Moving contacts from one phone to another is a tricky business. And when the manufacturers of the said two phones are different, this process quickly turns into a pain in the b**t.
It’s a known fact that Android (and, weirdly, older Sony-Ericsson) phones export their contacts as a single multi-contact vcf file. And it’s also a know (and hated) fact that Nokia’s (otherwise great) Suite program can only import single-contact vCards. Continue reading
I got a “DS1302 Serial Real Time Clock with Battery” very cheap off eBay (for under 2$) which I set up as a backup Real Time clock module on my Raspberry.
Hooking it up is pretty straightforward. The pinout and needed software are … Continue reading
Every once in a while hardware needs to be replaced. Sometimes boards, sometimes CPUs and sometimes drives. Drives are the ones most difficult to replace as they hold all that precious data one does not want to lose.
I personally hate reinstalling stuff; so I try as much as possible to “migrate” my data around. In this tutorial I’ll be replacing two drives under a RAID1 array with two newer bigger drives (and resize the array accordingly). Continue reading
There are times when devices fail, or lock up.
In some of those cases it could be a SATA hard disk locking up (perhaps it is developing bad blocks, perhaps it just had a power failure due to a bad connector and got left in an undefined state).
Thankfully, Linux offers vast control over the hardware… Continue reading