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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: 182

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: 202

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: 202

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: 178

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: 62
Views: 2502

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: 212

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: 10
Views: 1346

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: 613

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: 537

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: 10
Views: 1346

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: 976

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: 1497

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...
by nobbit
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: SSH Server
Replies: 4
Views: 1064

Re: SSH Server

Which operating system? Have you made any changes to any settings since flashing the SD card? Which RPi model? WiFi or Ethernet connection?
by nobbit
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Daughter wants me to make a game...
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Daughter wants me to make a game...

My daughter is 7 y/o and recently figured out that her parents can actually program *games* (we both have BSc in CS; wife is a web dev and I'm a sysadmin for a living). Of course she has no idea what this actually means in terms of time and work, but as long as she gets to be involved in the process...
by nobbit
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: How to create a encyclopedia box with raspberry?
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Re: How to create a encyclopedia box with raspberry?

Something like this? https://racheloffline.org/ Check out the following guide: https://www.daveconroy.com/using-your-raspberry-pi-as-a-wireless-router-and-web-server/ And the PirateBox does a similar thing to: https://piratebox.cc/raspberry_pi:diy:manual This may be the most comprehensive tutorial I...
by nobbit
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Using Raspberry Pi for Backups
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Re: Using Raspberry Pi for Backups

You can probably set something similar up with Owncloud installed on your pi. I'm not sure how well the web interface runs on a 2B, but I've heard the synchronization works well. Owncloud server installed on configured on your Pi, then Owncloud clients on your windows machines. Port forwarding in yo...
by nobbit
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: E-book reader from a RPi Zero?
Replies: 1
Views: 2097

E-book reader from a RPi Zero?

I once read an entire book (in Word-format) on my first smartphone. It had a 2.8" screen. I say that as a preface just to clarify that I know how small the hobbyist e-paper displays are and am fine with that :) But would it be feasible to make an e-book reader with a Raspberry Pi Zero, this display ...
by nobbit
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can't seem to read USB HDD from RPi 2
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: Can't seem to read USB HDD from RPi 2

Problem solved. Tip for those with similar issues: - If the HDD gives a few weak clicking sounds on connect, and the output of dmesg shows that a number of test write/read ops have failed, it's because the drive isn't getting enough power. Check that the line "max_usb_current=1" is added to the /boo...
by nobbit
Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can't seem to read USB HDD from RPi 2
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: Can't seem to read USB HDD from RPi 2

I honestly don't remember if I've reformatted since I bought it... Could be either FAT32 or ext4.

Of course an exotic filesystwm could lead to mount issues, but would that explain the dmesg output? I seem to recall similar output from years ago, but then I had forgotten so set max_usb_current=1
by nobbit
Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can't seem to read USB HDD from RPi 2
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Can't seem to read USB HDD from RPi 2

I did this before a couple of years ago and got it to work, but apparently missed something this time? I have a 2.5" HDD that I just connected to my RPi 2 (no external power source). I can't seem to mount it, and dmesg reports the following: [81015.577947] usb-storage 1-1.5:1.0: USB Mass Storage dev...
by nobbit
Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many Pis can I power from one outlet?
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: How many Pis can I power from one outlet?

nobbit, That's a subtle thing you did there. Your post was about "...power from one outlet". Which we naturally take to mean one mains power outlet from the wall. Which is 250 volts rated at 13 amps current draw in the UK. Which is more than 3 KWatts. Enough for three thousand Pi. Or perhaps one th...
by nobbit
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many Pis can I power from one outlet?
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: How many Pis can I power from one outlet?

What got me thinking about this in the first place was USB charger. Because it says it can give up to 2.4 A in each connector, but only a maximum of 3.4 A over all three connectors combined.

But I guess the answer to that would be "find another charger" :)
by nobbit
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many Pis can I power from one outlet?
Replies: 6
Views: 986

How many Pis can I power from one outlet?

I have this setup: RPi 2 B with external USB HDD RPi B+ with external USB HDD RPi B, no peripherals The first two need at least 2.1 A to power the disks through the USB, of course. The third needs... well, not much, anyway. I want to tidy up the snake nest a bit and thought I should put them all in ...
by nobbit
Wed May 11, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Any good MUDs out there that I can run on my pi?
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Re: Any good MUDs out there that I can run on my pi?

Thanks!
I may sratch the MUD idea, then. Building a game world seems like *a lot* of work.

In case I do decide to write a setting, I assume some sort of markup language or even programming would be used?

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