Install OctoPrint on an existing Raspbian installation

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I’ve just had to run through the below install and the info came from a few different pages, this post is to bring them all together and archive the process. Big thanks to the various original authors; You may want to install CuraEngine on the Pi if you are going to […]

Still here

Posted Posted in Hobbying, Home Automation, Kodi, News, Work

I changed job around 6 months ago – stepping down from running the department back to being a hands-on engineer. This time they called me an Azure Specialist, imposter syndrome is GO! And that’s the last you’ll hear about the new job 🙂 As the UK has gone to hell in a handbasket in the […]

Cluster Headaches pt2

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I wrote last week about the miracle cure of Red Bull – turns out it’s one of the least effective energy drinks out there with a puny 80mg of caffeine to play with. 5hr energy shots is where it’s at.  BUT! My oxygen finally arrived! Oh my, much relief, such O2, many wowz! One tank […]

Killing a cluster-headache with RedBull

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I feel like i’ve just discovered my back garden is full of gold. I scratched the surface accidentally, and now i’m the richest man in my area. I’ve suffered from Cluster Headaches for probably a decade now, they come every few years and last a month, usually hitting at the same time each day for […]

Mapping GPS data in Grafana

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I was about to head off camping in south wales, flying solo – figured it might be a good idea to have a location tracker of sorts running, considering most of the locations I was hoping to hit were pretty remote.  I knew that Grafana had a WorldMap panel plugin, but had never used it. […]

The Portable Kodi Endpoint

Posted Posted in Hobbying, Kodi, Work

As yet another side project at work, i started looking into re-using a portion of our soon to be replaced laptop fleet. Many of the laptops will be recycled but it’s looking likely that i’ll get 10 or so 15.6″ LCD panels to re-use and turn into physical, portable kodi screens to be placed in […]

Let’s Encrypt Untangle!

Posted Posted in Networking, Work

Also known as “I want a free SSL Cert on my Firewall” Untangle is a great firewall whether in use at home or at work (or at school) but to protect the web-gui with an SSL certificate you always had to buy a certificate in order for it to be automatically trusted. Untangle offers a […]