… an ohmic load (Thank you Axel) shows the same behavior (spikes on Vout) as seen in the previous post. Fortunately I’ve spent some space on the pcb for an optional filter that has now become mandatory. The spikes do not change with load or input voltage. I took a closer look and they are […]

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I’ve run the power supply under load. As you can see I’ve not yet removed the screen protector foil from my multimeter connected the cables in the wrong direction so the current is negative load current @ Vout=5V [A] The load was a florist wire that accidentally had the correct length to have a resistance […]

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After a (luckily unsuccessful) search for short cuts I have connected the power supply part on the pcb to an external power supply. The following screen shot shows that the power supply becomes operational at around 12V. Channel 1: VoutChannel 2: Vin (manual rise from 0 to 15V ) Unfortunately I do not have a […]

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After a long time I’ve reactivated my solder iron. Since I’ve done that without additional flux (apart from the content of the solder) the result looks accordingly. My next step will be testing the circuitry. power supply part of the cancombase Surprisingly for me the soldering of the IC was the easiest. I assume, that […]

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After ordering the prototype pcbs in China on Saturay they arrived on the following Wednesday. I even got one more pcb than I’ve ordered. The service is very fast and the price more than acceptable. So based on this single sample I can recommend allpcb.com. Apart from the silkscreen, the pcb looks good. But I’ve […]

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Of course loxone offers the possibility to connect the miniserver to the internet and also an app for mobile devices to connect to your smart home via internet. The problem is the connection is not as smart as expected. heise.de had a short and a long story about that. So the first step is not […]

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With the help of Jonas as reviewer I’m one step closer to the solution that was missing in Switch selection. The first version of cancombase is finsihed. The 5×10 cm pcb fits behind the switches in a double plug socket. The 4 pairs in the CAT cable will be used in the following way: Connect […]

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Our mirror server has been generating download maps for almost 10 years (since August 2009). This is done by going through all our download log files (HTTP, FTP, RSYNC) and using GeoIP and the Matplotlib Basemap Toolkit to draw maps from where our mirror server is being accessed. I have taken the output from almost […]

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One of the CRIU uses cases is container checkpointing and restoring, which also can be used to migrate containers. Therefore container runtimes are using CRIU to checkpoint all the processes in a container as well as to restore the processes in that container. Many container runtimes are layered, which means that the user facing layer […]

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After using Podman a lot during the last weeks while adding checkpoint/restore support to Podman I was finally ready to use containers in production on our mirror server. We were still running the ownCloud version that came via RPMs in Fedora 27 and it seems like many people have moved on to Nextcloud from tarballs. […]

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On October 19th, 2018, I was giving a talk about OpenHPC at the CentOS Dojo at CERN. I really liked the whole event and my talk was also recorded. Thanks for everyone involved for organizing it. The day before FOSDEM 2019 there will be another CentOS Dojo in Brussels. I hope I have the chance […]

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As mentioned before, I want a switch setup that is the same in every room. Of course I considered loxone touch connected to the miniserver by loxone tree¬† But I did not like it because of two reasons: The design is different from the design of the plugs and other elements. I don’t like the […]

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Starting point of home automation is the signal and power cables routed to the switch cabinet in the basement. The additional cost and effort is the signal cables that would not be required in a traditional setup. The additional effort for the power lines can be neglected since the additional length from each room to […]

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Since the miniserver has only a SD-card as internal storage and it’s prone to wear I’m thinking about logging of data outside the miniserver. Loxone offers so called loggers. One possibility is to set the storage location to a syslog target outside the miniserver. so now the data is in /var/log/syslog of alix. What I […]

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