Did Arch Linux eat your KVM?

Mon 08 April 2013 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags archlinux virtualization kvm

A recent update to Arch Linux replaced the qemu-kvm package with an updated version of qemu. A side effect of this change is that the qemu-kvm binary is no longer available, and any libvirt guests on your system utilizing that binary will no longer operate. As is typical with Arch …

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I2C on the Raspberry Pi

I've set up my Raspberry Pi to communicate with my Arduino via I2C. The Raspberry Pi is a 3.3v device and the Arduino is a 5v device. While in general this means that you need to use a level converter when connecting the two devices, you don't need to …

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Interrupt driven GPIO with Python

Fri 08 March 2013 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags raspberrypi hardware

There are several Python libraries out there for interacting with the GPIO pins on a Raspberry Pi:

All of them are reasonably easy to use, but the Quick2Wire API provides a uniquely useful …

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Controlling a servo with your Arduino

Thu 07 March 2013 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags arduino hardware

I've recently started playing with an Arduino kit I purchased a year ago (and only just now got around to unboxing). I purchased the kit from SparkFun, and it includes a motley collection of resistors, LEDs, a motor, a servo, and more.

I was fiddling around with this exercise, which …

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A quote about XMLRPC

Mon 25 February 2013 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags puppet

I've been reading up on Puppet 3 lately, and came across the following:

XMLRPC was the new hotness when development on Puppet started. Now, XMLRPC is that horrible thing with the XML and the angle brackets and the pain and sad.

(from http://somethingsinistral.net/blog/the-angry-guide-to-puppet-3/)

...which also accurately …

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