remember what to do when certificates expire.


21 January 2020, 13:48 UTCWindows 10 1803 / 1903 and NT style domains..

Since 1903 Windows 10 doesn't really offer a GUI way of adding a workstation to an NT Style domain. As I've been using Samba for a while, and still haven't upgraded to an AD (Active Directory) DC (domain controller) I was put in front of the task of adding 2 new workstations to the old NT style domain. In win10 (1903) I only found one way to do so (not documented in Samba's wiki):

Use PowerShell as an Administrator, and type the following code:

Add-Computer -ComputerName Server01 -LocalCredential Server01\Admin01 -DomainName Domain02 -Credential Domain02\Admin02 -Restart –Force

In order for this to work you need to:


30 December 2017, 21:07 UTCTasmota Fireplace on a witty cloud
Just a writeup of one of my latest projects.. emulating a fireplace with WS2812 LEDs


2 December 2017, 19:30 UTCSonoff Touch specifics
Additional stuff pertaining to the sonoff touch..


8 November 2017, 10:54 UTCFHEM + Sonoff + MQTT/mosquitto + Amazon echo/Alexa
A short description (mostly notes to myself) how to make a sonoff device work with fhem and alexa..


21 April 2017, 5:22 UTCWindows Live Mail 2012
So it seems Microsoft discontinued the Windows Essentials package ...


28 January 2015, 11:10 UTColder robot

Recently I started up an older Robot:

The robot system was built in 25.01.1989 (makes it 26 years by the time I write this post), but it has less than 1400 working hours, and still works great as you can see in the next video:


17 January 2014, 8:20 UTCRunning EMC1 on windows
A looong time ago I got interested in trying EMC (the Enhanced Machine Controller, later to be rewritten as emc2, and even later rebranded as LinuxCNC) on Windows..


27 October 2013, 21:11 UTCThermal leaking?
Had access to a thermal camera, so I took some snapshots of the outside of my home..


17 October 2013, 20:12 UTCbbb_parport
As PC printer ports are getting harder and harder to find, an alternative for cheapish CNC control needs to be found in order for linuxcnc to keep working, and growing.

One of the most promising platforms lately is the Beaglebone Black, and still missing was a convenient parallel port replacement for it...


13 September 2011, 8:38 UTCbig IGBT
27 February 2011, 10:46 UTCStabilizer
22 February 2011, 15:12 UTCFig-Rig
11 October 2010, 15:25 UTCmy own dog - bolt ;)
5 October 2010, 10:32 UTCmy new desk is here
13 August 2010, 12:32 UTCa desk for me
2 December 2009, 12:25 UTCGraphing - CACTI, RRDtool...
6 November 2009, 9:30 UTCChristening bomboniere cake
27 September 2009, 9:40 UTCtraffic light controller
20 August 2009, 12:27 UTCRobots everywhere ;)
7 July 2009, 20:09 UTCEntry
7 July 2009, 20:09 UTCLogin - Authentication necessary
25 May 2009, 18:06 UTC"thou shalt cook" (every now and then).. part deux
9 May 2009, 18:44 UTCprogress
22 April 2009, 21:11 UTC"thou shalt cook" (every now and then)
20 April 2009, 10:14 UTCAppliances anyone?
31 March 2009, 20:35 UTC"Let there be color" - he said on the 28th
11 February 2009, 9:05 UTCInstalling Ubuntu Server on Fujitsu Siemens Primergy H250
10 December 2008, 18:59 UTCEntry
10 December 2008, 18:59 UTCLogin - Authentication necessary

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