Skype4Slackware : a Skype packager for Slackware

Microsoft makes packages of “Skype For Linux” only in .deb and .rpm format. If you want to use them on Slackware you have, every time, to download the file,  convert it into a native package and install it. Can we execute this procedure using a tool that requires only to be launched ? The answer is simple : YES. See how to […]

Install Mozilla Firefox portable on Linux

Installing an instance of Mozilla Firefox portable on Linux is pretty simple but this action could reserve you some trouble if you have to do it manually every time. Because of this i created a very simple script which does the dirty job and can create a portable installation of this the browser. Supported Firefox versions, […]

MultiCopy: copy a file to multiple destinations

Often i have to copy manually a single file into many destination directories (or files), so i decided to create a command line tool to do help me in doing this task: Multicopy (mcp). The program can be used as show below: mcp <src_file> <directory_1> <directory_2> … <directory_n> copy file <src_file> into the given directories […]

Manage D-Link DCS-960L motion detection using rfid tokens

After having presented RFIDer and after having show you a simple shell script to control motion detecion of a D-Link DCS-960L, i want to describe how to merge those two programs in order to enable/disable motion detection using rfid tokens and a rfid reader. As usually i’m using a RaspberryPI as a central unit.

WP-Disk-Free: WordPress free disk space checker

To monitor free disk space on a server hosting a WordPress website i created a new plugin, a sort of clone of the unix command df,  called WP-Disk-Free. This plugin allow you to: define in the Settings page minimum free disk space  (MB) to use as a warning quota receive an email, sent to a […]

RFIDer: tool to get data from a rfid reader

For a home automation project i had to connect a rdif reader (this one) to a Raspberry Pi 3 and then have the system execute a program each time a token is read by the reader:RFIDer is the tool i developed to do this job. RFIDer sources (GPLv3 license) are available, but you can also find precompiled binaries  for some platform. Once compiled […]

Manage D-Link DCS-960L motion detection using a RaspberryPi

Installing and configuring a surveillance camera is becoming an operation very easy and very common, strong technical skills are not required anymore. The question is: can we control a “home camera”  with our RaspberryPi ? The short answer is: YES ! I’ll show how to use the RaspberryPi to control, using jus the linux shell, a D-Link DCS-960L .