Category Archives: Technical – General

UniFi Controller on a Pi or DietPi

Having just invested in a UniFi AP UAP-AC-Lite (it is absolutely fantastic), and refusing to spend £70 on the USB UniFi controller or wanting to use the cloud system, I needed to get the UniFi controller installed.  I didn’t expect … Continue reading

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Pi-Hole and Disabling dnsmaq

Pi-Hole no longer uses the dnsmasq DNS proxy directly. However, existing installations will still have it installed and the service will still attempt to run and fail (as it should). I was keen to get rid of it as I’m … Continue reading

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Systemd Timer and monit

Why is it that, so often, a key bit of information is assumed by documentation writers? I’ve had an issue for a while where monit will fail to start properly on boot.  The issue is that with DietPi, it seems … Continue reading

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Contributing to Open Source Projects on GitHub

If it has crossed your mind to contribute to an Open Source project, but GitHub just seems too daunting, then I’d suggest reading this tutorial. The bit that got me was how to actually contribute and this section explains it … Continue reading

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Emoncms on DietPi

Introduction WARNING The Install of EmonCMS has moved on since I wrote this and this guide is now depreciated I am a huge fan of DietPi – lightweight and fast, runs an a large number of SBCs. The aim here … Continue reading

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Keeping time on a Pi

Again, this blog fall into the category of a ‘I need to remember how I did this’ post.  I actually started writing this months ago but never finished it.  Good job as some of what I originally said was wrong … Continue reading

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Installing pywws and running it as a Daemon

I have been using pywws for a number of years to download the data from my weather station and it simply just works.  There is good support from the author though there are some gaps in the documentation.  Moving pywws … Continue reading

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A New Discovery

I actually love it when I come across something new, even if I should have found it ages ago. WinSCP. How I have never come across it beats me, but if you regularly edit files on different systems, this is … Continue reading

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Bash on Windows

Bash on Windows is a fantastic tool. If you have not heard about it I suggest a bit of Googling but in short, it is a fully fledged (well almost) Ubuntu system running right on Windows.  I don’t intend to … Continue reading

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Installing Raspbian onto the PiDrive (HDD)

In the previous blog, I explained how I got to this point. Briefly, I have a new B+ RaspberryPi and a WD Labs PiDrive HDD.  The aim is to end up with Jessie Lite booting off the PiDrive. There are … Continue reading

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