Friday, February 07, 2014

RasPi relay action

This shows my RasPi connect via i2c to 2 mcp23017 controllers and each 23017 connects to two 8 channel relay banks.
Power to the Pi is normal 5v DC 1000mA micro-b USB connection. Power the the relay is an external 5v DC 1000mA with a 12v DC input. To make the relays function I needed to connect a ground output from the Pi to the 2nd power source.

Raspberry Pi

I have been "playing" with a couple of Raspberry Pi's for the last month, which I am learning some Debian interaction, ssh, Python coding, and raspi's GPIO.
Some of my projects are:
Timelapse camera w/ webserver.
External relay control for lights and music or home automation.
And some ideas on a solar tracker and robot.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Service Request

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Spyware Alert: Scareware

My recommendations for removing this little bug.

Turn off system restore
Kill all iexplore
Uninstall all java version 5

Search and remove the following from registy
helper.dll (only from c:\program files\common)
iehelper.dll (only from c:\windows\system32)

Delete files
c:\program files\common\helper.dll
c:\program files\common\helper.dll

install most recent java ver. 6.13 from

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Unable to log you on due to an account restriction for all users after virus or spyware removal.

Access to the SYSTEM registry hive. (Access hard drive from other computer, use offline registry editor). Open SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\LSA "Authentication Packages" If the key Type is not REG_MULTI_SZ, then delete it. Create new key, as Mutlti-String Value. Name the key "Authentication Packages" with a value of "msv1_0" (without quotes). Several antispyware and antivirus remove that key and recreate it wrong. This is required to log in. I have done this several times to my customers computers, and it always works for me.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Blank "User Accounts" in Control Panel

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When you click on "User Accounts" in control panel on a computer running Windows XP it shows up blank. Only displaying the back, forward, and home buttons. Other components of Windows XP may also show up blank including "Windows Search" and any MMC console snap-in including services.msc.

Type these commands from Start, Run dialog:

regsvr32 jscript.dll
regsvr32 nusrmgr.cpl
regsvr32 /i mshtml.dll

If any of these command displays an error try running this command first and then the rest when the program completes:

"sfc /scannow"

Your Windows XP CD may be required

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

New MSN Messenger ID