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by POSitality
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommendations for BT-style Caller ID?
Replies: 8
Views: 1365

Re: Recommendations for BT-style Caller ID?

Hmmm, the only "official" modems I can find that are still manufactured and support UK/BT caller ID are:

Zoom - 3049-72-00DG
Hayes - 08-15328-72-DG

Both external serial modems and both are twice the size of a boxed RPi :(

Dammit China, I want a ten dollar usb modem :P
by POSitality
Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommendations for BT-style Caller ID?
Replies: 8
Views: 1365

Re: Recommendations for BT-style Caller ID?

Okay, first el-cheapo modem turned up. Tap "USB Fax Modem" into eBay and you should find it, it's the black one with two LEDs and a single socket.

Tried all the usual Hayes commands, modem OK'd all of them, but it only comes back with "RING... RING..." no CID info :(

Next one should turn up soon.
by POSitality
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommendations for BT-style Caller ID?
Replies: 8
Views: 1365

Re: Recommendations for BT-style Caller ID?

Fair enough, I retract my comment with a heavy helping of "YMMV" :/

I check missed numbers with a quick Google search and I often see comments "...but I'm on the telephone preference list!" :(
by POSitality
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommendations for BT-style Caller ID?
Replies: 8
Views: 1365

Re: Recommendations for BT-style Caller ID?

Lol... I take it that's what passes for "trolling" on here, most amusing :D Looking through the offerings on fleaBay they pretty much all do some sort of Caller ID but I turned up this comment via Amazon: "I bought this item to use CallerId on a BT landline. Although this is rumoured to be 'difficul...
by POSitality
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommendations for BT-style Caller ID?
Replies: 8
Views: 1365

Recommendations for BT-style Caller ID?

Hey guys, We're all probably in the same boat: incessant calls for PPI claims, faux-Injuries, silent calls and "Microsoft Support" so I have a home phone that redirects blocked numbers to voicemail. I have seen a few projects where, through use of a USB model, the RPi can spot a bad number and simpl...
by POSitality
Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Redirect / Read from USB input devices
Replies: 0
Views: 321

Redirect / Read from USB input devices

Hi guys,

I have a USB magstripe reader (that acts like a keyboard) and I would like to send the data over a network.

Would the best approach be to auto-logon and run a program automatically to read from the keyboard or is there some other way. Auto logon doesn't sound secure!

Regards,

Andy
by POSitality
Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: NAT busting security router... for the Cloud!
Replies: 3
Views: 2130

Re: NAT busting security router... for the Cloud!

Sorry it's so late but I've only just got back from work :( Here are the relevant config files I've come up with. I've stripped out the comments to save space. server.ovpn: port 1194 proto udp dev tap ca "C:\\Program Files\\OpenVPN\\config\\ca.crt" cert "C:\\Program Files\\OpenVPN\\config\\server.cr...
by POSitality
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: NAT busting security router... for the Cloud!
Replies: 3
Views: 2130

Re: NAT busting security router... for the Cloud!

Hi guys, Just got back to this idea and cracked the problem... it was the bridging part as I thought :) Basically it's all as above but I've taken the usual server-side bridging config and set it up on the client. If anyone is interested I now have: A cheap, Amazon Windows Server running OpenVPN in ...
by POSitality
Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Accessing SSH outside local network
Replies: 50
Views: 203793

Re: Accessing SSH outside local network

If we're talking about uber security, I recently read an article about an old concept...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_knocking

Seems like a nice, lightweight way to secure personal servers like the RPi.

Regards,

Andy
by POSitality
Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: NAT busting security router... for the Cloud!
Replies: 3
Views: 2130

NAT busting security router... for the Cloud!

Hi guys, I'm having great fun with my RPi, hope you are too! I'm currently trying to work out this little scenario and my brain's turned to jelly... Background Cloud servers are really cheap these days, especially for "tinkering" i.e. low bandwidth, low processing power uses. Rather than what I used...
by POSitality
Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Nokia Pi LCD
Replies: 253
Views: 109122

Re: Nokia Pi LCD

Yeah, the more I fiddle with these things the more I go "O..M..G!" :) I've even gone backwards slightly and bought an Arduino Nano. I'd done some work on the old PICs but somehow work got in the way and I missed how these developed. I've come to realise that the HDMI socket is just to keep the kids ...
by POSitality
Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Nokia Pi LCD
Replies: 253
Views: 109122

Re: Nokia Pi LCD

@dan3008: Um... you can't just lump any old screen on the RPi: you need to know the wiring, style of communication, etc. What it is about the old Nokia 3110/5110 screens is that they are a known factor from the Arduino guys and also some kind ppl in China have mounted them on a handy PCB for pennies...
by POSitality
Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Nokia Pi LCD
Replies: 253
Views: 109122

Re: Nokia Pi LCD

Oooh! Forgot to mention, I'm thinking I can use this little display for feedback in programs when you can't use SSH/HTTP/VNC/Composite/HDMI for visual output. I'm also thinking if there are any GPIO lines left I could add some buttons to the side of the display to get user responses. Bit like the bu...
by POSitality
Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Nokia Pi LCD
Replies: 253
Views: 109122

Re: Nokia Pi LCD

Nice optimisations, BlackJack, takes me back to my C programming days :) Don't think I did too bad considering I've never used Python before. About adding a parameter to load_bitmap for the reverse: as this is an interpreted language and more than likely people will be importing and firing off funct...
by POSitality
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Nokia Pi LCD
Replies: 253
Views: 109122

Re: Nokia Pi LCD

I just got one of these LCDs today so I have a few tips, i.e. these things tripped me up! Noob answers probably but you all seem friendly :) First, do the usual apt-get update etc. and make sure you have python-dev and git . Get the wiringPi and wiringPi-Python from Gadgetoid's git has I think Gordo...
by POSitality
Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Simple CCTV: Webcam > RPi > Composite Video?
Replies: 9
Views: 7975

Re: Simple CCTV: Webcam > RPi > Composite Video?

Um... IP cameras, you didn't actually read my post did you :( KEEP IT SIMPLE :D Webcams (or the RPi cam) are cheap and as simple as accessing /dev/video0. How many settings to get the same output from an IP camera? And can you tell me who sells them for £10?! I'm going through all the video programs...
by POSitality
Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Simple CCTV: Webcam > RPi > Composite Video?
Replies: 9
Views: 7975

Re: Simple CCTV: Webcam > RPi > Composite Video?

Yeah, just trying out some webcam stuff now. Just got a cheap Creative Labs Sync as it said it was a UVC camera. So far I've got it working with guvcview okay and looks fine. Just tried VLC and that doesn't show any video at all. However, I am connecting to the RPi via PuTTY and Xming. I did try thr...
by POSitality
Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Simple CCTV: Webcam > RPi > Composite Video?
Replies: 9
Views: 7975

Simple CCTV: Webcam > RPi > Composite Video?

Hi guys, I've searched about for mentions of using webcams for CCTV and it all gets bogged down with IP streaming and the like. I want to go back to basics: Webcam (or the new on-board camera when it appears) plugged into the RPi. Video is sent directly to the Composite Video output (full screen) to...
by POSitality
Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 3.2" TFT LCD Module + Touch Panel Screen + PCB Adapter
Replies: 5
Views: 9092

Re: 3.2" TFT LCD Module + Touch Panel Screen + PCB Adapter

@6677 wow man, those look super kewl :D I used to work in the CCTV industry and years ago I got a hand held tester (basically a cased version of that little LCD with some PTZ controls) and paid £130. And I thought that was a bargain! Yeah, pop that in a case with a hacked up USB socket for power, ni...
by POSitality
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Get back usblp?
Replies: 7
Views: 3440

Re: Get back usblp?

Just an update... I don't think this Star really wants to run as RAW however I slice it. Neither CUPS RAW queue or sending to /dev/usb/lp0 gets a thing out of it. Probably due to some clever "ECO" power saving facility. I'll wait until I have a serial or ethernet thermal to play with, been a lot of ...
by POSitality
Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 3.2" TFT LCD Module + Touch Panel Screen + PCB Adapter
Replies: 5
Views: 9092

Re: 3.2" TFT LCD Module + Touch Panel Screen + PCB Adapter

I looked at that too, it does look kewl! If you google the chip, SDD1289, you will turn up a data sheet. Some wall of words and numbers, I couldn't figure it out. I does say this though... 1 General Description SSD1289 TFT Driver is an all in one driver that integrated the RAM, power circuits, gate ...
by POSitality
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unable to burn image to SD Card.
Replies: 22
Views: 9457

Re: Unable to burn image to SD Card.

I get that message on startup, I think it comes from scanning my internal drives or something. The only thing I can suggest is: a) use at least a 4GB card even if you think the image will only need 2GB. b) check you can format and copy files to and from the card with just Windows (you might have a f...
by POSitality
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Get back usblp?
Replies: 7
Views: 3440

Get back usblp?

Hi guys, Just started playing about with my RPi, a lot of great information on here, well done! I stumbled over a project where some guy got an old thermal receipt printer running over the serial interface with one of those MAX232 chips and I thought that sound fun. So I grabbed the nearest thermal ...

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