Next Hardware Project: Console Switcher

It’s been a while since my last hardware project so I decided with the new games room in Shopify’s Ottawa office that I would build a retro-gaming themed box to switch between the consoles we have hooked up to the TV. When equipping the room, I specifically picked the LG 60LB6500 because it had RS232 […]

MTU and TCP MSS when using PPPoE

I switched to Bell from Rogers about half a year ago. A goal I had was to remove their router and use my own EdgeRouter Pro. Once I got the PPPoE connection up I was able to ping the rest of the world but couldn’t load most websites. Eventually I found I had to adjust […]

Matrox Mojito Max and Matrox VS4 are not compatible

One would think that similar products from the same company would be compatible but with Matrox, that is woefully wrong. A few months ago we bought 2 Matrox Mojito MAX cards because I had assumed the BlackMagic Intensity Pro cards we were using were bad (turns out it was the motherboard). They worked great for […]

Go on the PhidgetSBC3 Part 1

The latest version of the PhidgetSBC line includes an ARMv5 processor which means it now has support for go. Unfortunately the current golang package in the debian repository does not work but I was able to compile golang from source on the PhidgetSBC3 and it worked (including cgo). Thanks to the "The Go Language Gophers" […]

Fix locales on the PhidgetSBC3

If you are using a PhidgetSBC3 you might see this a lot: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), LC_ALL = (unset), LANG = "en_CA.UTF-8" are supported and installed on your system. perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C"). locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to […]