Monthly Archives June 2010

Debian Lenny make-kpkg broken with new kernel

If you use make-kpkg to build your kernels and you’re running Lenny you may have had problems building 2.6.34 when it came out. With kernel-package version 11.015 I’m getting the following error: The UTS Release version in include/linux/version.h "" does not match current version: "2.6.34" Please correct this I’m sure more recent packages have this […]

QNAP 419P Torrent Client

About 6 months ago I purchased a QNAP 419P NAS. I did a bunch of shopping around and settled on this one largely because it’s Linux based, runs on a low powered ARM cpu, and it’s got a pretty active community. After 6 months of operation I can’t say I’m thrilled, but it hasn’t been […]

Chrome Valve Cover

A few weeks ago the seal on my valve cover started leaking a bit of oil. It was very minor at first so I ignored it. Eventually it started leaking out on to my exhaust (headers) so I’d pull up to a light and notice a bit of smoke rising off my front end. That’s […]

Thruxton Backstory

I purchased my 2004 Triumph Thruxton back in 2006 (I think). Since then I’ve made minor modifications but all of those predated this blog. Needless to say as a wannabe DIY mechanic a motorcycle modeled after the classic Triumphs is a pretty tempting toy. This post is just some quick back story on what I’ve […]

change jar rolled

Took me about 4 hour to roll all of this change up. Probably not worth the time but it was strangely comforting performing a repetitive manual task for a while. Anyways it’s about $470 if I include a few dollar and 50 cent coins that were mixed in. Not bad for an old pickle jar […]

change jar

I’ve been a slacker this past month and haven’t posted much technical stuff. Once class ended and work picked up for the summer I pretty much fell off the map. I’m working on a post now to describe the work I did over this past semester and hopefully where it will go over these next […]