Various Nagios plugins

I’ve now written several Nagios plugins and submitted them all to MonitoringExchange. Here’s a quick summary: check_temper for monitoring the temperature with a TEMPer USB thermometer check_kernel for checking that the currently running kernel on an RPM-based system is the most recent installed kernel (not necessarily the latest available kernel in the repository) check_aql_balance for […]

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TEMPer USB thermometer on Linux

Some time ago I bought a cheap USB thermometer called TEMPer. I was disappointed to find that it didn’t work on Fedora. It would only work on Windows using a poor piece of proprietary software. I eventually found the blog of Tollef Fog Heen, who had managed to get his TEMPer to work. Unfortunately his […]

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More experiments with film

After reasonable success with my first roll of film, I’ve now had my second roll developed. Here are the best shots from that selection. I’m rather pleased with the compositions and the way the lens behaves. But I’m not so keen on the noise in dark areas of the film, so next time I will […]

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