RetroPie Brain Transplant and a New Home

Xbox 360 controllers suddenly stopped working correctly on the new Pi3B+. Some quick Googling revealed this to be an on-going issue for the past few months that only just now filtered down to me. Performed a quick swap back to the Pi3B and everything is working fine.… Read the rest

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DNS Record Types Explained – Pressable – More Than Hosting

This article is part 3 in a series dedicated to the DNS Management, specifically DNS Record Types Explained. We will list the commonly used record types.

Source: DNS Record Types Explained – Pressable – More Than Hosting

I fired up a web server on a Pi tonight.… Read the rest

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Making the computer “see”.

I am currently down the OpenCV rabbit hole.
I want to velcro a Rasp Pi to my oil tank and have it “see” how much oil is in there.
I don’t want to see a picture of the meter. That would be too easy.… Read the rest

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Installing Python 3.6.2 on raspberry pi (raspbian)

I want to update to the latest version of Python 3.6.6 on my Raspberry Pi 3B. I do not want my first go with 3.7 to be on a Pi! This Pi will be used in the basement as part of an OpenCV project.… Read the rest

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“New” Computer!

I upgraded my old, trusty rig to some latest Coffee Lake goodness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After about 18 years using the same Antec case, I decided to stripped it down to bare metal and give it more of a clean than a blast of compressed air.… Read the rest

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First go at Astrophotography with an iPhone

Mars is in opposition TONIGHT. And it is the closest it has been in 15 years, when it was the closest it had been in 63,000 years!
Of course, I have clouds. Some crazy storm system has been marching across our sky for about a week now and is currently dumping flood-inducing rain on a parched Ireland.… Read the rest

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Add uptime to ssh login banner

Stupid Linux tricks.
http://mewbies.com/how_to_customize_your_console_login_message_tutorial.htmRead the rest

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The Best Views of Jupiter Are Happening Tonight. Here’s How to See It

Jupiter will be shining bright in the sky tonight when it comes in opposition tonight

Source: The Best Views of Jupiter Are Happening Tonight. Here’s How to See It

My little AWB OneSky did not fail! Two main bands of Jupiter were clearly visible, as were the four big moons.… Read the rest

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WTF, Microsoft!?!??!

How about “No”?
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Python

I am very far behind on this and I have many, many blog posts to write, but this is what I did tonight.

I am currently reading “Automate the Boring Stuff With Python” (this is basically a required text), taking the Python course on CodeAcademy.com, just about caught up with the present day with the “Talk Python To Me” podcast (I am listening to 140 and the current episode is 148), and I just started taking another online series of courses, Python for Data Science, at CodeCamp.com.… Read the rest

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