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Happy birthday Linux!

The Linux kernel is 30 years old today. I used a Linux distribution for my desktop for a good 10 years or so starting in the late nineties. Oh, how we laughed when people said, “this would be the year of the Linux desktop”! Linux was always strong on the […]

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Pi-hole missing SQLite3

Pi-Hole is an ad blocker you run on a Raspberry Pi on your local network to provide ad blocking services to all the devices in your home. When installed normally it uses Lighttpd but I already had Apache2 on my Raspberry Pi. There are a few threads and this doc […]

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Infinite Bunner

Don’t need A PS5 or the latest Xbox, whatever it’s called, to have fun. Playing around with the Pi400. 🙂

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Rsync between Mac and Linux

99.999999% of my readers can probably ignore this one, but if you are of the small minority who use Rsync and have Mac and Linux computers in your home you’ll want to read this. I have Plex running on a Raspberry Pi for my music. I have a large mp3 […]

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One of those rare bugs

I can’t login to my Raspberry PI3. When I ssh into it the password is rejected. When I plugged a keyboard and HDMI cable in the login would fail silently at first and then after reboot it would tell me the password was wrong. Fearing the worst, that the small […]

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Find Duplicate Files in MacOS

In the past I’ve used FSLint or even some BASH magic to find duplicate files but I have a huge archive of photos and videos, some of which were renamed during import, and some were accidentally imported more than once, or moved about. It’s somewhat chaotic So I was very […]

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For the love of Vim

A contributor to the Hackaday blog has a good old rant about how Vim is superior to Emacs.  Of course it is (a silly argument), but he manages to give a quick overview of Vim and describes a few neat tricks beginners will find useful! And after writing the text above I […]

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Throwing away old clothes

I hold on to things for way too long! The last four weeks have felt like a continuous purging of old “stuff” with several trips to the Kinsale Road site (BTW, it was a bit creepy to see a guy rummaging around in the electrical bins as soon as I […]