Rocode >> Hobbies

In addition to my employment I also perform many small hobby projects that utilise my technical skills.

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Screencast: Link for a screencast Circuit Diagram: Link for circuit diagram Pivot Chart: Link for a pivot chart

Local Area Networking

Zentyal Gateway

http://www.rocode.com/zentyal/

Details of my ASUS EeeBox Mini computer running Zentyal Linux.

The Dude Network Monitoring

http://www.rocode.com/thedude/

Details of my installation of The Dude network monitoring package.

AVIS Event Router

http://www.rocode.com/elvin/ Watch how AVIS with a subscribed Tickertape is used with Freeview EPG Watch how an event is sent to a subscribed Tickertape from the DOS command line

Details of my installation of the AVIS Event Router.

Network Enabled Sensors

http://www.rocode.com/sensors/ Watch how a reed switch may emit Elvin notifiations Reed Switch Circuit Diagram PIR Module Circuit Diagram Pressure Mat Circuit Diagram

Details of my experimentation with internet connected sensors around my home.

http://www.rocode.com/sensors/LEDTemperature.html Watch how a 1-wire thermal probe is used with a LED display and speaker Hourly Temperature Chart A Hourly Temperature Chart B

Details on my 1-wire temperature sensor and LED display.

Telecommunications

Mythbuntu Media Centre

http://www.rocode.com/asrock/ Watch how I use Mythbuntu with an ASRock ION 3D Nettop PC

Details of my ASRock ION 3D Nettop computer running Mythbuntu Linux.

FM Music Transmitter

http://www.rocode.com/fmtransmitter/

How I play randomly from a playlist of music and broadcast it to a FM Transmitter.

EZCAP DAB+ Receiver

http://www.rocode.com/ezcap/

Details of my Ezcap DAB+ receiver running on Windows 7.

Web Site Programming

Screencasts for Multiple Browsers

http://www.rocode.com/screencasts/

Details of how I create screencasts that should play on most browsers.


Social Networking Website Enhancements

http://www.rocode.com/socialnetworking/

Details of how I add social networking enhancements to my websites.


Google Analytics Website Statistics

http://www.rocode.com/googleanalytics/

Details of how I add Google Analytics monitoring to my websites.

Miscellaneous

PowerSwitch Tail Home Automation

http://www.rocode.com/powerswitchtail/

Detailing the soldering a PowerSwitch Tail kit and connecting it to a Raspberry Pi.

Ripping and Tagging CDs

http://www.rocode.com/cdripping/

How I rip CDs using free software.

System Tune Up

http://www.rocode.com/tuneup/

Tools to tune up your system.

Recommended Technology Links

http://yourtechlife.com.au/ (Your Tech Life podcast)

http://www.skynews.com.au/programs/tbb/ (Technology Behind Business on Sky News)

http://luv.asn.au/ (Linux Users of Victoria)

http://www.techtalkradio.com.au/ (The Tech Talk Radio Show from 3WBC 94.1 FM ended in 2012)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/default.stm (Click on BBC)

http://slashdot.org/ (Slashdot News)

Blog

Please visit my blog for the most up-to-date information with regards to my hobbies.

http://www.rocode.com/blog/ .

Linux Distributions

I have tested the following list of Linux Operating System Distributions on my home network.

Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Ubuntu

Ubuntu Desktop Edition.

Smoothwall

Smoothwall Express Open Source Firewall.

Trixbox

Trixbox The Open Platform for Business Telephony.

Mythbuntu

Mythbuntu home entertainment just got entertaining again.

XenServer

XenServer Integrate, manage, and automate a virtual datacenter.