My Pi Has an Eye


Hello once again,

As stated My Pi came has come in the mail and after (re)setting up an SD card and plugging it into the board it will take stills and video of decent size and bit rate.

Now comes the time to figure out how to either A make the camera visible/usable from another PC or see if I can host a website with the feed from the camera.

If I can in fact do both the end game would be to make it to where I can ship the video from the Pi to the web server (or call the feed from the pi to the server, either way) and display it on a webpage there by making a small cheap security camera and yes I know there are already pre-made options to do this but where is the fun in that?

If I can get both setup next would be to get a POE cable and run it to where ever I want the Pi to be and maybe make a weather proof case if its going to be outside.

This is also my protoboard Pi so maybe adding a motion sensor to capture images instead the security mentioned above.

That’s all for now.


Nix Ubuntu, Hello Debian

Hello again,

With all the controversy surrounding Ubuntu, from Unity and Mir, to the random changes to the their code disclosures, I have grown tired of it.

As of yesterday I have moved to Debian Stable on my Laptop, which is my main PC, the server will slowly follow, that will be a total of at least 7 PCs and VPCs going to Debian, not to count the 3-4 Pis that run it or XMBC depending on the day.

The day I can install Debian on my Nexus 7 I will be a happy man, That is the only device keeping Ubuntu.

Even Offensive Security changed from a Ubuntu Base on Backtrack to Debian in Kali.

On to more Random news, I successfully set up a LAMP server in a PI for my father, It’s currently running at 6.9% cpu used and 148/485MB of RAM and using 0/3744MB on a random 4GB Flash Drive. Before anyone says anything I know your not supposed to swap to a Flash but note the random, as in I have many.

Picked back up playing Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the 3ds, Along with Fire Emblem: Awakening.

Still playing EVE on the computer along with Civilization 5 which has found my renewed interest with is latest expansion Brave New World.

That is all for now.