Sunday 23 December 2018

Unable to read an SD card on Linux: SanDisk ExtremePro 64GB 95MB/s

For at least the last 10 years I've considered Linux to be the gold-standard operating system when checking memory devices.


If a drive could not be read on Windows, I'd test it on Linux to see if it had really failed.

But Linux didn't respond to an SD card recently, although the card was clearly working OK.

Friday 14 December 2018

the Dodotronic UltraMic: first impressions

I just splashed out £225 on this USB microphone.

Initially I just plan to experiment & compare it with my home-made analogue bat recorder.

If all goes well this may turn into yet another bat detector/logger project.

Thursday 6 December 2018

Bats, Hogs & Hibernation

I used to think that 'hibernation' meant 'sleeping through the winter' in the sense that an animal went to sleep in November and woke up at the end of March.

Maybe this is why my tortoise died.

I stuck him in a cardboard box when I was 7, and only went back to wake him up in April.

Saturday 1 December 2018

KitchenPi: adding a watchdog

Although KitchenPi has been running well for over two and a half years, I do get the occasional blip.

A recent issue caused the system to fall silent.

But this turned into an opportunity to do a couple of simple software modifications.