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How to enable and change the Remote IR GPIO pin in OSMC

How to enable and change the Remote IR GPIO pin in OSMCSo you want to rig up your Raspberry Pi OSMC to be controlled by your favourite remote control, easy peasy - it is just a matter of plugging the IR receiver diode in and swith GPIO on in the settings. Dont like the standard pins 17 or 18, no problem - you can change them at teh same time, just follow these instructions. Go to 'My OSMC, Select   more »



Raspberry Pi 3 HDMI overscan settings and how to correct them

Raspberry Pi 3 HDMI overscan settings and how to correct themIf you've ever plugged a Raspberry Pi into a tv you've probably come across this issue - the displayed image either doesn't fill the screen or over-runs it. The usual bit of googling reveals that all you have to do is tweak a couple of overscan settings and you are good to go. It sounds easy but three Raspberry Pis in and I've only   more »



SSL on a RaspberryPi - does it slow your site down?

SSL on a RaspberryPi - does it slow your site down?First up I'm sorry about bathering on about this SSH thing but I to be honest I'm padding out the blog posts a little bit as there's one article I've written that I'm just not sure I want to publish, It's nothing bad, just not in keeping with the tone of this site so I've racked it up at the end of the post ready to go   more »



How to make an clock for a raspberry pi with an OLED display

How to make an clock for a raspberry pi with an OLED displayMy dream RaspberryPi project that I am slowly chipping away at is to create the ultimate alarm clock. It is a slow burner though as at it's inception I had none of the skills I needed to pull it off. I've now amassed all of the technical skills to pull it off and I'm just left with finalising the design and finding the time and the   more »



How to install Dell Printer E310dw on your Raspberry Pi

How to install Dell Printer E310dw on your Raspberry PiI'm always one for saving a bit of money and many years ago I came up with the plan that I could save a lot of money in printing costs if I didn't own a printer. It is a great idea, you'd be suprised at how much unnecessary printing you get up to and there's always the kick in the teeth of inkjet printer ink being more expensive   more »



How to create real time graphs of CPU temperature on a Raspberry Pi

How to create real time graphs of CPU temperature on a Raspberry PiProbably heavily linked with my inner analyst, for a while now I've wanted to create some real-time graphing of some of my raspberry pi stats. I've had a couple of stabs at it but getting it to actually work has eluded me until now. The below example guides you through how to plot your CPU temp as a graph to an image file, the code is in   more »



How to make and set up a twitter bot on your own server / Raspberry Pi

How to make and set up a twitter bot on your own server / Raspberry PiAs a follow up from my ealier post introducing my twitter bot I thought I'd tell you how I did it and how to set one up on you own RaspberryPi or other Linux server. How it works It's not that tricky when you think it through, it is just hooking a few existing processes together to create your working bot. The only real tricky part for me   more »



New childs.be website launched

New childs.be website launchedThe new website has now gone live. With the acquisition of my Raspberry Pi comes a whole host of possibilities. My Pi is currently running as the server for this website. Unfortunately the Pi is not powerful engough to run Wordpress or Joomla (who'd of thought they were processor intensive) - it does run, but a four to six second delay in   more »



the Raspberry Pi is alive

the Raspberry Pi is aliveThe new server has now gone live, the Rasberry Pi is sitting quietly in the corner of my living room serving up my website to the internet. I know I've backdated this post, but it is to mark the moment in history - I'll give the Pi one final good luck reboot and it is ready to go with the aim of surviving a whole year of uptime. For many   more »



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