Category Archives: Tech

Replacing the variable timing solenoid in a 2001 Audi A4 Quattro

I believe this part can also be referred to as the “Timing Chain Tensioner”, anyways it may seem daunting to replace this part but it actually wasn’t difficult providing you do a few things before loosening the camshaft tower bolts.

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Network scanning via Brother MFC-9840CDW on Gentoo

This is actually a pretty simple process, took me a total of 10 minutes emerge -v xsane download the appropriate rpm from Brother rpm2targz brscan3-0.2.11-4.i386.rpm tar -xvzf brscan3-0.2.11-4.i386.tar.gz -C / echo “brother3” > /etc/sane.d/dll.d/brother.conf brsaneconfig3 -a name=MFC9840CDW model=MFC-9840CDW ip=your.brother.ip That’s it! scanimage should … Continue reading

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making a systemrescuecd usb boot stick

This is usually a very easy process as there is a shell script at the root of systemrescuecd that does everything. However, I have on a couple of occasions run into a problem where the disk will not boot. The … Continue reading

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Configuring Cradlepoint PHS300 for Blackberry on AT&T

I configured this for my Torch, I’m certain it will work on the Bold as well. Although not officially supported by cradlepoint, it does indeed work. For starters, upgrade the firmware to the latest provided by cradlepoint. For me this … Continue reading

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Creating a media pc with Gentoo and XBMC

I am using an old broken laptop I have (Samsung N130) to work as a media pc. Its hardware is fairly typical of laptops, and is fully supported by Linux. I like using System Rescue CD to install with, I’m … Continue reading

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Creating a threaded QObject in QT

There are times when you need a worker thread in QT, that is more then just fired off to do work and forget. In the past, I have derived from QThread, implemented Run() and did the work I needed to … Continue reading

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