Monthly Archives: September 2012

ADB (android debug bridge) access to MiniX media player

I’ve recently purchased a tiny, Android-based “MiniX” clone media player from DX.com. Primarily for my own records, this post summarises how I established an ADB link over the MiniX’s OTG USB port via my FreeBSD 8.3-PRERELEASE home server. ┬áIt might be of interest to you if you’re reading this and you’re not me. Advertisements

The MiniX clone’s OTG USB port under FreeBSD

I’ve recently purchased a tiny, Android-based “MiniX” clone media player from DX.com. Primarily for my own records, this post summarises what the MiniX’s OTG USB port looks like when plugged into a FreeBSD host. It might be of interest to you if you’re reading this and you’re not me.

Power consumption of my tumble dryer

A few months back I ordered and received a “Digital Utility AC Power Consumption Monitor and Timer” from DealExtreme (see my initial post here). I’ve now used it to briefly measure the power consumption of my home tumble dryer in “Warm” mode.

Mini Android 4.0 Network Media Player — a MiniX clone

I’ve recently purchased a tiny, Android-based media player from DX.com — mostly so I can hack on it, and perhaps use it for its nominal purpose of streaming media over my home network. I purchased mine on August 22nd 2012 and received it on September 12th — not too bad for DX.com free delivery. This […]

“Failed to import Media” when importing WordPress blogs

A few days ago I installed a local instance of WordPress under Windows, to experiment with importing my https://grenville.wordpress.com site. This post documents a small problem and solution with some of my current blog’s images being identified using https:// instead of http:// URLs.