Clashing Cameras and video conferencing.

I have had Zoom fail to connect to the camera on my PC over the last couple of days. Zoom say to make sure that other camera using applications have detached. I used [ctrl][alt][del] to start the task manager and noticed that Teams was still running. So I used the end task button and the camera came on. I launched the teams app and discovered in the setting panel, the switch i.e. checkbox that keeps it running when the call ends. This was on; now its off and it seems to be behaving.

Event Monitoring

My recent problem with the Raspberry Pi is an event monitoring and notification problem. It’s one, that over my career, I have spent a lot of time considering, but today, I only have one server. I don’t think I need or want to afford something like Zabbix, which comes with a series of event monitors and reporting and dashboard functionality. I have however adopted the habit of attempting to dovetail with host OS’s logging and reporting schemes. At the moment, I have written two event monitors which report to the desk top. Can I do better? Here are my notes. Continue reading “Event Monitoring”

Logitech K380

I bought a Logitech K380 for use with my phones and new tablet. It’s manual is here, and it connects to the tablet with a US keyboard configuration. This can be reconfigured using the Android setup bluetooth screens. …

To pair/connect, press one of the yellow buttons until the white light flickers, make the client issue a bluetooth scan, select the K380 and you will be issued with a 6 digit challenge, when typed into the keyboard the pairing is made.

To connect tap the paired channel button, the light pulses; if paired this is what you need.

Instant Ink

I have finally succumbed. I have subscribed to HP Instant Ink. What’s not to love? Ink arrives, you run out, you replace the cartridge, rinse and repeat. The good news, it doesn’t start until you insert an instant ink cartridge, the bad news, they won’t report on your usage until after you subscribe and the fee is usage based. The ultra low usage is also very small so I didn’t use it. Let’s hope I have got it right. Continue reading “Instant Ink”

NEC blogs, an aggregator

I made an aggregation of the NEC blogs I could find, it’s not finished as I need to install some margins, make it responsive and possibly reposition the meta panels. I looked at my snip, Planet (Venus) themes (CSS) and revised it slightly, otherwise here are my notes. … Continue reading “NEC blogs, an aggregator”

Cross Border Data & Brexit

The Daily Mirror commented on the impending end of the Brexit transition period and SME compliance with any new data protection rules. They have a couple of Govt. officials and ministers saying that people had better get ready. In my linkedin post on the topic, I suggest it might be a  bit late and we still have a moving target because we don’t know if there’s going to be a post transition deal; one is necessary to establish adequacy equivalence while our application for adequacy is considered. Here are some notes and a bit of polemic. … Continue reading “Cross Border Data & Brexit”

Data analytics and democracy

Today, privacy campaigners have been circulating tweets about Brittany Kaiser’s document dump proving that Cambridge Analytics and AIG were working as a single entity. This would seem somewhat contrary to what the police and the ICO have been able to find. There’s more to find here and when I find it, I’ll post the stories here. Continue reading “Data analytics and democracy”