Front Recent


Install RetroPie Hmmm. Looks like RetroPie is designed to work with Raspbian Lite, though it still works with the full version, you just have to log out of the GUI. Configure Had issue getting Pi to generate the ROMS directory. Had to install and enable USBRomService from RetroPie Setup within... more


The new Drupal section.

Raspberry Pi | RPi

Been looking at this for a while. I'll start with: Raspberry Pi 3 B, ARM v8 1.2 GHz 64/32-bit quad-core Cortex-A53, 1 GB 900 mHz ram, 802.11.b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, $30. Case - Flirc Pi 3, $15. The sticky side of the thermal pad goes on the case. There are thin layers that need to be... more


This type of tool is generally for larger jobs. If you've ever moved large amounts of data, you know there can be issues. This will give you the information you need to get the job done right. There are other tools that are very similar. You can save each job as a RCX file. As a side note, the... more

Flirc Pi Case

First Impression It’s really sharp. Figuratively and literally. When you open it and look at the materials and craftsmanship, it’s really nice. Everything has clean sharp edges, not dangerous sharp, but nice sharp. The logo is very nice. No idea how it was done. Maybe it was acid etched, or... more


Issues Drupal Google geocoding returned status code: REQUEST_DENIED This is the sensor error in console. Module Geocoder 7.x-1.3 Update to dev version. The 7.x-2 version fixes this, but there’s not upgrade path. Hmmm. Supposedly fixed in, but it isn’t.. <script src="http://maps.... more


I was looking for a ZIP app, for Mac, that would open an archive and let me explore or edit it, similar to Windows. I'd forgotten about Stuffit Archive Manager, so I found this other utility. I think it's free. I don't recall paying anything for it. It did the job, and they have a nice site.

SBC Systems

Single Board Computers are interesting. They are basically small tiny computers. There are many other systems, you just need to research them with regard to what you want them to do. Arduino ​Raspberry Pi UP Board I'm leaning towards the RPi, as I initially want to make a classic gaming rig... more

Backups and Syncing Drives

This can mean many things. Here, I want to run a sync from a NAS to a backup external USB HD through a Windows machine. I don't want real-time syncing. I want scheduled syncing. Small backups usually aren't a problem. It's when you start doing large jobs that things get tricky. The reality is, you... more

Saying Mashups

Just a few, to start. stink on rice. You know what they say - If the shoe stinks...

Plugin: HTML5 Audio

I initially tried the Simple HTML5 audio, but it had a dependency mismatch with my version of CKE. This is a basic plugin, but it works. However, you have to patch the main JS file. Make the main audio function 'Audio' lowercase. In Drupal, you only need to add config.extraPlugins = 'audio... more

Open Offices Aren't Great

I don't like them. I dislike them so much that this article used to have a somewhat offensive title. They often come with some reason like improved communication or something. There's no evidence for this. There is however evidence for the opposite. The real reasons are; cost, aesthetics, dominance... more


Troll Types

I suspect we all know what a troll is. It's not necessarily someone who disagrees with the premise, that would simply be an opposing view. A troll is someone who essentially throws a grenade into the thread, typically by... (working). Anyway, the initial idea with this page is to classify types of... more

Format External HD for Cross-Platform Use

FAT exFAT Win7 only offered exFAT. Supposed to be 2.5 TB, but windows manager shows 2.3 TB, where 2048 is available, 280 GB is unallocated. Not sure how the disk was initialized. GTP is for 2TB+, MBR doesn’t. Still has unallocated space, though. Mac shows it as 2.2 TB, But the capacity is 2.5... more