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Writing a py3bar module to display MQTT temperature data (Projects)

Writing a py3bar module to display MQTT temperature data
I recently started using the i3 Window manager and have swapped the bar from the standard bar to py3bar as it is easily extendible using python scripts and is also fully compatible with your existing i3bar configuration. You can swap...

Setup a VPN using Zerotier and a Raspberry Pi (How-To)

Setup a VPN using Zerotier and a Raspberry Pi
This post aims to document a project that I setup and use every day. It is primarily to help me in the future when I want to set it up again! I hope you find it useful for your own...

Tracking planes from your laptop (ADS-B) (Projects)

Tracking planes from your laptop (ADS-B)
My local hackspace recently acquired SDR dongle for us to use, and since I’ve been wanting to have a play around with Software Defined Radios I spent an evening learning how to use it. Here is my quick rundown of...

Migrating Pelican To Jekyll (How-To)

Migrating Pelican To Jekyll
Pelican and Jekyll both use markdown formatting for their posts, but their post metadata (front matter in Jekyll parlance) formatting is slightly different. I have over 150 posts to migrate, so started looking for a few ways to make this...

Getting Back Into Python (Coding)

Getting Back Into Python
I had a realisation this week that I should spend more time outside of work doing things to improve myself. I’m on track with my diet (mostly), I’m trying to cut back on sugars and (especially) sweeteners, so why not...

Time Tracking With Tasker (Lifelogging)

Time Tracking With Tasker
I listen to the podcast Cortex when I’m driving, and they got me interesting in looking up time tracking and how maybe this would benefit me. I already use Rescuetime with Exist as a measure of sleep, productivity, social media posts,...

Removing Duplicate Scrobbles On Last Fm (How-To)

Removing Duplicate Scrobbles On Last Fm
So, my last.fm account/spotify went mental last week and logged a single song 1000 times in a row. Since Last.fm is currently in the throes of dying and removing every last useful feature from their site, I was wondering how...

Raspberry Pi Spotify Jukebox (Projects)

Raspberry Pi Spotify Jukebox
Goal: To create a simple to use office based music jukebox that everyone can use and no-one can take overall control of. It needs to be clear, simple, and intuitive. It should be reliable, and not require manual intervention. Materials...

Crunchbang Linux (linux)

Crunchbang Linux
I’ve made space on my PC this week for Linux, in particular Crunchbang. I still dual boot into Windows for games, and currently for Skype as it doesn’t seem to like my microphone very much. Other than that, everything set...