Toyota 5S-FE - Code 12 - Cranks, doesn't start, stalls


Does your 90s Toyota Celica / Camry / MR2 with a 2.2L 5S-FE sometimes stall out for no reason? Does it crank without starting up? Is it failing to send spark to the spark plugs when it should? Does the check engine light flash a code 12 (1 long 2 short …

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Creating blank disk images for the Osborne 1


This is for Single Density systems, the disk size and format in cpmtools / greaseweazle will need to be changed for DD models.

Create a file that's the right size (100K):

$ dd if=/dev/zero bs=1024 count=100 of=occ1sd.img

Create a CPM file system on the disk:

$ mkfs …
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Compiling Kermit for Osborne 1


If you're feeling adventurous, combine the two hex files, and convert that into a binary:

$ cat cpsker.hex cpvosb.hex > kerm411.hex
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Jellyfin - User account loses Administrator rights after service restart


For some reason, my main admin account would lost admin rights every time jellyfin restarted.

Firstly, grab your user account's GUID:

sqlite3 /var/lib/jellyfin/data/jellyfin.db "select id from users where username='REPLACE';"

Then, the following fixed it:

  • nano /etc/jellyfix.bash
set -e

DBPATH="/var …
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Dial-up over VoIP

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Snippet - oVirt disk resize failed due dirty bitmap


My oVirt cluster's storage is pretty slow, so certain disk operations time out. As a result, I wasn't able to resize a disk, because the QCOW2 bitmaps were corrupt. Here's how to fix it!

My situation

  • oVirt 4.5 cluster (should work for 4.3 and 4.4)
  • Hosted Engine …
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Building a Dial-up server with a Cisco 2600


I've been lugging around an old Cisco 2620 Router with an NM-8AM analogue modem line card for a few years. I recently got a Cisco SPA122, and figured I might as well make a dial-up server.

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HP 1660C Logic Analyser - Network Interface reference


I have a HP 1662C Logic Analyser, which I've upgraded with a network upgrade (Option 015).

The capabilities this adds is a fun little set of options to control the analyser:

  • "HP-IB"-ish control via "Pseudo-telnet" (raw TCP socket on port 5025)
  • FTP - for files (/data) and management (/control)
  • NFS …
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Update the UEFI Secure Boot shim in debian, for fwupdmgr


Debian 11's version of the Secure Boot shim is a bugged version (< 15.7) that doesn't parse arguments properly [1] . fwupdmgr uses these arguments to boot an EFI application that then triggers a system firmware update.

To do my firmware update, I need to obtain a working / patched version of …

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Snippet - DISM - The source files could not be found (0x800f081f)



You've found that your VM / computer has some file corruption issues, and when you're trying to run a windows update or a DISM /RestoreHealth, it reports

C:\Windows\system32>dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 10.0.14393.4169

Image Version: 10.0 …
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