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Old 07-13-2017, 05:00 PM   #171
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Old 07-13-2017, 05:50 PM   #172
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:06 PM   #173
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Old 07-23-2017, 04:35 PM   #174
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So we're hanging out stationary for a few more days. Not much room to work on the outside of the bus, but I did some work on some other things.

I spent today working on my reaspberry pi zero wifi setup. My hope was that I could use virtual interfaces to run both AP and client from a single physical interface. Turns out the driver explicitly disables this combination, and only lets you use some not very useful combinations (ap+adhoc, really?). After a little hacking, I added the combination to the driver, but it ends up being blocked also by the firmware. So, back to having dual wifi adapters until such time as I decide to investigate other chipsets. I will say that ath9k has been rock stable, where the others I've tried were quite unstable.. Having to reboot hourly to revive stuck devices, that's just nasty.

The GF and I have switched almost entirely to eating (drinking) Soylent. She's been at it for about 1.5 months, I've been doing it for about 3 weeks. There are positives and negatives but mostly positives. I'm oig to write something up elsewhere on the site about it so more people can read it.

I replaced the exhaust fan for the composting toilet about a week ago, the new one makes a little more noise but it's a small sacrifice for keeping things dry and not smelly. At some point I"ll draw up plans for how I built mine, it's a nice combination of cheap and good.

I've been looking into security camera systems, but knowing they are ultimately just linux boxes I'm looking at options that could do double duty replacing my wifi/network managing pi. A friend has a possible device but I"m letting him figure it out rather than experimenting with my own money.


I've ot a few more things I"m working on but don't want to go into detail until I know if its worthwhile or not. We're stationary until Wednesday/Thursday enjoying the amazing weather in Berkeley, CA.
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Old 07-23-2017, 04:53 PM   #175
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Interesting.
That's a masochistic diet for sure. I tried that stuff once. ONCE.
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Old 07-23-2017, 05:10 PM   #176
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Good stuff on the PI, though I think you can do it out of the box with a milrotik router.

As for cameras. Zoneminder all the way, it's free Linux software and has some big system features. Haven't tried it on a pi though . I use it in a virtual instance for my home security and it works wonders.
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Old 07-23-2017, 05:50 PM   #177
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Yeah I'm familiar with Zoneminder but the Pi has such poor IO I think it'd max out with 1 camera.. I am looking at kits with support for 8.
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Old 07-23-2017, 06:34 PM   #178
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I've looked at the milrotik devices and they're interesting, but I don't know how friendly the RouterOS is for installing your own software. The Pi obviously is great for it. They use a variety of cpu platforms, at appears to be mostly MIPS and PPC variants. I do have a limitation with my phone tethering software, which ships a binary utility for several platforms but not RouterOS.
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:05 PM   #179
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true that even the PI 3 doesnt have great IO in it.. you could probably get 2 on a pi 3..

ive got 5 cameras on mine in a KVM VM on Centos 6.

my hypervisor host is a bit of a demon machine though.. I7-5820K with 64 RAM

I have a dedicated RAID-10 just for the cameras.. I really should pull that off the main box and build a SAN / NAS to handle the video recording..

my server wouldnt survive long in a bus though just from a power consumption standpoint.

Mikrotik is just a router.. an appliance.. I didnt realize you needed a special phone tether app.. I use a hotspot and it pushes out USB or wifi.. each of which the MT can make a WAN out of ..
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