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Whisky Tasting: Isle of Jura Origin 10yo

Jura 10, meine erste Annäherung an diese Brennerei.

Nase: Würziger Bergkäse

Geschmack: Käsefüße und abgestandenes Bier

Abgang: Zum Glück ganz kurz

Fazit:Wir werden wohl keine Freunde. Zum Glück nur eine kleine Probenflasche.

To be honest...

... I did not touch the Cubietruck since I assembled it and I did not feel like posting links. So I had nothing to say. I blame stress at work, 3 weeks of holiday and Netflix. ;-)

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Cubietruck - First obstacles

During the setup I encountered the first two obstacles. The first one was during the installation. I followed this instructions to install the supplied image of Lubuntu to the NAND memory. I decided to install the server release, but the steps are the same. I installed it under windows, so I had to download the PhoenixSuite instead of the LiveSuite. The first obstacle I encountered was that after the board entered FEL mode it did not get recognised by the PhoenixSuite. I figured it must be the missing driver, Windows complained earlier after connecticting the Cubietruck. You can find the driver in \PhoenixSuit\Drivers and install it via the Windows Device Manager. Right click on the unknown device and install the driver.

The second obstacle was to fit the Cubietruck into the case I bought. Luckily the announcement post for case comes with detailed instructions. I suggest you follow them to the letter. Be careful with the IR receiver.

New Hardware: Cubietruck

I got some new hardware: A Cubietruck (Cubieboard 3)

Over the following weeks I plan to configure and set it up as DNS and DHCP server for my home network. I also plan to put some network monitoring on it and a network share, mainly for music. I already run DNS and DHCP on a Raspberry Pi, but it's more of a makeshift setup and I want to use the Raspberry for other tasks. At the same time, a Raspberry Pi, due to its hardware limitations, is not the best device to offer network shares. I already have a full-blown home server but I don't run it 24/7 and I usually don't want to start it, just to listen to music from my collection that is not on Spotify.

Services I plan to run:

  • DNS

  • DHCP (with DDNS)

  • Network-Monitoring

  • SMB-Share

  • ???

If I run into obstacles while setting this up I plan to blog about them and how I overcome them.

On Prometheus

Prometheus fell short in many places. But I think it's possible to fix the movie. You only need to make one smallish assumption:

What if the crew members were not selected for the mission because they are smart, but because they are idiots?

That would make perfect sense because science was not the real mission of the vessel. The real mission was to bring David (the only smart protagonist) and Peter Weyland to the planet. There were only morons chosen for the crew because they would be less likely to look behind the plot and to interfere.

EVE Online - Space Music

EVE Online is a game known for its tales of scams, deception, huge fights and little dramas. EVE may also be well known for its distinct graphics. One point that always get's the short end in the publics perception is the music of EVE. Veterans are always quick to say "EVE has sound?" but at the same time they fondly remeber their first steps into the game to to the spacey tunes of EVE's music.

Some time ago CCP decided to change EVE's ingame music system away from a player that plays the tracks more or less in order, mixed up when entering special areas of space, to a more dynamic system. This led to an outcry of people who were grown fond of some particular pieces of music. That's why CCP decided to put all of EVE's current ingame tracks on Soundcloud. Go and listen to them. It's worth it.

If you are now hooked and need more, or if you miss a particular piece of music you can check the following archives: