Posts Tagged ‘VM’

With apologies to Philip K. Dick. This post is going to address three topics: The relationship between a virtual machine (VM) and its network connection(s). The changing perimeter The role of APIs in controlling network configuration The common theme is dreams, or perhaps de/re(ams) – as the last two topics touch on whether something is de- or […]


A while ago I bought an STM32 dev board from China on eBay, as it seemed to have so much more than the official Discovery boards coming with: A 2.4″ LCD with touch screen input 4 Pushbuttons (and a Reset button) 4 LEDs 2 Variable resistors A Micro SD slot A buzzer RS232 2 USB […]


Moving house

22Sep12

For a few months now I’ve been offering OpenELEC release bundles and SD card images at openelec.thestateofme.com, and more recently I set up resources.pichimney.com to host a broader range of Raspberry Pi related downloads. The servers that I’ve been using were part of the BigV.io beta, so I’ve not been picking up the tab for […]


The build box that I use to make OpenELEC for the Raspberry Pi and its associated web server with release bundles and image files has been down for most of the last day. Normal service is now resumed, so if you’re still having issues seeing openelec.thestateofme.com it’s likely to be due to DNS propagation delays. When […]


The 90 day free trial of Azure that I started so that I could describe how to build OpenELEC in the cloud is coming to a close. As I sit here once again waiting for my machine to reboot I don’t think I’ll miss it much when it’s gone. I’ve already written about my issues […]


A few weeks back I wrote a howto that utilised the 90 day free trial on Azure to build OpenELEC for the Raspberry Pi. Days later my account was disabled as I’d exhausted the (rather low) limit for I/O within the trial. Since I’d only used 5-6p of extra stuff I went through the process […]


In the first part of this howto I went through signing up for a cloud service, provisioning a VM, installing the build tools and kicking off a build. All being well you should end up with something like this: Azure can also give you a pretty chart of how busy the VM was during the build […]


When I got my Raspberry Pi pretty much the first thing I did with it was to put on OpenELEC, and excellent shrink wrapped package for XBMC. Initially I started compiling it myself on a local virtual machine (VM), but impatience got the better of me and I downloaded an image provided by somebody else. […]


Firstly let me say that I like Linode a lot. They had a promotion running a little while ago which got me going with my first virtual private server (VPS), and I only moved off to somewhere from lowendbox after the promotion because my needs are small (and I wanted to match my spend accordingly)[1]. […]