OpenWRT Part TBD – Recovering from a catastrophic configuration failure

At some point you will likely completely banjax your router configuration to the point where it won’t issue IPs, boot fully or be in some other busted state and it just sits in the corner glaring at you. When the router is utterly vital to you being able to work and thus get paid, you . . . → Read More: OpenWRT Part TBD – Recovering from a catastrophic configuration failure

Gentoo python3.3 – dev-lang/python-3.3.5-r3::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)

Python 3.3 has been depreciated

For those of us on Gentoo trying to do the usual system updates test with a command line:

emerge –sync && emerge -pvDu world

– this time round if you have any Python 3.3 enabled anywhere, you will see something like:

These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

Calculating . . . → Read More: Gentoo python3.3 – dev-lang/python-3.3.5-r3::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)

VNC on a Raspberry Pi without Xorg

If you go looking for “Raspberry Pi VNC” in you web search engine of choice, you will probably come away thinking about tightvnc, x11vnx etc. These are all fine pieces of software, but what if you aren’t running Xorg? Perhaps you’re running OSMC or similar and, due to domestics, you can’t always get to hog . . . → Read More: VNC on a Raspberry Pi without Xorg

How to fix Kubuntu 16.04

I’m a bit strange in the head in that I quite like KDE. Yeah, some will claim it’s bloated (it’s not actually that bad, it just caches a lot and free RAM is wasted RAM), slow (it does have a lot of effects, which you can turn off) and fiddly (there are a lot of . . . → Read More: How to fix Kubuntu 16.04

UPS PIco on a Pi B+ running OSMC

The UPS PIco is a great piece of kit from the folks over at pimodules. It’s a simple to install UPS that can give you RPi some much needed resilience. In my case, it was for a RPi being used as a media centre in a location with dodgy power. Whilst it had scraped through . . . → Read More: UPS PIco on a Pi B+ running OSMC