05 Jun 2016
The uv4l people have update their code and you can now stream real-time high resolution video to a browser. And it works on the Raspberry Pi. The ‘u’ in uv4l is for ‘user’. It is a user-space wrapper around the low-level kernel driver v4l. It is just a matter of time before the people making v4l put the finishing touches on it and it will come standard on linux distributions. On the Raspberry Pi, work is underway on v4l2.
04 Jun 2016
Debian 8 Jessie will not run vnc using the gnome desktop. This bug will not be fixed until Debian 9.
21 May 2016
If you are Microsoft Windows based, have a look here for a good install guide.
26 Mar 2016
The cloud is ‘just someone else’s computer’. And most of it is just ‘someone else’s fileserver’.
13 Feb 2016
This post describes how to install and run platformio to compile and upload arduino code via a command line interface (CLI). This is a major breakthrough as it allows writing, compiling, and uploading arduino code on an ARM processor (e.g. Raspberry Pi) and on a Debian server. This allows me to program arduino(s) physically connected to headless machines and circumvents all sorts of silliness around the lack of an Arduino IDE for the ARM platform (shame on you arduino).
07 Feb 2016
Crash course on PlatformIO
20 Jan 2016
BitTorrent Sync will synchronize folders between any number of machines on either a local LAN, over the internet, or via both. It synchronizes without using a central server as everyone is a peer, it is a peer-to-peer (P2P) network.