Backfischfest Blog 2018

Backfischfest Blog

In den letzten Jahren hat sich der Backfischfest Blog oder auch Backfischfest Vlog um die Band Die Döftels zu einer Institution in Worms entwickelt.

Die witzige Art die Tradition auf die Schippe zu nehmen und hinter die Kulisse zu schauen macht Freude und ist jeden Tag auf dem Festplatz oder der Fischerwääd Gesprächsthema.

Aus dem Backfischfestblog sind auch solche Geschichten wie die „Terrence-Hill-Brücke“ entstanden.

Unterstützt wird der Backfischfest Blog von einigen Wormser Unternehmen. Schnitt und Kamera übernehmen rawk und Steven Amendt

Hier die Videos

9TageTicket 10 Jahre

Dieses Jahr zum Backfichfest Worms feiert das 9TageTicket, an dem ich mit einigen Freunden beteiligt bin das 10-jährige Jubiläum.
Was anfangs noch ein Scherz unter Freunden war um zu zeigen, wie oft man auf dem Backfischfest war, hat sich mittlerweile zu einer Institution entwickelt, die von Wormsern wie auch den Schaustellern gerne angenommen wird.

Die Arbeit an dem Ticket macht jedes Jahr wieder Spaß, es ist zu einer Tradition geworden, am Tag vor der Eröffnung gemeinsam die Tickets zu drucken und zu schneiden und dann den ersten Abend auf dem Fischfest gemeinsam an der Ausgabe zu sitzen, bekannte Gesichter sehen und einfach die Zeit genießen, die auch manchmal etwas stressig ist.

Ich freue mich auf jeden Fall wieder drauf.

Ahoi

Raspberry Pi EyeFi Server

I tried to ceate a Raspberry Pi as a standalone Photo catching device for multile EyeFi Cards.

Turns out that is not possible at the moment using EyeFi Mobi cards.

That is what I tried:

Hardware:

– Raspberry Pi

– EyeFi Mobi card

– Edimax USB Wifi Dongle

– Camera

Software:

– Raspian install
– https://github.com/dgrant/eyefiserver2/

Installation:

– git clone the eyefiserver2
– follow https://github.com/dgrant/eyefiserver2/wiki/Getting-Started

Starting

Start the script

sudo eyefiserver.py start /etc/eyefiserver.conf /var/log/eyefiserver.log

Check

[03/26/16 01:32PM][runEyeFi] - Eye-Fi server started listening on port 59278
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:59278           0.0.0.0:*               LISTEN      873/python  

Seems okay

Upload Key

The first issue was the upload key.
Connected two different eyefi cards with OSX and Windows 7 and was unable to find an upload key other then 00000000000000000000000000000000

On OSX:

/Users/$USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Eyefi/Eyefi Mobi/

But there is a SQL database in:

And you can do the following:

sqlite3 offline.db
SQLite version 
Enter ".help" for usage hints.
sqlite> SELECT o_mac_address, o_upload_key FROM o_devices;
00-11-11-11-11-11|12345678901234567890123456789012

Hm but still, using that upload key (was reducted) the eyefiserver2 did not work.

And I was unable to get a connection from my camera to my pi.

There is an issue reported in github:

https://github.com/dgrant/eyefiserver2/issues/9

That referenced the following Whitepaper:

https://www.os3.nl/_media/2013-2014/courses/ot/connor_stavros.pdf

So at the moment the problem has not been solved,an workaround would be using an Mac / Windows System, or to upgrade to the larger EyeFi Version:

Feel free to comment your solutions below.

Further reading:

Raspberry PI and Eye-Fi
http://support.photosmithapp.com/knowledgebase/articles/116903-why-do-i-see-multiple-eye-fi-card-upload-keys-ho
https://github.com/michaelbrandt/node-eyefimobiserver/blob/master/related_work/eyefi-mobi.py
http://www.ephototag.com/using-a-eye-fi-card/
https://launchpad.net/eyefi/+download
http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~jordens/eyefi/trunk/view/head:/README.rst
http://support.photosmithapp.com/knowledgebase/articles/152395-how-do-i-generate-an-eye-fi-card-upload-key
http://thewifibooth.com/article/eyefiuploadkey-x2pro/

Apple Mail quit unexpectedly

On Apple OSX the following issue is very bad to solve:

Crashed Thread:        23  -[DeliveryQueue _deliverQueuedMessages:]  Dispatch queue: NSOperationQueue 0x7fcf5eb248f0 :: NSOperation 0x7fcf62396ec0 (QOS: UTILITY)

Exception Type:        EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
Exception Codes:       0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000
Exception Note:        EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY

Application Specific Information:
*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInternalInconsistencyException', reason: 'Encoding a malformed address (unbalanced quote or parenthesis), bad things may be about to happen.
"XYZ,'
abort() called
terminating with uncaught exception of type NSException

There are some articles how to potentially solve it with deleting settings of mail etc. but there is another solution:

– Turn the system to offline mode (turn of WiFi etc.)
– Open Mail
– Search for the email with malformated content
– delete the email
– close Mail
– Turn the system back to online mode
– start Mail again

–> Done

Hope that helped

SwissTrailBell Review

Introduction

How cool is that, riding several hundret kilometers every week including areas with people walking around it annoyes to ring a bell.
Found myself angry with people, dogs, kids etc not recognizing my bell.
SwissTrailBell simply solves a problem that no one ever considered to be important enough to be solved.

Unboxing

The swisstrailbell is delivered in a unlabeled brown carton.

Swisstrail bell box

Swisstrail bell box

Within that box is the swisstrailbell itself and a short howto in german only.

Swisstrailbell box 3

Swisstrailbell box 2

Swisstrailbell box 3

Swisstrailbell box 3

The swisstrailbell itself is black and nicely made.

Swisstrailbell

Swisstrailbell

Swisstrailbell

Swisstrailbell


(The bell was ordered via Fahrradklingel-shop, so other shops might change the boxing)

Installation

Very easy and straight forward.

Swisstrailbell on a Cyclocross bike

Swisstrailbell on a Cyclocross bike

Swisstrailbell on a MTB

Swisstrailbell on a MTB

Weight

Swisstrailbell weight

Swisstrailbell weight

The ordered version is exactly 51 g.

Volume / sound

HOW LOUD IS IT? Loud enough!

In regards to the sound, fahrradklingel-shop.de has recorded an mp3 which gives an good idea about the sound.

Usage

I got one a week ago, attached it to my road bike and tried it several times and it just rocks.

It is loud enough to warn people early, they do not over-react and it sounds nicely. It is made for off-roaders riding trails to keep the hands on the handlebar while still informing people.

Very easy to attach to nearly every bike, of course mountain bike but also road and time trial bike can be used with the swisstrailbell.

And last but not least – the swisstrailbell is beatiful, it is an eye-catcher on every bike and envious eyes are guaranteed.

Pro:

+ Ringing by itself
+ Signaled by constant ringing audibly convergence
+ High acceptance by pedestrians
+ Different colors / designs
+ Easily activated with one hand
+ Simple assembly / disassembly
+ one per group is enough

Contra:

– relatively expensive
– can by itself twisting or slipping
– on duration annoying tinkling
– the design is a matter of taste
– relatively high weight

The swisstrailbell is about 28 € and can be ordered via swisstrailbell.ch

Alternatives

If the design of the swisstrailbell is not your style, found some alternatives on Amazon (so called Bären Glocke, bear bell):

Conclussion

Very nice, unique gadget for bikers.

links

User manual (german only)
swisstrailbell facebook page
German online shop

So it is up to you, happy riding.

Fahrrad richtig fotografieren

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Ducati-corse-factory-900xr-01-1280“ von Pölkkyposkisolisti (talk) – Eigenes Werk. Lizenziert unter GFDL 1.2 über Wikimedia Commons.

Die Fahrrad Fotographie ist Teil der Produktfotografie und kann insbesondere den Verkauf von Fahrrädern befördern. Neben einem Foto vom Fahrrad als ganzes sollten auch Details wie Kurbel, Schaltung, Bremse, Bremsflanken und weitere Besonderheiten, aber bei gebrauchten Rädern auch Schönheitsfehler wie Kratzer, Dellen oder Unschönheiten abgelichtet werden.

Wer sein Fahrrad verkaufen möchte, sollte dies mit einem bzw. mehreren ansprechenden Fotos zeigen können.
Um das Fahrrad möglich schon zu fotografieren, gibt es ein paar einfache „Fahrrad Foto Regeln„.

    – Fahrrad putzen
    – Dinge, die nicht verkauft werden sollen – demontieren
    – Fahrrad vor gleichmäßigem, ruhigen, einfarbigen Hintergrund ablichten
    – Fahrrad von rechts (Kettenseite) fotografieren
    – für das Foto auf die richtige Höhe gehen (Blickwinkel!)
    – Kurbel auf ca. 3 Uhr stellen
    – Kette rechts (größtes Kettenblatt + größtes Ritzel)

Mit diesen einfachen Hinweisen sollte dem ansehnlichen Bild nichts im Wege stehen, sei es Mountain Bike, Rennrad, Cross Fahrrad, Zeitfahrrad, Triathlon Rad, Fixie oder weitere Bauart.

Hinweise zur Ergänzung gerne per Kommentar.

more space on /boot required

While doing a „yum update“ this message can be displayed:

Disk Requirements: At least 10MB more space needed on the /boot

That means the /boot is running out of space.

To free up there are at least two options:

Remove kernels manually

Check out your current running Kernel using

uname -a

Check the installed kernel versions with

 yum list installed | grep kernel

And remove not used kernel versions.

Use yum-utils

install yum-util

yum install yum-utils

Remove old kernel versions

package-cleanup --oldkernels --count=2

To make it persistent to only hold two versions change the conf file of yum:

vi /etc/yum.conf
installonly_limit=5