Category Archives: Anvanced Tools

For particular tasks. Not for everyone.

OpenWrt, an alternative for improving network security at home with firewall and web proxy

Introduction OpenWrt is a Linux distribution that can be loaded into many wireless routers by replacing the original firmware with OpenWrt firmware. The picture below shows 2 such routers, together with Raspberry Pi on the right for comparison. My interest … Continue reading

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USB KM switch for sharing Keyboard, Mouse, clipboard and transfer files

With this special USB cable, it is possible to use one Keyboard and Mouse to work with 2 computers (and with 2 screens). In addition, one can transfer files and share the clipboard. In Wikipedia, it is called “Easy Transfer … Continue reading

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ansifilter, tool to convert color codes in log file into color html

ansifilter is an open source tool which can convert ssh session logs (with putty) with ansi escape codes into html with colors. First, putty should be configured with “all session output”, see figure below. Next, the log file should contain … Continue reading

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Utilizing color in ssh session (example with Android)

When using ssh to connect to “small” devices like android or raspberry, one might not have an option to install several packages. In those scenarios one can reuse the existing command line tools that are often included. This tip is … Continue reading

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Fritzing, tool for documenting Raspberry Pi projects

Fritzing is an open source tool, which is great for documenting your Raspberry Pi projects. Their library contains several electronic parts, and if needed, one can create own components too. For advanced usage, one can even order PCBs (Printed Circuit … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi as security device, first look on IPFire

Raspberry Pi is an interesting candidate for a low cost, low power, small and open source based security device to be used at small office or at home office (SOHO), or for protecting your home automation… However, some preconcerns were … Continue reading

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Synergy, tool for sharing keyboard and mouse over network

Synergy is an open source tool for using one keyboard and mouse for 2 (or more) computers over the network. Usage is simple, just move mouse from one screen into another. Clipboard is supported. In the figure above, desktop with … Continue reading

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