Automatic Nightly Backups for Your Android Device to Your Computer November 1, 2012Posted by GuySoft in Android, diy, linux, open source, Uncategorized, wifi, wireless.
Tags: android, backup, linux, rsync, ssh, titanum backup
Friends keep coming up to me and complaining that they had to wipe all their phone because of some attempt to do something.
However, if you give me a brand-new phone and throw mine out of a high-building window, I won’t stop you, because I have a copy of my phone at home, from that same morning, and I don’t even have to think about it.
Want to feel free again? Not scared that this small thing you carry in your pocket with all your life gets ruined? Well, here is how you do it:
Things you will need
- A computer running Linux you can ssh to with Rsync installed, or windows running cygwin with rsync and ssh installed.
- Your device needs to be rooted – I am afraid thats a requirement for Titanium backup and all programs that back up app data
- Titanium backup – You can use the free version for backing up, but for a single-click restore you will need to pay (I bought it and recommended you do even if its the only thing you ever buy on the play store)
- rsync backup for Android – This will back up all your photos and data that isn’t part of your apps, if you don’t root but this is all you want to back up, this post might help you too!
- Llama – lets you set location profiles
How to build “cantenna”, a wave guide antenna out of a coffee can November 27, 2007Posted by GuySoft in cantenna, Crictor, diy, Hamakor, linux, open source, wifi, wireless.
Tags: cantenna, computers, diy, hacking, howto, linux
This is really a translation of a post I wrote in Hebrew out of Linmagazine.
Here is my own DIY guide to build a waveguide antenna. This antenna will dramatically boost your wireless connection to a specific direction, enabling connectivity to great distances.