Foscam FI9853EP Pinout

Submitted by cliff on Wed, 05/09/2018 - 17:42

The foscam FI9853EP outdoor IP camera comes default with an attached cable loom, which is very awkward for an outdoor cam. Luckily it's very easy to fix this if you have a POE capable switch.

Cable colour pinout:

Orange White (pin 1)
Orange (pin 2) 
Green White (pin 3) 
Green (pin 6) 
Grey (pin 4) 
Purple (pin 8)

So just cut off the cable and connect it to an IDC strip or use an RJ45 8P8C connector.

Chromecast on non-RFC1918

Submitted by cliff on Fri, 17/08/2018 - 13:35

I ran into a problem with casting from Chrome to a Chromecast, android phones would work just fine, but Chrome would refuse to cast. The cast icon was available but it would not find a chromecast to cast to. After some research it seems that Chrome stopped working for quite some people after Chrome 63. 

Apparently there has been a new chrome flag that disables casting to non-RFC1918 IP addresses. To enable the old behaviour go to:

chrome://flags/#media-router-cast-allow-all-ips

And enable it. After a Chrome restart your problems are fixed.

Upgrading Sony Xperia Z Tablet (SGP311) to Android 7.1

Submitted by cliff on Mon, 09/04/2018 - 12:16

Using the Lineage OS Install guide I had no problems installing it, but make sure you have enough battery. I started out at 10% the first time and this was not enough. Make sure it is at a minimum of 50%

LineageOS Download for SGP311 - https://download.lineageos.org/pollux_windy

LineageOS Install Guide for SGP311 - https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/pollux_windy/install

VMWare ESXi 6.5 on HP DL380G8: sfcbd crashing a lot

Submitted by cliff on Fri, 06/04/2018 - 16:50

Running VMWare ESXi 6.5U1 on a HP DL380 G8 with the HPE Custom Image ? And getting the error message: An application (/sbin/sfcbd) running on esxi host has crashed ?

Disable the vmw_hpe-smx-provider wbem provider. Get into the ESXi CLI and do the following:

esxcli system wbem provider set -e false -n vmw_hpe-smx-provider

Wanhao Duplicator i3 Plus - Cura Settings

Submitted by cliff on Thu, 29/03/2018 - 15:10

I recently acquired a Wanhao Duplicator i3 Plus 3D printer. To use it with Ultimaker's Cura the following settings have to be entered in the printer settings:

- Printer > Add > Other > Prusa i3

- Machine Settings - Printer

X Width: 200mm
Y Width: 200mm
Z Height: 180mm
X Min: 20mm
Y Min: 10mm
X Max: 10mm
Y Max: 10mm
Gantry Height: 59mm

- Machine Settings - Extruder

Update/Reset Gopro Hero 3 WIFI Settings

Submitted by cliff on Mon, 26/03/2018 - 10:08

My gopro hero 3 had a password set I couldn't remember. It seems changing it isn't that straightforward, most guides on the internet redirect you to the gopro site, where you have to enter your serial number to obtain an update.zip file, which contains 2 textfiles. Here is a guide to do it without going trough their site.

Get an empty microSD card (or format it) and add the following 2 files to the root directory of the microSD card. Change WIFI_SSID to your own SSID, and change WIFI_PASSWORD to the password you want to use.

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