Through this article I will share with you the bad experience I had with my Proliant Microserver G8 few days ago, concerning the blinking red-light problem on the front panel. If you are here, it is probably because you are encountering the same problem and I will reassure you: your server is probably not dead…Continue Reading “Proliant MicroServer G8 – Red Alert”
These last few days, I’m emerging from the soil my army of hard disk that contains all my data for the past 10 years. I had been totally discouraged by the amount of information, and huge quantity of duplicated files due to multiple backups.
As I’m storing a lot of files in a year, I searched a good way to organize, sort and backup all my documents, videos and music in a logical way. The purpose is also to reduce risks of losing files (after a hard-disk failure for example). If you are or were in the same case, this little guide is for you! Throughout this bunch of lines, I will show you how to keep the control on your files and your workspace, and how to jungle with your personal and professional data.Continue Reading "File storage strategy"
It seems that the previous trick I have posted did not totally rose my Black&Decker batteries from the dead. The two 14.4V Fire Storm batteries seem to be bored by electroshock, and they are going out of energy in less than one day without use. Anyway, I decided to find a way to plug the drill on the AC 220V, that would allow me to drill 24/7 :).
This time I will expose you an inexpensive hack to convert your cordless drill with batteries into a corded one, using an AC to DC adapter.Continue Reading "Convert a Black&Decker cordless drill to a corded one"
Behind this long title, I will simply tell you how to fix charging problem with Black & Decker cordless drills. In my home toolbox, there was a broken cordless drill that had some battery issues. The engine-tool had not been used for a while, so the two 14.4V batteries were totally discharged, in a state…Continue Reading “Black & Decker battery charger fix”
Maybe you have already noticed it. For a long while, I was asking myself what is the role of this tiny yellow bar in the Youtube video player. After some research on the web, I found that it is for indicates the user when a popup will arrive on the screen (in Youtube term, popup…Continue Reading “The secret of the Youtube’s yellow bar!”
Débarquer dans le monde de GNU/Linux, c’est un peu comme passer son permis. Le code, les heures de conduites, choses aussi lourdes que d’assimiler un bout de programme obscurcit de l’IOCCC (International Obfuscated C Code Contest). Examen passé, auto-école remerciée, et cette sensation lorsqu’on prend les commandes de la grosse merco du paternel. Voilà, vous l’aurez compris, passer le cap Linux, c’est reprendre le contrôle de son PC et augmenter drastiquement sa productivité, ainsi que sa compréhension de l’informatique en général.
Le problème, c’est que Linux a été très longtemps l’affaire de barbus comme Richard Stallman, 2ème personne la plus influente du monde informatique, devant NyanCat et WTF Guy. Alors forcément, par où commencer?Continue Reading "Linux, par où commencer"
Hi everybody! I would like to apologize concerning the unavailability of owl-black.net during approximately 1 week. Indeed, a bad manipulation in my CPanel deactivated the owl-black.net DNS redirection! I hope you will enjoy the site as it is back. Best regards
Finalement, on revient toujours à ses premiers amours! Free-H.org, j’avais quitté il y a de la 2 ans pour rejoindre les rangs de 1and1, l’un des plus gros hébergeurs de site web français. Alpagué par une offre pomotionnelle, je me laissais tenter par un véritable nom de domaine, un vrai de vrai : owl-black.net. 1and1,…Continue Reading “Changement d’hébergeur!”
Yesterday night, I solved a problem that made me crazy for 6 months. When I booted up my computer, I needed to wait between 2 or 3 minutes to get a working connection to the internet. During this dead time, the wired network adapter indicated that it was connected (so the cable was plugged in),…Continue Reading “ESET NOD32: Slow network startup on all adapters”
This year at school, we have a C language project to do in team, and the subject was totally free. So we had the idea to make an application that tracks Solex in real time for the Rock’n Solex fest, in order to allow people to see the position, lap-times and speed of the runners at any instant.
As we are obligated to do it in C language, we chose to use GTK+ library for our client interface, that will show a map with one marker for each runner. After some research on the web, we found osm-gps-map, a sort of widget for GTK+ that allows fetching maps from OpenStreetMap project.
The purpose of this post is to explain how to properly install and use GTK+ under Windows, and how to make the C example file provided by the official website working. The IDE that will be used is Code::Blocks.Continue Reading "osm-gsm-map on Windows with GTK+"