Archive for the ‘Raspberry Pi’ Category

November 2020

29Nov20

There’s been lots happening this month, with the puppy growing, some IT failures, moving on from some previously loved products and services, more updates on streaming and VR, and a few things I forgot in October… Puppy He’s done a lot of growing from the start of the month: To the end of the month: […]


October 2020

31Oct20

Puppy It wasn’t long after we lost Dougal that we decided the house just felt wrong without a dog. So… new puppy – Maximus: More photos on my daily #pupdate We’re all streamers now Returning to this theme, I’ve added a few more links to my streaming tag on Pinboard. Lighting On the recommendation of […]


September 2020

30Sep20

As the family has gone back to school September seems to have whizzed by, with fewer interesting things to report on as life settles back to a weekly routine. I’ve mentioned the punctuations of comedy nights and online whisky tastings before, so there’s little new to report… Frontline Live My amazing friend Katz Kiely set […]


July 2020

31Jul20

Another month has rolled by. These were the highlights. Hot tub We’ve always enjoyed a hot tub in rented holiday places, which led to some discussion on whether to get one at home. I’ve not been keen due to cost, hassle and environment concerns; but on a sweltering hot day $wife came home and ordered […]


June 2020

28Jun20

As another month comes to an end, a quick digest of things that June brought… Black Lives Matter June seems to have been another one of those months full of “there are weeks where decades happen”. As a family we spent one of those weeks educating ourselves a little. Starting out with the BBC’s ‘Sitting […]


May 2020

31May20

Inspired by Ken Corless’s #kfcblog I’m trying out monthly roundup posts for stuff that didn’t deserve a whole post of their own Retro I wanted to try out RomWBW, but didn’t fancy going down the route of making more RC2014 modules, so I got myself an SC131 kit from Stephen Cousins. It’s wonderfully cute and […]


It turned out that my TMS9995 system had no modules in common with my CP/M system, as it’s using the ROM and RAM modules left over from the CP/M upgrade. All I needed was another backplane to be able to run both at once. SC116 3 slot backplane As the TMS9995 uses three modules: CPU, […]


TL;DR My hardware and software setup for my Raspberry Pi sous vide setup have remained the same for over 5 years, but a failed remote controlled socket forced me to update almost everything. Background The Maplin remote control socket would turn on, and briefly supply power to the slow cooker, but then it would appear […]


Why? Everything you access on the Internet starts with a Domain Name System (DNS) query to turn a name like google.com into an IP address like 216.58.218.14. Typically the DNS server that provides that answer is run by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) but you might also use alternative DNS servers like Google (8.8.8.8). Either way […]


The Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched the Pi Zero W, a variant of the Pi Zero that comes with onboard WiFi and Bluetooth. At $10 it’s double the price of the Pi Zero, but still substantially cheaper than $35 for the original Raspberry Pi Model B which launched 5 years ago. By having connectivity onboard the […]