Splashtop is the awesome!!

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I am a HUGE fan of the Remote Apple desktop whilst I am in OSX but when I am in windows, well it sucks. I have tried different VNC clients but none really are good enough. Well in comes Splashtop, this is an amazingly quick vnc like client that you can even access over the web, just like Logmein. Which I also love now that they went free.

Free as in, I hardly use it but when I do I don’t want to pay freakin 20$ a month for the occasional use….so I was very happy they went free for limited seats.

MacJournal 1st Post with Pictures….

Well, this is what drove me to this app in the first place….lets see how it goes.

AND it failed to upload the picture….lame….back to square 1.

UPDATE 7/31 – MacJournal folks emailed me back within the NEXT freakin day and told me how to do it!! And it freakin worked like a charm……well they sold me on the app and I’m getting it.

UPDATE – 08/01: Well now I get to wait to find out what the difference is between the MAS version, which is 6.0.4 and there version which is 6.0.5, sent an email and now the waiting game commences.

MacJournal uugh…

Jeez…well it seems that this is the only app that works with Tumblr….well I might just have to suck it up and get this app… Now I really have to keep blogging to justify this app, wish it wasn’t so asspensive..ohh well…

LOL my fight with the tumblr editors….

So I am fighting with code boxes, which are separate boxes that outline any code that I come across that stays unformatted aka doesn’t add in any line returns, I tried Mars Editor. Nice app BUT 6 days to late apparently, as the Tumblr engineers changed the API on them and they haven’t updated there VERY asspensive app. Really 39.99??????
Mac Journel was my next choice, it to was asspensive. Seriously?? I don’t blog enough to justify spending so much so I guess I will wait till some sale comes up on MacUpdate.
I tried Ecto but it doesn’t support Tumblr. *sigh*
I looked at WordPress but it looked too complicated to me so I skipped it. I rather enjoy the look of the theme I picked. Ok well JUST now I changed it to something that looks even better….I was looking on how to add comments and this new theme does it but I cant seem to figure it out, ohh well.

memory split script…2nd try…

The reason why this says the second try is I attempted to display the below code more neatly BUT it kept adding in extra line returns and made it look ugly, also I cant seem to figure out how the hell to get the code in its own code box as the <code></code> tags don’t seem to be working or at least they don’t work the way I expect it to.
I found this really neat script for changing the memory split easy….original blog post:

http://sirlagz.net/?p=445

But this lists v2, below is v3

#!/bin/bash
##
## Raspberry Pi Memory Split Selector Script v3
## Author: SirLagz
## Website: http://sirlagz.net
##
## The purpose of this script is to make selecting the memory split
## on the RPi easy.
## Simply make this script executable if it’s not already, move
## it to the directory with the elf files, and run it with ./select3.sh
## The menu should be pretty self explanatory.
##
#cd /boot
clear
list=./*
b128det=0
b192det=0
b224det=0
bdefdet=0
for i in $list
do
case $i in
”./arm128_start.elf”) b128det=1;;
”./arm192_start.elf”) b192det=1;;
”./arm224_start.elf”) b224det=1;;
”./start.elf”) bdefdet=1;;
esac
done
if [[ “$b192det” == “$bdefdet” ]] ; then
diffresult=`diff arm192_start.elf start.elf`
if [[ -z $diffresult ]] ; then
current=192
fi
fi
if [[ “$b128det” == “$bdefdet” ]] ; then
        diffresult=`diff arm128_start.elf start.elf`
        if [[ -z $diffresult ]] ; then
current=128
        fi
fi
if [[ “$b224det” == “$bdefdet” ]] ; then
        diffresult=`diff arm224_start.elf start.elf`
        if [[ -z $diffresult ]] ; then
current=224
        fi
fi
declare -i vram
vram=256-$current
sysram=`cat /proc/meminfo | grep MemTotal | awk -F\  ’{ printf(“%.0f”,$2/1024) }’`
echo “##################################”
echo “##      Raspberry Pi Memory     ##”
echo “##        Selector Script       ##”
echo “##################################”
echo ”      Current Memory Split”
echo ”        CPU $current/$vram VRAM”
echo ”      Detected System RAM”
echo ”      $sysram MB”
echo “##################################”
echo “1) Set CPU/VRAM split to 128/128”
echo “2) Set CPU/VRAM split to 192/64”
echo “3) Set CPU/VRAM split to 224/32”
echo “q) Quit”
echo “Enter Choice:”;
read x
case $x in
1)
rm start.elf && cp arm128_start.elf start.elf
;;
2)
rm start.elf && cp arm192_start.elf start.elf
;;
3)
rm start.elf && cp arm224_start.elf start.elf
;;
q|Q)
exit 0
;;
*)
$0
;;
esac
if [[ $? -ne 0 ]]; then
echo “Memory Split setting failed”
fi

Perfect DOS font…

While this isn’t PERFECT, its as close as you can get to perfection for a wide DOS terminal font for OSX. MUCH better than Terminus or Consolas.
http://www.dafont.com/perfect-dos-vga-437.font
And here are the instructions to install the ttf font on Linux.
http://www.wikihow.com/Install-TrueType-Fonts-on-Ubuntu

Things to do when first setting up the rpi…

The most frustrating thing about a new setup is not being able to remember what all needs to be installed, so here is a list of what I do:
1) apt-file
2) gparted
3) tmux (way better than screen)
4) weechat (I thought irssi was the shizzle, its been usurped)
5) webmin (although I find running this on a rpi is slower than running on a dockstar, wonder if its a memory thing?)
6) follow the directions from the other blog i have posted here to get mdns working so you can add to your finder or networking.
7) locate




zram instructions…

Using 3.1.9+ Kernel should have the zram module

locate zram.ko
/lib/modules/3.1.9+/kernel/drivers/staging/zram/zram.ko
/root/.rpi-firmware/modules/3.1.9+/kernel/drivers/staging/zram/zram.ko

Create mkzswap.sh; chmod 755 mkzswap.sh
#!/bin/sh -e
### BEGIN INIT INFO
# Provides: mkzswap
# Required-Start: checkfs
# Required-Stop:
# Default-Start: S
# Default-Stop:
# Short-Description: Compressed Ram Swap
# Description: swappapapap
### END INIT INFO

case “$1” in
start)
        echo $(($(sed ‘s/MemTotal: *\([0-9]*\).*/\1/;q’ /proc/meminfo) * 1024)) >/sys/block/zram0/disksize
        mkswap /dev/zram0
        ;;
*)
        echo “Usage: $0 start” >&2
        exit 3
        ;;
esac

:

Create zswap_proc.sh from:, chmod 755 zswap_proc.sh

echo 2048  > /proc/sys/vm/min_free_kbytes
echo 100   > /proc/sys/vm/swappiness
echo 3600  > /proc/sys/vm/laptop_mode
echo 1     > /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory
echo 0     > /proc/sys/vm/page-cluster
echo 1     > /proc/sys/vm/vfs_cache_pressure

run modprobe zram num_devices=1
Should see zram when running lsmod

root@new-host-3:/# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
zram                   11683  0
lzo_compress            2220  1 zram
lzo_decompress          2511  1 zram
ipt_LOG                 6966  4
iptable_filter          1668  1
ip_tables              11950  1 iptable_filter
x_tables               19240  3 ip_tables,iptable_filter,ipt_LOG
ipv6                  289987  32
evdev                   8922  0

Edit /etc/modules
add zram num_devices=1