Couple of cool remote ssh commands for your UNIX arsenal

CLI, Reference, Shell Script, Unix
Here is a easy way to copy an entire directory tree from one Unix machine to another, while retaining the permisssions and ownership, using ssh as the middle man. Assuming that you want to copy everything under source_directory to destination_directory on another machine here is the command you would issue on the source machine (first cd to the directory containing source_directory): tar -cf - source_directory/ | ssh userid@your.destination.machine.com "cd /somedir/destination_directory ; tar -xvlpf -" or if you want to copy everything from the remote server's source directory to the local machine's destination directory: ssh userid@your.source.machine.com "(cd /somedir/source_directory ; tar -cf - .)" |(cd /somedir/destination_directory ; tar -xvlf -) Here is another similar command that allows you to backup a HD partition to another host via ssh: dd bs=1M if=/dev/sdb |…
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More Physical Computing Goodies….

Electronics, Physical Computing, Reference
If this is boring you it is not my fault....Here are some more Goodies :-)Abstractmachine is a very cool site owned by Douglas Stanley. Lots of Processing...YUMM :-)Ladyada.net and the sister site Adafruit Industries are THE place to hang out if you enjoy hacking/creating things. Limor has some of the coolest interfaces and electronic gizmos on the net. For those of you who are lost and are having a deja vu moment....Yes she's the creator of x0xb0x, MintyMP3 and MIDISense (among others).Scrapyard Challenge keeps track of the scrapyard challenge events that happen all year round, all around the world. That said, I think someone should do one in Toronto (I know they had one in Montreal).Face Recognition Homepage is a great place to find everything you ever wanted to know…
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Tons of Controllers, Sensors and Physical Computing stuff

Electronics, Physical Computing, Reference
Okay this is more for me since I keep having to digg this stuff up.....but if any of it is useful to you please help yourself:Tom Igoe's Resource page has a lot of good links I won't duplicate.Arduino, the current king of all prototyping platforms.Gumstix, these guys make some of the best embedded platforms out there. Runs linux and has a very active developer community.DSMI Nintendo DS Music Interface (Needs DS-Xtreme device).Acroname Robotics for all your Robotics needs.Parallax....you know the Basic Stamp....right?Sensor Wiki is the right place for all your sensor needs.Sparkfun Electronics has lots of neat boards and a great News page.CUI or CREATE USB Interface is perfect for Media Arts students/Artists.Makethings has the Make Controller Kit.MIDITron is a MIDI to real world interface.Arduino mini is ready for your…
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Wii Controller Hacking all grown up…..

Reference, wiimote
Well after watching this piece of art by Daito Manabe, I'm now convinced that the Wii controller can be used as a instrument. This guy is incredible and truly shows what's possible if you get your creative juices running wild.And to keep things interesting here are some links for you to explore:Some external objects for Max developed by Masayuki Akamatsu (includes one for Wii)Wii Loop MachineWii Midi Control in Resolume with glovePIEGlove Programmable Input Emulator for Windows (glovePIE)WiiToMidi for OSXWii-to-MIDI tutorial for WindowsWiiDI: videos working with Wii and MIDIWiiLi.org has tons of hardware detailsOSCulator: OSC, MIDI and keystroke interface softwareDeckadance DJ mixing app now support Wii controllers nativelyWii remote drum machine for WindowsCoding4Fun: managed Library for Wiimote (good for MS programmers)WiiSaber for macWiinstrument for macDarwinRemote for macIf you still don't…
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