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Raspberry Chef - 22 Dec 2015 Python  Tools  git 

Last month I wrote about temperature monitoring, and how I ended up using Raspberry Pi’s. I’m still fiddling around with their configuration, and I ran into a few problems. For starters, if I brought them home, they knew how to talk to the work WiFi, but not my home system, and vice versa (although this is…

Waveform Necklace as a Service - 6 Sep 2015 Python  Tools  Hardware 

I’m generally quite fond of laser cutters and cute crafting things done with them, so when I saw a Waveform Necklace Instructable the other day, I had to give it a go. Basic idea is that you take a sound recording’s waveform and reduce it’s waveform down to a level where it can be reasonably represented…

Coney: RabbitMQ config tool - 27 May 2015 Tools  Clojure  RabbitMQ 

A while back, I was playing around with a series of tools to test RabbitMQ in various related configurations. Now, one thing that these tools had in common, was that the users they were running as only had enough permissions to publish or consume messages, but not to configure the queues/exchange/bindings. This isn’t a common…

Making (Kindle) books from blogs - 30 Jul 2012 Tools 

Admittedly, more and more of them are doing this already, but this is a slightly more DIY option… So, you’d like some more reading material for your Kindle. Maybe you’re going away for the holidays, or just want to survive the elongated journey times of the Olympic period. There’s a few blogs I’d like to…

Using Debian Multiarch for cross-compiling - 17 Jun 2012 Tools  Debian  Technology 

I’ve recently acquired a Raspberry Pi, and was considering using it for SNES emulation. However, as it turns out that Zsnes is x86-only, and that Snes9x got kicked out of Debian a while back for having an annoying “no-commercial use” license, so we’re into the compile-it-yourself options. As Snes9x is a configure/makefile-type project, I should in…

Debian build-depends metapackages - 12 Apr 2010 Tools 

When I’m doing development on an existing software project, and especially when I’m trying to bugfix something with a Debian package, I find that I install random packages I need to rebuild something, and then later on I’m wondering why I’ve got those installed. I tend to try to keep with the philosophy that the bits…

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