Back in Feb 2013, I started my journey of exploring and learning iOS development. It was very interesting experience for me. I love and do programming since I was 12 years old. It was a great way to enjoy my spare time in something useful. Back to that time, I used to play games and use some educational programs on my MSX computer. It had only 64 KB RAM, and we used to load programs either by the cassette tape player, or the expensive cartridge (it was simply a programmed ROM module). It was fascinating experience for me when I started learning MSX BASIC language and started to write very simple programs. 20 years later, I felt the same fascinating experience when I wrote very simple programs for my iPhone and had it running on my device!
Sometimes we need to troubleshoot the boot process of Pogoplug V2, especially if we have installed custom firmware (e.g. ArchLinux, Debian). The best option is to have a physical serial connection. But if this is not available, we can take advantage of what’s called Netconsole. Continue reading
I was interested in exploring iOS development, but was not committed yet to serious development to justify paying $99 annually for the iOS Developer Program membership. So I searched for ways to to test my simple applications on my iOS devices without the extra costs. Continue reading
In this article we will see how to disassemble Pogoplug V4 and attach serial cable to the serial pads on the board. Continue reading
I’ve done some experimentation with Windows 8 Pro download, installation, and activation. and thought to share some of the experiences. Continue reading
I’ve installed Arch Linux Arm on 1GB flash drive. I want to maintain a backup of the root filesystem in case something goes wrong with the flash, so that I can restore the root filesystem to a new drive/flash and boot my system. Continue reading
Booting Arch Linux ARM (ALARM) on Pogoplug V2 is straightforward, as long as we have only attached the USB drive/stick where ALARM is installed. But if we have any additional USB drives attached to Pogoplug, we face troubles booting ALARM. Continue reading
I’ve successfully booted Arch Linux Arm (ALARM) on my Pogoplug V2, after following the installation instructions. I’ve used an old 1 GB USB Memory Stick for the installation.
If the Pogoplug is booted while the USB stick is attached, it boots the Arch Linux. But if it’s booted while the USB is detached, it simply boots the original firmware, and I can see my Pogoplug on my.pogoplug.com as normal.
I was wondering if I can swap between the original firmware and ALARM without having to detach/attach the ALARM USB stick. Continue reading
I’ve decided the unlock the capabilities of my pogoplug, and explore other firmware options like Arch Linux ARM. So I had to update the version of uBoot (universal boot loader) installed on pogoplug to be able to boot from external USB drive. My pogoplug is v2, based on Marvel Krikwood SoC, which is the same architecutre used in Seagate GoFlex Net/Home, and Seagate Dockstar. Continue reading
I’ve used a technique to backup and truncate a table in one shot in less than a second.
It’s based on the partition exchange feature in Oracle. Continue reading