Category Archives: Raspbian

gksu is dead long live pkexec

I don’t use it very often but occasionally it can be useful to have a launcher somewhere on my desktop that starts a terminal session as root.

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Installing WordPress (on a Raspberry Pi Zero)

Having used WordPress for a few years now I decided it was time I tried setting up a WordPress server on my network, and just to make it interesting I decided to use a Raspberry Pi Zero W – why … Continue reading

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How to identify a Raspberry Pi’s model number

I have several different little Raspberry Pi computers, and though there are subtle differences between them if you can’t remember what they are then you will be glad to know that you can easily check the model number from the … Continue reading

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Configuring a Transparent Tor proxy

Having successfully configured a Raspberry Pi as a wireless access point I decided to see if I could use a similar approach to build a transparent Tor proxy.

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Configuring a linux wireless access point

If at first you don’t succeed try, try again…

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Installing PowerShell on a RaspberryPi

When I discovered (admittedly a few months ago) that not only has Microsoft released PowerShell Core as an Open Source project on GitHub but that it had been ported to the Raspberry Pi I couldn’t resist.

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Setting up Wireless Networking on Debian Stretch

When setting up my latest Raspberry Pi recently I discovered that configuring the wireless network on Raspbian ‘Stretch’ is done slightly differently from previous versions.

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Check OS version (Debian/Ubuntu/Raspbian)

There are several ways to check which version of Debian, Ubuntu or Raspbian you are running.

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Python Dates Times and Timezones

Dealing with time zones is hard, you may know what time zone you are in but what happens when you want to convert your local time to that in another timezone?

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Installing pygame on Debian

There isn’t anything difficult about this once you remember what the package name is so this is more of a reminder to myself than anything else!

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