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      Current state of vpsBoard   02/04/2017

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      Over the last year or two vpsBoard activity and traffic has dwindled. I have had a change of career and interests, and as such am no longer an active member of the web hosting industry.

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  1. Do we have any resident cobblers / DIY types who are using Linux for CCTV / security related? I mean legit Linux DIY not premade embedded systems. I am fussing with some China dump wifi cameras (read cheap). Quite interesting little units for the price (bound to be more like them). ~ $15 a camera delivered. RTSP streaming from these and seems to be a really common software stack they are loading into lots of these China cams from many many brands. Do we have people using the Open Source Zoneminder DVR / CCTV software? Considering trying to get Zoneminder running on one of my unused ARM boards (yes it exists for ARM also).
  2. Working on or wanting to work on some building projects over the winter. One thing I am experimenting with is various materials for simple R-value - think insulating value or ability to keep heat in or out (both are of interest). Looking for cheap and open source solutions for sensing temperature (thermometer) and transmitting those datapoints real time to a central collection station. Looking for something ideally ready made on the sensor with simple controls in Linux / means to get the data from the device. Tethering to USB is fine, can use wifi to communicate on this. Looking for sensors that have about -30F to 400F range (that's outside temperature minimum and temperature near heat exchanger - not directly in flame path). Anyone have currently or prior experimented with anything that sounds usable? Arduino solutions may be fine, but I am just entirely unfamiliar with.
  3. Hey guys! My girlfriend managed to step on her netbook - eMachines em350 to be exact, and managed to break the screen. What a surprise :P I bought her a new netbook, so here I am with half-functioning netbook. Now, as you probably know, the resolution on those things is hideous 1024x600. I was thinking of acquiring a 1920x1200 panel to replace it. Sounds good? Right. I ran into couple of things: There aren't that many (cheap) 10.1" 1920x1200 panels The good ones are 50-pin connectors, but I need 40-pin Does anyone have experience regarding these kind of things? I already managed to get the broken panel out properly, so I'm thinking I could do this with ease, with proper parts. Could I use 50-pin to 40-pin converter to attach the screen? This is the converter I was looking for, and here is the panel I managed to find. If I manage to pull this off, I will get a cheap SSD and have the ultimate portable coding machine! B)