Back from the bin – how to get new live into my wonderful Samsung Tab S2 Tablet

In my very perosnal opinition, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is one of the best tablets ever. Not because its so fast or great, but because its the perfect combination of performance and weight. Just light enough for reading in the evening (super thin),  enough performance to surf the internet and good sound to watch a Netflix. But…build in 2016.. and guess..no more updates from Samsung. Action needed… Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (9,7, Wi-Fi sm-810) Read more…

Get a douchdisplay running for the RPI4 (from china)

Introduction I am using a 1.8 Inch LCD Screen SPI Serial Port Module TFT Color Display Touch Screen ST7735 (128*160)  for Arduino”, bought for 9€ from aliexpress.com. Details: Display Processor: ST7735, Touch Processor: XPT2046, Display Type: ZJY180-TV2.0,128*160 Its part of my Project “BigPi” to use the PI4 as my central home server. I decided it needs a display 🙂 Software – TFT Display Enabling SPI via sudo raspi-config After some search I found a nice Read more…

Migrating from MySQL to Postgres

I am having some trouble on the RPI 4 to get Rails installed and finding the right version of MYSQL (MariaDB) and ActiveRecord while running an older version of Rails and a newer version of Sphinx (search index). Anyway I always wanted to move to PostgreSQL…thats the time to do. The tool of my choise: PGLoader I realized pgloader does not like to run on the RPI, but the solution is easy: SourceDB (Cubietrack) <-> Read more…

Runtime

Very happy, the MCW (Most Complicated Watch) keeps running… battery lasts “forever”. Whats next: Going to build a case – just looking for a nice design