2013 October


 Linux is everywhere

October 19, 2013

I bought four HikVision (DS-2CD2032-I) IP camera’s today.

# cat /proc/cpuinfo
Processor : ARMv6-compatible processor rev 5 (v6l)
BogoMIPS : 526.25
Features : swp half fastmult edsp java
CPU implementer : 0x41
CPU architecture: 6TEJ
CPU variant : 0x1
CPU part : 0xb36
CPU revision : 5

Hardware : Coconut
Revision : 13ec300a
Serial : 0000000000000000

Linux is now frigging everywhere, even inside a R2500 IP camera the size of an orange.

I can RTSP stream from it, ls the file system, tell it to mount remote storage via FTP, or NFS, and a plethora of things never thought possible with something as small as that.

I’m rocked.

And in other news, PLC (or broadband over powerline) still works. It’s so much easier to just plugin to a powerline than have to run Ethernet cables.

It truly is an easy home solution.

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 Frigging awesome

October 10, 2013

I’m ecstatic to point at Internet Solutions’ new cloud offerings, powered by Neology of course.

Awesome project, and great experience.

Openstack rocks.

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2 responses to “Frigging awesome”
  1. Robby says:

    Hi Roelf, packages offered are not very useful – low disk and bandwidth are going to limit what can be done with these. There’s no Centos OS option and I can’t make any ‘customise’ changes ( is this a website or browser issue or normal? ). I’m not a big fan of Afrihost but take a look at their offerings for better options ( up to 4vCPU, 500GB disk and 500GB traffic ).

  2. roelf says:

    These are launch offerings only, and thus the customisation options are a bit limited. They will grow soon. CentOS will be supported shortly as well.