Posts Tagged ‘server\’

Banana Pi DLNA media server

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Dilshan Jayakody published a new build: Couple of months back we decided to create our own media server to store our MP3s and digital photographs. But it gets postpone several months due to unavailability of main-boards and other resources. Finally, after reviewing several prototypes we decided to build our media...

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Posted in R-Pi | 2 Comments »

HOW-TO: Add live websites to GIT without interruptions or security risks

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Over at the DEV site we've been using GIT repositories hosted at to push (deploy) changes to the live server instantly. It's way slicker than uploading changed files by FTP, which has no roll back if something goes wrong. It also solves one of our China internet problems: routing...

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Posted in #liveupdates, how-to, site | 3 Comments »

SITE: comments fixed for real, new server coming

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Finally, a real fix for the commenting bug that crops up from time to time. Recently, as well as a year and a half ago, WordPress comments would timeout or give NGINX 504 gateway errors. There were two issues, both related to over zealous security settings: Modsecurity was treating the...

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Posted in site | 5 Comments »

Scheduled server maintenance complete

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Our current server has been up non-stop for exactly a year. Over the last few weeks we had some slow loads and site errors, especially in blog comments. We did some scheduled maintenance a few hours ago, and the site was offline for a few minutes here and there. The...

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Posted in site | 40 Comments »

Using the Arduino Ethernet shield as a server

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Luca shows how to turn your Arduino with an Ethernet shield into a server. He goes over how to code your Arduino to handle HTML and HTTP protocols using strings. I’m going to show you a simple program that prints on serial connection browser‘s requests and answers with a simple...

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Posted in tutorials | 2 Comments »

This site powered by 100% renewable energy

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Fun fact: our new server at Hetzner is powered by 100% renewable energy. The wind must be blowing and the sun shining, because the server survived its first slashdotting yesterday. Image: Magnus Manske (CC BY-SA)

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Posted in site | 6 Comments »

Server hosting Adafruit style

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Adafruit took pity on us and shared some valuable web hosting experience: After hearing about Dangerous Prototype's search&move to a new hosting provider, we thought we'd post up about our hosting experiences! We currently use ServInt for our hosting provider. They're what we would classify as a 'full service' provider....

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Posted in kit biz, site | 1 Comment »

Web platform: SD card web server demo

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

This is an old version, see the latest version on the documentation wiki. The goal of this demo is to serve files to a web browser from a microSD card using the web platform hardware. Microchip's latest TCPIP stack demonstration includes an HTTP server that reads files from FAT formatted...

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Posted in web platforms | 9 Comments »

Free PCB Sunday II: Web platform

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

We go through a lot of prototype PCBs, and end up with lots of extras that we’ll never use. Every Sunday we give away a few professionally-made PCBs from one of our past or future projects, or a related prototype. This week we’re giving away free PCBs for our powerful...

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Posted in Free PCBs | 19 Comments »

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  • William: lol I'm happy to waste 3c for each program/debug cycle... but probably not the time spent soldering a new device down to a proto board!...
  • Joe Desbonnet: Ya, I can recommend the low melting point solder. I used brand 'ChipQuik' and it's amazingly easy to use.
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  • Max: Seems like an unexpectedly violent way to remove the chip indeed. A hot air station should of course do the job just fine, but in...