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by nobbit
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Which ActivityPub/Fediverse server software do you recommend?
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Which ActivityPub/Fediverse server software do you recommend?

I've recently upgraded my home server to a RPi 3B. This is powerful enough that I'm running WonderCMS and theLounge on it, and now I'm looking for a fediverse service to run on it as well. It MUST support ActivityPub, because I believe that's the most dominant open source social network protocol -- ...
by nobbit
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: apt-get update error
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Re: apt-get update error

Just wanted to say thank you for solving this (and posting the contents of your sources.list!), as I just ran in to the problem myself and you saved me a ton of time :D
by nobbit
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lightweight word processor (alternative to LibreOffice Writer)?
Replies: 25
Views: 3851

Re: Lightweight word processor (alternative to LibreOffice Writer)?

Yes, I use vim on a daily basis. But vim is a text editor. It doesn't have the features one normally looks for in a word processor. And before anyone asks: yes, I have experience with LaTeX too. While LaTeX makes scientific article writing a breeze, it's a total time sink if you want to produce a do...
by nobbit
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lightweight word processor (alternative to LibreOffice Writer)?
Replies: 25
Views: 3851

Re: Lightweight word processor (alternative to LibreOffice Writer)?

I've used both of those before and quite like them, but I don't believe either is in active development anymore?
by nobbit
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lightweight word processor (alternative to LibreOffice Writer)?
Replies: 25
Views: 3851

Lightweight word processor (alternative to LibreOffice Writer)?

There used to be several alternatives to the full-blown office suites, but as the number of people with limited RAM and CPU capacity has dwindled so has interest and development of office software with a smaller memory footprint. So, what's still out there? And specifically: what's available for ras...
by nobbit
Sat May 04, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Super-lightweight web framework suitable for Pi webapps?
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Super-lightweight web framework suitable for Pi webapps?

Today I run a static html website on lighttpd on my Pi 1B+ with external HDD. It works like a charm, both in terms of speed and stability. I'd like to add a few dynamic elements, to make it more like a super-lightweight personal cloud. The goal is not feature-richness; I want to build a minimal viab...
by nobbit
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi Zero W tablet w/ 7" screen?
Replies: 5
Views: 1875

Re: RPi Zero W tablet w/ 7" screen?

And significantly higher power consumption... Hmm...

Thanks for pointing out the DSI thing.
by nobbit
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi Zero W tablet w/ 7" screen?
Replies: 5
Views: 1875

RPi Zero W tablet w/ 7" screen?

I'm sure someone has already done this, but my google fu is failing me today. What components would I need to make a tablet from a Zero W + official 7" display (that wouldn't be too bulky)? What kind of total cost and battery time can I expect? You get extra points for linking to a walkthrough or im...
by nobbit
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Python text adventure ISS Emergency!
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Re: Python text adventure ISS Emergency!

Loving it! Good work.
by nobbit
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Setting up a simple firewall, turned on/off with systemctl
Replies: 1
Views: 2046

Setting up a simple firewall, turned on/off with systemctl

My laziness bit back earlier today when I tried to update raspbian. I had set up a very simple firewall that was started by an init script. Apparently that init script didn't act as systemd expected it too; for some reason apt-get dist-upgrade couldn't resolve dependencies because it ended up in a w...
by nobbit
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Security
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Re: Security

Do you mean that your SD card is encrypted and you don't want to type a code when booting? What do you want to protect it *from*? Someone who may access your Pi remotely, or someone with physical access to your Pi?
by nobbit
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Interested in a Pi, but...
Replies: 15
Views: 2064

Re: Interested in a Pi, but...

I have four RPis, but really only use one of them consistently. My idea for that was to install Owncloud/Nextcloud on it, to stop using google drive for backups and document writing. I have all the skills needed for it (work as a sysadmin), but I tend to spend my spare time on other hobbies. Eventua...
by nobbit
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Can we use WiFi on the Pi for file sharing?
Replies: 6
Views: 2185

Re: Can we use WiFi on the Pi for file sharing?

Once you have it set up as an access point you can host a web server on it and serve files that way. Nextcloud (as mentioned) is one way of doing that.
by nobbit
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dictonary and thesauaus mix on rpi
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: Dictonary and thesauaus mix on rpi

You'll need to find a dictionary to use first. When you find one you can decide how to proceed depending on the format it's in. I'd say running a local web server and building a homepage with the desired functionality would look nice (and save a lot of time in gui development), but building a comman...
by nobbit
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dictonary and thesauaus mix on rpi
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: Dictonary and thesauaus mix on rpi

Are you looking to write a program, or a plugin to a word processor or web browser, or... something else?

Try to explain what you envision more thoroughly. It'll help others help you :)

And welcome to the forum!
by nobbit
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Newcommer to Rasberry when I try to enter the password no text appears
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: Newcommer to Rasberry

Your question is reasonable, but the behaviour you're describing is entirely normal to the ssh server. Where a password field in a web browser normally shows dots or stars instead of the characters you're typing in, the ssh password prompt simply doesn't show anything. Type your password and press e...
by nobbit
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We're looking at introducing more swag - what would you like to see?
Replies: 64
Views: 11478

Re: We're looking at introducing more swag - what would you like to see?

Small stickers with "Raspberry Pi inside" or "Powered by Raspberry Pi", similar to those computers with Intel chips have, for all the embedded projects out there.
by nobbit
Wed May 23, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Did anyone build a pico-8 console?
Replies: 0
Views: 455

Did anyone build a pico-8 console?

This is pico-8

I'd like to see builds. Specifically, if even possible, I'd like to see if anyone figured out how to make one without a keyboard (just for playing, no development).

Pics and tips are welcome :)
by nobbit
Fri May 18, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Nextcloud on apache 2
Replies: 12
Views: 3762

Re: Nextcloud on apache 2

2) You get the "https" "crossed out in red" as you say. This may be completely normal since you're using a self-signed certificate. Click the padlock icon next to "https" in the address bar and see if you can get more info about the supposed error. It's possible that it's just a warning about a sel...
by nobbit
Mon May 07, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases in other colors?
Replies: 5
Views: 1292

Re: Cases in other colors?

If you search amazon or ebay for "raspberry pi case white" you'll get a few cases I'd call unobtrusive (you'll also see cases that aren't in fact white at all, of course).
by nobbit
Fri May 04, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Rolling your own e-mail server?
Replies: 2
Views: 2306

Rolling your own e-mail server?

I've heard a lot of people saying that running your own e-mail server isn't worth it these days (the list of issues includes everything from spam detection to not being able to send e-mail because of ISP blocking or major vendor reputation systems not recognizing your server). I'd like to hear from ...
by nobbit
Fri May 04, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Nextcloud on apache 2
Replies: 12
Views: 3762

Re: Nextcloud on apache 2

Setting up SSL can sometimes be a bit of a pain. It's really hard to guess at what could have gone wrong without a lot more information. First, though: 1) Can you access /nextcloud through ordinary http? If you can't, try to solve that problem first :) 2) You get the "https" "crossed out in red" as ...
by nobbit
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Polycaprolactone
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

Re: Polycaprolactone

I have seen RPis completely encapsulated in epoxy, so I'm guessing you should be able to. I would make sure it's not overclocked, though. Just to be on the safe side.
by nobbit
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Can a 1s gen ZERO run a N.A.S. ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2634

Re: Can a 1s gen ZERO run a N.A.S. ?

I have a B+ setup as network storage at home. It works superbly well for me, and I have no doubt a zero would work equally well, but you have to consider your use case a bit. Using a zero for a NAS would mean that your HDD needs an external power source (if I'm mistaken on this I assume someone will...

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